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Encoding and transcoding video is at the heart of online video, and Streaming Media offers deep dives into encoding parameters, bitrate ladders, per-title encoding, content/context-aware encoding, CBR, VBR, and ABR. Here you’ll find the latest news, reviews, tests, and analysis to help you stay on the top of your encoding/transcoding game.

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Moving Picture, Audio, and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence: "A New Way to Make Money"

New standards body MPAI plans to develop new specifications for data coding, using AI to bridge the gap between technology and licensing.

Voting for the 2020 Readers' Choice Award Extended Until October 22

Let the competition begin! The polls are open for the streaming video industry awards that matter most—because winners are chosen by the community itself. And you'll be entered to win a HuddleCamHD Pro IP NDI Webcam when you cast your vote!

Mux Gets $37 Million Series C Funding

With this round, led by Andreesen Horowitz, the company has raised $69 million

Nominate Now for the 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

Xilinx Introduces Real-Time Server Appliances for Top Quality at Low Cost

The two new appliances, based on Alveo data center accelerator cards, use adaptable FPGA architecture to allow service providers to optimize quality and performance even after deployment

AWS Elemental Bridges On-Prem and Cloud with Link

The remote-control device for real-time video transport is the size of a Kleenex box, completely silent, and requires no onsite configuration.

Jan Ozer Introduces "Streaming Media 101" Online Course

The 8-hour course covers the fundamental concepts and technologies of online video and includes hands-on exercises featuring some of the most commonly used tools in the industry

Sisvel Announces AV1 Patent Pool

Royalties for 2,000 patents in AV1 from at least 12 companies will be charged via Video Coding Licensing Platform administrator Sisvel, which promises "reasonable and transparent" cost

Reports Show HEVC Usage on the Rise

Survey reports from Encoding.com, Bitmovin, and LiveU offer insights into current and future codec usage, and all show that HEVC and AV1 usage is finally on the rise

Streaming Media East Is Shipping Up to Boston

The 2020 Streaming Media East conference moves to a new location: The Westin Copley Place in Boston.

Haivision Acquires LightFlow Media From Epic Labs, Gains AI

Haivision will add LightFlow's video encoding and multi-CDN routing AI technology to its current products, and is taking on the Madrid-based team that created it.

Xilinx Acquires NGCodec for Cloud Video Encoding IP and Talent

The union brings together two companies that have worked together since 2016, collaborating on next-generation FPGA-enabled video codec technology.

Matrox Adds HLS Support to 4K Video Enterprise Encoder Lineup

In Q3 2019, small and medium-sized enterprise customers will be able to download software updates that provide HLS, IPv6, and fMP4 functionality.

SSIMWAVE Introduces Monitoring Tool That Mimics Human Perception

The tool predicts how a human being would see a piece of video, and consistently gets 90% or higher correlation with the video's mean opinion score.

AWS Promises 25x Faster Processing With Accelerated Transcoding

NAB attendees are getting a first look at Amazon Web Services Accelerated Transcoding, a cloud-based feature for ultra-fast video processing.

NAB '19: Netflix and Intel Release SVT-AV1 Codec as Open Source

Capable of real-time 4K/60p 10-bit encoding when running on Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Xeon D processors, the the SVT-AV1 codec represents an order of magnitude acceleration of AV1 encoding.

Encoding.com Goes Ludicrous With Ultra-Fast Encoding Service

As files get larger, Encoding.com does its best to ensure encoding times stay small. Ludicrous HLS processes HD and UHD movies in minutes.

Haivision and Telestream Build Solutions on Microsoft Azure

Haivision is using the Azure global network to stream live video from point to point, while Telestream's cloud processing option finds a home with Azure.

VDMS Launches 4K Encoding, Built-In Multi-CDN Support at NAB

Streaming viewers expect an instant-on, high-quality experience. Verizon Digital Media Services improves its quality of service tools to continuously monitor for problems.

Haivision Releases Makito X4 4K With 8 Core Encoding Engine

This latest upgrade has similar power requirements as the original model, yet promises a 16x increase in performance.