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Dave Kiss

Dave Kiss

Senior Community Engineering Lead

Fake programmer. Likes bikes, trees, and cookie dough custard. Collects wood scraps. Lots of spiders live in his basement.

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September 26, 2023 (3 days ago)

Video uploads with one line of code using Mux Uploader

Dave Kiss
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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April 17, 2023 (6 months ago)

Experiments with AI video content strategy

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

January 6, 2023 (9 months ago)

Winamp player: now with web components

Dave Kiss
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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November 4, 2022 (11 months ago)

Finding your way in the Jamstack forest

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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October 4, 2022 (12 months ago)

Building a Recommendation Engine with Amazon Personalize and Mux

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.

A mockup of custom Mux water bottles that were designed for CascadiaJS conference.

September 13, 2022 (about 1 year ago)

400 water bottles and a video guestbook at CascadiaJS

Dave Kiss
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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August 29, 2022 (about 1 year ago)

Developer spotlight: interactive video music lessons with

Dave Kiss
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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August 10, 2022 (about 1 year ago)

Capture view data with Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

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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May 26, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

TMI 2022: Behind the scenes of our first customer conference

Dave Kiss
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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May 18, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

Saving video playback progress in your application

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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April 27, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

Leaving an impression in our video guestbook

Dave Kiss
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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April 5, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

The skater punk’s guide to MediaRecorder

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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January 18, 2022 (over 1 year ago)

Make a stats video your MoM would be proud of

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.