Content Characteristics - Streaming Video On-demand

This behavior allows you to set various optimizations for the delivery of on demand video for your Akamai Cloud Embed (ACE) CDN customers (our "Subcustomers").

Note: This behavior is used exclusively in base configurations for the Akamai Cloud Embed (ACE) product.

Prerequisites

  • You need "Streaming Video On-demand Delivery" enabled. To include the Content Characteristics - Streaming Video On-demand behavior, you must enable the Streaming Video On-demand Delivery option in the Sub-Customer Enablement behavior for an ACE base configuration. Also, the Content Characteristics - Streaming Video On-demand behavior must be added to the same rule that contains the Sub-Customer Enablement behavior, in which you've enabled the Streaming Video On-demand Delivery option.

What do these options do?

Use the settings here to optimize video on-demand streaming for all Subcustomers registered with this ACE base configuration.

You can override any of the settings on a per-Subcustomer basis by generating a policy for that Subcustomer using the ACE API, and defining settings via the content-characteristics behavior.

Note: If a media format—Enable HLS, Enable DASH, etc.—is set to "Off" in this behavior, it is disabled for all Subcustomers registered with this base configuration. (You cannot configure settings for it via a Subcustomer policy with the ACE API.)

Streaming video support for ACE, including the use of this behavior, and the generation of individual Subcustomer policies to configure it, is described in detail in the ACE - Implementation Guide.