[Release] MistServer 3.3 stable release
Improved (live) metadata track support
Lower live streaming latency
We reworked the internals of our live streaming core code, lowering the minimum end-to-end latency between input and output from at least 1 frame on each track, to at least 1 frame on any track. Especially considering metadata tracks tend to be pretty sparse, this can make a massive difference in terms of latency - making it possible to achieve sub-second latency with less effort than ever before.
It is now possible to create short VoD clips on-demand from both VoD and live streams, in any/all supported output formats (including MP4, MKV, WebM, TS, FLV, etcetera).
Chromecast and video pop-out support
The built-in meta-player now supports playing back to and remote controlling Chromecast devices, as long as the player was loaded over HTTPS. It is now also possible to use the video pop-out feature some browsers offer.
HLS DVR input now full-featured
It is now possible to use an ongoing HLS-format recording as source for a stream that then will support both live playback and seeking into the full DVR window of the recording. This also works with remote HLS streams, both VoD and live. For now, the HLS streams must use TS segments (fMP4/CMAF segment support will come in a future version).
There is a set of new triggers and log messages that track why a process shut down / stopped, which greatly eases debugging and allows for more reliable tracking if an operation succeeded or failed.