Testing EVC, VVC, and LCEVC: How Do the Latest MPEG Codecs Stack Up?
Jan Ozer put EVC, VVC, and LCEVC through the paces, checking each for not only encoding quality, encoding complexity, and playback efficiency but also power consumption. Each one has its pros and cons; read on to find out how they all performed.
Moscow State's Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin Talks Codecs and Quality
The head of the Moscow State University Graphics and Media Lab—the people behind VQMT and Subjectify.us—offers his insights into objective and subjective metrics, as well as VMAF hacking and AV1.
Review: Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool
If you're serious about experimenting with different codecs and/or encoding parameters, MSU's Video Quality Measurement Tool is an essential tool, and version 13 brings some welcome improvements.
Buyers' Guide to VOD Encoders
What's the best solution for your video on-demand encoding needs? That depends, but this guide will help you figure out which questions to ask.
The State of Enterprise Video 2021
Enterprise video is suddenly more important than entertainment video, and companies that want to stay ahead of the game would do well to seize the opportunity
Navigating a Multi-Codec World
AVC led to format consolidation, but we've seen more fragmentation in recent years. Fortunately, the huge critical mass around AOMedia might lead to a simpler future.
How Does VVC Measure Up Right Now?
VVC today can be both useful and usable; let's hope that VVC IP owners can formulate a royalty policy that delivers the same.
8K: History Repeats Itself
With production challenge solved, smarter AI upscaling and enhanced codec technologies will enable 8K streaming to the home—inevitably.
AV1 Has Arrived: Comparing Codecs from AOMedia, Visionular, and Intel/Netflix
Within 24 months, hardware support appeared, encoding became affordable, and AV1 became a much more realistic competitor to HEVC. Here's how the currently available AV1 codecs measure up.
Low Latency HLS Spec Nears Finalization
Beyond the Pantos spec and into DASH, LL-HLS finds traction and a potential tie-in with CMAF
MPEG: What Happened?
At the end of last month, MPEG co-founder Leonardo Chiariglione announced the "MPEG is closed." That's not quite true, but it is undergoing a reorganization. So what does that mean for the organization and the new codec standards it is bringing out this year?
The Streaming Toolbox: Zixi, Cleeng, and Penthera
We look at a B2B intelligence layer for content transport, a company that enables customer relationship management decisioning, and a service that facilitates offline viewing.
All In On NDI
Many people have gone all in on NDI. But how they use it can be very different from how you might want to use it.
Announcing Streaming Media East Connect
Streaming Media East and the Content Delivery Summit are going virtual with a week full of free webinars as well as five deep-dive workshops. Here's how to attend, speak, and sponsor.
How to Encode with LCEVC
Unlike other cutting-edge codecs coming to market, LCEVC will have an immediate impact on the streaming landscape. Here's how to use it.
How to Produce CMAF Output and Testing Playback
CMAF has reached maturity. Here's one way to go about using it, with AWS Elemental MediaConvert
8K and Beyond: How Much is Too Much?
With higher-quality source material, new forms of content can take shape, from top-shelf VR to immersive live event viewing, as home TVs morph into giant, modular, wall-sized viewing platforms.
SMW '19: Tim Siglin and Friends Wrap Up Streaming Media West
Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin is joined by fellow contributing editor Robert Reinhardt and Editor-in-Chief and VP Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen as he wraps up 2 days of interviews at Streaming Media West 2019.
How to Build a Scalable Low-Latency Streaming Solution
How do you reduce latency while syncing interactions between a live streamer and viewers, while scaling to meet demand across multiple platforms? Mux Founder & Head of Product Steve Heffernan examines the pros and cons both WebRTC-based approaches and HTTP-based approaches and shows how to develop a scalable low-latency solution to meet your streaming needs.
SMW '19: Brightcove Talks Context-Aware Encoding, 4K, and HEVC
Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Brightcove Technology Fellow Yuriy Reznik at Streaming Media West 2019.