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Bitmovin Player v7.1
Product Updates

Bitmovin Player v7.1: Mobile UI, AirPlay, Picture-in-Picture, Slide synchronization, standardized Chromecast protocol and more

Play on devices including Apple TV, control your Chromecast with built-in cast controls on your Android phone, continue watching when a CDN becomes unavailable, synchronize slides with HLS streams and more! The release of the Bitmovin Player v7.1 is yet another big step forward in usability. We have reworked the handling of remote players and in…

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Bypass Adblock with Server-Side Ad Insertion

Bypassing adblocking software with Server-Side Ad Insertion and increase ad revenues by up to 25%. For the past five years, there’s been a massive improvement and growth pattern in online video advertising towards an encoding or server-side approach to inserting ads, also known as Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) to bypass adblocking software. In contrast to…

Custom Adaptation Logic in HTML5 Playback

Custom Adaptation Logic in your HTML5 Video Player

Introduction The main challenge that your adaptive streaming player faces is to keep the users engaged by choosing the ‘optimal’ representation (quality level) of the video. This always leads to a trade-off between providing the best possible quality, minimizing the startup time and avoiding buffering. If the user’s bandwidth conditions are not perfect, optimizing one…

Bitmovin Player Version 7
Product Updates

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…

MPEG-VR on ring to rule them all

MPEG-VR: One Ring to Rule Them

Virtual Reality (VR) has gained a lot of momentum recently which has called standards development organizations (SDOs) into action including the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). In this post we’d like to highlight the current status of this development, what MPEG is doing and what else is going on in this (not so) new and…

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