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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.

Video Encoding Welcome to the Bitmovin Blog

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 Per-Title Encoding is not a new concept. In fact, you can find research online that dates back several years, including this 2012 presentation: Choosing the…

per-title encoding - Bitmovin
Research and Technology Video Player Welcome to the Bitmovin Blog

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 well as Chrome for Desktop and Mobile introduced a new auto-play policy. The main goal of these policies was to improve a user’s browsing experience…

Autoplay policies for safari and chrome
Welcome to the Bitmovin Blog

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 enjoy their journey through the web, without being “annoyed” by loud, auto-playing audio/video content, it certainly sent website owners and video developers scrambling to make…

per-title encoding - Bitmovin
Video Encoding

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 the most popular streaming formats out there, and because it was initially created independently by Apple for their own environment, it is natively supported on…

Create RFC compliant HLS content
Video Encoding

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 key provider. Furthermore, you can use our native HTML5 Bitmovin player to play your DRM protected content on every device out there. The following sections…

BuyDRM tutorial Bitmovin Multi-DRM
Video Encoding

Integrate Axinom Multi-DRM with Bitmovin

The following tutorial will show you how to use Axinom DRM together with the Bitmovin Cloud Encoding system to create a video distribution platform, ready to target multiple devices and browsers. By following this tutorial and using the supporting links that you will find below, you can create a video on demand service with the…

Multi DRM with Axinom and Bitmovin
API Video Encoding

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 paced development cycle at Bitmovin. We are constantly talking to our customers through our support channels, taking their feedback and suggestions and planning solutions, building…

Video encoding API development cycle
Video Encoding

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 we there yet, are we there yet!?”. If you have, then you have some idea what it is like for an application trying to find…

per-title encoding - Bitmovin
Video Encoding

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 the many other improvements, the mobile view has been optimized to enable our customers to monitor the status of their encodings from any place with any…

per-title encoding - Bitmovin

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