Channel is a media stream that can contain a single video stream, or no video at all, along with any number of audio streams or no audio. Channels are commonly used for broadcasting television programs, live events, security camera streams, and other multimedia content.
Each channel has an unique ID. For example
travel-tv- is a base channel path
1080p- is a channel variant name
The channel base path is the location of the channel resources on the server. In the example above, the channel base path is travel-tv:
The base path can be nested, for example:
Cesbo Alta can deliver video in multiple variants with different qualities. This feature is called Multibitrate. To create multibitrate channel, several channels should be created with the same base path and different variant names. For example:
travel-tv/1080p- for the HD variant
travel-tv/480p- for the SD variant
As a result, the channel will be available through HLS on the same address:
https://example.com/travel-tv/index.m3u8. This list contains links to all variants, and the Media Player automatically chooses the best variant based on the viewer's available bandwidth and device capabilities. This provides a smoother playback experience with less buffering and higher video quality.
Source address supports next protocols: