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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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Advanced Transport Options for DASH: QUIC and HTTP/2

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 …


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

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 …


MPEG-DASH vs. Apple HLS vs. Microsoft Smooth Streaming vs. Adobe HDS

All existing adaptive HTTP streaming technologies, such as the proprietary Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS), and the only international standardized solution MPEG Dynamic …


Google Glass at Marconi Moments

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 …


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

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 …


MPEG DASH Conformance Versus Client Performance

by Marcel van der Heijden How to double your effective media stream bitrates MPEG DASH was created to deal with a highly fragmented media streaming ecosystem struggling with fragmentation and …