Smooth Streaming

The Smooth Streaming Servers are based on a hybrid technology that allows you to stream to users with different network quality without meeting any buffering or interruption. This technology works by automatically adapting the quality of the stream to the network conditions of the end user, in order to offer a continuous visual experience.

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Key Features

Up to 1080p HD Streaming

True High Definition online streaming .h264 Video with AAC Audio.

Adaptive Bitrate

Microsoft's Silverlight adaptive bitrate technology reduces or eliminates buffering by automatically adjusting the bitrate based on the user's internet connection.

Cross Platform Streaming

Stream to multiple platforms simultaneously, from a single source

Digital Rights Management

Fully integrates with Microsoft PlayReady DRM allowing you to secure your stream for PPV or member's only access.

Other Features

Video On-Demand

The Silverlight on-demand video player allows users to choose from a selection of videos provided by the broadcaster.

Multi-Cam Control

Your viewers can be their own director for multi cam broadcasts such as sporting events.

Presentation

Use the presentation feature on the Silverlight player to switch between live video and slides. Your viewers can also chat live with the moderator.

24x7 Support

Get instant access to live support via live chat, phone or e-mail, 24x7.

Smooth Streaming Plans

  • BASIC 50

    $ 19.99/mo


    Up to 50 Connections

    230 Viewer hours

    Unlimited Bitrate

    500 MB Storage

    50 GB Traffic

    24x7 Support


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  • BASIC 100

    $ 34.99/mo


    Up to 100 Connections

    455 Viewer hours

    Unlimited Bitrate

    1 GB Storage

    100 GB Traffic

    24x7 Support


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  • ADVANCED

    $ 69.99/mo


    Up to 250 Connections

    910 Viewer hours

    Unlimited Bitrate

    2 GB Storage

    200 GB Traffic

    24x7 Support


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  • PROFESSIONAL

    $ 99.99/mo


    Up to 500 Connections

    2275 Viewer hours

    Unlimited Bitrate

    5 GB Storage

    500 GB Traffic

    24x7 Support


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  • BUSINESS

    $ 149.99/mo


    Unlimited Connections

    4550 Viewer hours

    Unlimited Bitrate

    10 GB Storage

    1000 GB Traffic

    24x7 Support


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Use the bandwidth calculator below to find out exactly how much traffic you will use.

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Smooth Streaming Services

Smooth Streaming technology works only with Silverlight platform. That's why you will also find it under the name of Silverlight Streaming. For broadcasting with Silverlight Streaming, you will have to purchase an Expression Encoder license, the only encoder available for this technology.

Typical workflow for "Smooth Streaming".

Smooth Streaming

Smooth Streaming FAQ

Q: What is Smooth Streaming Server?

A: Smooth Streaming is a based on adaptive streaming, a hybrid media delivery method. What appears to be streaming is in fact HTTP progressive download.


Q: Why should I choose Smooth Streaming?

A: Because it uses MP4 and adaptive streaming? Why MP4? There's a series of reasons. The MP4 format is lighter, easier to process and it's based on a more popular format standard. More than that, MP4 was designed to support file fragmentation and it comes with H.264 video codec which makes streaming more straightforward than with ASF.


Q: How do I get the Silverlight Player onto my website?

A: As soon as you have your Primcast account settings, you can use our embedded code generator to generate the code for your player.

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