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

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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 iOS […]


Bitmovin Supports AV1 Encoding for VoD and Live and Joins the Alliance for Open Media

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AV1 is a next generation video codec and Bitmovin is proud to deliver the world’s first AV1 live stream and to announce our membership in the Alliance for Open Media We are excited to announce the support of AV1 for VoD and Live streaming in our encoding service which works in the cloud (AWS, Google, […]


MPEG-DASH VP9 for VoD and Live

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VP9 is the next level in video compression and can help you to save up to 50% on your CDN costs, or significantly increase the quality of your streams. We are happy to announce the introduction of full VP9 support for our HTML5 video player and our video encoder, both in the cloud as well […]


Implement Live-to-VoD with the Bitmovin API

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Get your VoD assets online immediately after the live event with Bitmovin Live-to-VoD. Decrease your encoding costs, reduce your hardware footprint and create a higher quality of experience for your users. Live events have, and probably always will be one of the most marketable video experiences on any screen. Whether it is a football match, […]


DRM enabled Offline Playback

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The following tutorial will show you how to set up offline playback using Bitmovin and ExpressPlay DRM. On 30th November 2016 Netflix announced the support for offline playback, which has been one of the most requested features from the Netflix user base. With this new feature users are now able, not only to playback content […]


Integrate Axinom Multi-DRM with Bitmovin

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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 […]


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

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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 through Bitmovins Cloud Encoding Service

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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 […]


PlayReady DRM Now Compatible with Bitmovin

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PlayReady MPEG-DASH Bitmovin now supports PlayReady DRM with MPEG Common Encryption (MPEG-CENC) for MPEG-DASH streams. A few days ago we added Widevine Modular and now the next logical step was a PlayReady MPEG-DASH solution. It is also possible to combine Widevine Modular and PlayReady to encrypt your content once and be able to use it with both DRM […]


MPEG-CENC Widevine DRM in Bitmovin

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CENC, DRM and Widevine CENC DRM protection is now supported by Bitmovin for MPEG-DASH content by using MPEG Common Encryption (MPEG-CENC) and Widevine Modular. MPEG-CENC is an encryption standard that is independent from DRM providers and allows the decryption of the same media file (encoded and encrypted once) using multiple DRM systems (Widevine, PlayReady, etc.) to support various client devices. […]


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