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Dave Kiss

Dave Kiss

Senior Community Engineering Lead

Was: solo-developreneur. Now: developer community person. Happy to ride a bike, hike a hike, high-five a hand, and listen to spa music.

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Published on May 17, 2024

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss6 min readEngineering

Migrate your video content between the world’s most trusted video providers with ease. Truckload helps you move your videos to your new video platform home.

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Published on April 26, 2024 (21 days ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss5 min readProduct

Looking to get caught up on the latest features, releases, and content from Mux? Say no more fam. This blog post has you covered.

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Published on February 21, 2024 (3 months ago)

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Staci DeGagne
By Dave and Staci24 min readCustomers

A chat with innovative developer Bruno Simon who shares insights into his journey as a pioneer in 3D web development.

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Published on February 2, 2024 (3 months ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss14 min readCustomers

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

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Published on November 10, 2023 (6 months ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss6 min readEngineering

In this article, we’ll go over one way you can set up viewer playback tracking and generate a video heatmap to display in a React app.

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Published on November 1, 2023 (7 months ago)

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Marija Nikolova
By Dave and Marija4 min readPartnerships

We've partnered with 2Coders to bring a third-party Mux Video Plugin to the WordPress ecosystem. Read up on the new WordPress video plugin here.

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Published on September 26, 2023 (8 months ago)

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By Dave Kiss5 min readProduct

Learn about Mux Uploader, a new drop-in web component that gives your application the ability to upload video files to a Mux account in no time.

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Published on April 17, 2023 (about 1 year ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss8 min readEngineering

You’ve created some video content! High five! …Now comes the slog.  Do you have all your tweets written? Is your companion blog post ready to go? Do you have your Open Graph image designed? What about ...

Big Buck Bunny in Winamp

Published on January 6, 2023 (over 1 year ago)

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Wietse Hage
By Dave and Wietse11 min readEngineering

In this post, we break down how you can rebuild the classic Winamp player using modern web components with media-chrome.

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Published on November 4, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss3 min readEngineering

At the risk of sounding like an old man, I can barely keep up with the JavaScript landscape. Between server components, islands architecture, incremental static regeneration, code optimization, and the...

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Published on October 4, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss9 min readPartnerships

Learn how to use Amazon Personalize along with Mux Data to build a professional recommendation engine for your video content.

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Published on September 13, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

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Dylan Jhaveri
Darius Cepulis
Amin Amos
By Dave and 3 others6 min readEvents

Mux was proud to be a sponsor at CascadiaJS 2022 – here's a recap of our experience in the high desert.

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Published on August 29, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

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By Dave Kiss8 min readCustomers

Interactive video is changing the way musicians learn how to get better at their craft. In this article, we highlight Middy, an online learning platform for teaching piano with online video.

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Published on August 10, 2022 (almost 2 years ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss8 min readPartnerships

Mux provides the information you’ll need to learn how to configure your AWS Kinesis Data Streams account to process real-time view data from Mux viewing sessions

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Published on May 26, 2022 (almost 2 years ago)

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Thuy Doan
By Dave and Thuy12 min readEvents

We did the conference thing and revealed a lot of juicy product secrets live - no really. Some of those secrets are ones you have been eagerly waiting for. We recap it all in case you missed it.

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Published on May 18, 2022 (almost 2 years ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss5 min readEngineering

In this article, you'll learn how to keep track of video playback progress by building recallable video playback into your application.

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Published on April 27, 2022 (about 2 years ago)

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Darius Cepulis
By Dave and Darius10 min readEvents

If you’ve ever attended a conference in person, you know just how taxing they can be. You try to present your best self: unravel the hotel iron from the closet, work that one uncooperative cowlick to ...

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Published on April 5, 2022 (about 2 years ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss11 min readEngineering

In this post, you'll be introduced to the MediaRecorder API and learn how it's not so different from operating a video camera IRL.

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Published on January 18, 2022 (over 2 years ago)

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss25 min readEngineering

In this article, you'll learn how to showcase your video stats by creating a dynamic animated video using Remotion and the Mux Data API.