published a presentation by speakers Jeroen Wijering, Founder, Head of Product, JW Player; and Nihar Bihani, Senior Product Manager, Amazon CloudFront on how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build the right HLS Streaming Stack. If you don’t know what a streaming stack is, check out my article: What is a Streaming Server?
Learn the best practices for ingesting, transcoding, packaging, delivering and playing back media on multiple devices using HLS. See how Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Transcoder, Amazon CloudFront and JW Player from Longtail video are used to build this workflow.
“Why would you use a video player? There’s the HTML5 video element that also solves the problems. But, it’s not just about playback. It’s not just about having that video in front of your viewer. It’s also about having a great user experience and an effective way to do what the goal is of your video content, being that selling products [or] selling advertising,” Wijering added. “There’s a lot of things around that experience that need to happen.”