Social network “Schoolmates” has launched a new video players applications on iOS and Android. The update allows the user to start watching a video on average 10 times faster than any other social network regardless of the method of Internet connection (a wired channel or a mobile 2G/3G/4G), and the rendering format (web or mobile app).
“Classmates” is the first social network, realizovavshaja adaptive DASH/HLS streaming in the video platform, Flash/HTML5 players and mobile streaming apps for iOS and Android platforms. New players automatically choose the quality, during playback you can now put “Class!”, get a link and change quality from auto to any accessible from 144px up to maximum Ultra HD (4K). After viewing a video, the user is offered similar to just viewed the video.
A special focus of the players was paid to the stability and features of video loss and recovery of the Internet. The application user will be able not only to inspect the part stored in the video buffer, and automatically resume viewing from the same place.
The first large-scale test of new mobile players with adaptive streaming was made on 25 July, on the example of online video streaming of Europa Plus Live concert. The total number of hits 7-hour concert by the new technology was more than 164 000, broadcast via apps on iOS and Android for 7% of all pageviews.