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Apple Got It Wrong: Encoding Specs for HEVC in HLS

Adding HEVC to your HLS streams is looking like a no brainer, but if you decide to do so, you may not want to take Apple's HEVC encoding recommendations verbatim. You'll deliver noticeably higher quality video if you follow the advice detailed below.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Nov 2017

SMW 17: BlueFrame's Chris Knowlton Talks Cost-Effective End-to-End Streaming for DII College Sports

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews BlueFrame Technology Partner & Chief Strategy Officer Chris Knowlton at Streaming Media West 2017.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Nov 2017

SMW 17: DVEO's Nick Joseph Talks DOZER, Lower-Latency HLS

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews DVEO Sales Engineer Nick Joseph at Streaming Media West 2017.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Nov 2017

SMW 17: Beamr's Dror Gill Talks Integrated Video Encoding and Optimization

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Beamr CTO Dror Gill at Streaming Media West 2017.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Nov 2017

Video: How Can We Deliver 360 VR Streaming Beyond 4K?

Nokia's Devon Copley discusses the challenges throughout the pipeline for streaming 6K or 8K VR/360, and how viewport-adaptive streaming provides an interim solution.
Short Cuts, Posted 16 Nov 2017

HEVC in HLS: How Does It Affect Device Performance?

If you're adding HEVC to your HLS video, you're likely concerned about the playback frame rate and battery live on the iPhones, iPads, and computers to which you're delivering. We tested a range of devices, and found the CPU impact to be negligible on most of them.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2017

Mux Branches Out With Mux Video, Promises Easy Optimization

When it comes to encoding settings, don't just "set it and forget it." Mux Video dynamically encodes videos when needed to provide the best results.
Online Video News, Posted 14 Nov 2017

Roundup Review: Looking at Sub-$2,000 Hardware H.264 Encoders

Is there one single encoder that stands apart when live streaming a range of content in H.264? This roundup looks at the best equipment for lower-budget productions.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Survey: HEVC Encoding and HLS

We're looking to find out how publishers are using HEVC with their HLS streams. Take our survey to help us find out—and get a copy of the report when it's published.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Nov 2017

SMW 17: Microsoft's Media & Machine Learning

Microsoft Cognitive Services tools target publishers, developers, and data scientists to leverage the power of machine learning and AI for their video
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Nov 2017

The 2017 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

289 nominees. More than 37,000 votes. 31 winners. Read on to find out who took home this year's coveted Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Nov 2017

One Title at a Time: Comparing Per-Title Video Encoding Options

Save on bandwidth and keep costs down: Per-title video encoding solutions let publishers break free from fixed encoding ladders. Explore the benefits of four methods.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Nov 2017

Three Streaming Video Challenges We Still Face Today, and How to Solve Them

Bandwidth limitations, device compatibility, and latency and reliability issues still hold the online video industry back. Here's a look at how to overcome those challenges.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2017

Comparing Quality Metrics Up and Down the Encoding Ladder

How can publishers compare video quality at different resolutions? There's the theoretically correct answer and then there's how it's generally done.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Oct 2017

Streaming Forum '18 Call for Speakers Now Open

Sky's Jeff Webb will keynote the 2018 Streaming Forum, which will focus on "Building Smarter OTT Services." Want to speak at the event? Read on to find out how.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Oct 2017

Can Better Monitoring Prevent a Replay of Class Action Against Showtime?

Showtime faces a class action after problems with the Mayweather-McGregor fight stream. Continual and complete testing might mitigate future brand damage if the issue was not with the content provider.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Oct 2017

Demuxed: A Video Engineer's Nirvana

This year's Demuxed event was jam-packed with 19 speakers covering topics including HDR, AV1, per-title encoding, low latency, optimization, and more.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Oct 2017

2017 Readers' Choice Awards: The Finalists

We've counted all the votes—more than 37,000 of them—and we're announcing the finalists in this year's awards, ahead of presenting the winners during Streaming Media West and the Live Streaming Summit in November.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Oct 2017

The Changing Face (and Price) of the On-Prem Video Encoder

The last few years have seen huge changes in how video encoding gets done, and that means new pricing options. Explore the various choices before making a decision.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2017

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