In the modern web, with a growing number of different browsers, devices, and users plugging in with varying internet connections, the only way to ensure a consistent, buffer-free, high-quality viewing experience is with adaptive streaming.
Adaptive streaming (or dynamic streaming), which is baked into the muse.ai player, uses HLS and DASH formats to deliver adaptive bitrate streams that best fit the end user’s device, internet connection, and supported codecs. It also allows users to select the resolution they prefer (e.g. 1080p, 4K).
To achieve this, when a video is uploaded to muse.ai, it is automatically transcoded into several different formats and compressed for fast delivery in the highest quality each bandwidth can handle.