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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 May 16, 2024 with information about Apple’s M4 chip and iPad Pro support Apple made waves across the video encoding and streaming communities when they announced the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max would have a dedicated AV1 hardware decoder, making them…

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The State of AV1 Playback Support: 2024

This post was originally published in October 2022. It has been updated with new developments, most recently on May 16, 2024 with news about Apple’s iPad AV1 decoder and Firefox encrypted media extensions support. In this post, I’ll be taking a look at the current state of AV1 playback support, covering which browsers, mobile devices,…

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The Bitmovin Innovators Network “Better Together” Award Winners!

The dust has now settled from NAB, and I am still looking back in awe at the success of the Bitmovin Innovators Network and the community that we’ve built, together. A personal highlight for me was our exclusive semi-annual Bitmovin Innovators Network Partner Executive Networking Event which had over 100 attendees who joined to learn…

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Highlights from RDK Tech Summit 2024

What is RDK? RDK stands for Reference Design Kit. It’s an open source software bundle for video, broadband and IoT devices. It’s commonly used in consumer devices which include video streaming apps, for example, set top boxes and is a popular development platform for service providers in the cable, satellite and OTT industries. What is…

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NAB Video AI Highlights

For the past few years, AI has been one of the top buzzwords at the NAB Show. While other hot topics like “web3” seem to have peaked and faded, interest in video AI has continued to grow and this year there were more practical solutions being showcased than ever before. A personal highlight for Bitmovin…

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Financial Considerations for Video Streaming Workflows

As viewers continue to stream and engage more with video, streaming platforms have become pivotal in many industries, such as entertainment, education, fitness, communication, and other sectors. Competition in the space has also increased dramatically, driving these platforms to be innovative as they strive to meet the ever-increasing consumer demands for high-quality, seamless streaming experiences….

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NVIDIA GTC24: Highlights for Video Streaming Workflows

NVIDIA GTC Video Streaming Workflow Highlights NVIDIA GTC (GPU-Technology Conference) is an annual conference with training and exhibition for all aspects of GPU(Graphics Processing Unit) accelerated computing. GTC 2024 was held in March with the tagline “The Conference for the Era of AI” and as expected, generative AI was a huge focus this year. There…

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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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