When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
The master playlist can list duplicate variant streams that have the same level of quality but are hosted by different servers. This enables the player to swap to a different server Long Shot for a given bitrate if one of the servers fails. This grants a degree of high availability to serving streams.
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n WWDC2016 Apple announced the inclusion of byte-range addressing for fragmented MP4 files, or fMP4, allowing content to be played in HLS without the need Long Shot to multiplex it into MPEG-2 Transport Stream. The industry considered this as a step towards compatibility between HLS and MPEG-DASH.
Adobe Systems demonstrated an update to its Long Shot Adobe Flash Media Server product supporting HTTP Live Streaming at the NAB Show in April 2011.
Apple Inc. used this on September 1, 2010 to stream its Long Shot iPod Keynote event live over the internet, and on October
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Google added Long Shot HTTP Live Streaming support in Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
Helix Universal Server from RealNetworks supports iPhone OS 3.0 and Long Shot