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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 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%.

An image of a video player player with live in the upper left-hand corner. The player is broken up into 8 sections and around the player are 3 symbols: one of a globe, one representing a server stack, and one of a camera.

Published on April 16, 2024 (2 months ago)

Bobby Peck
By Bobby Peck10 min readVideo education

SRT? RTMP? The choice of live ingest protocol has a meaningful impact on all areas of your stream. Learn about modern protocols and which is right for you.

A Swiss Army knife with various video player symbols (and a banana?) floating near each tool

Published on April 15, 2024 (2 months ago)

Christian Pillsbury
Darius Cepulis
By Christian and Darius17 min readVideo education

A video playback engine enables more complex video use cases like adaptive bitrate streaming and DRM, but at the cost of bundle size. Is it worth it?

A mockup of an application where a thumbnail of a snowboarder is blurry, then replaced with a full-resolution image.

Published on March 28, 2024 (3 months ago)

Wesley Luyten
By Wesley Luyten7 min readEngineering & Video education

Algorithms like BlurHash and ThumbHash are popular ways to render small, blurry images while the full-size images load, but are they necessary on the web?

On a grey background is an image representing a video camera, with a price tag with 3 dollar signs making up the shape of the lens.

Published on October 18, 2023 (8 months ago)

Jon Dahl
By Jon Dahl4 min readVideo education

We'll be the first to admit it: video is too expensive. Mux is working hard to solve that problem and give you the levers for affordable and flexible pricing.

An illustration depicting a video player being assembled by a blue hand like a jigsaw puzzle. The last piece is being put into place, completing the video player visualization.

Published on August 1, 2023 (11 months ago)

Edwin Mejia
By Edwin Mejia18 min readVideo education

Whether you’re a solo dev or you’re part of a team guided by executive leadership, here’s what you need to know about getting video working in your app.

A stack of windows that showcase different approaches to streaming video implementations over the years

Published on October 10, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

Christian Pillsbury
By Christian Pillsbury16 min readVideo education

HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) is unquestionably and by orders of magnitude the dominant way of streaming media on the internet. Part history, part “hindsight is 20/20” revisionist history, and part tec...

Many many video frames rebuffering

Published on September 14, 2022 (almost 2 years ago)

Scott Kellicker
By Scott Kellicker5 min readVideo education

Your viewers’ Quality of Experience (QoE) can be enhanced by understanding and optimizing memory in the client application

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