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    Live HLS

    In this topic, you will learn how to play a live HLS video stream through the Brightcove Player.

    Source assignment

    Implementation follows normal procedures. You create a player and specify the live HLS URL as a source, as the following sample shows. Note: the source has a .m3u8, and the type is application/x-mpegURL.

    curl \
      --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
      --user $EMAIL \
      --request POST \
      --data '{
          "name": "MySamplePlayer",
          "configuration": {
            "media": {
              "sources": [{
        }' \$ACCOUNT_ID/players

    Live UI

    The Live UI hides the progress bar and current time, but does show a LIVE badge in the control bar.

    hls live playing

    Known issues

    The following are known issues with live HLS and the new player:

    • iOS uses its native player to stream live HLS.
    • On iOS, when you hit play on the live stream it goes into fullscreen. The new player cannot control that.
    • Currently the new player does not detect if an HLS stream is live or not, hence the Live UI will not be applied on Android.

    Page last updated on 16 Jun 2021