You may stream video content through Cloud Files. Streaming lets you deliver video content quickly and easily, without making your users download the content first. They can begin viewing your content immediately and can jump around the video stream without needing to buffer.
Because Rackspace uses HTTP delivery for streaming content, you can use the Akamai CDN network to deliver your conent. This means the performance should be identical to CDN speeds customers are used to. Before you begin, you must CDN-enable the container that holds your streaming content. In the New Cloud Control Panel, click the gear icon of the container and select "Make Public (Enable CDN)".
Once your container is CDN-enabled, you will need its Streaming URLs. In the New Cloud Control Panel, click the gear icon for the container and select "View All Links...". Below is an example of the CDN links that display:
iOS Streaming: http://09ac235af93af07922d6-cc339a649709710bbecd3db1e126ec2b.iosr.cf1.rackcdn.com
There are several different ways to stream your content with Cloud Files. Click a link below to find out more for each approach.
Many Rackspace customers are not flash developers, but still want to use a streaming offer. There are a few players that are dominating the market, and we will plan to support each of them. Custom plugins are required in order for Streaming delivery to work properly over the Akamai network. As Akamai adds support for more players, our customers will have access to them.
Yes, this is available to both US and UK Cloud customers.
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