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Gernot Zwantschko

Gernot Zwantschko

Gernot is one of Bitmovin's most experienced developers, and leads the customer support team as well as assisting in many areas of our product development cycle. His knowledge spans the entire range of Bitmovin products, features and solutions.

What is Per-Title Encoding? How to Efficiently Compress Video

What is per-title encoding? By encoding video at bitrates appropriate to the content of the video file, content providers can make significant bandwidth savings as well as quality improvements. Introduction …


To Play, or Not to Play – AutoPlay Policies for Safari 14 and Chrome 64

Updates to the autoplay policies in Safari and Chrome could have significant implications for both advertisers and content providers As of September 2017, Safari 11 on macOS and iOS, as …


To Play, or Not to Play #2 – Firefox blocks audible autoplay by default!

Restrictive autoplay policies in browsers were definitely one of the most disruptive changes that took place in 2018. While it was rolled out with the right intentions to help users …


RFC compliant HLS content and how to create it

This guide will show you how to generate RFC compliant HLS to ensure you are playing smoothly on every Apple operating system and device Alongside MPEG-DASH, HLS, is one of …


Halve your Encoding, Packaging and Storage Costs – HLS with fragmented MP4

By using a single package format you can reduce your encoding, packaging and storage costs by halve and decrease your CDN costs by up to 10% as fMP4 has less …


Integrate BuyDRM with Bitmovin

Integrate BuyDRM with the Bitmovin Cloud Encoder This tutorial will show you how to create an encoding with MultiDRM protection using the KeyOS MultiKeyTM Service from BuyDRM as your DRM …


Last Months Video Encoding API Release Notes

 “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Quote: “Ferris Bueller“ The same can be said for the ferociously …


Webhooks for the Video Encoding API

Our new notification service gives you real time status updates on your video encodings with RESThooks. Have you ever been on a family holiday and had your kids nagging you the entire way: “Are …


Dropbox Video Streaming – Encoding Integration

Dropbox Video Streaming Integration and New User Interface The Bitmovin team has worked hard to improve the user interface of our portal and now the latest version is ready to use. Among …