Rackspace CDN Streaming - Pro or Premium licence?
We're building an online training website which uses videos that we're hosting ourselves on Rackspace's CDN (Akamai). Our plan is to use the self-hosted JWPlayer. I wondered if someone could clarify a few things around what is possible, and what is required in terms of licensing, please?
- The Rackspace CDN, which uses Akamai, serves up files over HTTP, HTTPS, 'Steaming', and 'iOS Streaming'. Is there any advantage of using 'Streaming' over HTTP/HTTPS? It claims you can watch the video before it has downloaded, but you seem to be able to if you just use HTTP, as long as the video is encoded with a 'network optimised' setting enabled.
- Rackspace recommend a plugin (http://mediapm.edgesuite.net/jw/) which allows you to "load as a JW Player Media Provider for CDN access to Akamai". What does this mean and do you 'need' it in order to play videos hosted on Rackspace CDN / Akamai?
- Will the 'Pro' licence be sufficient for playing videos hosted on Rackspace's CDN?
Many thanks for your help