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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.

Illustration of open byte range behaviour in LL-HLS
01/30/20January 30, 2020(almost 3 years ago)
12 min read

Low Latency HLS 2: Judgment Day

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video news12 min read
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)
11/25/19November 25, 2019(about 3 years ago)
7 min read

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

Matthew Szatmary
by Matthew Szatmary
Video news7 min read
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
11/14/19November 14, 2019(about 3 years ago)
5 min read

The New Video.js Themes

Matthew McClure
by Matthew McClure
Video news5 min read
The ability to easily theme Video.js via a little CSS is one of the project's super powers. Sure, it can play back all the formats you need right out of the box and is easily extended via plugins, but ...
The community gave us low-latency live streaming. Then Apple took it away.
06/14/19June 14, 2019(over 3 years ago)
21 min read

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

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video news21 min read
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 ...
05/20/19May 20, 2019(over 3 years ago)
7 min read

How Audience Adaptive Encoding Works

Ben Dodson
by Ben Dodson
Video news7 min read
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?
03/28/19March 28, 2019(over 3 years ago)
8 min read

Did Sisvel just catch AOM with their patents down?

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video news8 min read
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 "consum ...
Streaming video on the internet without MPEG
03/14/19March 14, 2019(over 3 years ago)
22 min read

Streaming video on the internet without MPEG

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video news22 min read
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 ...
The Low Latency Live Streaming Landscape in 2019
01/23/19January 23, 2019(almost 4 years ago)
21 min read

The Low Latency Live Streaming Landscape in 2019

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video news21 min read
One of the hot topics of NAB, IBC, and Demuxed last year was “low latency” live video streaming. In this post we’ll examine the spectrum of different latencies that users experience, discuss the use c ...
11/21/18November 21, 2018(about 4 years ago)
9 min read

Video Analytics Series Part 1: Rebuffering

Ben Dodson
by Ben Dodson
Video news9 min read
Mux receives over a billion video views each month through Mux Data, and we recently spent some time looking at the most important metrics, such as rebuffering percentage, time to first frame, and vid ...
Streaming video teardown: Twitch vs. Amazon Prime for Thursday Night Football
11/15/18November 15, 2018(about 4 years ago)
23 min read

Streaming video teardown: Twitch vs. Amazon Prime for Thursday Night Football

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video news23 min read
Growing up in England I’ll openly admit that American Football isn’t my first choice of sport, however, by anyone's standards, American Football is huge. Last year Amazon started live streaming Thursd ...
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