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139th MPEG Meeting Takeaways: MPEG issues Call for Evidence for Video Coding for Machines

Preface Bitmovin is a proud member and contributor to several organizations working to shape the future of video, none for longer than the Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG), where I along with a few senior developers at Bitmovin are active members. Personally, I have been a member and attendant of MPEG for 15+ years and…

MPEG-DASH and HLS test streams

Free & Public MPEG-DASH and HLS Example Test Streams and Datasets

MPEG-DASH sample streams and HLS test streams or m3u8 streams as they are often called, are important tools that you should have available throughout your development process. It’s good to have a variety of streams available when you are testing your adaptive streaming solution to ensure you are covering all aspects of your playback. We have collected…

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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…

Video bitrates for streaming

Choosing the Right Video Bitrate for Streaming HLS and DASH

Video Bitrates for Streaming Choosing an appropriate streaming bitrate for a specific resolution, while maintaining an acceptable visual quality is not always that easy. The decision depends heavily on the content, e.g., motion, resolution, video bitrate, frame-rate etc. In adaptive streaming systems like MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) and Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)…

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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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