Flussonic Media Server documentation

HTML5 (MSE) low delay playback

For a long time Flash player was the best and the only way to deliver video to webpage with relatevily low delay.

It can be required for webinars, broadcasting sports for bets or some kind of remote control.

Right now Flash is scheduled for graceful removal in modern browser, so WebRTC was added to browsers, but it has limited support for audio and video codecs (not all flavors of H264 are supported, no AAC support).

So we offer new way to solve this problem and allow to watch video with builtin HTML5 mechanism and really low delay.

Low delay playback in HTML5 Anchor Anchor x2

Open

http://flussonic:8080/STREAMNAME/embed.html?proto=mse

If everything is ok (good codecs, working stream, working websockets), you will instantly get video with delay about one second.

Under the hood Anchor Anchor x2

We use MSE mechanism to deliver and play frames, so the supported video/audio codecs will be the same as in your browser. Usually H264 and AAC are supported, the rest is not supposed to work.

You don't need anything except HTTP or HTTPS to run this, so it may be a good way to play video in restricted environments.