TIL about the HLS video format:
HLS stands for HTTP Live Streaming. It’s an adaptive bitrate streaming protocol developed by Apple. One of those sentences to casually drop at any party. Äh. Back on track: HLS allows you to specify a playlist with multiple video sources in different resolutions. Based on available bandwidth these video sources can be switched and allow adaptive playback.
This is an interesting journey where the engineering team behind Kitchen Stories wanted to switch away from … Read article “Native Video on the Web”