Written by: Christian Timmerer August 4th, This concept builds on the toolbox approach of existing MPEG standards. Therefore, CMAF defines the encoding and packaging of segmented media objects for delivery and decoding on end user devices in adaptive multimedia presentations. In particular, this is i storage, ii identification, and iii delivery of encoded media objects with various constraints on encoding and packaging. That means, CMAF defines not only the segment format but also codecs and most importantly media profiles i.
It is assumed that any manifest that meets the functional requirements in form of a media object model can be used. The manifest instantiates the data or media object model. We have used slides as in the figure below to illustrate the DASH data model of the media presentation for educational purposes.
An MPD may contain multiple periods, each period may contain multiple adaptation sets and each adaptation set may contain multiple representations which provide references in form of HTTP-URLs to the actual segments. The result is shown below although — again — not every possibility and use case is reflected here.
It is assumed to be defined in the actual manifest. The functionality of selection set and switching set of CMAF is implemented as adaptation set within DASH where the group attribute has a specific and also legacy meaning. A CMAF chunk is basically a sequential and contiguous subset i. CMAF tracks are independent, i. In practice, however, it seems that implementations are ahead of the specification. But QoE is another story… stay tuned! Sign Up. Search our website.
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If nothing happens, download GitHub Desktop and try again. If nothing happens, download Xcode and try again. If nothing happens, download the GitHub extension for Visual Studio and try again. Which will create a Docker image called cmaf-ingest-image with the ingest source compiled and test files for ingest. CMAF Test files were encoded using FFmpeg and packaged using mp4 split, 0,96 segments are used, 48 khz audio and 25 hz video is used. Timed text based on fragmented webvtt is included.
You need a license key to use this software. To evaluate you can create an account at Unified Streaming Registration. Please use long running posts when using small fragment sizes. Now that the stack is running the live stream should be available in all streaming formats at the following URLs:.
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Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community. Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account. The CMAF specification has the notion of chunks, fragments and segments a chunk is a moof mdat structure, a fragment one or more chunks, and a segment one or more fragments.
The ingest spec does not have this notion and just assumes fragmented mp4 defining the moof mdat as a fundamental structure. For ingest it would be easy if there was a signalling to understand the CMAF structure, for example by signalling: chunks per fragment fragments per segment before starting the ingest this way the ingest spec does not have to take it into account explicitly which avoids potentially complicating the spec.
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Codecs and containers A hands-on introduction to video technology: A gentle introduction to video technology H.There are many ways of achieving a hybrid of OTT-delivered and broadcast-delivered content, but they are not necessarily interoperable. This specification was developed to bring linear TV over the internet up to the standard of traditional broadcast in terms of both video quality and user experience.
DVB-I supports any device with a suitable internet connection and media player, including TV sets, smartphones, tablets and media streaming devices. Where both broadband and broadcast connections are available, devices can present an integrated list of services and content, combining both streamed and broadcast services.
DVB-I standard relies on three components developed separately within DVB: the low latency operation, multicast streaming and advanced service discovery.
In this webinar, Rufael Mekuria from Unified Streaming focuses on low latency distributed workflow for encoding and packaging. The process starts with an ABR adaptive bit rate encoder responsible for producing streams with multiple bit rates and clear segmentation — this allows clients to automatically choose the best video quality depending on available bandwidth.
Next step is packaging where streaming manifests are added and content encryption is applied, then data is distributed through origin servers and CDNs. Chunked transfer encoding is a compromise between segment size and encoding efficiency shorter segments make it harder for encoders to work efficiently.
The encoder splits the segments into groups of frames none of which requires a frame from a later group to enable decoding. DVB claims this approach can cut end-to-end stream latency from a typical seconds down to seconds. Download the slides. Of course without live ingest of content into the cloud, there is no live streaming so why would we leave such an important piece of the puzzle to an unsupported protocol like RTMP which has no official support for newer codecs.
Whilst there are plenty of legacy workflows that still successfully use RTMP, there are clear benefits to be had from a modern ingest format. This work to create a standard live ingest protocol was born out of an analysis, Rufael explains, of which part of the content delivery chain were most ripe for standardisation.
It was felt that live ingest was an obvious choice partly because of the decaying RTMP protocol which was being sloppy replaced by individual companies doing their own thing, but also because there everyone contributing in the same way is of a general benefit to the industry.
As this is a standardisation project, Rufael takes us through the timeline of development and publication of the standard which is now available. As we live in the modern world, ingest security has been considered and it comes with TLS and authentication with more details covered in the talk.
Similarly in terms of ABR, we look at how switching sets work. Switching sets are sets of tracks that contain different representations of the same content that a player can seamlessly switch between.
CMAF is often seen as the best hope for streaming to match the latency of broadcast. However, as Tomas from CDN77 points out, there are other major benefits in terms of its use of the Common Encryption format, reduces storage fees and more. Next is central theme of the talk, looking at VoD workflows showing how CMAF fits in and, indeed, changes workflows for the better. Given that some devices can play HLS and some can play DASH, if you try to serve both, you will double your requirements of packaging, storage etc.
Whilst this reduces the storage requirements, it increases processing and also increases the time to first byte. As you might expect, using CMAF throughout, Tomas explains in this talk, allows you to package once and store once which solves these problems. Watch now! Likening them partly to religions that all get you to the same end, we see how they differ and some of the reasons for that.
Read the full article for the details and implications, some of which address some points made in the talk. A simple view of the universe would say that the ideal way to have a live stream, encoded at a constant bitrate, would be to stream it constantly at that bitrate to the receiver. If we get more bandwidth available it might be best to upgrade to a better quality and if we suddenly have contested, slow wifi, it might be time for an emergency drop down to the lowest bitrate stream.
When you are delivered a stream as individual files, you can measure how long they take to download to estimate your available bandwidth.Written by: Nabil Kanaan October 26th, Latency is a major challenge for the online video industry. Typical broadcast linear stream delay ranges anywhere from seconds whereas online streaming has historically been anywhere from 30 seconds to over 60 seconds depending on the viewing device and the video workflow used.
The challenge for the online streaming industry is to reduce this latency to a range closer to linear broadcast signal latency sec or even lower, depending on the application needs.
Therefore, many video providers have taken steps to optimize their live streaming workflows by rolling out new streaming standards like the Common Media Application Format CMAF and making changes to encodingCDN delivery and playback technologies to close the latency gap and to provide near real time streaming experience for end users.
Typical applications include: sports, news, betting and gaming. Another class of latency-sensitive applications includes feedback data as part of the interactive experience — an example is the ClassPass virtual fitness classas recently announced by Bitmovin here.
Other interactive applications include game shows and social engagement. In these use-cases, synchronizing latency across multiple devices becomes valuable for viewers to have a similar chance to answer questions, or provide other interactions.
When we originally posted our thoughts on CMAFadoption was still in its infancy. But, in recent months we have seen increased adoption of CMAF across the video workflow chain and by device manufacturers. As end user expectations to stream linear content with latency equivalent to traditional broadcast have continued to increase, and content rights to stream real time have become more and more commonplace, CMAF has stepped in as a viable solution.
This inherently adds a few seconds of delay from transmission to playback as the segments have to be encoded, delivered, downloaded, buffered and then rendered by the player client, all of which is limited at a minimum by the segment size. With low latency CMAF or chunked CMAF, the player can now request incomplete segments and get all available chunks to render instead of waiting for the full segment to become available, thereby cutting latency down significantly.
At the transmit end of the chain, encoders can output each chunk for delivery immediately after encoding it, and the player can reference and decode each one separately.
The Bitmovin Player can be configured to turn on low latency mode which then enables the player to allow chunk-based decoding and rendering without having to wait for the full segment to be downloaded.
The Bitmovin Player optimizes start up logic, determines buffer sizes and adjusts playback rate to achieve near to real live streaming latency. From our testing, this can go as low as 1. CMAF low latency is compatible with rest of the features that Bitmovin Player already supports today. Ex: ads, DRManalytics, closed captioning.This branch is very special to us. It took us almost two years to re-architect GPAC to make it more powerful and easier for you to use.
GPAC takes roots in research and visionary innovations of the late s. Started as a start-up inGPAC gained traction from research and a nascent multimedia community as it was open-sourced in This makes GPAC one of the few open-source multimedia projects that gathers so much diversity.
To get details on the result of this work, go to our wiki. This work was also the opportunity to:. We encourage all GPAC users to try this new version, give us feedback, feature requests and bug reports hopefully not too many on our issue tracker. We will keep the master on the old architecture until end of October before switching to the new architecture. Note that the master branch is merged into the new arch branch almost daily. Both branches are available as pre-built installers for simplicity.
The branch can be browsed online here and can be checkout as usual:. We are happy to announce a new release of GPAC v0. For more details, check the detailed changelog.
This article gives you some useful command lines to use AV1 streams, but the same can be applied for VP9 streams. WebM streams are not supported.
Example of such XML files can be found in our test base. As usual, if you find any bug or miss documentation, let us know. The Multimedia group at Telecom ParisTech has a new open full-time researcher position on immersive media. You can check the description of the position here and the conditions for applying here. This post provides instructions to do so.
A new release of GPAC is out 0. New features, many fixes and improvements, see the changelog. The project covers different aspects of multimedia, with a focus on multimedia packaging and presentation technologies graphics, animation, interactivity, VR.
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The GPAC team builds tomorrow multimedia standards. GPAC is the reference software for some core multimedia technologies and drives innovative technologies scalable and interactive video, etc. The internship aims at exploring the CMAF standard.