DASH and HLS support
The CONNECT Player Web HTML5 package is provided for:
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- LG TV
- Samsung TV
- Apple Safari
DASH is supported with Microsoft PlayReady and Widevine DRM, and HLS with Apple FairPlay Streaming when integrated with the Security Services Platform (SSP) or the Conax Contego security management system.
|Platform||Streaming format||OS supported||Encryption method||DRM|
*On Selected Samsung TVs that support HbbTV mode and the TVKey DRM system.
Users do not have to download and install any plugins or extensions. A common player control bar provides standard control bar features, as well as thumbnail previews on seek and the ability to easily re-skin to match customer branding.
To support video playback, Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and Safari have added the following APIs to the
- Media Source Extensions (MSE)
<video>element, enabling the player to support adaptive streaming to optimise users' available bandwidth and device capabilities. It also provides support for fragmented MP4, which means fewer different encodings are required, reducing CDN costs.
- Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
These enable the HTML5
SDK file contents
The Browsers and Connected TV SDK 5 has two options for integration, either as a:
- Fully functional SDK with UI capability included.
- Smaller SDK without UI capability included. This has the benefit of a much-reduced complexity in the DOM.
Full SDK contents
The Browsers and Connected TV SDK 5 folder typically contains the following files (zipped):
This contains code examples to demonstrate the features of the CONNECT player; see the Browsers and Connected TV SDK 5 Example Code Quick Start guide.
This contains the files used for integration activities; see the Browsers and Connected TV SDK 5 Integration Guide: Creating the player.
Reduced size SDK contents
The SDK deliverables also include the following files; see Reduced Size SDK Example Code Quick Start
This contains the files used for integration activities
The following files are also typically provided:
This contains the API files; see Browsers and Connected TV SDK 5 APIs.
This contains additional libraries for the Insight data collection feature.
This contains additional libraries for the QuickMark forensic watermarking feature.
Open source usage
The following third-party software is used and embedded within the CONNECT Player SDK 5 for Browsers and Connected TV.
|shaka-player||3.1.2||Apache License, Version 2.0||https://github.com/google/shaka-player|
|videojs-thumbnails||0.1.1||Apache License, Version 2.0||https://github.com/brightcove/videojs-thumbnails|
|videojs-watermark||2.0.0||Apache License, Version 2.0||https://github.com/dotsub/videojs-watermark|
|google-protobuf||3.9.1||BSD 3-Clause License||https://github.com/protobufjs/protobuf.js|