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I have not used JWPlayer in a while. I see it is updated to version 7 - nice.

I have been thinking that perhaps I will once again use the player on our site (I let my premium subscription expire). But I am wondering about the cache aspect of the player. Does this player (both Flash and or HTML 5) cache the content to the browsers cache? I am planning on using Temp. URLs for the location of the contents, but I am concerned about the file being able to be accessed from the cache.

And to expand on that thought, how would MPEG-DASH affect or change how the player caches (if it does).


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JW Player Support Agent  
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Hi, Chris.

My name is Alex and I am one of the Support Engineers at JW Player. I will be more than happy to assist you with your questions.

The media would only be cached if if it was a progressive format, such as a MP4, MP3, etc. Any type of streams, such as HLS or MPEG-DASH, do not get cached by the browsers.

Please let me know if you need any more help or have any other questions.

Thank you!


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Thank you Alex,

I have been looking into MPEG-DASH... I will need to do some research before I decide what we will do.

I assume I need to renew my premium license if I want the player to support MPEG-DASH?

I am planning on using Temp URLs (via Rackspace Cloud Files) to dish up the manifest file, so as long as the segments do not get cached then it should be very hard for people to reassemble them from the cache.


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