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Lossy Compression Algorithms: Everything a Developer Needs to Know

This is a comprehensive guide to lossy compression algorithms.  In this detailed post, we’ll cover the following topics: An Introduction to Lossy Compression Lossy Compression Ratios & Metrics in Digital Video Perceptual Distortion Peak-Signal-To-Noise Ratio (PSNR) Lossy Compression: the “two” step process Step 1: Quantization Step 2: Transform coding Wavelet Transformation 2D Haar Transform So,…

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Video Compression Basics: What is video transcoding, why is it important, and how does it apply to my everyday life?

What is Transcoding? In the context of video – Transcoding refers to the process of compressing video files as much as possible at minimal quality loss to represent (and transfer) information by using less data. Essentially, video transcoding online is the conversion of a video file from one format to a better-compressed version to ensure…

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Celebrating C++: State of the Art Standards for All

With 2020 coming into full swing – it’s time for Bitmovin and our engineering teams to not only reflect on the past year but also to celebrate the growth of standards in the development industry for the past half-century. December 2019 was a historic month for computing – as it was the official month when…

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Happy World Standards Day 2019 from Everyone at Bitmovin!

Co- Founder Feature: Happy World Standards Day 2019 – Video Standards Create a Global Stage Today, October 14, 2019, we celebrate the World Standards Day, “the day honors the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations” (SDOs). Many SDOs such as W3C, IETF, ITU, ISO (incl. JPEG and MPEG) celebrate this with individual statements, highlighting the importance of standards…

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) – Everything you need to know

The necessity for streaming capabilities amongst video content distributors is at an all-time high! Consumers and developers alike are racing to find and distribute the best content at their disposal. Unfortunately, this high demand for video content is often undermined by a lack of security around original content. As a result, creators and distributors alike…

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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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