High-end Adaptive Video Streaming

Bitmovin improves video quality on the web with two state of the art products. The Bitmovin Cloud Encoder: This cloud service encodes normal video files into adaptive MPEG-DASH and HLS files on a scalable platform. The Bitmovin Video Player: This easy to install Video Player runs native in HTML5 and streams video with fast start up and no buffering.

Will Google’s Push to HTTPS Disrupt Your Video Delivery?

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The web is moving from HTTP to HTTPS on it’s journey to a more secure internet. This will create a lot of potential problems for video providers, and the best defense is to be pro-active. Google is known to favor HTTPS on the web, even to the point of ranking HTTPS sites better than HTTP. […]


Meet Bitmovin at MWC, Barcelona or Streaming Forum, London

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Get a demonstration, meet one of our product experts, or discuss your adaptive streaming workflow with Bitmovin’s team of experts in Barcelona or London There are two major shows on our calendar in the next couple of weeks, one in Barcelona and another one in London. We would be very happy to arrange a meeting […]


Utilizing Bitmovin Encoding Platform with Multiple Players

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The following tutorial will show you how to perform an encoding with the Bitmovin API and setup multiple players to playback the encoded content. The Bitmovin encoding platform can be used with a multitude of video players, including, but not limited to the Bitmovin Adaptive Streaming Player. This blog post will walk you through the […]


Google IMA & Video Advertising is Dropping Flash

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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 recently announced that as of June 1, 2017, they will cease development of Flash in the IMA SDKs. This will not only end support in […]


MPEG News from its 117th Meeting: OMAF & Global Media Technology Standards for an Immersive Age

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The 117th MPEG meeting concluded on Jan 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland and featured some hot topics such as; Omnidirectional Media Application Format, Global Media Technology Standards and going beyond HEVC. The entire MPEG press release can be found here, but in this blog post I will focus on the following topics from the meetup: MPEG […]


Custom Adaptation Logic in your HTML5 Video Player

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Introduction The main challenge that your adaptive streaming player faces is to keep the users engaged by choosing the ‘optimal’ representation (quality level) of the video. This always leads to a trade-off between providing the best possible quality, minimizing the startup time and avoiding buffering. If the user’s bandwidth conditions are not perfect, optimizing one […]


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 […]


Skinning with the new Bitmovin HTML5 Player v7 UI

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A beautifully designed and customizable HTML5 video player delivering brilliant user experiences on every device. As they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression, and in the case of an HTML5 video player, that impression starts before your customers even hit the play button. This is why our latest release includes […]


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

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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 […]


The Bitmovin HTML5 Player on Ruby on Rails in two easy steps

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Most Ruby developers will agree that Rubygems is by far the easiest way to get new components into a project. So we decided to make it super easy for Rails developers to get started with the Bitmovin Player by providing an easy to use Rails plugin that will get you up and running within 5 […]


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