Apache modules for Adaptive Streaming. And a business model ?

Intervenant(s) : Dirk Griffioen

  • Langue : English
  • Type d'événement : Conférence
  • Date : Mercredi 11 juillet 2012
  • Horaire : 14h40
  • Durée : 40 minutes
  • Lieu : Uni Mail S160
Public cible : Professionnels


CodeShop has made h264 and smoothstreaming modules for webservers like Apache, Nginx and Lighttpd under an open source license since 2007.

For non-commercial use both modules can be used freely - as license we first used GPL and now Creative Commons. For commercial use we provide a commercial license. Our modules have been used by many sites, from small to big to really big.

Further development lead us to Unified Streaming (USP) : webserver modules again for Apache, Nginx and Lighttpd - but also IIS5/6/7.

USP streams all formats : HLS (Apple), HDS (Adobe), SS (Microsoft) and DASH on many platforms (Linux/Unix, OSX, Windows) and adds many DRM workflows.

USP is only available as commercial license and for some platforms only as binary. This we see as a trend : as the capabilities grow, the license closes.

Therefore, next to an insight in streaming technicalities, central to the talk is the question ‘which business model works best for highly specialized non commodity technical software ?’.


Dirk Griffioen has been active in the field of audio and video streaming since 2005. He has worked on voip, messaging, sdk’s, online video recording and user generated content in Amsterdam as well as streaming multichannel 3D audio at Barcelona Media. He currently works on software and business development at Unified Streaming, in again Amsterdam.