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Nimble Streamer DVR Capabilities

DVR (Digital Video Recorder) capabilities are crucial for streaming video as they provide viewers with the ability to pause, rewind, and playback live content at their convenience. This feature enhances the viewing experience by allowing viewers to catch up on missed content or revisit favorite moments (like a goal or a basket). The Nimble Streamer server provides an exceptional DVR solution. It supports recording and playback for incoming live streams in various formats and provides output in popular streaming formats HLS and MPEG-DASH.

Nimble Streamer provides support for incoming stream formats including RTMP, RTSP, SRT, MPEG-TS , Icecast and SHOUTcast. The outgoing playback stream formats supported include HLS and MPEG-DASH. Nimble Streamer makes it easy to playback your recorded streams on a variety of devices and platforms. Nimble Streamer also supports both H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) content in fMP4 and MPEG2TS containers, making it possible to play back high-quality video on a variety of devices and platforms. With the use of HTTP/2 for HLS DVR output in modern browsers, users can enjoy fast and smooth playback of their recorded streams.

New: AV1 content can be recorded and played via DVR using MPEG-DASH protocol.

First of all, read main setup article to see how it is set up and used.

Current Nimble Streamer DVR features are as follows:

Please watch this video tutorial to see DVR setup and basic usage.

Read main setup article to learn more about its easy setup and usage.


Nimble Streamer provides DRM feature set for Widevine, Playready and FairPlay content CENC-powered encryption for MPEG-DASH and fMP4 HLS.
When a viewer connects to a stream within an application protected by the DRM, its output will be encrypted with respective DRM engine.

Watch our related tutorials about DRM and DVR:

Control API

A set of APIs allows for the of automating DVR setup for your streaming infrastructure.
Please check WMSPanel API reference for DVR settings section.

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