Backup playback path

Backup Playback paths are different for unencrypted HLS streams and Akamai-encrypted streams (if you set up Akamai Encryption of your HLS live streams).

For Unencrypted HLS Streams: hls/live/[stream_id]-b/[event_name]/[filename].m3u8

Example: http://example-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/50002-b/test79/test79.m3u8

Note: It is not recommended to start your event_name with AES.

For Akamai-Encrypted HLS Streams (AES-128 format): hls/live/[stream_id]-b/AES128/[event_name]/[filename].m3u8

Example: http://example-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/50002-b/AES128/test79/test79.m3u8

The above playback information will be embedded in the variant m3u8 file. Backup URLs are highlighted in green in the following example.


#EXTM3U
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=648224,RESOLUTION=640x360,CODECS="avc1.4d401e,mp4a.40.2"
http://example-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/500002/test/01.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=648224,RESOLUTION=640x360,CODECS="avc1.4d401e,mp4a.40.2"

http://example-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/50002-b/test/01.m3u8

#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=443680,RESOLUTION=400x224,CODECS="avc1.42e00d,mp4a.40.2"
http://example-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/500002/test/02.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=443680,RESOLUTION=400x224,CODECS="avc1.42e00d,mp4a.40.2"

http://example-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/50002-b/test/02.m3u8

#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=956544,RESOLUTION=640x720,CODECS="avc1.4d401f,mp4a.40.2"
http://example-i.akamaihd.nett/hls/live/500002/test/03.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=956544,RESOLUTION=640x720,CODECS="avc1.4d401f,mp4a.40.2"

http://example-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/50002-b/test/03.m3u8