Research

Video streaming is a fast moving area and to deliver the best possible product we need to be across a variety of technologies and systems. Our team is not only keeping abreast of latest trends and techniques, but are also actively driving the development of new technology. Bitmovin is at the forefront of MPEG-DASH and streaming media research, in fact we were instrumental in, and continue to assist in development of the MPEG-DASH standard.

More to read: Advanced Transport Options for DASH: QUIC and HTTP/2,  Ultra-High-Definition-Quality of Experience with MPEG-DASHHTTP/2.0 and DASH: Planning Tomorrow’s Improved Video Delivery

MPEG-VR: One Ring to Rule Them

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Virtual Reality (VR) has gained a lot of momentum recently which has called standards development organizations (SDOs) into action including the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). In this post we’d like to highlight the current status of this development, what MPEG is doing and what else is going on in this (not so) new and […]


News from the Future Internet: Adaptive Video Streaming Over Information-Centric Networking

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We all know about adaptive video streaming (DASH, HLS) but what is information-centric networking (ICN) and how does it relate to adaptive video streaming? We started Bitmovin as a tech company “related to cutting-edge standards and multimedia technologies” with a strong focus on research into various aspects of today’s Video Infrastructure for the Web including video cloud encoding and the HTML5 adaptive […]


Advanced Transport Options for DASH: QUIC and HTTP/2 (Part II)

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In the first part of this blog post we provided a rough overview of QUIC and HTTP/2 and how it can be used for DASH. In the second part we will provide details about the actual evaluation. Evaluation Setup The test content for the evaluation is Big Buck Bunny which has been encoded and segmented into […]


QoE with High Definition Video Through Adaptive Streaming with MPEG-DASH – 3

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  This is the third and final part of our series on high quality video streaming where we discuss the results of our experiments, our findings and conclusions that can be drawn from the data, particularly in relation to adaptive streaming with MPEG-DASH. Other Posts in this Series: Part 1. In the first part of this series we explained […]


QoE with High Definition Video Through Adaptive Streaming with MPEG-DASH – 2

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This is the second part in a three part series on high quality video streaming, evaluating the performance of MPEG-DASH against other adaptive streaming technologies. In the first part of this blog post we provided the basics about Quality of Experience (QoE) with MPEG-DASH. In the second part we will provide details about the actual […]


MPEG News: A Report from the 112th Meeting, Warsaw, Poland

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This blog post is also available at at blog.timmerer.com and SIGMM records. The 112th MPEG meeting in Warsaw, Poland was a special meeting for me. It was my 50th MPEG meeting, which roughly equates to one year of MPEG meetings (i.e., I’ve spent one year of my life in MPEG meetings incl. traveling – scary, isn’t it? … […]


Advanced Transport Options for DASH: QUIC and HTTP/2

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Multimedia streaming over HTTP is no longer a niche research topic as it has entered our daily lives. The common assumption is that it is deployed on top of the existing infrastructure, utilizing application (HTTP) and transport (TCP) layer protocols as is. Interestingly, standards such as MPEG’s Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) do not mandate […]


QoE with High Definition Video Through Adaptive Streaming with MPEG-DASH – 1

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This is part one of a three part series analysing the impact of Adaptive Streaming, specifically MPEG-DASH, on Quality of Experience (QoE). Other posts in this series: Part 2. The second part outlines the methods employed to conduct the experiment. Part 3. This post describes the results and conclusions that can be derived from our findings. […]


Google Glass at Marconi Moments

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As part of the EU FP7 ICoSOLE Project, Bitmovin accepted the invitation from VRT Research & Innovation to attend two live concerts of a very particular kind. In the Marconi Studios, named after Guglielmo Marconi, a pioneer of long-distance radio transmission, the two up-and-coming young bands, JFJ and Amongster, performed in front of about 100 enthusiastic fans. So far so […]


HTTP/2.0 and DASH: Planning Tomorrow’s Improved Video Delivery

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by Christopher Mueller, CTO and Co-Founder of bitmovin HTTP traffic has grown extensively, driven by the immense growth of multimedia traffic. Nowadays it could be seen as “the” protocol to deploy new services and applications and it is also heavily used by the industry, due to the fact that it provides advanced features for modern […]


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