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Message from the CEO: Thanks for a great NAB Las Vegas 2022

Viva Las NAB! After almost three years without a major industry trade show, being back in Las Vegas for NAB Show almost felt like a mirage because we had waited so long for it. Despite fewer attendees than in previous years and much-needed COVID-19 health …


How to Build the Best Streaming Experience for Entertainment

How to Start a Streaming Service The video streaming industry has seen massive growth over the past few years. According to recent forecasts, the industry is expected to exceed $840 …


How Bitmovin’s Test Automation team built the first automated solution for Stream Tests

Why is running stream tests important? Ensuring the highest quality of experience with our solutions has always been one of the main drivers of our goals at Bitmovin, and it’s …


Fresh out of the oven: Bitmovin’s CDN Streaming storage for VOD Encoding (beta)

At long last, we are happy to announce the beta version of our new Bitmovin CDN Streaming storage! Great, how does Bitmovin’s CDN Streaming storage help me? In the past, …


4K Video at SD Bitrates with AV1

What if I told you I could get you a sweet deal on a beautiful 1080p movie for less than 300 kbps? How about some stunning 4K under 700 kbps? …


Efficiently Predicting Quality with ATHENA’s Video Complexity Analyzer (VCA) project

For online prediction in live streaming applications, selecting low-complexity features is critical to ensure low-latency video streaming without disruptions. For each frame/ video/ video segment, two features, i.e., the average …


Bitmovin Improves Support AV1 Video Encoding for VoD

**Updated in March 2022** Since 2017, Bitmovin has actively worked in video and streaming standardization and has consistently driven standards from inception to implementation. Our founders co-created the MPEG-DASH streaming …


How to Replace the Standard HTML5 Video Player

Most Video Players are web-based applications, specifically those built on Web SDKs (any others are typically native to a given device) that allow you to stream your video files over …


MP4 vs MKV: Battle of the Video Formats

Mp4 or MKV? It’s not a secret, the world of video technology looms largely in the shadows of back-end development. In this shadowy realm, there is a constant battle amongst …


Bitmovin Stream Lab – A New Approach to Device Testing, Support and Playback

Launching & managing a streaming service in today’s market can be a bit overwhelming and I know right now you’re saying “Duh Adam, thanks for the groundbreaking opinion” but it’s …