Blog of the Month: Now OpenTelly delivers plugin-free HTML5 streaming in the cloud via Azure Media Services

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BLOG OF THE MONTH

OpenTelly, leader in HTML5 video playback technology and developer of THEOplayer, and Microsoft announced their collaboration for online video streaming via Microsoft’s cloud offering Microsoft Azure Media Services. The partnership allows publishers and broadcasters to benefit from the cloud flexibility that Azure Media Services offers in combination with cross-platform video playback in HTML5 with THEOplayer, without the need for any plug-ins.

What is THEOplayer?

THEOplayer, developed by Belgium based company OpenTelly, is one of the world’s most comprehensive HTML5 HLS based video player for streaming content on the web. With THEOplayer, video publishers can use a single video player with a single streaming protocol to reach different popular platforms and devices. THEOplayer supports HLS fully in HTML5 on popular Desktop and Mobile Web browsers. It completely removes the need for plug-ins such as Flash or Silverlight, or transcoding video content in multiple protocols, and dramatically simplifies distributing video content online.

What is the relationship about?

Microsoft Azure Media Services supports all of the popular streaming formats including Microsoft Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Azure Media Services also provides its Microsoft Azure Media Player, a cross-platform HTML5 player framework that plays back content streamed from Azure Media Services. With this collaboration between THEOplayer and Azure Media Services, customers now have a choice of using a proven and integrated fully HTML5-based HLS player that can playback HLS on all popular platforms without the need for any plug-ins.

“Azure Media Services combines powerful and highly scalable cloud-based transcoding, encryption, and streaming to help customers reach large audiences on today’s most popular digital devices,” said Vishal Sood, Principal PM Manager, Azure Media Services, Microsoft Corp. “With THEOplayer, Azure Media Services is now able to give video publishers additional choices to stream video content to browsers without needing any plugins.”

“OpenTelly is committed to helping businesses transform and simplify their online streaming workflows”, said Steven Tielemans, CEO of OpenTelly. “Our collaboration with Microsoft allows us to offer a complete end-to-end solution to broadcasters and online publishers. They can easily manage their video content in the secure environment of the Azure cloud and reach every device with THEOplayer.”

THEOplayer supports the following capabilities for Azure Media Services customers:

  • Fully HTML5-based cross-platform playback for HTTP Live streaming (HLS) on Desktop and Mobile Web
  • Full support for adaptive streaming on Mobile Web on Android, Windows Phone and iOS
  • Support on all popular Desktop browsers such as IE10, IE11, Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, Opera and Vivaldi without the need for Flash
  • Cross-platform ID3 support on all devices and platforms
  • Playback of AES-128 bit encrypted content
  • Multi-audio tracks for efficient delivery
  • Clip and share videos with Frame Accurate Clipping in HLS

In addition, the other features and possibilities of THEOplayer such as full customization, cloud or self-hosted player, program-date-time, advertisement support, etc. are fully supported in combination with Azure Media Services.

How can I use THEOplayer?

THEOplayer has setup a landing page for Azure Media Services customers to help you get started. Here you can insert the stream URLs you get from the Microsoft Azure Management portal and see them in action, as well as find all the information for getting started with THEOplayer yourself.

So head on over to the landing page for Azure Media Services customers to try it out now.

About OpenTelly

OpenTelly is developer of THEOplayer, the world’s most comprehensive HTML5 based video player for streaming content on the web. With THEOplayer, video publishers can easily bring HLS and MPEG-DASH streaming video content to reach all the different popular platforms and devices. It completely removes the need for plugins such as Flash or Silverlight, or transcoding video content in multiple protocols, and dramatically simplifies distributing video content online. For additional information visit www.theoplayer.com

Contact
Steven Tielemans, CEO and co-founder of OpenTelly
[email protected] | +32 477 97 36 41

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