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CEO and Co-Founder of Bitmovin, a company providing cloud-based OTT video software solutions for leading media companies worldwide.

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VidTech

2022 End of Year Wrap Up with Stefan Lederer

Thinking back while looking forward 2022 was a pivotal year for the video streaming industry. After a huge boom in demand for online video content in 2020 and 2021, while the world was locked down due to COVID-19, we now see many more services competing for eyeballs with vast content libraries, while demand has not…

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VidTech

Research shows almost 70% of video streaming subscribers would rather pay for an ad-free experience

To ad or not to ad? That is the question.  Netflix, the video streaming service that pioneered the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) business model and became a cultural zeitgeist, recently announced it would introduce adverts to its service. From the beginning of November, Netflix will launch an ad-supported tier in 12 countries, allowing its customers to…

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VidTech

A Triumphant Return to IBC

IBC made a welcome return to Amsterdam following a two-year absence, and we caught up with our CEO and co-founder, Stefan Lederer, to discuss how he found the show, the big trends he saw and what comes next! How was IBC 2022 for you? Busy! Which is how you want IBC to be! We had…

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Company News

Bitmovin makes Inc. 5000 list – again!

Bitmovin is one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the United States!  I am incredibly proud to share that Bitmovin made the Inc 5000, which is a prestigious list of the most successful US businesses this week. It’s the second time we’ve appeared on the list, but I am still just as honoured and excited…

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VidTech

Message from the CEO: Thanks for a great NAB Las Vegas 2022

Viva Las NAB! After almost three years without a major industry trade show, being back in Las Vegas for NAB Show almost felt like a mirage because we had waited so long for it. Despite fewer attendees than in previous years and much-needed COVID-19 health and safety guidelines to protect our well-being and the newly…

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Company News

Enabling Video Technology for Developers

In 2013, Bitmovin was launched out of research and standardization with the goal of shaping the future of video technology. We worked on streaming standards like MPEG-DASH, using playback and encoding tools in the scope of our research. And because we believe in openness and transparency in scientific work, we open-sourced our solutions for others…

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Company News

You May be Wondering How We Got Here: Emmy® Award for Innovations in Online Broadcasting

As you may have heard, Bitmovin was recently honored with the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for the Development of Massive Processing Optimized Compression Technologies for our innovative work on our AI/ML Per-Title Encoding solution. But before the music plays me off the stage for individually thanking all of the Bitmovers who made this possible….

MPEG-DASH and HLS test streams
Developers

Free & Public MPEG-DASH and HLS Example Test Streams and Datasets

MPEG-DASH sample streams and HLS test streams or m3u8 streams as they are often called, are important tools that you should have available throughout your development process. It’s good to have a variety of streams available when you are testing your adaptive streaming solution to ensure you are covering all aspects of your playback. We have collected…

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Developers

Optimal Adaptive Streaming Formats MPEG-DASH & HLS Segment Length

One of the first questions when starting with adaptive streaming formats such as MPEG-DASH or HLS is how long do you generate the used media segments of the content. The segmentation of the content is necessary, as this enables the switching between the different video/audio qualities during the streaming session. The following figure gives a short…

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