What is ABR

Apr 9, 2016
ABR, Streaming

ABR is short for Adaptive Bitrate Streaming, which is a technique used in streaming multimedia over networks. While in the past most video streaming technologies utilized streaming protocols such RTP with RTSP, today’s adaptive streaming technologies are almost exclusively based on HTTP and designed to work efficiently over large distributed HTTP networks such as the Internet. It works by detecting a user’s bandwidth in real time and adjusting the quality of a video stream accordingly. ...