MPEG-DASH Guidelines Released

June 19, 2013
The DASH Industry Forum has released DASH-AVC/264, its recommended guidelines for deployment of the MPEG-DASH standard for adaptive bitrate streaming. The new guidelines recommend using a subset of MPEG-DASH, with specific video and audio codecs in order to prom...
The DASH Industry Forum has released DASH-AVC/264, its recommended guidelines for deployment of the MPEG-DASH standard for adaptive bitrate streaming. The new guidelines recommend using a subset of MPEG-DASH, with specific video and audio codecs in order to promote interoperability among deployments in the industry.The DASH-AVC/264 Implementation Guidelines are intended to:


  • Address major multimedia streaming use cases including on-demand, live and time-shift services


  • Outline the use of two specific MPEG-DASH profiles


  • Describe specific audio and video codecs and closed caption format


  • Outline the use of common encryption


Future guideline updates are expected to address advanced services and applications, including multi-channel audio and HEVC support. The updated guidelines are expected to be available later this year.

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