The Algorithm Series: QUIC Ways to Stream
Will 2022 be the year UDP finally shows its streaming mettle? The Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC) protocol might make the difference. First, though, OTT platforms need to make technical decisions about HTTP/3 that could further fragment the market.
The Past, Present, and Future of Per-Title Encoding
Video encoding began as a one-dimensional data rate adjustment that reflected the simple reality that all videos encode differently is now a complex analysis that incorporates frame rate, resolution, color gamut, and dynamic ranges, as well as delivery network and device-related data, along with video quality metrics.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Where Next for Video Codecs?
As broadcasters and operators move into a streaming-first delivery strategy, codecs like HEVC, AV1, VVC, and EVC show the way forward for reduced bitrates for immersive and ultra HD content
InterDigital: Building the Mirror World
Wireless and HEVC patent holder InterDigital is engaged in long term research into next-generation codecs driven by artificial intelligence, lightfield video distribution, digital humans, and 6G connectivity.
The State of CMAF: The Ultimate Format or Just Another Acronym?
It's all the buzz on the conference circuit, but deployment challenges mean CMAF hasn't taken over the streaming world yet. Here's why it's getting so much attention.
The 2019 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Award Winners
Who took home the prizes in the only awards program where the winners are chosen by the people who use the products and services every day? Read on!
The 2019 Streaming Media Europe 101
Our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and most interesting companies in the online video space
Hardware-Based Transcoding Solutions Roundup: Testing Performance
We put hardware-based solutions from NVIDIA, Intel, and NGCodec to the test to see which offers the strongest performance and the highest quality.
HEVC, AV1, VVC: How to Make Sense of 2019's World of Codecs
The old realities that used to dictate codec adoption no longer apply. Opening up new markets now matters more than reducing operating expenses. How are HEVC, AV1, and VVC positioned for the future?
Achieving Zero Latency for Video and Audio Is a Zero-Sum Game
In the AV world, zero-frame latency isn't just a pipe dream—it's a requirement. Here's why the streaming industry would do well to pay attention.
Announcing the Swift Death of Per-Title Encoding, 2015-2019
Once revolutionary, pre-title encoding was replaced by shot-based encoding and then context aware encoding. Here's how to evaluate vendors when choosing a solution.
The Need for Speed: Demand for Low-Latency Streaming Is High
Low latency video streaming is on everyone's mind, but figuring out the latency your project needs—as well as how to get it—can be a slow process. Let this article be your guide.
IBC '19: CMAF Ready for Wider Stage
Apple, Microsoft, and the industry bodies backing the interop standard feel the time is right to take it to the next stage
IBC '19: BT Sport Resets the Bar with 8K Live Demo
8K video might be years away for most consumers, but BT Sport's demo showed that the technology exists now