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Reinhard Grandl

Reinhard Grandl

Reinhard Grandl is Director of Product Management at Bitmovin. Reinhard received his Master degree from the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, specializing on Networked and Embedded Systems, in 2014 and joined Bitmovin in 2013 as part of the player department. Reinhard’s experience includes positions in international research and development companies.

Player Version V7 & V8 is Chromecast HLS Compatible with Enhanced DRM Support

Since the  release of player version v5.2, Bitmovin has improved support for HLS streams, including playback on Chromecast and enhanced DRM handling. This support carries across to the latest implementation …


High End Video Analytics Straight Out-Of-The-Box

Finding and communicating meaningful and actionable insights about your video delivery workflow and user experience just got a lot easier In an effort to make Bitmovin’s powerful analytics components even …


Using a Per-Title Bitrate Ladder to Optimize Encoding – Try our new Benchmark Tool!

Per-Title Encoding offers greatly reduced bitrates without compromising (and even increasing) quality. Bitmovin has just released a Benchmark Tool which helps you to optimize your encoding workflow.


Per-Scene Adaptation: Going Beyond Bitrate

Adaptation Based on Video Context or “Per-Scene Adaptation”, reduces bandwidth consumption by adjusting the bitrate stream to the minimum bitrate required to maintain perfect visual quality for every segment within …


Bypass Adblock with Server-Side Ad Insertion

Bypassing adblocking software with Server-Side Ad Insertion and increase ad revenues by up to 25%. For the past five years, there’s been a massive improvement and growth pattern in online …


Google IMA & Video Advertising is Dropping Flash

This June Google will cease development of Flash in the IMA SDKs ending support for the IMA SDK for Flash and Flash VPAID ads in the HTML5 SDK Google has …


Bitmovin HTML5 Player v7: 360° playback with HLS on iOS, server side ads, custom adaptation, new skin and more

Experience HLS Live and VoD 360º playback on all devices and monetize your content more efficiently with server side ad insertion, in Bitmovin’s 7th major player release. A new skin …


The end of Flash could be just weeks away

Is your video platform future proof? The web is moving away from Flash, towards a pure HTML5 web experience and this is a big change for online video In the next few weeks …


Bitmovin Player Version 6.0 is Lighter & Faster with Interactive Ads & Cross-Platform VR

In our latest major release of the Bitmovin Adaptive Streaming Player we have introduced interactive video ads using VPAID 2.0, enhanced our VR and 360° video support to cover all major browsers …


Bandwidth Efficiency & Fragmented MP4 for HLS in Player Version 5.1

Player version 5.1 uses available bandwidth more efficiently, providing better quality video and increased user experience. New Adaptation Logic for Faster Startup and Optimised Bandwidth Utilisation The main job of an …