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The Bitmovin Adaptive Streaming Player delivers a broadcast quality user experience with fast start up and no buffering native in HTML5 as well as a wide range of native apps and platforms, which means no third party plugins. This section of our blog is devoted to the wide range of topics associated with adaptive video playback in a commercial environment including; DRM, ad servers, 360 Video, Virtual Reality, Live Streaming, MPEG-DASH, HLS, Video on Demand (VOD), Over the top content (OTT). Find out more about the Bitmovin Video Player

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The Factors That Matter When Selecting an Online Video Player

Advances in broadband and mobile technologies have made online video consumption an everyday experience for many internet users. Over sixty percent of US households subscribe to a video streaming service and …


What Is a VOD (Video on Demand) Platform?

Video is the go-to medium for content consumption, and that’s only accelerated with pandemic-induced lockdowns. Combine that with smart devices flooding the market alongside bandwidth increases, demand has never been …


Which Devices Do OTT Services Have to Launch on Today?

Distributing video content in 2021 can be a nightmare considering the number of different platforms and devices that exist today. OTT (over-the-top) devices are rapidly diversifying and allowing customers to …


Applying Playlist APIs to Bitmovin’s v3 Mobile Player SDK

Bitmovin’s modular video player is available for nearly all devices, platforms, and implementations. As the number of use cases and devices grows on a global scale, it’s imperative for a …


Back to Basics: Guide to the HTML5 Video Tag

Remember when the HTML5 video tag didn’t exist? Maybe not, actually. The `video` element was first proposed by Opera in 2007 and was later added to the HTML5 specification. Prior …


Cloud-based Per-Title Encoding Workflows (with AWS) – Part 3: Adding the Player and Video Analytics

Cloud-Based Workflows with AWS: Plugging in the Video Player and Video Analytics In the first two parts of this series on using Bitmovin’s Per-Title Encoding on AWS, we’ve focused on …


17 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 …


Battle of the Video Format: MKV vs MP4

Although it’s not a secret, the world of video technology looms largely in the shadows of back-end development. In this shadowy realm, there is a constant battle amongst developers to …


ICYMI – DRM Security and Protection Week Displays Best Industry-Wide Anti-Piracy Practices

As anyone involved in the video workflow development process might tell you, getting high-quality content to prospective consumers is not an easy build and requires many input factors. Some of …


How to Trust Your Player #4: Beyond DRM – Video Watermarking

How to Trust Your Player: Beyond Digital Rights Management – Video Watermarking Weighs In Alan Ogilvie, Lead Product Manager, Friend MTS Andy Wilson, Senior Product Architect, Friend MTS Chris O’Brien, …