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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.

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Published on February 2, 2024 (2 months ago)

Building Efficient Video Workflows: A Chat with Joel Hooks (egghead.io Founder)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss14 min readCustomers

In this video, we chat with Joel Hooks, founder of egghead.io, about building efficient video workflows and working at an early-stage startup.

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Published on January 31, 2024 (2 months ago)

AI models on CPUs: accurate audio transcriptions without breaking the bank

Colton Karoses
By Colton Karoses7 min readEngineering

AI models like Whisper and OpenCLIP are making image tagging and speech-to-text transcription, two tasks that once required a team of PhDs, seem trivial — but, whew, are they expensive! …Or are they? ...

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Published on January 26, 2024 (3 months ago)

The next 6 months: what’s sparking joy in our roadmap

Matthew McClure
By Matthew McClure5 min readProduct

One of our founders quickly reflects on what he's excited about in Mux's ~6-month roadmap.

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Published on January 24, 2024 (3 months ago)

How Spotify uses Mux to build the world’s most popular audio service and podcast platform

Manifah Masood
By Manifah Masood6 min readCustomers

Enabling them to resolve incidents faster and visualize the quality of users’ experiences with video, Mux Data is a vital part of Spotify's video podcast workflow.

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Published on January 18, 2024 (3 months ago)

Guau! Wauw! Vau! Wow! VOD auto-generated captions are now available in 22 languages!

Phil Cluff
By Phil Cluff3 min readProduct

21 new caption languages and an API to retroactively add captions — our GA announcement of VOD auto-generated, powered by OpenAI Whisper, is full of exciting ways to make content reach more audiences.

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Published on January 17, 2024 (3 months ago)

Introducing our coolest pricing lever yet: Automatic Cold Storage

Meg Salisbury
By Meg Salisbury5 min readProduct

Introducing Automatic Cold Storage beta. Our newest pricing lever for assets that haven't been accessed for 30 days or more.

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Published on January 2, 2024 (3 months ago)

Render video templates on demand with Shotstack and Mux

Jeff Shillito
Eric Elia
By Jeff and Eric10 min readEngineering

Learn how to build complete video workflows and combine uploads and edits, fully branded, inside an app or product.

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Published on December 11, 2023 (4 months ago)

Beyond content: the crucial metrics for successful ad-supported streaming

Steven Lyons
By Steven Lyons6 min readProduct

New Ad Metrics are now in beta for Mux Data. Monitor ad performance and delivery and how they impact your viewers' QoE.

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Published on December 6, 2023 (4 months ago)

The native mobile players you already use, with a sprinkle of Mux

Dylan Jhaveri
By Dylan Jhaveri4 min readProduct

Now in beta: Mux Player SDKs for iOS and Android. Start using it today.

An illustration depicting the Rust logo connected to a web browser and a mobile phone with the Apple logo, Android logo, and globe icon all on screen.. Rust seems to be powering all platforms. Neat!

Published on December 5, 2023 (4 months ago)

Practical Client-side Rust for Android, iOS, and Web

Emily Dixon
By Emily Dixon12 min readEngineering

Can you use Rust to write your CPU-intensive code once and ship it everywhere — iOS, Android, and the web? Follow along to find out.