Nextreaming, a provider of multimedia software for handsets, announced the commercial availability of the latest NexPlayer SDK for Android and iOS, now supporting also adaptive streaming according to the Smooth Streaming standard. The Player SDK includes the latest features as defined by IIS, being compliant with the already available Smooth Streaming services.
The player is showing premium quality for video and music streaming services through Mobile Operator Networks and Wireless Internet thanks to the specific optimisation of the codecs, protocols and rendering modules for the different Android/iOS versions and the specific device chipsets. In addition, NexPlayer SDK with Smooth Streaming inside has been combined with leading DRM solutions such as PlayReady.
The new upgrade of NexPlayer SDK complements the previous SDK capabilities such as HTTP Live Streaming, Download, Progressive Download and Local Playback. The latest 3GPP and Windows Media Codecs such as H.264 and WMV/WMA are also included.
The player is now ready for Service Providers, Broadcasters and Mobile Operators, who will distribute it for download in applications via the Android and iPhone/iPad Application Markets. The player functionality and user interface are fully customisable and can be also combined or integrated into any other existing application. Sample UI in source code is provided, enabling this way a very fast integration process and time-to-market by application makers.
The video and audio quality provided by NexPlayer SDK is based on the large experience of Nextreaming in optimising its media player for particular mobile platforms. NexPlayer SDK provides in addition excellent robustness and secured interoperability enabling quick time to market.
Dr Il-Taek Lim (Nextreaming CEO) said: "The excellent and growing market acceptance of Android and iOS devices together with the high performances of those platforms make them a strategic target for Nextreaming media players. With the always aim to provide the best multimedia experience in every handset, Nextreaming decided to extend the capability of NexPlayer with this widely used streaming technology. Nextreaming will keep upgrading NexPlayer SDK for Android, iPhone and iPad with the latest technology and the shortest time to market."