CDN optimized
for video streaming

Gcore CDN is an optimized solution well-suited for video on-demand (VOD) and live streaming.

CDN optimized for video streaming

Key benefits

    Deliver stutter-free playback, even for 4K video

    110+ Tbps network capacity and 150+ edge locations around the globe prevent any bandwidth issues

    Provide near real-time broadcasting

    Supporting superfast video protocols delivers broadcasts with 0.5 to 4 seconds of latency

    Protect your server during peak user activity

    Top-notch infrastructure is ready to broadcast events with an audience of more than 10M viewers

Use cases

    Large-scale event broadcasting

    Real time broadcasting of all kinds of sports and esports competitions for a global audience.

    Live streaming for mobile apps

    Reliable streaming from mobile apps or for a mobile audience under any bandwidth conditions.

    High-demand video hosting platforms

    Smooth video playback for online cinema and video streaming services with high-resolution content.

    Enterprise video conference solutions

    A reliable streaming infrastructure for all kinds of corporate video conference projects.

Video CDN Features

    Reduced TTFB

    Deliver better video experience with near-instant playback.

    RAM Caching for Live

    Improve live broadcasting performance with RAM-based caching.

    HTTP/3 (beta)

    Reduce video rebuffer time with the newest and safest version of HTTP.

    HTTP/1.1 Chunked Transfer Encoding (CTE)

    Transfer any part of the video chunks over the old HTTP/1.1 protocol.

    Low Latency Protocols

    Use Low Latency and Ultra-Low Latency streaming protocols to provide the best possible user experience.

    Global Coverage

    Provide fast video streaming to the most remote regions with more than 150 points of presence worldwide.

    Micro-Segmented Caching

    Minimize live broadcasting latency by delivering a video as micro-segments.

    Restricted Access

    Configure public or restricted access to a video using signed URLs, cookies, or tokens.

    Origin Shielding

    Prevent the origin from being overloaded during traffic surges


    Use our CDN as a part of your multi-CDN environment.

Ultra-low latency live streaming

For live streaming, Gcore CDN ingests the video segments right from the video recording device in real time and caches them on edge servers. Caching at the edges prevents bandwidth issues and ensures a smooth video experience for the event audience.

Live streaming protocols:
  • HLS
  • Low Latency HLS
  • Low Latency Chunked CMAF
  • HESP
Ultra-low latency live streaming

Video on-demand (VOD) delivery

For video on-demand streaming, Gcore CDN requests the stored video from your origin server and delivers it to the globally distributed audience without interruptions and only minimal delays.

Video format Extension MIME type
Playlists HLS.m3u8application/
Playlists MPEG-DASH.mpdapplication/dash+xml
MPEG2-TS segments.tsvideo/mp2t
fMP4 segments.mp4video/mp4
Progressive MP4.mp4video/mp4

A streaming platform with additional features

Gcore Streaming Platform supports all stages of broadcasting, from creating and capturing videos to playback.

Learn more
  • Transcode video to AVC H264, HEVC H265, VP9, AV1

  • Embed videos anywhere on the web

  • Computer vision to discover offensive content

  • Broadcast live from any source with RTMP, SRT, and WebRTC

  • Automatically generate video thumbnails

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