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In the quest to deliver video at higher quality and lower latency, the streaming media industry is home to an ever-changing array of video formats, codecs, and delivery protocols. Look here for the latest news and trends in HEVC, AV1, VVC, CMAF, WebRTC, MPEG standards, royalties, just-in-time packaging, and more.

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How to Think About VVC

TL;DR: The right way to think about VVC is to put off thinking about it at all until actual decoder deployments are announced on platforms that matter to you. Here's why.

MPEG is Closed; Want to Help Streaming Media Write the Story?

The Moving Picture Experts Group, which had been responsible for developing standards and executing royalties for video and audio codecs, shut down last week. We'll be writing up an article on the implications for the industry, and we need your help.

Announcing Robert Reinhardt's FFmpeg Workshops at Streaming Media East Connect

Robert Reinhardt will be presenting two in-depth FFmpeg workshops--the first for novice and the second for advanced users-May 27 & 29 at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Announcing Jan Ozer Encoding Workshops at Streaming Media East Connect

Jan Ozer will be presenting two in-depth workshops on encoding for streaming and on-demand video, the first for novices and the second for advanced users, May 26-27 at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Cutting Bitrates, Keeping Quality

In the COVID-19 era, the right approach can check both boxes, and decisions made in response to the current demand on bandwidth can have long-term business advantages for OTT services

The 2020 Streaming Media 50 Coming in June

Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on.

New: Streaming Media Connect

Streaming Media's "Who To See at NAB" marketing program evolves into "Streaming Media Connect"

Want to Speak at Streaming Media East? Here's How.

The call for speakers is open until February 3, so get your speaking proposal in today for the OTT Summit, Video Engineering & Technology Summit, Esports & Sports Streaming Summit, or Enterprise & Education Video Summit

Go In-Depth on CMAF and Machine Learning at Streaming Media West

Here are two strong reasons to attend Streaming Media West's pre-conference training sessions: a morning seminar on deploying CMAF and an afternoon session on video machine learning.

Discover In-Depth Pre-Conference Training at Streaming Media West

In just two weeks, Streaming Media's Jan Ozer will lead SMW attendees through advanced sessions on ABR production, video quality metrics, and more.

HEVC IP Owners Are Killing the Golden Goose Over Royalties

Demos and conversations at Streaming Media East showed that HEVC is an excellent technology, and there's real anger around its disfunctional royalty policies.

Video Codecs Today: Minefield, Muddle, or Multiple Choice?

Advances in video codec technology driven by the explosion in video over IP are creating heated competition and a fragmented market. Will one winner emerge or is this the new normal?

MWC's Inflated Claims for the Future of 5G Demand a Reality Check

The experts at Mobile World Congress were certain 5G will change the world and weren't shy about making exaggerating claims. But how much is hype and hot air?

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.