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Comparing WebRTC with HTTP-based streaming

Comparing WebRTC with HTTP based streaming

Reducing streaming latency has been a hot topic for a while. Historically with HTTP based streaming, latencies of tens of seconds and even in the order of one minute is not unheard of. With traditional broadcast being in the realm of single digit seconds and new techniques such as Web …

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Streaming Latency: Low Latency Use Cases and Real-Life Examples

Streaming Latency: Low Latency Use Cases and Real-Life Examples

Previously, we’ve explored the different definitions of latency and when it is important, what causes it, as well as how popular protocols fare against each other and the importance of zapping time. Now, we are going to take a look at different use cases for low latency and provide so …

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Streaming Latency: Protocols and Zapping Time

Streaming Latency: Protocols and Zapping Time

Previously, we’ve explored the different definitions of latency and when it is important and what causes it, in this blog we will explore how popular streaming protocols fare against each other. Additionally, we will also discuss one other factor that plays a big role in allowing you …

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Streaming Latency: What Causes It?

Previously, we’ve explored the different definitions of latency and when it is important, in this blog we will talk about where latency gets introduced in the video chain.

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Encoding for Cost Efficient Streaming

Our previous blog post, Basics of Video Encoding: Everything You Need to Know, we discussed the different aspects of encoding and the different video codecs that are currently being used, or are looking to be adopted in the industry. In this post, we will focus on key ways to stream o …

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Basics of Video Encoding: Everything You Need to Know

What is video encoding? In simple terms, encoding is the process of compressing and changing the format of raw video content to a digital file or format, which will in turn make the video content compatible for different devices and platforms. The main goal of encoding is to compress …

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THEOplayer now supports AV1 on Chrome

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THEOplayer now supports AV1 on Chrome 69 Beta. The latest version of Google’s browser was released on August 2 with AV1 decode. Although the support is still in early form, AV1 video playback is now possible thanks to AV1 V1.0 being firmed up. Hooray Your Browser Supports AV1 Good new …

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AV1 or HEVC? How to choose the best video codec

What video codec comes now?

The last few months brought us a plethora of presentations, blogposts and articles (as you can read in our previous one) about the new AV1 codec. As of January 2018, the codec’s bitstream has been fixed by its working group, the Alliance for Open Media, meaning that companies can star …

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