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The Bitmovin Cloud Encoding Service is capable of encoding MPEG-DASH and HLS up to 100x faster than real time which makes it easily the fastest encoding service on the market today. This section of our blog is devoted to providing you with information, not just on our video encoding service, but also on the state of the adaptive streaming industry, in particular the wide range of technologies associated with adaptive streaming. You can view our product page to learn more about our Video Encoding service.

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VoD Platform Flimmit uses Bitmovin

Flimmit is a 100% cloud-based Video on Demand (VoD) service and currently offers over 4,000 movies in MPEG-DASH and HLS format. In summer 2014, ORF‘s (Austria’s national public broadcaster) subsidiaries …


The Best MPEG-DASH Open Source Players & Tools

There are more and more open-source projects are available today around or supporting MPEG-DASH and it is always good to have some of these tools ready during development, we collected …


Dropbox Video Streaming – Encoding Integration

Dropbox Video Streaming Integration and New User Interface The Bitmovin team has worked hard to improve the user interface of our portal and now the latest version is ready to use. Among …


MPEG-DASH vs. Apple HLS vs. Microsoft Smooth Streaming vs. Adobe HDS

All existing adaptive HTTP streaming technologies, such as the proprietary Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS), and the only international standardized solution MPEG Dynamic …


MPEG-DASH Browser Support and Device Compatibility

Due to superior browser support and device compatibility, MPEG-DASH is quickly becoming the industry’s preferred adaptive streaming standard. Since 2012, when MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP, ISO/IEC 23009-1) was ratified by ISO/IEC …


MPEG-DASH and HLS 4K Transcoding

First of all, I am using the word “transcoding” in this article instead of “encoding”. You may have heard the term “encoding” used in this context, and for the purposes of …


Why YouTube & Netflix use MPEG-DASH in HTML5

The recent news that YouTube has chosen HTML5 as their default playback option – rather than Flash which was used previously – got a lot of attention, including coverage from TechCrunch and …


KroneHit Charity Livestream, Provided by Bitmovin

KroneHit – Austria’s nationwide private radio broadcaster – has deployed Bitmovin’s cloud-based encoding service in combination with our HTML5 MPEG-DASH and HLS player to live stream a studio video feed …


Medientage Munich 2014 – Looking Back

by Gerald Zankl, Sales & Marketing Bitmovin. The Medientage Munich took place from October 22-24, 2014. The Medientage was also a great event this year, with a lot of very interested …