What media formats are supported?

Adaptive Media Delivery (AMD) reliably delivers prepared, pre-segmented HTTP-based Live and On-Demand streaming media, including support for the following formats:

  • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS): This is supported for iOS devices, browsers running HTML5, and more
  • HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS): This is supported for devices running the Adobe Flash and AIR runtimes
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS): This is supported for devices running Microsoft Silverlight
  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH)
  • Common Media Application Format (CMAF): This is supported for live media content via AMD that you will deliver in conjunction with our Media Services Live (MSL) product.
Note: CMAF support requires that you package your media as CMAF, and select HLS, DASH or both when defining Content Characteristics in your AMD property.

AMD is both workflow and origin server storage agnostic. However, you can combine AMD with our complementary Media Services and NetStorage products for an efficient, high quality streaming media solution.

Note: Various behaviors may be limited to specific media formats, beyond what is listed above. When applicable, this is called out in the description of the behavior.