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Audio live streaming on all devices

I'm looking at the possibilities of using JW Player in an Amazon S3 / CloudFront environment, for live streaming audio. For this I intend to use the RTMP protocol supported by Amazon but I wonder about the possibility of doing this with JW Player on mobile IOS android and on desktops. Indeed it seems that RTMP implies Flash and that it is not available on certain devices. The ideal for me would be to have a unique javascript based solution. I already have an application of this type but each audio file is downloaded before listening (wrong streaming) even in case of abandonment of the user during his listening. Is JW Player a solution?

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Daniel Berger

JW Player Support Agent  
1 rated :

You are correct. RTMP is based on Flash. Flash is not a valid file type for playback on iOS or Android devices. I would recommend you look into HLS streams, as they are supported on both iOS and Android.

Here is a document to assist you in embedding an MP3 stream with our player:


0 rated :

Thank you Daniel.
Indeed, this seems to fit my needs. In the end, it is enough to store the conversion on S3. By cons I just see the rates for video (not audio only). For a 500GB/m price, the GB price is $ 0.16 (compared to $ 0.08 for the CloudFront part). To serve under 2 years 1.6 PB/m I think it is better to develop its own implementation! Thank you for your help.

Daniel Berger

JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

You are welcome. Here is a link to our pricing page with more information about our subscription levels:

My colleagues in sales would be happy to review your options:

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