Martin Smole

Senior Engineering Director

Martin is responsible for the development and operation of the Bitmovin Encoding products for VOD and Live. His teams work to enable complex video encoding workflows for global premium media and technology companies like Red Bull Media House or the New York Times. He also manages collaborations with research partners like ATHENA to constantly incorporate new innovations to Bitmovins products.

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Product Updates

Bitmovin Improves Support AV1 Video Encoding for VoD

**Updated in Feb 2024** Since 2017, Bitmovin has actively worked in video and streaming standardization and has consistently driven standards from inception to implementation. Our founders co-created the MPEG-DASH streaming standard used by Netflix, YouTube, and many others, which is responsible for over 50% of peak U.S. internet traffic. Given our encoding, virtualization, and codec…

AI 3-Pass Encoding is a new level for video quality

A.I. Encoding Uses Machine Learning to Speed Up Processing and Improve Quality

A.I. Encoding workflow running on a containerized “chunk-based” infrastructure with ML-based machine learning model delivers industries highest quality video encoder. At Bitmovin, we have been known to push the boundaries for exceptional quality in delivering video content. From our efforts as an early mover in the implementation and development of AV1 to our cloud-native solution…

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WWDC17 – HEVC with HLS – Apple just announced a feature that we support out of the box

  This year Apple announced at their WWDC conference support for HEVC/H.265 with HLS for macOS High Sierra and iOS11 Every year at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) they present updates and new features that will be available to their products soon. This year Apple announced support for HEVC/H.265 for macOS High Sierra and…

closed captioning and more in the latest API release
Product Updates

API Update – Closed Captioning, Video with Multiple Audio Tracks and More

Closed Captioning Closed captioning is the process of adding text to to video files allowing the user to read along with the audio. This is usually employed to assist hearing impaired viewers, but also has other applications. Closed captioning is an important part of delivering online video and Bitmovin’s API is fully capable of managing your CC needs. Contact us for…

HLS Encryption

HLS Encryption through Bitmovins Cloud Video Encoding Service

HLS Encryption Bitmovin supports HLS encryption with AES-128 and SAMPLE-AES now. Bitmovin already supports DRM for MPEG-DASH with Widevine Modular and Microsoft PlayReady. The next logical step was to support encryption for HLS with AES-128 and SAMPLE-AES as well. How to Encrypt your HLS Content The easiest way to encrypt your HLS content using AES-128 or SAMPLE-AES…

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