Christopher Mueller

Bitmovin Co-Founder

Christopher Mueller is the CTO and Co-founder of Bitmovin. He leads Bitmovin's long-term technology vision, and is responsible for overseeing product development, industry thought leadership and advanced technology incubations. He published more than 40 research papers in the areas of multimedia streaming, networking, and multimedia adaptation and currently holds several U.S. patents. He co-created the MPEG-DASH video streaming standard which is used by Netflix and Youtube and is the author of the MPEG-DASH reference software and a contributor to multiple open source tools.

Android mediaplayer
Product Updates

Android Streaming Media Player App

Build a Mediaplayer App for Android The Bitmovin Android streaming media player (Bitmovin API) is an example based on ExoPlayer that connects with your Bitmovin account, shows your encodings, and lets you stream these encodings to your Android mobile. It can be easily modified to build your own Android application using MPEG-DASH encodings from Bitmovin….

Google cloud infrastructure for cloud encoding
Company News

Scalable Cloud Video Encoding in the Google Infrastructure

Cloud Encoding with Bitmovin and Google Bitmovin is utilizing Google infrastructure to provide cloud video encoding 100x faster than any other encoding service. Our distributed software based encoding approach is not bound to any specific cloud provider but Google Compute Engine (GCE) provides great performance. This enables faster  encoder provisioning and in the end decreased queuing delay for…

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Bitmovin Video Encoding API

Encoding API with Comprehensive Documentation and API Clients Bitmovin offers a powerful cloud encoding service for developers with a comprehensive video encoding API. Don’t miss out on our developer section including comprehensive demos, tutorials and FAQs to help you get more familiar with our bitmovin products. API client implementations for different programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, Ruby,…

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Apple HTTP Live Streaming

Apple HTTP Live Streaming (Apple HLS) is a widely used adaptive HTTP streaming protocol available as IETF Internet Draft. It is mainly targeted towards mobile devices based on iOS such as iPhone, iPad or AppleTV, as well as at OS X desktop computers. Apple’s Internet browser Safari also accepts HLS streams as the source of the HTML5 <Video> tag,…

MPEG-DASH open source

The Best MPEG-DASH Open Source Players & Tools

There are more and more open-source projects are available today around or supporting MPEG-DASH and it is always good to have some of these tools ready during development, we collected the following list of publicly available and open-source MPEG-DASH player tools: libdash MPEG-DASH player Reference Library libdash is the official reference software of the ISO/IEC…

Microsoft Smooth streaming
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Microsoft Smooth Streaming

In 2008, Microsoft announced the release of the new Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 with a new adaptive HTTP streaming feature called Smooth Streaming, targeting the smooth delivery of HD content to the client. Their Silverlight based client continually detects the available bandwidth conditions as well as CPU utilization and playback window resolution to decide…

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MPEG-DASH vs. Apple HLS vs. Microsoft Smooth Streaming vs. Adobe HDS

All existing adaptive HTTP streaming technologies, such as the proprietary Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS), and the only international standardized solution MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH) follow nearly the same principle All existing adaptive HTTP streaming technologies, such as the proprietary Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Apple HTTP…

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