in the origin
As well as ingesting the live/VOD stream from the encoder and repackaging it to the requested ABR format (HLS, DASH, MSS), there are several other key functions happening in the Edgeware origin. Functions that are key to delivering a glitch-free viewing experience. One such function is segmentation where our origin makes sure the audio, video and subtitles are in synch with each other.
Ad Insertion is another area where segmentation is absolutely essential in order to avoid gaps or overlaps between new ads, old ads or actual content. Read more about our segmentation and synchronization capabilities further down the page.
Another option you get from an Edgeware origin is that – if you operate your own CDN – you can choose to serve some viewers from a 3rd party CDN – viewers that are outside your own territory, or at peak loads, for example. This might be of special interest if you operate in the European Union and need to satisfy content portability legislation. Read more about this in our Blog.
Other key capabilities found in the origin are our wide range of subtitling and audio options. All this is nicely repackaged with low latency in the manifest, so your origin content is ready for distribution through the CDN to the requesting client device.