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Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR): What is it & How Does it Work? [2023 Update]

What is Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Streaming? Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR) is a technology used in modern video streaming applications that can dynamically adapt in real-time, in order to provide the best quality for each individual viewer. ABR streams take into account network conditions, screen size and device capabilities and can adjust on the fly to…

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MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP)

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to MPEG-DASH in 2022. In this quick and informative article, Bitmovin CTO and Co-founder Christopher Mueller describes everything you need to know about MPEG-Dash (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP). Chapters: 1: The History of MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP, ISO/IEC 23009-1) MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP, ISO/IEC 23009-1)…

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Optimal Adaptive Streaming Formats MPEG-DASH & HLS Segment Length

One of the first questions when starting with adaptive streaming formats such as MPEG-DASH or HLS is how long do you generate the used media segments of the content. The segmentation of the content is necessary, as this enables the switching between the different video/audio qualities during the streaming session. The following figure gives a short…

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Bitmovin HTML5 Player v7: 360° playback with HLS on iOS, server side ads, custom adaptation, new skin and more

Experience HLS Live and VoD 360º playback on all devices and monetize your content more efficiently with server side ad insertion, in Bitmovin’s 7th major player release. A new skin with new possibilities for customization, improved performance and the possibility to apply custom adaptation decisions, make our HTML5 Player version 7 faster and more versatile than…

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WWDC16: HLS Supports Fragmented MP4 – and Becomes MPEG-DASH Compatible!

Apple introduces fragmented MP4 in HLS – a small step for Apple but a huge step for video streaming services HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is a very important part of our service, (as you can see from our latest HTML5 Player release) so when we heard the news from WWDC16, that Apple’s HLS protocol will be extended to support…

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Apple HTTP Live Streaming

Apple HTTP Live Streaming (Apple HLS) is a widely used adaptive HTTP streaming protocol available as IETF Internet Draft. It is mainly targeted towards mobile devices based on iOS such as iPhone, iPad or AppleTV, as well as at OS X desktop computers. Apple’s Internet browser Safari also accepts HLS streams as the source of the HTML5 <Video> tag,…

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Microsoft Smooth Streaming

In 2008, Microsoft announced the release of the new Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 with a new adaptive HTTP streaming feature called Smooth Streaming, targeting the smooth delivery of HD content to the client. Their Silverlight based client continually detects the available bandwidth conditions as well as CPU utilization and playback window resolution to decide…

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