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.

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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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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…

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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…

Lower bandwidth, higher quality with Per-Scene Adaptation
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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…

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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 we will see the first major shut out of the Flash plugin as Chrome 55 goes HTML5 by default. The ramifications of these changes for VoD and…

End of Flash just weeks away
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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…

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