Clip videos using the Stream API
Creator ID property
During or after uploading a video to Stream, you can now specify a value for a new field,
creator. This field can be used to identify the creator of the video content, linking the way you identify your users or creators to videos in your Stream account. For more, read the
Analytics panel in Stream Dashboard
The Stream Dashboard now has an analytics panel that shows the number of minutes of both live and recorded video delivered. This view can be filtered by Creator ID, Video ID, and Country. For more in-depth analytics data, refer to the
Custom letterbox color configuration option for Stream Player
The Stream Player can now be configured to use a custom letterbox color, displayed around the video (“letterboxing” or “pillarboxing”) when the video’s aspect ratio does not match the player’s aspect ratio. Refer to the documentation on configuring the Stream Player .
Support for SRT live streaming protocol
Cloudflare Stream now supports the SRT live streaming protocol. SRT is a modern, actively maintained streaming video protocol that delivers lower latency, and better resilience against unpredictable network conditions. SRT supports newer video codecs and makes it easier to use accessibility features such as captions and multiple audio tracks.
Faster video quality switching in Stream Player
When viewers manually change the resolution of video they want to receive in the Stream Player, this change now happens immediately, rather than once the existing resolution playback buffer has finished playing.
Volume and playback controls accessible during playback of VAST Ads
DASH and HLS manifest URLs accessible in Stream Dashboard
If you choose to use a third-party player with Cloudflare Stream, you can now easily access HLS and DASH manifest URLs from within the Stream Dashboard. For more about using Stream with third-party players, read the docs .
Input health status in the Stream Dashboard
When a live input is connected, the Stream Dashboard now displays technical details about the connection, which can be used to debug configuration issues.
Live viewer count in the Stream Player
Webhook notifications for live stream connections events
24/7 Live streaming support
You can now use Cloudflare Stream for 24/7 live streaming.
Persistent Live Stream IDs
MP4 video file downloads for live videos
Serverless Live Streaming
Thumbnail previews in Stream Player seek bar
The Stream Player now displays preview images when viewers hover their mouse over the seek bar, making it easier to skip to a specific part of a video.
MP4 video file downloads (GA)
Stream Connect (open beta)
You can now opt-in to the Stream Connect beta, and use Cloudflare Stream to restream live video to any platform that accepts RTMPS input, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.
Simplified signed URL token generation
Stream Connect (closed beta)
You can now use Cloudflare Stream to restream or simulcast live video to any platform that accepts RTMPS input, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.
MP4 video file downloads (beta)
Stream Player 2.0 (preview)
A brand new version of the Stream Player is now available for preview. New features include:
- Unified controls across desktop and mobile devices
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Intelligent mouse cursor interactions with player controls
- Phased out support for Internet Explorer 11
Faster video encoding
Videos uploaded to Cloudflare Stream are now available to view 5x sooner, reducing the time your users wait between uploading and viewing videos.
Picture quality improvements
Cloudflare Stream now encodes videos with fewer artifacts, resulting in improved video quality for your viewers.
Improved client bandwidth hints for third-party video players
If you use Cloudflare Stream with a third party player, and send the
clientBandwidthHint parameter in requests to fetch video manifests, Cloudflare Stream now selects the ideal resolution to provide to your client player more intelligently. This ensures your viewers receive the ideal resolution for their network connection.
Less bandwidth, identical video quality
Cloudflare Stream now delivers video using 3-10x less bandwidth, with no reduction in quality. This ensures faster playback for your viewers with less buffering, particularly when viewers have slower network connections.
Removed weekly upload limit, increased max video upload size
- You can now upload videos up to 30GB in size to Cloudflare Stream
- You can now upload an unlimited number of videos to Cloudflare Stream each week
Tus support for direct creator uploads
In addition, all uploads to Cloudflare Stream made using tus are now faster and more reliable as part of this change.
Multiple audio track mixdown
Videos with multiple audio tracks (ex: 5.1 surround sound) are now mixed down to stereo when uploaded to Stream. The resulting video, with stereo audio, is now playable in the Stream Player.
Storage limit notifications
Cloudflare now emails you if your account is using 75% or more of your prepaid video storage, so that you can take action and plan ahead.