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Welcome to the Mux Blog

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

So you want to build a real-time start up?
03/15/22March 15, 2022(2 months ago)
4 min read

So you want to build a real-time start up?

Garrett Gravesby Garrett Graves
Video education4 min read
We are in the Golden Age of Real-Time Video. There are multiple options for building a real-time video application, all with varying levels of complexity.
An exceedingly cool zoom-in on the cube onto which we're rendering the Mux WebGL video demo.
02/28/22February 28, 2022(3 months ago)
6 min read

Enter the third dimension -- and bring your video with you

Ed Roppleby Ed Ropple
Video education6 min read
Come check out how you can map a video texture to a 3D surface in WebGL using three.js and react-three-fiber.
Image of a switcher
06/15/21June 15, 2021(a year ago)
6 min read

Streaming video to Mux.com from an ATEM Mini Pro switcher

Jared Smithby Jared Smith
Video education6 min read
Learn how to set up an ATEM Mini Pro for live streaming to Mux.
By Shaddack - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7654780
03/15/21March 15, 2021(a year ago)
14 min read

In The Beginning There Was Static: A Brief History of Video, Pt. 1

Ed Roppleby Ed Ropple
Video education14 min read
A discussion about seventy-five years of history in the video space, from around 1927 to 2003, up until the rise of H.264
Tv gov color bars
03/01/21March 1, 2021(a year ago)
5 min read

TV.gov: A 10-point plan for how to build a direct, two-way streaming community

Eric Eliaby Eric Elia
Video education5 min read
As innovators in the streaming video industry, we’d like to see a robust video strategy that gives the new administration control not only of stories, but also of the distribution.
MP4 vs. fMP4
01/11/21January 11, 2021(a year ago)
6 min read

A Beginner's Guide to Video File Formats: MP4s

Philip Changby Philip Chang
Video education6 min read
One of my first projects as an engineer at Mux was to add a bit of validation logic to stream.new to block uploads of videos with extremely long durations (1+ hours). stream.new is a simple web applic ...
A photo of an Android phone live streaming a cactus.
01/05/21January 5, 2021(a year ago)
4 min read

Go live reliably from mobile with our updated Android and iOS examples

Phil Cluffby Phil Cluff
Product4 min read
Phil announces updates to the Mux examples for live streaming from iOS and Android.
The Giraffe was a dare
11/05/20November 5, 2020(2 years ago)
7 min read

Video Uploads with Mux

Erik Peñaby Erik Peña
Video education7 min read
One of the more common questions we're asked is how to implement video uploads to Mux. While it'll seem straightforward once explained, there are some considerations that should be taken into account. ...
Zoom Like You Mean It, Pt. II: Audio Technique
11/02/20November 2, 2020(2 years ago)
15 min read

Zoom Like You Mean It, Pt. II: Audio Technique

Ed Roppleby Ed Ropple
Video education15 min read
Hey, folks! Apologies for the delay in getting this out; turns out Demuxed took a tiny bit of work to pull off! Thank you, of course, to our team--would you call them our fantastic team, Phil?--workin ...
Ed's "I am a software developer and also a video producer" desk setup. It has never been orderly, not once.
10/13/20October 13, 2020(2 years ago)
16 min read

Zoom Like You Mean It, Pt. I: Audio Gear

Ed Roppleby Ed Ropple
Video education16 min read
Breaking news: working during COVID has been weird. For folks like yours truly who are holding down an office job, this means a lot of time in the teleconference mines. On one hand, some people (hi) l ...
Color rendering differences
07/29/20July 29, 2020(2 years ago)
10 min read

Your browser and my browser see different colors

Matthew Szatmaryby Matthew Szatmary
Video education10 min read
Most people know some basics of color theory but what many do not realize is how complicated this becomes when we try to record and playback color accurately.
1964 World's Fair vision of weather monitoring in the future
07/01/20July 1, 2020(2 years ago)
6 min read

Why You Should Use a CDN for Video

Scott Kidderby Scott Kidder
Video education6 min read
Online video consumption is accelerating rapidly, and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) have been instrumental in sustaining this growth.
Live Streaming Ingest Checklist
06/22/20June 22, 2020(2 years ago)
8 min read

Traversing the First Mile: Considerations for Live Streaming Ingest

James Williamsby James Williams
Video education8 min read
Regardless of how you choose to do it, getting your video into a platform requires consideration. But what should you consider to ingest live video well? Here’s our top 3 areas for consideration.
Old timey cash machine
05/19/20May 19, 2020(2 years ago)
10 min read

6 Ways to Monetize Video

Matt Tosiby Matt Tosi
Video education10 min read
After hundreds of conversations on how to best monetize video, we wrote a post that covers some of the top monetization strategies to build a profitable business around video.
Video observability
05/07/20May 7, 2020(2 years ago)
7 min read

What is Video Observability?

Steven Lyonsby Steven Lyons
Video education7 min read
An observable system allows the operator to infer the functioning of a system with just knowledge of its outputs. “Video Observability” describes the monitoring of complex video streaming platforms.
Live streaming decision tree
04/15/20April 15, 2020(2 years ago)
8 min read

Intro guide: How to figure out which live streaming platform to use and why

Bonnie Pecevichby Bonnie Pecevich
Video education8 min read
Check out this guide if you're new to live streaming or just starting your research. We compare some of the most well-known live streaming platforms, including YouTube, Twitch, Vimeo, and more.
RTMP broadcasting apps for iOS
03/27/20March 27, 2020(2 years ago)
8 min read

Guide to RTMP live streaming apps for iOS

Dylan Jhaveriby Dylan Jhaveri
Video education8 min read
This post a guide for going live from an iOS app to rtmp server. I tried 11 of the top apps including Wirecast Go, Broadcast Me, It's My Live, Nari Live, Larix Broadcaster
Live interactive video like hq
02/13/20February 13, 2020(2 years ago)
9 min read

How to Build Interactive Live Video (remember HQ Trivia?)

Steve HeffernanDylan Jhaveriby Steve & Dylan
Video education9 min read
Steve and Dylan discuss how you might go about building a live interactive video solution that is scalable.
I will find you and I will pause you
01/23/20January 23, 2020(2 years ago)
4 min read

<video autoplay> Considered Harmful

Dylan Jhaveriby Dylan Jhaveri
Video education4 min read
The 'autoplay' attribute for HTML5 video is unreliable. In this post we explain its shortcomings and offer a better solution.
A selection of video frames from "Tears of Steel" showing subtitles in a variety of languages.
01/17/20January 17, 2020(2 years ago)
15 min read

Subtitles, Captions, WebVTT, HLS, and those magic flags 🤔

Phil Cluffby Phil Cluff
Video education15 min read
Join Phil on a journey exploring the modern technologies that underly captions and subtitles in online streaming, including HLS, WebVTT, and some magic flags you can set in your HLS manifest!
Help Your Users be in 5 Places at Once: Your Guide to Simulcasting
11/25/19November 25, 2019(2 years ago)
5 min read

Help Your Users be in 5 Places at Once: Your Guide to Simulcasting

Dylan Jhaveriby Dylan Jhaveri
Video education5 min read
Your guide to Mux Simulcasting. Learn how to help your users broadcast to Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, Periscope and more over RTMP.
Introducing HowVideo.works
10/16/19October 16, 2019(3 years ago)
2 min read

Introducing HowVideo.works

Bonnie Pecevichby Bonnie Pecevich
Video education2 min read
We’re excited to introduce HowVideo.works. It explains key concepts, and processes of modern online video plus, shows how all those pieces work together.
A Quick Intro To Video From Somebody Who Knows Nothing About Video
09/26/19September 26, 2019(3 years ago)
4 min read

A Quick Intro To Video From Somebody Who Knows Nothing About Video

Salar Khanby Salar Khan
Video education4 min read
A quick intro about working with video for the first time and figuring out how HLS streaming works.
White Paper: 7 Tips to improve Live Streaming
09/05/19September 5, 2019(3 years ago)
18 min read

White Paper: 7 Tips to improve Live Streaming

Phil Cluffby Phil Cluff
Video education18 min read
Today alongside our friends at Touchstream, Datazoom, and Fastly, we’ve published a white paper packed full of tips to help you stream huge scale events successfully. Unfortunately, while writing the ...
Phoenix LiveView: Build Twitch Without Writing JavaScript
08/19/19August 19, 2019(3 years ago)
4 min read

Phoenix LiveView: Build Twitch Without Writing JavaScript