What is Adaptive Streaming and What are the Benefits?

Why We need Adaptive Streaming

Normally if you are streaming an MP4 file over the internet, it would be called progress streaming.In this kind of streaming, the video file remains the same throught full video play.
For example, if you are streaming a 1080p MP4 video, you will stream the same video to all of your viewers no matter what kind of internet speeds they have or what device they are playing it on.

Drawbacks of progressive streaming

What is Adaptive Streaming

Adaptive streaming allows you to provide multiple versions of your video available for different platforms.
multiple versions of your video into different sizes. e.g. 240p, 360p, 540p, 720p and 1080p.
The video player would normally automatically switches the best version of the video that it can play on a certain device depending the device size or dimensions.

Benefits of Adaptive Streaming