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On an orange background, a video player with an eye in the middle.

Published on June 21, 2024 (1 day ago)

Mike Smith
By Mike Smith11 min readVideo education

Learn about perceptual quality (PQ) in video and how metrics like PSNR, SSIM, and VMAF help you measure PQ.

A padlock overlaid on a screenshot of a video streaming platform.

Published on June 18, 2024 (4 days ago)

Phil Cluff
Victoria Nemiah
By Phil and Victoria12 min readVideo education & Product

Explore the basics of DRM (Digital Rights Management) and how it protects video content from piracy. Learn when to use DRM and the tradeoffs involved.

On a black screen is a timeline from 23:30-5:30. At the 2:30 mark there's a red line that leads to an alert -- a triangle with an exclamation point

Published on June 14, 2024 (8 days ago)

Mike Smith
By Mike Smith6 min readProduct & Engineering

Read about how we found and fixed a tricky SRT live streaming bug and the lessons we (re)learned about handling timestamp edge cases.

The Knock logo and the Mux logo in two rounded boxes connected by lines on a red-organge background

Published on May 31, 2024 (22 days ago)

Jeff Everhart
Dave Kiss
By Jeff and Dave9 min readEngineering

This post explores how you can use Mux and Knock to build out scaleable, thoughtful, and battle-tested notifications for your video apps.

Media Chrome Tailwind CSS audio player

Published on May 21, 2024 (about 1 month ago)

Wesley Luyten
By Wesley Luyten9 min readEngineering

Tailwind CSS and Web Components are incredible tools for rapidly building in HTML. Let's see how, by building an audio player with Media Chrome.

On a blue screen, in the middle of the screen is a pink circle with a play button. Linked by lines coming off the play button are 2 black boxes with logos -- an Apple logo to the left and an Android logo to the right

Published on May 20, 2024 (about 1 month ago)

Emily Dixon
By Emily Dixon4 min readProduct

Mux Player for iOS and Android is now GA. Use native mobile players in your applications with ease.

On a blue background, two pink hands holding a 3D box with 3 dollar signs

Published on May 17, 2024 (about 1 month ago)

James Isbell
By James Isbell11 min readVideo education

Explore the total cost of building an in-house video solution and how using Mux can save you ~50%.

 This image shows a delivery van, primarily gray, with a large side panel in orange and white, displaying the Mux logo. The back of the van is open, revealing boxes inside. Don't forget to close the door before you leave! The van is stationary on a simple gray road with a light gray background.

Published on May 17, 2024 (about 1 month ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss6 min readEngineering

Migrate your video content between the world’s most trusted video providers with ease. Truckload helps you move your videos to your new video platform home.

Image of Nick from Uscreen with a phone showing a video editing experience and a all out to UCG video features on the phone. Below his image it says Devchat: Nick Savrov. The Mux logo is in the upper left.

Published on May 16, 2024 (about 1 month ago)

Matthew McClure
Staci DeGagne
By Matthew and Staci14 min readCustomers

Watch as Nick, CTO of Uscreen, and Matt chat about how Uscreen uses Mux to build UGC features for their creator community.

Two boxes, one labeled server and the other labeled client, are closely connected by two lines.

Published on May 16, 2024 (about 1 month ago)

Darius Cepulis
By Darius Cepulis13 min readEngineering

What can you do with Server Components and Actions in React 19? Let’s talk about how React 19’s features are a big deal, even for a simple marketing site.

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