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November 27, 2017

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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.
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.
Online Video News
Majority of Viewers Expect Problems in OTT Sports Streams
According to a survey by YouGov, sponsored by Phenix, nearly three-quarters of fans expect some sort of issue, whether buffering, delays, poor picture quality, or even complete service loss.
Watching Video Second Most Popular Online Activity: Limelight
People are spending more time online than they did a year ago, and young adults can't get enough video—but make people wait and they'll turn away.
Facebook Launches App and Website for Independent Video Creators
With an app that gives live streams a more produced look and a website full of helpful tips, Facebook hopes to attract video creation talent.
Short Cuts
Video: When Will VR Entertainment Deliver ROI?
SkyVR's Bruce Courtney, Neulion's Jim Clements, and Nokia's Devon Copley debate the challenges VR content creators face in creating quality VR content that leverages the medium's strengths and delivers a profitable return within a limited market.
Video: Is Apple's HEVC Support a Game-Changer for Content Providers?
Bitmovin's Stefan Lederer and Twitch's Tarek Amara discuss the changing market dynamics of HEVC in the current codec climate.
Industry News
Openwave Mobility publishes its Mobile Video Index report highlighting trends and insights from over 30 live deployments globally
Integration Optimizes the Utilization of Existing Bandwidth on Enterprise Networks for Enhanced Video Streaming Experience
 
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