Streaming Video Models Supported

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Streaming Video Models Supported

Postby Cilutions Support » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:37 pm

The Digital Media Bridge (DMB) Player supports full motion video playback. Video sources are:

    Stored Locally on a Hard Drive: Loaded onto the hard drive in a variety of ways. Here the DMB Player streams the video file internally, to the local video decoder (e.g., Amino h.264 TS decoder), to play on a locally attached TV.
    Stored Remotely on a Network Share: Here the DMB Player mounts the network share (using NFS) and streams the video
    file, reading it over its network connection to the share, to the local video decoder for playback.
    Streamed from a Remote Source: This is typically used to render live video. The DMB player can reserve either a full-screen or partial-screen zone to capture and render incoming video real-time (not from files).

For Streamed from a Remote Source there are six models of streaming video reception supported by the DMB Player on Amino STBs:

    UDP Multicast: Here the Amino player receives an incoming video stream engineered (in the network) to arrive at a reliable rate for playback. This is often used on satellite networks with reliable multicast capability.
    UDP Unicast: Here the Amino player receives an incoming video stream engineered (in the network) to arrive at a reliable rate for playback. This is often used in local networks using an external encoder configured to transmit a video stream towards a well-known STB IP:Port to play.
    QVIDIUM-powered: Here our signage and VOD software works with the qvidium (http://www.qvidium.com) proxy server to provide live Internet-based playback. This works together with qvidium equipment in the data center.
    Cilutions Darwin-based Server with our Amino Transport Receiver: We provide a Darwin Streaming Server which works with the Amino STBs for unicast playback of a live stream. Cilutions' transport receiver client offers repair for packet loss and repair for jitter to provide a reliable, low cost, live streaming solution for compatible streams (e.g., transport streams).
    RTSP Server: Here the Amino player makes a connection to an external RTSP Server offering a video stream for playback. Contact support@cilutions.com for a list of RTSP Servers compatible with Amino STBs.
    HTTP Live Streaming: The latest support in the Amino A140 and A540 STBs offering http-based playback using standard web servers (e.g., Apache).
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Re: Streaming Video Models Supported - RTSP Servers

Postby Cilutions Support » Tue May 13, 2014 8:36 am

The official RTSP position from Amino is:

Amino does not provide a list of recommended servers so if you are intending to buy a streaming device/server it is recommended that you test with the relevant Amino STB first to confirm that it has appropriate options to successfully stream.

A common alternative to RTSP which is supported by many streaming devices is HLS (http live streaming), which is also supported by Amino STBs (From x4x product onwards), so if your device/server supports streaming via HLS then this may be a valid option also.


We have used both VLC and live555 as RTSP streaming servers. live555 is recommended.

Wowza has also been reported by some Amino customers.

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