Exploring the Topic
Many components in the streaming video value chain don’t speak natively to one another. Yes, many use web-based protocols enabling them to easily publish data, but most of them were built as stand-alone entities. That kind of disconnection makes it inherently difficult to piece together an end-to-end streaming video workflow. That can result in solutions that are difficult to upgrade, maintain, and operate.
Selecting, implementing, employing, and even building component technologies for streaming video can unearth a number of tough questions:
- “How do I connect technologies together to enable tighter and more seamless integration?”
- “When I’m creating my own technology, how can I design it to better interoperate with other streaming video components?”
- “Is there a common format for data across the streaming video value-chain?”
The Streaming Video Alliance is looking hard at how the online video pieces fit together seamlessly, which will promote a more efficient end-to-end workflow through better communication between technologies.