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March 2019 - Streaming Media Sourcebook
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The State of WebRTC and Low-Latency Streaming 2019

It's not a standard yet, but that will likely change. Here's a detailed look at the state of WebRTC, the project that could finally deliver instantaneous video streaming at scale.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Apr 2019

NAB 2019: Phenix Talks Low Latency Solutions for the Oscars and Online Betting

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer interviews Phenix Technologies' Kyle Bank on the show floor at NAB 2019, and hears why low-latency CMAF isn't good enough for Phenix's demanding customers.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Apr 2019

NAB 2019: Encoding.com Talks About its 2019 Global Media Format Report

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer and Encoding.com's Greg Heil discuss findings from the 2019 Global Media Format report, such as why better codecs don't always find wide adoption.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Apr 2019

NAB 2019: NETINT Talks High-Density H.265 Encoding

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer and NETINT's Ray Adensamer discuss NETINT's Codensity T400, which is aimed at companies that need to do large live video encoding jobs at scale.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Apr 2019

H.264 Continues to Dominate, and AV1 Is Looking for a Day Job

The annual Global Media Format Report is out from Encoding.com, and it's essential reading for streaming produceres looking for hard data on the state of video formats, codecs, and DRM.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2019

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.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Apr 2019

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?
Blog, Posted 04 Apr 2019

No Content Royalties in Sisvel VP9/AV1 Patent Pools

Sisvel's Video Codec Licensing Platform will employ a "committed volume scheme" rather than a royalty cap, according to CEO Mattia Fogliacco, who did not rule out royalties on software-based encoding
Online Video News, Posted 28 Mar 2019

Sisvel Launches Patent Pools for VP9 and AV1

The licenses cover devices such as smartphones, computers, TVs, set-top boxes, and graphics cards, but not encoded content—at least for now.
Online Video News, Posted 27 Mar 2019

Phish: 4 Nights in 4K

The relentlessly creative and adventurous band took the leap to 4K for its Halloween run in Las Vegas last year.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Mar 2019

Product Spotlight: Low Latency SRT Protocol

SRT is an open-source protocol, developed by Haivision, which allows broadcasters and streamers to deliver high-quality, low-latency video streams across the public internet. SRT is fast becoming the de facto low latency video streaming standard in the broadcast and streaming industries.
Spotlights, Posted 19 Mar 2019

Product Spotlight: Makito X4 Video Encoder

The newly released Makito X4 is Haivision's next generation HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 encoder for ultra low latency streaming of live 4K and HD video over IP.
Spotlights, Posted 19 Mar 2019

Video: How Does WebRTC Differ From HLS?

Millicast's Alex Gouaillard breaks down the differences between WebRTC and HLS in the streaming pipeline in this clip from his presentation at Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.
Short Cuts, Posted 15 Mar 2019

JW Player Engineer Offers an Update on LHLS Development

Relying on chunks instead of larger video segments, LHLS brings latency down to two to seven seconds. Now the open source project is looking for publisher support.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2019

Video: How to Find the Optimal Data Rate for Your Video

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer discusses per-title encoding strategies including constant rate factor (CRF) encoding in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.
Short Cuts, Posted 06 Mar 2019

How an Evolving Pay TV Infrastructure Can Coexist With OTT

The future belongs to blended servcies. Creating an IP transformation that relies on multicast-assisted ABR streaming is a potential key to quality improvements and cost savings.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Mar 2019

Good News: AV1 Encoding Times Drop to Near-Reasonable Levels

The first tests of AV1 showed glacial encoding times that seriously detracted from the codec's usability. But since then encoding times have improved enough that AV1 is almost usable—and we've got the charts to prove it.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Mar 2019

Video: Pros and Cons of SRT for Streaming Playback

Video Rx CTO Robert Reinhardt discusses the benefits and drawbacks of SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.
Short Cuts, Posted 01 Mar 2019

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?
Blog, Posted 28 Feb 2019

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