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Everything you need to know about Apple AV1 Support

This post was originally published in Sept 2023. It was updated on Feb 18, 2024 with information about Bitmovin’s new support for AV1 in HLS playlists, including with FairPlay content protection. Apple made waves across the video encoding and streaming communities when they announced the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max would have a…

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The Essential Guide to SCTE-35 

Everything you need to know about SCTE-35, the popular event signaling standard that powers dynamic ad insertion, digital program insertion, blackouts and more for TV, live streams and on-demand video. What is SCTE? The acronym SCTE is short for The Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers. SCTE is a non-profit professional organization that creates technical…

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The Ultimate Guide to HTML5 Video Players [2024]

Developers know that a lot goes into video streaming. The content must be produced, encoded, transcoded, and distributed globally. For this reason, delivering seamless over-the-top (OTT) video experiences often requires piecing together a handful of technology components. In this Ultimate Guide to HTML5 Video Players, we cover what to look for when choosing a player, when to go with a free or open-source option vs. a premium paid solution, and the best HTML5 video players to build on.

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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…

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CSAI vs SSAI: Client-Side Ad Insertion and Server-Side Ad Insertion Explained

Introduction to ad insertion in video streaming Video streaming has become one of the most engaging ways for people to spend their time and platforms consistently implement ways to monetize it. Whether we watch movies, TV shows, educational videos, or live events, we often encounter advertisements when streaming. However, how these ads are inserted into…

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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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The State of AV1 Playback Support: 2023 – Apple adds iPhone AV1 hardware decoder!

This post was originally published in October 2022. It has been updated with new developments, most recently on September 12, 2023 with news about Apple’s iPhone AV1 decoder. In this post, I’ll be taking a look at the current state of AV1 playback support, covering which browsers, mobile devices, smart TVs, consoles and streaming sticks…

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DRM (Digital Rights Management): The Definitive Guide [2023]

Welcome to our complete guide to digital rights management in 2023. This page provides digital content creators with everything they need to understand how DRM works today to protect video content from unauthorized users. As the digital media landscape evolves, challenging copyright laws and threatening intellectual property like never before, DRM solutions play an increasingly…

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