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MPEG-DASH Browser Support and Device Compatibility

Due to superior browser support and device compatibility, MPEG-DASH is quickly becoming the industry's preferred adaptive streaming standard. Since 2012, when MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP, ISO/IEC 23009-1) was ratified by ISO/IEC MPEG, more and more browsers, TVs, smart phones, and devices, as well as manufacturers are …


Why YouTube & Netflix use MPEG-DASH in HTML5

The recent news that YouTube has chosen HTML5 as their default playback option – rather than Flash which was used previously – got a lot of attention, including coverage from TechCrunch and …


MPEG-DASH and MPEG-CENC-DRM, the Answer to your DRM Problems!

On September 23, 2013 Google stated that starting January 2014 it would block NPAPI plugins, with a few exceptions, such as Microsoft Silverlight. At the time the company also announced …


HTML5 is Finally Standardized

Yesterday, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published the HTML5 specification as Recommendation, which is their name for a final version of a standard. This new HTML standard brings a lot …