Can you fake a Live manifest with clips?

Jun 27, 2011 at 12:30 AM
Anybody know if it's possible to use the "clips" concept from Composite Manifests in a "live" manifest? Example being an online TV channel where the player should appear "live" but most of the content is on-demand.
Jun 27, 2011 at 1:04 PM

You could probably do some trickery like that, but i doubt it would work nicely like that. I would probably prefer to have a liveencoder running that just loops a playlist as its input.

- Loke

Jun 27, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Live encoder would work (if there were a way to pull existing Smooth Streaming content into an encoder) but that wouldn't scale past a few "TV channels" in a number of areas (cost of encoders, bandwidth required to download, re-encode smooth streaming content into smooth streaming content, incoming bandwidth to live publishing points, etc).

A better way of asking the question might be: Can the Media Element consume a composite manifest as "live"? (i.e. download manifest every few seconds as we generate it)?