Initialization segment

The initialization segment must be uploaded only once for each bitrate/representation.

The URL format is: http://{hostname}/{format}/{streamID}/{eventname}/{representationID.ext with init string}.{any extension other than mpd}

If you need to restart your encoder, please ensure that the initialization segment name gets re-uploaded with a unique value in its name (for example, timestamp).

Note: Make sure that the initialization header has the init keyword in it. The file with init extension is also acceptable.

Examples:

  • http://p-ep500002.i.akamaientrypoint.net/dash/500002/test79/5000kbps.init
  • http://p-ep500002.i.akamaientrypoint.net/dash/500002/test79/500kbps-init-test79.header
  • http://p-ep500002.i.akamaientrypoint.net/dash/500002/test79/5000kbps-initialization.mp4