At Radiant Media Player we are committed to providing support for the best and latest technologies from the online video world. Peer-to-peer assisted streaming offers a great way to improve your viewer streaming experience and to reduce media content delivery cost. As such we have partnered with Peer5 in order to make the Peer5 technology available with Radiant Media Player.
Peer5 is the first WebRTC-based CDN that does not require any software installation. By turning viewers into a video delivery network, Peer5 helps broadcasters improve the quality of the experience while reducing bandwidth costs by 50% or more.
In this article we will review how to use Peer5 peer-to-peer accelerated streaming with Radiant Media Player.
Peer5 support in Radiant Media Player is currently available for HLS in the following environments:
Peer5 technology can be used for on-demand, live or DVR media content with Radiant Media Player. All Radiant Media Player features can be used in conjunction with Peer5 technology. Where Peer5 support is not available (MS Edge, Safari) the player will gracefully fallback to "classic" media content delivery (e.g. not peer-accelerated). You can obtain further technical information about Peer5 inner workings here.
First you will need an account with Peer5 to obtain a Peer5 API Key. If you do not already have one you can sign up for free here.
We have seen great results when using Peer5 with Radiant Media Player including faster buffering, increased streaming capacity and ultimately happier viewers. So hop on the next-generation media streaming train and enjoy all Radiant Media Player rich features with Peer5 peer-to-peer acceleration technology.