Players and Playback


It’s the end of the line for the streaming video workflow. It’s where all the efforts in delivery tuning, encoding optimization, and other content transformations come to a head. But there are innumerable technology challenges once it leaves the network and hits the viewer’s screen. These challenges may deal with the player itself, as a piece of software on a device, or with the playback experience: how users navigate, manipulate, and consume content. And although there is plenty of measurement happening at the player, there is little consistency across multiple playback experiences on a myriad of devices. In this working group, participating members and selected outside parties will seek to solve these challenges, such as player functionality consistency (for operational management of fragmented player base) and CDN steering.


The Streaming Video Technology Alliance Player and Playback Working Group has the following objectives. First, to understand the technical challenges across the player and device ecosystem. Second, to document those challenges and identify possible projects for best practices, guidelines, and specifications.


Below are presentations delivered during working group sessions. Click on the presentation name to open it (many files are for members only and will require authentication) and a presenter name to view their profile. Note: if a presenter’s profile is not public, it will redirect to their LinkedIn page.

Players and Playback Study Group Session


Presented by Ali C. Begen

Presented by Ryc Brownrigg

Players and Playback Study Group Session Presentation


Presented by Ali C. Begen

Presented by Sergey Arsenyev

Common Media Library


Presented by Casey Occhialini

Presented by Dan Sparacio

Players & Playback Study Group Session Presentation


Presented by Ali C. Begen




SVTA3059: Streaming Video Technology Alliance Input to The hls-interest Meeting (October 2023)


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