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Nimble Streamer Video-on-Demand features and capabilities

Streaming VOD efficiently with low cost of ownership

Nimble Streamer is a powerful and flexible video-on-demand (VOD) streaming solution. With its ability to re-package content into adaptive bitrate (ABR) protocols like HLS and MPEG-DASH, as well as support for progressive download, Nimble offers a range of options for delivering VOD content to viewers.

The platform supports a variety of input formats, including MP4, MP3, and AAC, and can handle H.264, H.265 and even AV1 video. Nimble Streamer is also equipped with advanced features like server playlist creation, subtitle support, and the ability to act as an edge server for re-streaming content. Nimble Streamer also offers a range of security and protection features, including support for DRM encryption with Widevine, Playready, and FairPlay, as well as hotlink protection, pay-per-view, and geo blocking. The platform also provides server-side ads insertion (SSAI) capabilities and can be used to build secure content delivery networks with SSL protection.

The importance of VOD for streaming video viewers cannot be overstated as it provides a flexible and convenient way for viewers to access video content at any time. Nimble Streamer is an excellent choice for delivering VOD content to viewers. With its wide range of features, flexible input and output options, and robust security and protection capabilities, it provides a comprehensive solution for delivering high-quality video content.

VOD files input specs

HLS and MPEG-DASH transmuxing creates a VOD stream from file in a file system using just-in-time (JIT) packager.

  • Supported formats: MP4, MP3, AAC, F4V.
  • MP4 is supported as video+audio, video, audio, original MP4, Apple QuickTime extension.
  • Both H.264 and H.265 video is supported.
  • AV1 codec is supported for MPEG-DASH transmuxing.
  • EditListBox MP4 atom is supported.

Progressive download allows streaming files with no re-packaging

  • Supported formats: mp4, mp3, flv, oga, ogv, wav, webm, mkv.
  • Seeking is supported by HTTP Range header and Flash time marks.

VOD output protocols

The supported output protocols for VOD are:

HLS and MPEG-DASH output processing

Just-in-time (JIT) high-performance packaging allows saving a lot of space and provides output streams for various VOD scenarios.

VOD output options

Nimble DRM for video-on-demand

Nimble Streamer DRM provides CENC encryption of VOD content for digital rights management.

  • Google Widevine for MPEG-DASH via BuyDRM, EZDRM, PallyCon and Widevine Cloud Service.
  • Widevine is available for multi-key HLS streaming as well.
  • Microsoft Playready for MPEG-DASH via BuyDRM, EZDRM and PallyCon.
  • Apple FairPlay for fMP4 container via BuyDRM, EZDRM and PallyCon.
  • Supports Widevine Cloud Service with key rotation.
  • Supports BuyDRM KeyOS.
  • Supports EZDRM key management.
  • Supports PallyCon Multi-DRM SaaS.

Easy setup is described on Nimble Streamer DRM page.

Server-Side Ads Insertion (SSAI) for VOD

Nimble Advertizer server-side ads insertion (SSAI) framework allows performing dynamic ads insertion into your VOD streams.

  • Pre-roll and mid-roll ads.
  • Custom business logic and Personalized ads

Currently VOD HLS with MPEG-TS and fMP4 containers are supported. Read more on Advertizer page.

VOD Paywall

Nimble Streamer is used for building secure content delivery networks.