Media streaming is a powerful tool for delivering media to Internet connected viewers, and most of today’s progressive organizations are leveraging this capability for training, instruction, entertainment, event sharing, and so forth. Customers that make serious use of streaming should be certain they have the streaming server/network capacity and architecture to satisfy anticipated viewer demand for streaming content. The Ensemble Video Streaming Capacity Planning Guide (PDF) introduces the concepts, tools and mechanisms that can be used to ensure streaming success across three streaming applications in educational and enterprise settings, where video use is focused primarily on internal audiences:
- Video-on-demand (VOD) streaming - This is the most commonly used streaming mode where an enterprise or institution has an archive of videos in storage that they share with viewers via on-demand streams.
- Live event streaming - Many Ensemble Video customers live stream lectures, product announcements, sporting events, public meetings, graduation ceremonies, class meetings, and other similar events where there is real value to an audience for live viewing access to the proceedings.
- Live stream recording - Ensemble Video stream recording automatically records live streams, so that the resulting video recording can be immediately available to users for on-demand access at the conclusion of the live stream. Ensemble Studio uses this with Matrox streaming appliances for automated lecture capture.