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Akamai - Quality Toggling

Hi dear,

We are streaming using Akamai Live Streaming platform and the playback has being done in JW Player 6 Premium. You can see it here:

We have sent 3 bitrates from two Akamai Publishing Points (primary and backup), which are:

524 kbps
480 kbps
240 kbps

In the player, the quality toggling shows the values duplicated.
If we stop one of the Publishing Points the values becomes single for each (as we expect).

Our question: We have to publish from both Publishing Points because redundancy, so is there a way to omit the duplicated values?

Thanks in advance,

Alex Mesquita

3 Community Answers

Ethan Feldman

JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

If you look in your m3u8, your resolutions are all doubled, same with the bandwidth.


#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=148000,RESOLUTION=320×240,CODECS=“avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.34”
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=148000,RESOLUTION=320×240,CODECS=“avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.34”

That is why they would be doubled in the list.


0 rated :

Hi Ethan,

Thanks for your response.
Yes, they are doubled once we are streaming from primary and backup entrypoints. So, there is a little diference between those lines:

... index_148_av-p.m3u8?
... index_148_av-b.m3u8?

So we would like options to manipulate this area in the player.

1) Is there a way to ommit the quality toggling?
2) Is there a way to create a specific quality toggling based on custom parameters?


Ethan Feldman

JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

There isn’t a way to do that. A better way to do back ups would be to have the main stream, and if there is an error, use our API and onError() to load() the backup stream –

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