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We're a team of engineers, marketers, designers, all passionate about video and the work we create together. Welcome to our blog about video.


June 1, 2023 (7 days ago) • 9 min read Engineering

Media Chrome turns 1.0, huzzah!

Steve Heffernan

By Steve Heffernan

Media Chrome, the set of web components for video and audio players is now version 1.0. While it was production ready before, now we promise it is.

May 30, 2023 (9 days ago) • 6 min read Engineering

SwiftUI stole the best parts of React…and my heart

Liam Lindner

By Liam Lindner

SwiftUI is like the assembled Voltron of app development tools, in contrast to the rickety Frankenstein’s monster that React has become.

April 21, 2023 (about 2 months ago) • 4 min read Engineering

Simulate a live stream of a video playlist with FFmpeg

Levi Miller

By Levi Miller

Learn how to live stream your prerecorded content as if you were broadcasting live using Mux and FFmpeg.

April 17, 2023 (about 2 months ago) • 8 min read Engineering

Experiments with AI video content strategy

Dave Kiss

By Dave Kiss

You’ve created some video content! High five! …Now comes the slog. Do you have all your tweets written? Is your companion blog post ready to go? Do you have your Open Graph image designed? What about ...

April 13, 2023 (about 2 months ago) • 8 min read Engineering

We glued together content moderation to stop soccer pirates and saved $750k

Mark Franceschini

By Mark Franceschini

If you had asked me two years ago which sport a video startup needs to be most worried about, I would have said American football or basketball. My US-centric mind would never have considered that soc ...

April 11, 2023 (about 2 months ago) • 10 min read Engineering

How we got critical data everywhere, all at once

Faith Szeto

By Faith Szeto

There’s a common anti-pattern in engineering orgs: one team comes up with a solution, then another team builds their own despite how similar the needs are. Rinse and repeat a few times. Eventually, yo ...

April 3, 2023 (2 months ago) • 6 min read Engineering

Lessons learned building headless chrome as a service

Walker Griggs

By Walker Griggs

Over the last year, our team has been working on a new kind of web experience. We've hinted at its development during brand events and conference talks, and we're finally ready to reveal it on the ma ...

March 22, 2023 (3 months ago) • 5 min read Engineering

Manipulate live video using nothing but HTML, CSS, and JS

Adam Jaggard

By Adam Jaggard

Cloud infrastructure has made streaming video content to millions of people easier than ever. However, developers looking to add live video creation into their products have limited choices. Live vide ...

March 8, 2023 (3 months ago) • 11 min read Engineering

Edge Config: first line of defense against script kiddies

Justin Sanford

By Justin Sanford

Vercel's Edge Config can come in handy in many different ways. See how we used it to cut down on the amount of spam we were dealing with from our forms.

March 3, 2023 (3 months ago) • 2 min read Engineering

Maximize the real estate of your Real-Time broadcasts with the Crop layout

Phil Cluff
Wasee Malik

By Phil and Wasee

When we announced Mux Real-Time Video, we incorporated broadcasting functionality to allow you to livestream your real-time sessions to larger audiences and to store them as on-demand videos for futur ...

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