Low Latency DASH (LL-DASH)

Apple’s HLS and MPEG-DASH are two of the most popular HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) protocols that have become the de facto industry standards. In this blog we will talk about MPEG-DASH, more specifically its low latency variant (LL-DASH), explain how it works and things to consider w …

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Meet THEO at Streaming Media West 2019

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Streaming Media West is quickly approaching on the 19th _ 20th November 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, US. Our THEO experts will be there, and are looking forward to meeting you soon.

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HESP: Comparing Zapping Times

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With the introduction of digital television, zapping between different channels becomes noticeable. Where zapping between channels on an analogue television took only a few milliseconds, switching between digital channels could add up to a few seconds. Zapping times have been improved …

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In-stream thumbnail support for (DVR) DASH streams


A thumbnail is a reduced size image of a specific frame which helps a viewer to seek to a specific event or scene in a video. Typically, thumbnails are added to a stream using a separate (WebVTT) file which contains pre-rendered images. While this approach works fine for static VOD co …

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The importance of low latency in video streaming


When it comes to live video, it’s hard to deliver an actual, real live streaming experience. The latency problem is especially noticeable when video is distributed using online streaming platforms: you may have heard the stories of watching a sports event and hearing the neighbours ch …

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Customers Vote THEOplayer the Best Video Player

THEOplayer has been named the Best Video Player Solution/SDK in the 2016 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Awards, leaving behind runners-up Bitmovin Adaptive HTML5 Player and Castlabs DASH Everywhere & Videoplayer SDKs. Based solely on the votes by users, customers and reade …

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Multiscreen Content Monetization with Server-Side Ad Insertion

The first quarter of 2016 was another record-setting quarter for the online advertising industry, bringing in $15.9 billion and clearly outpacing last year’s Q1 $13.2 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report. Last year, the industry reached its highest level o …

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How CMAF Will Influence The Online Streaming Industry

Many major online content publishers are using a combination of both HLS and MPEG-DASH to reach their audience across all platforms and devices. Although effective, this also complicates their encoding, DRM and deployment workflow. Apple and Microsoft are looking to ease this burden w …

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THEOplayer at IBC Amsterdam 2016

THEOplayer will be at IBC Amsterdam 2016

Deliver world-class viewer experience without plugins. Key features of THEOplayer are: Adaptive playback of MPEG-DASH and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Video-on- Demand, Live and DVR streaming. Cross-platform DRM. UI or fully chromeless depending on specific needs. Managed cloud-hosted o …

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THEOplayer 1.6 - Multiple Audio Support, Frame Accurate Clipping And A Lot More

New features by THEOplayer

The 1.6 version of THEOplayer, now fully HTML5 based, has become even more robust, leaner, quicker and guarantees video publishers an even smoother playback for live and on-demand video. This version contains an extensive list of features that video publishers can us to create more co …

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