Jacob Arends

Product Manager | Playback

Part of the Product team for Bitmovin Playback, Jacob comes from the high pressure world of live sports which fuels his ability to focus on optimizing the quality of experience for both developers creating streaming platforms and the viewers consuming their content.

html5 video players - ultimate guide

The Ultimate Guide to HTML5 Video Players [2024]

Developers know that a lot goes into video streaming. The content must be produced, encoded, transcoded, and distributed globally. For this reason, delivering seamless over-the-top (OTT) video experiences often requires piecing together a handful of technology components. In this Ultimate Guide to HTML5 Video Players, we cover what to look for when choosing a player, when to go with a free or open-source option vs. a premium paid solution, and the best HTML5 video players to build on.

Open-source vs. commercial players - Bitmovin

Completing the WebRTC Playback Experience – Enabling Rewind During Real-Time Live Streams

Live streaming has solidified its role as a pivotal component of modern video workflows, enabling platforms and media companies to captivate audiences with that sense of witnessing events as they happen. This trend has gained even greater momentum during and after the pandemic, as users craved live experiences that spanned a variety of interests –…

Open-source vs. commercial players - Bitmovin
Product Updates

Bitmovin Launches Support for React Native

React Native has become one of the most popular UI frameworks for mobile development and continues to see widescale adoption. Over the past year, we have seen rapidly growing interest from companies looking to stream video in their mobile applications with the Bitmovin Player. This topic has also been trending in the Bitmovin developer Community…

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