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Release of cloud services to manage media contents

Release of cloud services to manage media contents | Encoding video | Scoop.it

The beginning of this year 2013 is full of news in the transcoding cloud world. The two main platforms announced the release of their own solutions :
- Microsoft with Azure Media Services (the 22th of January)
- one week later Amazon with Elastic Transcoder (the 29th of January)

 

Here is a quick look of different functionnalities available on each platforms.

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Videoplaza rassemble plus de 50% des éditeurs européens de vidéo

Videoplaza rassemble plus de 50% des éditeurs européens de vidéo | Encoding video | Scoop.it
Dans le marché très concurrentiel de la publicité vidéo, largement dominé par des acteurs nord-américains, une plateforme européenne fait parler d’elle : Videoplaza et sa plateforme de gestion et adserver Karbon. Karbon serait en train de réunir 50% des éditeurs vidéo européens, notamment les chaînes télé émettant via Internet et télés connectées. Karbon propose des solutions de monétisation sur tous les écrans, suivant une logique de publicité native et premium, avec des formats interactifs et des packages de ciblage d’audience permettant aux éditeurs de proposer des offres à plus haute valeur ajoutée et donc à un CPM plus conséquent. Sont à bord RTL Allemagne, Canal + en France sur tous les écrans et propriétés de la chaîne, M6, SBS, TV4, MTV3, RTL Belgique et SBS Discovery. « Les données qui circulent dans Karbon nous ont permis d’observer que 2013 a été une année phénoménale pour nos clients, parmi lesquels plusieurs génèrent 50% de leurs revenus sur des plateformes autres que le

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Ericsson chooses Elemental for first EVE integration

Video compression specialist Elemental used its press event at the NAB Show on Saturday to announce the integration of Elemental’s software-based encoding platform with Ericsson’s recently announced Ericsson Virtualised Encoding (EVE) platform, initially unveiled at the recent TV Connect show in London.


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H.265/HEVC video app for Chrome browser: libde265 HEVC — H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding

H.265/HEVC video app for Chrome browser:  libde265 HEVC — H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding | Encoding video | Scoop.it

The HEVC/H.265 video player plugin for Chrome (preview) has been updated.


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70% of households have DVR, Netflix, or VOD

70% of households have DVR, Netflix, or VOD | Encoding video | Scoop.it

New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group has found that 47% of TV households in the US have at least one Digital Video Recorder (DVR) — an increase from 40% in 2010, and 23% in 2007. In addition, 50% of households with a DVR now have DVR service on more than one TV set, up from 30% five years ago. Overall, about 23% of households have DVR on more than one TV set — compared to 20% last year, and 8% five years ago.

 
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Why MSOs Should Not Switch Directly From MPEG-2 to HEVC - Streaming Media Magazine

Why MSOs Should Not Switch Directly From MPEG-2 to HEVC - Streaming Media Magazine | Encoding video | Scoop.it
AVC is a mature and proven choice, while HEVC is still in its infancy. Dan Rayburn challenges the common wisdom on HEVC.
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Dutch broadcasters to launch common S-VOD portal

Dutch broadcasters to launch common S-VOD portal | Encoding video | Scoop.it
The main three Dutch broadcasting groups, NPO, RTL and SBS, are launching a common S-VOD platform in 2014. Called NLziet, the new service will offer unlimited access to the catch-up and preview ser...
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VideoLAN - VLC 2.1 Rincewind

VideoLAN - VLC 2.1 Rincewind | Encoding video | Scoop.it

VLC media player 2.1.1 is out!

Hundred of fixes and experimental HEVC decoding! 

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Cisco announces plans to open-source its H.264 codec, Mozilla promises to include it in Firefox

Cisco announces plans to open-source its H.264 codec, Mozilla promises to include it in Firefox | Encoding video | Scoop.it
Cisco and Mozilla today made a joint announcement that will see the popular H.264 video codec opened up to the broader Web. Cisco plans to open source its H.264 codec, while Mozilla ...
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Amazon Web Services Blog: Audio Support for the Amazon Elastic Transcoder

Amazon Web Services Blog: Audio Support for the Amazon Elastic Transcoder | Encoding video | Scoop.it
The Amazon Elastic Transcoder gives you the power to convert or transcode media files from one format to another, making it possible for you to create files that are compatible with smart phones, tablets, PCs, and other devices without having...
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WebRTC – Google+ - hangout face to face to face in HD connect with friends…

WebRTC – Google+ - hangout face to face to face in HD connect with friends… | Encoding video | Scoop.it
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Harmonic and Tata Communications Power Cloud-based HEVC Transcoding and Delivery

Harmonic and Tata Communications Power Cloud-based HEVC Transcoding and Delivery | Encoding video | Scoop.it
TVTechnology Harmonic has teamed up with Tata Communications to add HEVC support to Content Transform cloud-based video transcoding and delivery.
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Totalmovie chooses Harmonic for live OTT multiscreen streaming service

Totalmovie, a Grupo Salinas company and over-the-top (OTT) service, recently selected a complete multi-screen solution from Harmonic to power its new live TV streaming service. Harmonic's adaptive bit rate and multicast technology enables Totalmovie customers to view 64 high-quality SD and HD channels in more than 40 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Brazil.

 

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Why Advertisers Need To Embrace Adaptive Streaming 07/08/2014

Why Advertisers Need To Embrace Adaptive Streaming 07/08/2014 | Encoding video | Scoop.it

What’s the best part of online video? That it’s video.  As new multiscreen habits take over TV consumption, online video has become increasingly significant for advertisers to reach and engage their audiences. It was a key bit of technology that brought us here, coupled with the drive of broadcasters who recognized the demand for a TV-like experience online.


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FFmpeg 2.3 out

We have made a new major release (2.3) It contains all features and bugfixes of the git master branch from the 16th July. Please see the Release Notes for a list of note-worthy changes.

 

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News from online video ecosystem – week 14 – NAB preview | Video, Web, Technologies…

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ces265: open-source HEVC encoder

ces265: open-source HEVC encoder | Encoding video | Scoop.it

ces265 is a "High Efficiency Video Coding" (HEVC) software written in C++ with multi-threading support. This software compresses the raw video stream in YUV 4:2:0 planar format into HEVC 8.0 compatible bitstream. Help is taken from HM-8.0, HM-9.2 and x265 software while writing this software.


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How can HEVC transform Multi-screen opportunities?


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Nicolas Weil's curator insight, December 7, 2013 5:17 AM

Excellent overview of what's coming by Laurent Tescari (Etisalat)

Valery's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:25 AM

Quite realistic overview of the HEVC. 2015 for the beginning of massive deployement.

Nitin Narang's comment, February 6, 11:20 AM
HEVC has great potential but has significant challenges .. adoption by broadcast, overall efficiency vis-a-vis fps as well as cost and complexity involved.. more http://goo.gl/HIucPg
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YouTube gearing up for 4K, admits HTML5 flaws

YouTube gearing up for 4K, admits HTML5 flaws | Encoding video | Scoop.it

Google is set to migrate all the videos on YouTube to its recently launched V9 compression standard as this offers the “best path to 4K video,” according to Google executive Matt Frost. 


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EBU Codec testing at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik - Blog - BBC R&D

EBU Codec testing at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik - Blog - BBC R&D | Encoding video | Scoop.it

Recently, staff from BBC R&D's Broadcast and Connected Systems section and the BBC's Head of Technology for HD and Ultra HD were in Munich at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT). They were there to take part in the European Broadcasting Union's (EBU's) next generation studio codec tests.

 
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Eight minutes of 4K posted by Netflix

Netflix have uploaded a number of versions of a seven-minute, documentary-style film of Mexico calledEl Fuente. It can be viewed in six resolutions in all, including 25 MP, 30 MP, 50 MP, 2997 MP, and 5994 MP, and, most significantly for next generation TV, 4K.

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What encoding parameters for video representations in adaptive streaming?

Dynamic Adaptive Streaming (DASH) is a technology that has been implemented and deployed although the scientific literature was inexistent. Simply put, the server offers several representations of the same video ; clients can choose the representation that best fit their capacities. Since 2008, many researchers have deciphered the global behavior of client-based adaptive mechanisms. However, one key piece of the theoretical cake is still missing: what is the optimal set of video representations the server should offer?

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Open codec pioneer leaves Red Hat, joins Mozilla to work on next-generation video codec

Open codec pioneer leaves Red Hat, joins Mozilla to work on next-generation video codec | Encoding video | Scoop.it
Monty Montgomery, the mastermind behind Ogg Vorbis and Ogg Theora, has joined up with Mozilla to finish the development of an open next-generation video codec.
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WebRTC – Google+ - hangout face to face to face in HD connect with friends…

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Thomson Video Adds HEVC Support to ViBE VS7000 and AV Analyzer

Thomson Video Adds HEVC Support to ViBE VS7000 and AV Analyzer | Encoding video | Scoop.it
On display at IBC, the enhanced products offer OpEx reductions and in-depth video analysis.
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Behind the Scenes With Windows Azure Media Services: Case Study

Behind the Scenes With Windows Azure Media Services: Case Study | Encoding video | Scoop.it
The 2012 Olympics, NBC Universal, and the European Tour have all learned the benefits of migrating to the cloud with Windows Azure.
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Very good overview by Jan Ozer

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