Author Archives: Stefan Lederer

www.dash-player.com – bitmovin Launches bitdash MPEG-DASH Players

bitmovin has launched the official product website www.dash-player.com for the MPEG-DASH player bitdash. The bitdash players enable MPEG-DASH playback on any web browser using either HTML5 as well as Flash, depending on the browser and version, and even on mobile platforms using HTML5. That happens within our player SDK, so that the people using our players do not have to care about that, it simply works everywhere and can be controlled via an unified API. Another key differentiation factor from other DASH-players is that bitdash pays high attention to stability and performance, meaning that bitdash is the player to be the one with the fastest startup delay, best adaption algorithms and thus quality, and of course stability.

Feel free to download a free version on www.dash-player.com and give it a try! And stay tuned, we will release more information about bitdash – the HTML5/Flash MPEG-DASH player – in the following days!

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HTTP/2.0 and DASH: Planning Tomorrow’s Improved Video Delivery

HTTP traffic has grown extensively driven by the immense growth of multimedia traffic. Nowadays it could be seen as “the” protocol to deploy new services and applications and it is also heavily used by the industry, due to the fact that it provides advanced features for modern Internet architectures:

1. it is a content centric protocol that decouples names from addresses through DNS
2. it provides caching elements and middle boxes as reverse and forward proxies
3. it enables scalable and flexible content deployment with content distribution, already leveraged by Content Distribution Networks (CDN)

However, there is still room for improvements as many services are still using HTTP/1.0 which has been specified in May 1996 or are not utilizing all features of HTTP/1.1 such as persistent connections or pipelining. For example …

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PostDoc position (3 years) at Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

Institute of Information Technology, Multimedia Communication (MMC) Group (Prof. Hermann Hellwagner) The MMC group at Klagenfurt University, Austria, is offering a full, three-year PostDoc position (available now) in a basic research project called CONCERT (http://www.concert-project.org/). Important facts about the project are … Continue reading

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DASH@ITEC at CES’14, CCNC’14 and MPEG107

Booth & Demos at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, USA You can meet us at the CES show & fair in Las Vegas, NV, USA from Jan. 8th to 10th. You can visit us at our booth and demo location at … Continue reading

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MPEG DASH Conformance versus Client Performance

How to double your effective media stream bitrates, by www.bitmovin.com MPEG DASH was created to deal with a highly fragmented media streaming ecosystem struggling with fragmentation and lack of interoperability of many proprietary solutions. Still that fragmentation has not stopped … Continue reading

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Jobs in Multimedia and DASH @ bitmovin

bitmovin GmbH is providing industry leading over the top streaming solutions and server encoding systems, enabling best-quality media experience for the user. Our main expertise is technology related to cutting-edge standards and multimedia technologies, which is the basis for our … Continue reading

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New Mirrors of the Distributed DASH Dataset

We are pleased to welcome the new mirrors at Academia Sinica (Taiwan) and University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA) to our distributed DASH (D-DASH) dataset. You can find more information on the D-DASH dataset on our website at: Distributed DASH Dataset … Continue reading

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DASH over ICN/CCN-enabled libdash & Updates

We are happy to provide a DASH over ICN/CCN-enabled version of libdash. We also contributed our DASH over ICN/CCN approach to the ICN Research Group (ICNRG), presented in this input draft: draft-video-streaming-over-ICN-00.txt and the associated slides. You can find more information, build-instructions and … Continue reading

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Vote for libdash as Best MPEG-DASH Product

Please help us and vote for our libdash library as best MPEG-DASH product in the reader’s choice award voting of Streaming Media. As you probably know, libdash is the reference library of the MPEG-DASH standard and is the enabler for … Continue reading

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SVC Bitstream Reordering for SVC-DASH

Michael Grafl from the ITEC-Team has released his new tools for Scalable Video Coding (SVC) bitstream reordering to support Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH). Demultiplexer for SVC-DASH. Splits the SVC bitstream into chunks, one per layer. Also generates an … Continue reading

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