HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is an HTTP-based adaptive bitrate streaming communications protocol developed by Apple Inc. and released in 2009. Some key points of HLS: Created by Apple. Consists of a playlist/manifest file (e.g. index.m3u8) and segment video files (e.g. index01.ts). H264 codec of video + AAC of audio. Use HTTP, easily leveraging CDN to reach the widest audience without worring about the bandwidth and firewalls. Adaptive streaming, enables changing the quality of the video mid-stream.
Generally speaking, as we were using some open-source libraries we will inevitably find that there are some bugs or points that can be improved. And sometimes we even have to develop a brand new feature based on these libraries to satisfy our own needs. Out of respect for sprit of dedication, contributing our code to these opensource libraries is a good way to give back to the community. My Practice When I decided to contribute to a repository, I will first try looking for if there is a contribution guide for it.
If you don’t take any optimization measures, docker images can easily get large. And in most cases we just wrapped too many inessential things into the images. So, we should take actions to get rid of it.