Radiant Media Player

Frequently asked questions

What is Radiant Media Player?

Radiant Media Player is a web media player oriented towards adaptive bitrate streaming in HTML5-video (HLS & MPEG-DASH) for mobile and desktop devices. For the legacy web still running on Flash video Radiant Media Player comprehensive Flash fallback will work great. Radiant Media Player also comes with an advanced solution for video ads and DRM compatible with HTML5 and Flash video. See our pricing page for a detailed list of features.

Radiant Media Player introduces to a large audience of businesses and Internet professionals advanced features at an affordable price.


Why should I choose Radiant Media Player?

  • Smart HTML5-first media player with adaptive bitrate streaming support
  • Live, DVR and on-demand video
  • Top-notch video ads
  • MPEG-DASH DRM & HLSe support
  • Powerful player API
  • Dynamic technical support and player updates
  • Unlimited monthly player/ad starts - no overages

Why should I pay for Radiant Media Player when I can just use an open-source & free player like video.js?

  • Open-source is not free. There is an inherent cost to using and maintaining open-source software for your project. This cost can rapidly become greater than the cost of using specialised software.
  • Advanced & innovative features that are not available with open-source players.
  • Our customers generally find that Radiant Media Player is easy to configure and set-up.
  • Professional technical support.
  • Short-cycle player updates. All supported features for Radiant Media Player are actively maintained. It is not uncommon to see a video.js plugin without any updates for months or that is no longer maintained.
  • Customer-driven roadmap.

At the end of the day it is up to you to opt for the solution that you are comfortable with. There is no right or wrong answer to the above question.


So what about HTML5 video vs. Flash?

As of end of 2016 Radiant Media Player can help deliver your content to HTML5 video with adaptive bitrate streaming to more than 80% of the market. Flash should only be used as a Fallback to target legacy browsers like Internet Explorer.


Who should use Radiant Media Player?

Everybody with a website or web-based application and media content can use Radiant Media Player.

Radiant Media Player can be used out of the box with a basic understanding of common web technologies like HTML, JavaScript, CSS or Flash and media formats like MP4, HLS or MPEG-DASH.

For example:

  • Content owners who want to provide a rich video experience to their viewers
  • E-commerce, training or corporate site owners
  • Developers who are looking for a player to build upon
  • Bloggers

More advanced use-cases like using the player API or CSS skin tuning may require more advanced skill sets but because Radiant Media Player is built with commonly available web technologies and standards this should be accessible to the vast majority of web developers.


How long does it take to set up Radiant Media Player?

Our one code integration strategy and responsive player should make it easy to include Radiant Media Player in any kind of web page, framework, CMS (WordPress, Drupal ...) or blogging system rapidly. We also have video tutorials to help you get started in various sections of our documentation.


Does Radiant Media Player host or encode my video content?

No. We try to keep our focus on building a great media player. Services like Wowza, Amazon web services or OVH can provide video hosting/encoding services at reasonable rates.


Will my video be visible on mobile devices?

We designed Radiant Media Player for this purpose. Today the mobile market is taking on the "classic" web market. HTML5 video has clearly emerged as the only way to deliver video content to all those new connected devices. We test extensively our player on a wide range of mobile devices from various manufacturer to insure it plays everywhere.


What are the streaming protocols supported with Radiant Media Player?

Visit our streaming documentation page for a detailed list of supported streaming protocols and environments.


Do you support RTMP?

No. RTMP is an old/legacy streaming protocol specific to Flash (i.e. RTMP does not work with HTML5 video). Anything that can RTMP do is covered by our HLS to Flash module (with generally better performance). Deploying RTMP on the server is also much more expansive in comparison to HLS.


I have a question about a player setting, can you help me?

Yes. We provide professional email-based technical support for each Radiant Media Player customer. To request technical support visit our support page.


Does Radiant Media Player supports audio-only streaming?

Yes since version 3.0.0.


Is Radiant Media Player source code available?

The MPEG-DASH & HLS decoder, extension files, CSS and Less CSS player source files are available for all RMP edition customers. The JavaScript core player file and Flash files are delivered minified/compressed.


Is Radiant Media Player based on video.js?

No, we actually built our own player :)


Can I provide feedback on your product or request new features?

Yes. We encourage all users to provide feedback and suggest additional features. This can be done through our support page.