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How to stream video-on-demand (VOD)
How to stream video-on-demand (VOD)
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Use the Videolinq player to stream recorded files hosted on Videolinq, or by any other 3rd party streaming service provider.

Videolinq can store recorded files that will be used by the player to create VOD streams. First, order an account to store VOD files. Next, use any FTP client and upload MP4 files you prepared to pre-created sub-folders for easy tracking and reporting. The Videolinq player only supports the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol.

Point to a single media file like this (0000 is your account number):

Take advantage of our free multi-bit rate service to better stream recorded files. To use adaptive bitrate (ABR) call the media this way:,360,480,720,1080

To enable ABR on video-on-demand (VOD files) encode multiple MP4 files at preset bitrates of 512KB, 768KB, 1500KB, 2500KB, 4000KB to support 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p resolutions, and upload the files to the same sub-folder, renaming them like this:






Add closed captioning to VOD files by creating VTT file for each bitrate file and uploading the VTT files to the same directory as the media files.

Next Step:

Need a media server storage bin to upload files? First, calculate how much storage you will need. Next, order the service.

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