video encoding

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Product Updates

Bitmovin Improves Support AV1 Video Encoding for VoD

**Updated in Feb 2024** Since 2017, Bitmovin has actively worked in video and streaming standardization and has consistently driven standards from inception to implementation. Our founders co-created the MPEG-DASH streaming standard used by Netflix, YouTube, and many others, which is responsible for over 50% of peak U.S. internet traffic. Given our encoding, virtualization, and codec…

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Innovation

Game-Changing Savings with Per-Title Encoding

Introduction The post will explain how Per-Title Encoding works and the advantages of using Per-Title Encoding compared to using the same bitrate ladder for all your content. Per-Title often requires fewer ABR ladder renditions and lower bitrates that translate into storage, egress and CDN cost savings. It also improves QoE with less buffering and quality…

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Developers

Encoding VR and 360 Immersive Video for Meta Quest Headsets

This article was originally published in April 2023. It was updated Nov 14, 2023 with information about Quest 3 AV1 support. Whether you’re calling it Virtual Reality (VR) or 360 video or Metaverse content, there are a lot of details that should be taken into consideration in order to guarantee a good immersive experience. Things…

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Innovation

PhD video research: From the ATHENA lab to Bitmovin products

Introduction The story of Bitmovin began with video research and innovation back in 2012, when our co-founders Stefan Lederer and Christopher Mueller were students at Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) Klagenfurt. Together with their professor Dr. Christian Timmerer, the three co-founded Bitmovin in 2013, with their research providing the foundation for Bitmovin’s groundbreaking MPEG-DASH player and Per-Title Encoding….

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VidTech

Guide to Adopting AV1 Encoding

Introduction This post will provide some background information on video codecs and the pros and cons of the most common codecs used by streaming services. We’ll discuss why you should be taking advantage of newer codecs and the many benefits they can provide. Finally, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide through the factors and questions you…

adaptive bitrate streaming
VidTech

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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Innovation

VVC: Open-GOP Resolution Switching

At IBC 2023 the Fraunhofer HHI, Spin Digital and Bitmovin are presenting a paper on the practical application of a new feature that was introduced in VVC: Open-GOP resolution switching. In this blog post I want to explain what open-GOP (Group of Pictures) prediction is, what the benefits are and why with VVC open-GOP prediction…

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