Here at Ooyala, we process over two billion video events a day, all of which are archived in a big Cassandra cluster. The challenge is, how do we turn the mountain of raw events into small, actionable nuggets of truth? And how do we make the development and querying of these insights quick, scalable, and easy?
Apple HLS: comparing versions An introduction to Apple HLS is available as: Apple HLS: introduction. A technical analysis of the versions is available as: Apple HLS: technical in-depth. Versions and revisions HLS comes in different versions. As of when this … Continue reading →
The video landscape continues to go through revolutionary changes and has become ever more competitive with more video consumption alternatives available than ever before. Traditional pay-TV operators are experiencing disruptive forces and to remain competitive, they will need to accelerate their innovations to meet the demands of their subscriber base. (...)
When the MPEG LA licensing organization, released its final Patent Portfolio License fee structure for High Efficiency Video Coding (“HEVC License”) for using the technology behind the latest generation compression scheme, many in the industry were quite prepared and are now saying all is well…. although it took longer than many had hoped to solve. (...)
Apple HLS: technical in-depth Content Master, Variants and Renditions Version 1 Version 2 Version 3 Version 4 Version 5 Version 6 Version 7 An introduction to Apple HLS is available as: Apple HLS: introduction. A summary table of the versions … Continue reading →
Different platforms use different digital rights management (DRM) systems. With the multitude of user devices on the market, determining which DRM systems are supported by what platforms is not always straightforward.
Not a newsflash: the online video market is booming. And escalating demand from consumers for longer and higher-definition content is driving a mass migration of digital fare to content delivery networks (CDNs), to support a good end-user experience. But online video needs a future savior: There's a clear event horizon where delivery overhead outstrips even CDN capacity.
Giraffic today announced partner and customer trials that prove the compatibility and performance benefits of its Adaptive Video Acceleration™ (AVA) for MPEG-DASH. The news adds to adaptive streaming standards supported and enhanced by AVA, such as HLS and Smooth Streaming, positioning Giraffic as a leader in video acceleration and MPEG-DASH performance.
Leading device and chipset vendors have partnered with Giraffic in support of the MPEG-DASH trials, demonstrating:
More than triple (350%) the resolution obtained without AVA (e.g. 4.2 Mbps Vs 1.2 Mbps).Quality-of-Service: Sustained highest available resolution video playback until end of a full-length movie, consistently and without fluctuations or any drops in quality.Maximal bandwidth utilizationMaximum streaming user experience: with AVA; e.g. a 20Mbps subscriber can view 15-20Mbps streams consistently, independent of other network congestion or weak home network Wi-Fi.
The second session of my afternoon workshop covered closed captioning. Here's the description; click over to the main article to download the handout. For digital rights management, you gain an overview of the technologies available for various targe