DASH is a web-compatible international standard for describing multi-rate encoded multimedia, allowing intelligent client playback applications to dynamically choose which portions of a media presentation to select for rendering to the user based on network dynamics or available device resources. DASH also provides a framework for hosting a common encryption mechanism, usable by multiple digital rights management (DRM) systems. We describe the benefits of the DASH standard relative to other proprietary streaming solutions, along with some of the value-added algorithms and implementation techniques for DASH players provided by Qualcomm.
July 18, 2013
Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)