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October 01, 2018

Featured Articles
Time to Start Testing: FFmpeg Turns 4.0 and Adds AV1 Support
AV1 delivers equivalent quality to HEVC, but with a lower data rate. For now, though, it's slow. A five-second clip took 23 hours and 46 minutes to encode.
Can AI Make the Streaming Video Experience Even Better Than TV?
Look for artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve content delivery, video compression, and viewer personalization, strengthening the entire workflow.
Portable Streaming Encoders Shrink and Grow
As companies launch small-form-factor encoders (SFFEs) for live streaming and (sometimes) recording, one of the biggest questions potential users ask is whether these devices offer the same encoding functionality as larger units.
Online Video News
Bitmovin's Free Tool Offers OTT Encoding Recommendations
Publishers are invited to test their content with a free online resource that shows the quality and bandwidth improvements of per-title encoding.
CollegeHumor Debuts Dropout, a Comedy SVOD With More Than Video
Dropout is not an "all-things-to-all-people SVOD," says one exec, but more of a fan club for CollegeHumor's legion of superfans.
Dolby Acquires Hybrik to Grow Media Processing Business
Dolby Laboratories has plans to build up its media processing business, and believes an acquisition of Hybrik will help it get there.
Short Cuts
Video: How to Use Machine Learning to Create Personalized TV Experiences
ZoneTV's Tom Sauer describes how machine learning can be used to overhaul the TV world and deliver more individualized experiences in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.
Industry News
Following self-initiated accessibility audit and overhaul, video platform releases Voluntary Product Accessibility Template - demonstrating commitment to accessibility
David Dobrik Leads with Six Nominations; Casey Neistat and Escape The Night each have Five Nominations; Emma Chamberlain, Shane Dawson, Ninja and DeStorm Power’s Caught all received Four Nominations
For the first time, libraries can purchase single video titles through ProQuest's search, selection and ordering platform
Expansion in the UK accommodates increasing European market demand for digital video
Strategic partnership provides clear route-to-market for one of Linius’ four target markets.
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