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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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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 …


135th MPEG Meeting Takeaways: MPEG Immersive Video is here

Preface Bitmovin isn’t the only organization whose sole purpose is to shape the future of video – a few senior developers at Bitmovin along with me are active members of …


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 …


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, …


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 …


Innovations in VidTech: The History and Future of 3D Video Content

Where nostalgia and fondness for the future collide – The world of 3D video content 3D video content – a topic that can easily be perceived through the polarized lenses …


Bitmovin’s Intern Series: The Journey from x86 to ARM – Part One

Part I – Updating Library Dependencies from x86 to ARM ARM CPU architectures have been in the news a lot recently: Apple announced that they are going to use ARM …


State of Compression: Testing h.266/VVC vs h.265/HEVC

VVC – the latest evolution for modern codecs Versatile Video Coding (h.266/VVC) is the newest block-based hybrid codec from the Joint Video Experts Team (JVET), a group comprised of MPEG …


132nd MPEG Meeting Takeaways: MPEG Continues to Progress – First Meeting with the New Structure

Preface Bitmovin isn’t the only organization whose sole purpose is to shape the future of video – a few senior developers at Bitmovin along with me are active members of …


To Play, or Not to Play – AutoPlay Policies for Safari 14 and Chrome 64

Updates to the autoplay policies in Safari and Chrome could have significant implications for both advertisers and content providers As of September 2017, Safari 11 on macOS and iOS, as …