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Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Evolved: WISH ABR and Bitmovin’s Player Integration

Video streaming has grown rapidly over the past few years and is the prominent content people engage with online. This puts a lot of pressure on streaming companies as they now have to support a wide range of devices to maximize their viewer reach. Additionally, depending on the device type and the user’s network connectivity,…

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Game-Changing Savings with Per-Title Encoding

Introduction The post will explain how Per-Title Encoding works and the advantages of using Per-Title Encoding compared to using the same bitrate ladder for all your content. Per-Title often requires fewer ABR ladder renditions and lower bitrates that translate into storage, egress and CDN cost savings. It also improves QoE with less buffering and quality…

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Building Better Together with the Bitmovin Innovators Network

Over the past 3-4 years, each industry that streams video has changed significantly. Depending on the company’s size, cloud adoption for streaming workloads before 2020 was driven by leading-edge “builders” with the technical expertise and in-house resources to experiment. Now, we’re in an era of early mainstream adoption led by “buyers” looking for comprehensive, reliable,…

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PhD video research: From the ATHENA lab to Bitmovin products

Introduction The story of Bitmovin began with video research and innovation back in 2012, when our co-founders Stefan Lederer and Christopher Mueller were students at Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) Klagenfurt. Together with their professor Dr. Christian Timmerer, the three co-founded Bitmovin in 2013, with their research providing the foundation for Bitmovin’s groundbreaking MPEG-DASH player and Per-Title Encoding….

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Unlocking the Highest Quality of Experience with Common-Media-Client-Data (CMCD) – What Is It and What Are the Benefits

As video workflows get more detailed, companies face numerous challenges in delivering a seamless viewing experience to their audiences. One of the biggest hurdles is the ability to make sense of disjointed sets of information from different points in the video delivery workflow. When a client experiences buffering or other playback issues, it can be…

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Completing the WebRTC Playback Experience – Enabling Rewind During Real-Time Live Streams

Live streaming has solidified its role as a pivotal component of modern video workflows, enabling platforms and media companies to captivate audiences with that sense of witnessing events as they happen. This trend has gained even greater momentum during and after the pandemic, as users craved live experiences that spanned a variety of interests –…

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VVC: Open-GOP Resolution Switching

At IBC 2023 the Fraunhofer HHI, Spin Digital and Bitmovin are presenting a paper on the practical application of a new feature that was introduced in VVC: Open-GOP resolution switching. In this blog post I want to explain what open-GOP (Group of Pictures) prediction is, what the benefits are and why with VVC open-GOP prediction…

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Bringing Per-Title Encoding to Live Streaming Workflows

Introduction Bitmovin was born from research performed by our co-founders at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (AAU) and many of the innovations powering our products today are the direct result of the ongoing ATHENA project collaboration between Bitmovin engineers and the Christian Doppler Laboratory at AAU. This post takes a closer look at our recent combined efforts researching…

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