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Video player requirements

Panel
titleMeeting Scheduled!

There will be a meeting at 11:00 EDT on 30 March 2012 to discuss player requirements with interested projects.

Adobe Connect meeting location: http://connect.iu.edu/vov (enter meeting as a guest, providing your name and affiliation)

Audio bridge option:

  • Phone Number: (812) 856-3600
  • PIN:  001824#

Note: User story references (e.g., us18) refer to our user stories document.

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Engage is based on OSMF. We're looking into Fluid Player.

Matterhorn Engage Player

Is documented at https://wiki.dlib.indiana.edu/display/VarVideo/Matterhorn+Engage+Player

Strobe Media Playback

http://www.osmf.com/downloads/pdf/Strobe_Media_Playback_Presentation.pdf

There is a fallback from Flash to HTML5, but does not have an option to specify source (RTMP or mp4) for each type of player. 

Discussion

Meeting 04/27/2012

Engage seems to be not flexible and too tightly coupled to Matterhorn. Getting help isn't easy.

FluidPlayer looks good, has some flexibility, but they're not interested in Flash video. Fullscreen API isn't supported in IE but is useful. We could probably fall back to Flash fullscreen. For now we'll try to make FluidPlayer work with some flash player.

RTMP streaming seems to be unavoidable, as some security barrier has to be there to discourage piracy (though impossible to prevent)