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Reinhard Grandl

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 background includes positions in international research and development companies. As a product leader he has a proven track record of delivering products that exceed customer expectations and drive revenue growth. He is passionate about using technology to solve real-world problems.

- Bitmovin
VidTech

IBC Preview [2022]: 5 Minutes with… Reinhard Grandl

All roads lead to IBC, in our latest blog series, we spent 5 minutes with some of the Bitmovin team to get their thoughts on why IBC is important and tips for enjoying the show. Say hello to Reinhard Grandl, who oversees Bitmovin’s product department, who develops the company’s product strategy and ensures it is…

- Bitmovin
Product Updates

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 –  Web SDK v8 Chromecast HLS Playback After introducing HLS streaming to our HTML5 based player, we took the next step and ported it to…

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Product Updates

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 more accessible to our clients, we are happy to introduce our all new Analytics Dashboard, an out-of-the-box solution to view key metrics on your video…

Lower bandwidth, higher quality with Per-Scene Adaptation
Developers

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 your video. Since Netflix began customizing their encoding ladder in order to optimize each of their titles individually, the idea of “Per-Title Encoding” has been…

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Developers

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 video advertising towards an encoding or server-side approach to inserting ads, also known as Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) to bypass adblocking software. In contrast to…

Bitmovin Player Version 7
Product Updates

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 with new possibilities for customization, improved performance and the possibility to apply custom adaptation decisions, make our HTML5 Player version 7 faster and more versatile than…

HTML5 Player version 6
Product Updates

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 and further improved performance relating to startup and switching times. Interactive Advertising with VPAID 2.0 Besides conventional playback, handling of advertisements is one of the most…

Bandwidth Efficiency and Fragmented MP4 Support
Product Updates

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 adaptive streaming player is to ensure that the video plays at the highest possible quality. As bandwidth conditions change, the player needs to adjust the…

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