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Andy Francis

Technical Content Lead

Andy Francis is an A/V nerd at heart who has spent the last 15+ years sending audio and video over the internet. He has extensive experience working with everything from video conferencing to live event streaming to large-scale OTT platforms and is passionate about spreading knowledge and access to streaming technologies.

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VidTech

Everything you need to know about Apple AV1 Support

This post was originally published in Sept 2023. It was updated on Feb 18, 2024 with information about Bitmovin’s new support for AV1 in HLS playlists, including with FairPlay content protection. Apple made waves across the video encoding and streaming communities when they announced the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max would have a…

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VidTech

The Essential Guide to SCTE-35 

Everything you need to know about SCTE-35, the popular event signaling standard that powers dynamic ad insertion, digital program insertion, blackouts and more for TV, live streams and on-demand video. What is SCTE? The acronym SCTE is short for The Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers. SCTE is a non-profit professional organization that creates technical…

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Innovation

Game-Changing Savings with Per-Title Encoding

Introduction The post will explain how Per-Title Encoding works and the advantages of using Per-Title Encoding compared to using the same bitrate ladder for all your content. Per-Title often requires fewer ABR ladder renditions and lower bitrates that translate into storage, egress and CDN cost savings. It also improves QoE with less buffering and quality…

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Innovation

PhD video research: From the ATHENA lab to Bitmovin products

Introduction The story of Bitmovin began with video research and innovation back in 2012, when our co-founders Stefan Lederer and Christopher Mueller were students at Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) Klagenfurt. Together with their professor Dr. Christian Timmerer, the three co-founded Bitmovin in 2013, with their research providing the foundation for Bitmovin’s groundbreaking MPEG-DASH player and Per-Title Encoding….

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VidTech

Guide to Adopting AV1 Encoding

Introduction This post will provide some background information on video codecs and the pros and cons of the most common codecs used by streaming services. We’ll discuss why you should be taking advantage of newer codecs and the many benefits they can provide. Finally, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide through the factors and questions you…

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VidTech

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR): What is it & How Does it Work? [2023 Update]

What is Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Streaming? Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR) is a technology used in modern video streaming applications that can dynamically adapt in real-time, in order to provide the best quality for each individual viewer. ABR streams take into account network conditions, screen size and device capabilities and can adjust on the fly to…

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VidTech

The State of AV1 Playback Support: 2023 – Apple adds iPhone AV1 hardware decoder!

This post was originally published in October 2022. It has been updated with new developments, most recently on September 12, 2023 with news about Apple’s iPhone AV1 decoder. In this post, I’ll be taking a look at the current state of AV1 playback support, covering which browsers, mobile devices, smart TVs, consoles and streaming sticks…

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