Legacy Media Services documentation

You can download PDFs of the documentation for legacy versions of Media Services products.

Media Services Live (MSL) 3.x

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Media Services Live 3.x will be decommissioned in May, 2022. If you haven't already, you need to upgrade your legacy 3.x streams. Talk to your ​Akamai​ account team if you need help.

User and encoder guides

Product Description Documentation

MSL 3.x HLS, HDS, and DASH Ingest

MSL 3.x - HLS, HDS, and DASH Ingest supports ingress streams in these three formats and allows for egress streams using the same format for output.

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The API is only supported for use with HLS ingest streams.

Guide | API

MSL 3.x Stream Packaging

Stream Packaging supports ingress streams in RTMP format and allows for egress streams using either Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) output or Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) output.

Guide | API

MSL 3.x Encoder compatibility

Learn how to test and qualify third-party encoders for streaming media events, via MSL 3.x Stream Packaging or MSL 3.x HLS, HDS, and DASH Ingest.

Guide

Upgrade MSL 3.x streams to MSL 4

You can upgrade your existing Media Services Live 3.x HLS, HDS, and DASH Ingest streams to MSL 4.

Guide

Related MSL 3.x legacy services

Service Description Documentation

MSL 3.x Reports

Monitor your MSL 3.x streams via easy-to-use interfaces in Control Center. It supports both MSL 3.x Stream Packaging and MSL 3.x HLS, HDS, and DASH Ingest.

Guide

Media Security Policy

Media Security Policy works in conjunction with MSL 3.x products to include security services such as Token Authorization, Content Targeting, and Media Encryption to your live streams.

Guide | API

Advanced Flowplayer provider

Use this to develop a Flowplayer® video player component to distribute Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)-format content.

Guide

Advanced JWPlayer provider

Use this to develop a JWPlayer® component to distribute Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) content.

Guide

Media Services on Demand (MSOD)

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MSOD will be decommissioned in May, 2022. It's been replaced by our Adaptive Media Delivery (AMD) product. Contact your account team for complete details.

User and encoder guides

Product Description Documentation

MSOD Stream Packaging

MSOD Stream Packaging allows use of various on demand file formats, such as FLV and MP4, with RTMP ingress and egress in either Adobe HDS, Apple® HLS, or progressive FLV delivery (HD Flash 1.0) outputs.

Guide | API

MSOD Smooth Streaming

Smooth Streaming is a feature of Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services, an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform. With Smooth Streaming, consumers get minimal buffering and fast start-up time by adapting the quality of the video stream in real-time based upon the consumer's changing bandwidth and CPU conditions.

Guide

MSOD RTMP Streaming

RTMP is a protocol for streaming audio, video and data between an Adobe Flash player and a server.

Guide

MSOD Encoder Best Practices

Learn how to test and qualify third-party encoders for on demand streaming media events, via any of the MSOD products.

Guide

Related MSOD legacy services

Service Description Documentation

MSOD Reports

MSOD provides a high-quality video experience for end-users accessing your on-demand video media. MSOD is our legacy on-demand delivery solution, and you can find historical report data here for its Stream Packaging, RTMP, Smooth Streaming, HD Flash 1.0, and Progressive Media components.

Guide | API

Media Security Policy

Media Security Policy works in conjunction with MSOD products to include security services such as Token Authorization, Content Targeting, and Media Encryption to your live streams.

Guide | API

Advanced Flowplayer provider

Use this to develop a Flowplayer® video player component to distribute Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)-format content.

Guide

Advanced JWPlayer provider

Use this to develop a JWPlayer® component to distribute Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) content.

Guide


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