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

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Efficiently Predicting Quality with ATHENA’s Video Complexity Analyzer (VCA) project

For online prediction in live streaming applications, selecting low-complexity features is critical to ensure low-latency video streaming without disruptions. For each frame/ video/ video segment, two features, i.e., the average texture energy and the average gradient of the texture energy are determined. A DCT-based energy function is introduced to determine the block-wise texture of each…

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Bitmovin Improves Support AV1 Video Encoding for VoD

**Updated in March 2022** Since 2017, Bitmovin has actively worked in video and streaming standardization and has consistently driven standards from inception to implementation. Our founders co-created the MPEG-DASH streaming standard used by Netflix, YouTube, and many others, which is responsible for over 50% of peak U.S. internet traffic. Given our encoding, virtualization, and codec…

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VVC Video Codec – The Next Generation Codec

State of VVC Video Codec So it’s happening. After their previous work on h.264/AVC and h.265/HEVC, the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and ISO Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) have again joined forces to create another video codec named Versatile Video Coding (VVC). The first goal for the VVC Video Codec was to significantly…

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Efficient Multi-Encoding Algorithms for HTTP Adaptive Bitrate Streaming

The Future of HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) According to multiple reports, video viewing will account for as much as 82% of all internet traffic by the end of 2022, as such the popularity of HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) is steadily increasing to efficiently support modern demand. Furthermore, improvements in video characteristics such as frame rate,…

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ATHENA Lab: Fast Multi-Resolution and Multi-Rate Encoding for HTTP Adaptive Streaming Using Machine Learning (FaRes-ML)

The heterogeneity of the devices on the Internet and the difference among the network conditions of the users make designing a video delivery tool that can adapt to all these differences while maximizing the quality of experience (QoE) for each user a tricky problem. HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) is the de-facto solution for video delivery…

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ATHENA Lab: Improving Viewer Experiences with Scalable Light Field Coding (SLFC)

Immersive Viewer Experiences with Light Field Imaging  Light field imaging is a promising technology that will provide a more immersive viewing experience. It enables some post-processing tasks like depth estimation, changing the viewport, refocusing, etc. To this end, a huge amount of data needs to be collected, processed, stored, and transmitted, which leaves the challenging…

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ATHENA Labs: Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Live Video Streaming with Optimizing Resource Utilization in Live Video Streaming (OSCAR)

Live video streaming is a specific type of streaming that a video is broadcasted in real-time. The actual source of the video can be pre-recorded or simultaneously recorded. Live streaming is suitable for live venues, conferences, and gaming. In recent years the demands for watching live venues such as news, concerts, and sports have increased,…

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