AWS Media Blog

Better than broadcast: Optimizing live streaming video latency

For a long time, OTT video streams over the internet have been lagging behind broadcast TV and social media by 15-30 seconds if not more; it’s been a frustrating problem for both viewers and content providers. New knowledge, technologies, and practices are making long-standing video latency problems for live streaming a thing of the past.

In this white paper, learn how to optimize your video workflows and achieve broadcast-grade latency using standard protocols and software in production today. Topics include:

  • Defining video latency, why it’s important, and how to measure it
  • How current adaptive bitrate technologies affect latency
  • Optimization recommendations, architecture best practices, and player insights
  • Preventative and corrective actions you can make today, plus tech tips for the future

Get the white paper.

For more information about how to compete with broadcast latency using current adaptive bitrate technology, register for the webcast, Achieve Broadcast-Grade Video Latency for Live Streaming, or read the 4 part blog series:
Part 1: Defining and Measuring Latency
Part 2: Recommended Optimizations for Encoding, Packaging, and CDN Delivery
Part 3: Recommended Optimizations for Video Players
Part 4: Reference Architectures and Tests Results