HLS, or HTTP Live Streaming is a video streaming format first introduced by Apple in May, 2009. It’s a format that breaks streams into small file-based segments made available for download over HTTP. It now is a widely supported format for viewing streams in almost real time. I say almost only because the protocol, by its very nature, introduces a lot of latency. We’ve been getting a lot of questions and inbound interest from our customers about HLS. What are the advantages of using it? What are the disadvantages? How does HLS compare to WebRTC? Will Apple approve…

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