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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.

Media Chrome 1.0

Published on June 1, 2023 (11 months ago)

Media Chrome turns 1.0, huzzah!

Steve Heffernan
By Steve Heffernan9 min readEngineering, Product, & Video news

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.

A laptop showing a site similar to YouTube with the recommendation list, a skip button in the bottom left, and text saying "Section 230 update"

Published on May 20, 2023 (11 months ago)

SCOTUS hits “skip” on Section 230

Victoria Nemiah
By Victoria Nemiah2 min readVideo news

On May 18th, 2023, the court issued their decision in Gonzalez v. Google. This post breaks down what happened and explores the future of Section 230.

A laptop showing an abstract representation of a Youtube-like webpage and a magnifying glass with red exclamation marks

Published on April 6, 2023 (about 1 year ago)

Up next: the lawsuit threatening your YouTube watch queue

Victoria Nemiah
By Victoria Nemiah9 min readVideo news

How the Wolf of Wall Street almost killed the internet Back in the 1990s, a lot was going on. While we were learning to do the Macarena and struggling to keep our Tamagotchis alive, the internet was s...

Illustration of open byte range behaviour in LL-HLS

Published on January 30, 2020 (about 4 years ago)

Low Latency HLS 2: Judgment Day

Phil Cluff
By Phil Cluff12 min readVideo news

Phil explains the latest changes in the Low Latency HLS specification from Apple.

In defense of 'flicks' (or how I learned to stop worrying and love 705600000)

Published on November 25, 2019 (over 4 years ago)

In defense of 'flicks' (or how I learned to stop worrying and love 705600000)

Matthew Szatmary
By Matthew Szatmary7 min readVideo news

Essentially a flick is just a really big number, specifically the number 705,600,000 and tries to solve a problem that nobody in digital media actually has.

The New Video.js Themes

Published on November 14, 2019 (over 4 years ago)

The New Video.js Themes

Matthew McClure
By Matthew McClure5 min readVideo news

Explore four themes for Video.js, learn how to use them in your projects, and discover how you can build your own video.js themes.

The community gave us low-latency live streaming. Then Apple took it away.

Published on June 14, 2019 (almost 5 years ago)

The community gave us low-latency live streaming. Then Apple took it away.

Phil Cluff
By Phil Cluff21 min readVideo news

One bite and all your dreams will come true - Apple. Last week at WWDC, Apple announced their usual cascade of software updates, and as has been tradition for the last 4 years, Roger Pantos took the s...

Published on May 20, 2019 (almost 5 years ago)

How Audience Adaptive Encoding Works

Ben Dodson
By Ben Dodson7 min readVideo news

Mux recently announced our new Audience Adaptive Encoding (AAE). Check out this deep dive into how AAE works and why you should try it out.

Did Sisvel just catch AOM with their patents down?

Published on March 28, 2019 (about 5 years ago)

Did Sisvel just catch AOM with their patents down?

Phil Cluff
By Phil Cluff8 min readVideo news

On Wednesday, Sisvel International S.A. announced two new patent pools, one for the VP9 video codec and one for the AV1 video codec. These new patent pools cover "consumer display devices" and "consume...

Streaming video on the internet without MPEG

Published on March 14, 2019 (about 5 years ago)

Streaming video on the internet without MPEG

Phil Cluff
By Phil Cluff22 min readVideo news

Authors Notes: This article is based on a set of experiments I developed while investigating the feasibility of building a premium video experience using only royalty free video streaming technologies,...

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