Encoder Support

Live Online Services supports all popular encoding software and devices including Adobe Flash Encoder, WireCast, NewTek, Viewcast and Windows Media Encoder to name a few.
  • Adobe Flash Media Encoder


    Streaming Media Hosting is an Authorized Adobe FVSS (Flash Video Streaming Service) Partner and is HD ready.



  • WireCast Software


    Wirecast software lets you produce professional-looking live events with just a camera, internet connection and a computer.



  • NewTek


    NewTek -All-in-one, integrated live production system that offers the power of a live network studio.



  • ViewCast


    ViewCast – designed with a combination of simplicity, portability and power. A great way to quickly stream live events over the internet, as well as live streaming to mobile digital devices.


  • ViewCast


    XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia broadcasting and recording a lot easier and more fun to do.




  • Microsoft Expression Encoder


    Expression Encoder 4 with is an advanced audio/video-encoding and live-broadcasting application that provides new feature support, updates, and stability enhancements.



  • Teradek Cube


    Compact, light weight, and built like a tank, the Teradek Cube is the smallest and most durable camera-top HD encoder on the market. With its new built-in Li-Ion battery, OLED display, microSD port, and MIMO Wifi technology, Cube takes wireless streaming to a new level.





    Supported players and servers


    Product Platform Live Streaming DRM As of Version Editor
    Safari (web browser) OS X, iOS Yes Yes 6.0+
    Has full HLS support.
    Google Chrome (web browser) Windows, OS X, Android, iOS Partial Yes 30+
    Supported on Android and iOS. Unsupported on desktop OSes.
    Microsoft Edge (web browser) Windows 10 Yes Yes Microsoft
    QuickTime Player (media player) OS X Yes Yes 10.0+
    Has full HLS support.
    iTunes (music player) Windows, OS X Yes Yes 10.1+[24]
    Has full HLS support. To play a HLS stream, go to File > Open Stream and replace “http://” with “itls://” (for video streams) or “itals://” (for audio streams) in the stream URL.
    VLC media player (media player) Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone Partial No 2.0[25]
    Has partial HLS support. VLC may load the playlist as individual chunks instead of a gapless live stream for some server configurations. This causes a slight pause or missing audio between each file segment.[26]
    Media Player Classic Home Cinema(media player) Windows Yes Yes Gabest, Doom9forum users
    PotPlayer(media player) Windows Yes Yes Daum Communications
    MPlayer / SMPlayer / mpv (media player) Windows, Linux Yes Yes Ricardo Villalba
    GOM Player(media player) Windows Yes Yes Gretech
    Audacious (software)(music player) Windows, Linux Yes Yes Audacious
    Radio Tray (radio player) Linux Yes Yes Carlos Ribeiro
    Kodi (software)(home entertainment application) Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS Yes Partial 12.0 Alpha 5 and later
    DRM support requires a monthly/nightly build
    XBMC Foundation
    MythTV(home entertainment application) Windows, OS X, Linux, FreeBSD Yes Yes 0.26 MythTV
    JRiver Media Center (home entertainment application) Windows, OS X Yes Yes JRiver
    XiiaLive (radio player) Android, iOS Yes Yes 3.0+
    Plays internet radio streams (audio only).
    Visual Blasters LLC
    Tunein radio(radio player) Android, iOS Yes Yes 3.3+
    Plays internet radio streams (audio only).
    myTuner Radio (radio player) Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8, OS X Yes Yes AppGeneration Software
    Internet Radio Player (radio player) Android Yes Yes MuserTech
    GuguRadio (radio player) iOS Yes Yes Leon Fan
    MX Player (media player) Android, iOS Yes Yes J2 Interactive
    RockPlayer (media player) Android, iOS Yes Yes Shanghai ChangeTech Co. Ltd.
    DicePlayer (media player) Android 2.2+ Yes Yes Diceplayer 1.0+ INISOFT
    HP Touchpad WebOS Yes Yes 3.0.5 HP
    Amino x4x STB Amino set-top boxes Yes Yes 2.5.2 Aminet Aminocom.com
    Dune HD TV Dune HD set-top boxes Yes Yes TV Series dunehd.com
    nangu.TV Motorola set-top boxes Yes Yes 2.0 nangu.TV
    Roku Digital Video Player Roku set-top boxes Yes Yes Roku OS / SDK 2.6 Roku
    Telebreeze Player (online service) HTML, Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Roku STB, MAG250, Samsung SmartTV, LG SmartTV, T503, Enigma Yes Yes 3.2 Telebreeze
    bitdash (SDK) HTML5 or Flash, Web and Mobile Yes Yes Version 3.0+ bitmovin
    3ivx (SDK) Windows 8, Windows Phone 8[27]& Xbox One[28] Yes Yes 2.0 3ivx
    THEOplayer (SDK)[29] HTML5 Yes Yes OpenTelly
    Viblast Player (SDK) HTML5, iOS, Android Yes Partial Viblast Ltd
    Flowplayer (SDK) Adobe Flash, iOS, Android Yes Yes The Flash HLS plugin is available from GitHub. Flowplayer Ltd
    JW Player(SDK) Adobe Flash, iOS, Android Yes Yes A Premium or Enterprise license is required for HLS support. JW Player
    Radiant Media Player (SDK) Adobe Flash, HTML5 Yes Yes 1.5.0[30] Radiant Media Player
    Yospace (SDK) Adobe Flash Yes Yes 2.1 Yospace
    Onlinelib (SDK) Adobe Flash Yes Yes 2.0 Onlinelib.de
    VODOBOX HLS Player (online service) Adobe Flash, HTML5, iOS, Android Yes Yes Vodobox
    NexPlayer (SDK) iOS, Android, Windows Phone Yes Yes NexStreaming
    ffplay/avplay (multimedia framework) Yes Partial FFmpeg/Libav
    GPAC(multimedia framework) Yes No 0.5.0 Telecom ParisTech inc.
    QuickPlayer (SDK) Android, iOS, Windows 7, 8, 8,1 and 10 Yes Yes Squadeo
    hls.js (MSE) MSE Browsers Yes Unknown Daily Motion open source [20][21]
    hasplayer.js (MSE) MSE Browsers Yes Unknown open source [22]
    Hola Player (video player) HTML5, Adobe Flash, iOS, Android Yes Yes All versions Hola Ltd open source [31]


    Product Technology As Of Version Editor Free Notes
    Keepixo Genova Live Bundled software for transcoding to H.264 & HEVC, and packaging to HLS, MPEG-DASH, MS Smooth Streaming Keepixo No
    bitcodin SaaS bitmovin No [32]
    VLC 1.2 Yes
    Once SaaS Brightcove No
    IIS Media Services 4.0[17] Microsoft No
    Antik Media Streamer Ingest Module (UDP/HTTP Transport Stream, Backup Stream with auto-switching, stream status monitoring and logging), Stream replication UDP/HTTP, HLS streaming, Video archive with snapshots, Server-side Timeshift, Timezone Shifting with multi-timezones, Stream Encryption using AES and key-rotation (with Antik Key Server) 3.0 Antik technology No
    Adobe Media Server Live and VOD streaming as origin and edge server 5.0 Adobe No
    Evostream Media Server Cross-platform including embedded systems such as encoders, IP cameras, DVRs, and more. Supports: Adobe Flash RTMP, RTMPS, LiveFLV, full transcoder for creating lower bitrate streams, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for streaming to iPhones, iPads and Androids, HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) for Adobe Air, Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS) for Microsoft devices, RTSP with RTP or MPEG-TS, MPEG-TS (unicast/multicast), compatible Live Encoding, strong security for your content ( Verimatrix DRM, HLS AES encryption, Stream Aliasing, Watermarking), built-in clustering mechanism and more. 1.6.5 EvoStream No
    MythTV 0.25 MythTV Yes
    Anevia ViaMotion Servers Transcapsulation: from one input, several outputs
    (HLS, MS Smooth Streaming, ADS Flash, MPEG DASH)
    Anevia No
    Packet Ship OverView:Origin Server Capture from IPTV multicast and chunking to HLS for multi-bandwidth live streams, with AES encryption 2.1 Packet Ship No
    nangu.TV Streamers on-the-fly adaptation: content is stored once enabling several outputs
    (HLS, MS Smooth Streaming, ADS Flash, MPEG DASH)
    nangu.TV No
    TVersity Media Server 1.9 TVersity No Pro Edition only
    Helix Universal Server Live + VOD HLS with Verimatrix DRM integration, ABR, Multi-Resolution, AES encryption 15.0+ RealNetworks No High performance HLS (12,000+ concurrent devices)
    Wowza Streaming Engine Live and VOD streaming as origin and edge server with DVR, DRM Integration and Transcoding for adaptive delivery. Outputs to MPEG-DASH, HLS, HDS, Smooth Streaming, RTMP, and RTSP 2.0+ Wowza Media Systems No
    Unified Streaming Platform Muxes media content from one unified source to multiple outputs (Smooth Streaming, HDS, HLS and MPEG DASH) Unified Streaming No
    VODOBOX Live Server Outputs HTTP Live Streaming with Adaptive bitrate streaming (up to 6 simultaneous qualities).
    Video codecs : AVC H.264 / HEVC H.265
    Audio codecs : MP3 / AAC
    Transport layers : HTTP / FTP / Amazon AWS S3 / Microsoft Azure Web Storage / writing to disk (NetBios / Samba)
    Hostings : internal HTTP Web server and/or external Web servers (ex: Apache HTTP server, Microsoft IIS, Nginx, etc.)
    1.0 Vodobox Yes Supports input live streams from DVB-T devices, satellite receivers (Dreambox), IP streams (RTSP, RTMP, MMS, HTTP), Microsoft DirectShow drivers (video capture cards, live production software, camera). Encoder is compliant with Intel Quick Sync Video and Nvidia NVENChardware acceleration.
    Flixwagon Platform Video Server Flixwagon No
    StreamCoder Live Encoder Realtime video encoder (inputs : DVB/IP stream or video signal). Supports multi-bitrates and multi-languages Ektacom No
    Apache HTTP Server Apache Software Foundation Yes
    Unreal Media Server 9.5 Unreal Streaming Technologies No Latency of live streams can be as low as 2.5 seconds over the Internet
    Nimble Streamer RTMP / RTSP / Icecast / MPEG-TS to ABR HLS. MP4 / MP3 to VOD HLS 1.0.0-x WMSPanel No
    Nginx-rtmp-module Free module for nginx server with support of HLS live streaming. Compliant with iOS and Android. 0.9.x Roman Arutyunyan Yes
    Nginx Plus VOD HLS as origin NGINX, Inc. No
    Flussonic Media Server Multi-platform support for HTTP, RTSP, RTMP, DASH, Time Shifting, DVR Functions with Unlimited Rewind Capabilities HLS streaming specific to iOS platform support. 3.0+ Flussonic, LLC. No Supporting a magnitude of features with full HTTP support.
    VBrick Distributed Media Engine (“DME”) 2.0 VBrick Systems, Inc. No Live and stored HLS. Live can be transmuxed from several input mux including RTP, RTMP, and MPEG-TS using H.264 encoding
    Telebreeze Coder / Media Server HLS, MPEG-TS, RTMP, TimeShift, VoD, DVR, Hardware Acceleration 2.0 Telebreeze No
    LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server SDK Converts files on the fly to Adobe HDS, Apple HLS, MPEG-DASH, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, RTSP. 19.0 LEAD Technologies No
    MC-ROUTE Multifunctional software for live stream routing and protocol conversion 4.4 Teracue No Supported protocols: TS over UDP, RTP, TCP, HLS, HTTP, RTSP/RTP

    Live Encoders

    Product Technology As Of Version Editor Free Notes
    ENC-400 Series Live hardware encoder with SDI or HDMI 1.0 Teracue No Supported protocols: TS over UDP,RTP, TCP, RTP/RTSP, RTMP push, HLS

    VOD encoders

    Product Technology As Of Version Editor Free Notes
    VODOBOX HLS Encoder Converts video files into pre-encoded HLS Adaptive bitrate streaming, ready to be hosted and broadcast through Apache HTTP server / Microsoft IIS / Nginx Web servers. Supports AVC H.264 / HEVC H.265 / Alternate Audio / Alternate Subtitles. 1.0 Vodobox Yes Transcode classic video files (avi, mp4, m2ts, mkv, …) into HLS streams with multi-qualities for VOD or replay usage. Hardware encoding can be accelerated by Intel Quick Sync Videoand Nvidia NVENCtechnologies.