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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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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 …


131st MPEG Meeting Takeaways – Future Codecs are now: VVC is finalized

Preface “Shaping the Future of Video” is not just a catchy slogan that we like to throw around, rather it’s Bitmovin’s company vision. Not only do we keep a close …


Video Tech Deep Dive: Super-Resolution with Machine Learning P2

Super-Resolution: Why is it good and how can you incorporate it? Introduction  Welcome to Part 2 of Bitmovin’s Video Tech Deep Dive series: Super-Resolution with Machine learning. Before you get …


State of Streaming Wars 2020: The New Subscribers (SVOD Streamers)

Streaming Wars: Someone’s bound to win…right? The search term “Streaming Wars” took off in late 2015 with the near-simultaneous announcements that Hulu (currently owned by The Walt Disney Company) was …


BitExperiments – Q2Y2020 Hackathon Summary

Can’t stop us noooow – we’re havin’ a remote hackathon Throw what you will at us 2020! That won’t stop the innovation and creativity of the Bitmovin team – in …


130th MPEG Meeting Takeaways – Innovation meets Essential Needs

Preface “Shaping the Future of Video” is not just a catchy slogan that we like to throw around, rather it’s Bitmovin’s company vision. Not only do we keep a close …


Developer Network Series: Everything you need to know about Video Compression

In the previous series of posts, we set a baseline of compression knowledge by defining how lossy compression algorithms work for images and breaking down the JPEG image standard. Now …


State of Compression: What is VVC and how does it work?

What is VVC? Versatile Video Coding (VVC) is the most recent international video coding standard which was finalized in July of 2020. It is the successor to High-Efficiency Video Coding …