How Teltoo Works
How do I get started using Teltoo?
Just copy and paste our SDK and player adapter scripts in your video player (see example above). This process enables our network to start working. Teltoo works with most major video players on the market. If you have a proprietary video player we can usually provide support for your integration.
What happens after integration?
Content will automatically be distributed through our network, allowing viewers to fetch segments of that content from other viewers. Content is fetched from the origin server or your CDN if it’s not available from our network. This process allows content providers to scale more efficiently because viewers can enjoy content faster and with a better quality of service while reducing CDN costs.
Do my viewers need to install anything?
No, Teltoo uses WebRTC, which is an HTML5 technology that allows browsers to connect with each other without the need of a plugin. You can find more information about WebRTC onwww.webrtc.org
Do I need an agreement with my CDN to use Teltoo?
No, Teltoo is independent of your CDN. You do not need to worry about integration or paperwork with any CDN to use Teltoo. Teltoo is a standalone solution that simply combines with your current CDN.
Do I need to modify my video-streaming server?
No. We work with any streaming server or CDN. You may want to add HTTP Byte Serving headers to allow for a byte-accurate hybrid fetch, but it’s not mandatory.
How many concurrent viewers do I need to benefit from Teltoo?
Generally, the more concurrent viewers using Teltoo, the better the performance Teltoo can provide. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to broadcast massive live events to benefit from our technology. We have seen customers offload 60% of their CDN with as few as three simultaneous viewers. Results depend on your viewers’ devices and locations. You may get surprising results with very few peers.
Do you work with Video-on-Demand platforms?
Yes! Heavily shared viral videos, season premieres and popular shows can all benefit from our video delivery network.
What if the viewers don’t have WebRTC?
Most major browsers support WebRTC as part of the HTML5 standard, including every updated version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and soon Microsoft Edge. If users don’t have WebRTC, Teltoo automatically detects this and plays video smoothly from your standard CDN.
Does your technology work on mobile? Will I overload my mobile viewers’ upload bandwidth?
Yes, mobile devices will benefit from Teltoo’s decentralized delivery network. Mobile users will not share the content they download as to avoid incurring upstream data charges.
Which native platforms does Teltoo support?
We are continually adding new platforms. Please contact us for more information about which native platforms we support.Talk to an expert
What streaming formats does Teltoo support?
Teltoo supports MGEG-DASH and HLS streaming formats which are compatible with any video player. If you have a custom video player, we can work with you to easily integrate Teltoo.
Quality & Performance
Will Teltoo increase my reliability?
Yes, Teltoo will increase your reliability. Teltoo’s decentralized video delivery network scales on demand to solve unpredictable bandwidth spikes and geographic abnormalities. Think of Teltoo as a safety net for your video streaming efforts.
How does it fit into my multi-CDN strategy?
Teltoo works perfectly with a content provider’s origin server, CDN or multi-CDN configuration. Teltoo offloads CDN server capacity so that content providers can reduce CDN spend and increase the quality of service for their viewers.
Will Teltoo ever degrade the user experience?
No. Teltoo was created to solve the uncertainty of live video streaming. Our algorithm instantly detects issues as they arise. Teltoo continually monitors the stream and your environment to quickly determine if it should stream content from a user’s local cache, the CDN, Teltoo or some combination simultaneously to provide a broadcast quality viewing experience for you viewers.
Does your P2P technology add any delay to the stream?
No, Teltoo’s network algorithm substantially improves the stream speed and rebuffering for viewers. If one source can’t deliver a video segment, Teltoo instantly fetches the segment from a different source.
If viewer #1 is at 5:00 in the video and viewer #2 wants to start at 0:00 is this possible?
Yes. Playback will happen smoothly in this case. Teltoo’s system is intelligent and will buffer/cache the most recently played video segments. Each viewer will retrieve video from the origin server or CDN if they are not available.
Is the loading/buffering of the second user’s video limited by the bandwidth of the first user?
No. The bandwidth provided by other viewers is in addition to the bandwidth that available from the origin server or CDN.
How much bandwidth can I save?
The amount of bandwidth a customer can save depends on the device, browser and network condition for your viewers. Other factors such as the number of concurrent viewers, on-demand/live content or traffic patterns also influence your savings. We have seen some customers offload up to 85% of their CCN bandwidth while realizing substantial savings and improvements to their quality of service.
How does Teltoo impact the quality of service for my viewers?
Teltoo will improve the customer service for your viewers. Latency, rebuffering and available bandwidth will improve which leads to better user experience and the ability to deliver higher definition content such as (4K/HD).
Do you support adaptive bitrate?
Yes, Teltoo does support adaptive bitrate streaming. Your viewers may start consuming higher bitrates due to latency/bandwidth gains from decentralized delivery.
Do you support geo-blocking?
Yes, if your system/CDN already geo-blocks the playlist file (.m3u8), then Teltoo will inherit geo-blocking from your CDN and use it with no configuration needed.
Do you work with DRM?
Yes, Teltoo is entirely agnostic to content protection.
Is Teltoo secure?
Yes! Every video segment is encrypted before transmission by Teltoo providing an extra layer of security to your platform, DRM and CDN. Everything is shared only during the playback. The users’ disk stores no information.