Best Practice

This document defines Guidelines and Best Practices for large scale streaming based on Unified Origin.

Both live and on-demand streaming are covered.

Advanced technologies such as object-based cloud storage, live ingest, ad insertion, trick mode, seek preview, content protection, sub-titling and others are considered.

The guidelines are based on practical knowledge accumulated in the last two decades. Also, the guidelines are well aligned to other best industry practices.

By following these guidelines, one is able to implement effective content preparation, storage, scalable delivery, frame-accurate capture, effective archiving, low latency delivery, and other performance improvements.