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Phil Cluff

Phil Cluff

Product Manager Team Lead
Phil has spent the last 10 years building some of the biggest AVOD, SVOD, and public service streaming platforms in the world at the BBC and Brightcove. He’s here to chew gum and stream video, and he’s all out of gum.
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Real-Time video is (really!) here.
11/29/22November 29, 2022(6 days ago)
6 min read

Real-Time video is (really!) here.

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Product6 min read
Good news, everyone: after spending a little over 6 months in beta, Mux Real-Time Video is now in General Availability! That means that you can develop all your amazing real-time video applications wi ...
Image that shows 6 users in a video call that's titled Real-Time
05/24/22May 24, 2022(7 months ago)
6 min read

Introducing Real-Time Video

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Product6 min read
First, there was on-demand video, then came live streaming, and now we’re excited to complete the trifecta of online video: announcing the public beta of Mux Real-Time Video!
Stream Club is joining Mux!
12/22/21December 22, 2021(12 months ago)
4 min read

Stream Club is joining Mux!

Jon Dahl
Phil Cluff
by Jon and Phil
Company4 min read
We're excited to announce that Stream Club, a platform that makes it easy for customers to build live video broadcasts and create studio-like experiences, is joining Mux!
Oak National Academy screen
04/08/21April 8, 2021(over 1 year ago)
14 min read

How Oak National Academy went from vision to virtual education in 6 days [part 1]

Lynnette Nolan
Phil Cluff
by Lynnette and Phil
Customers14 min read
Oak National Academy started with a mission to educate virtually in lockdown. 100 million lessons later, they’re providing zero-rated education. Learn about their launch and approach to accessibility.
A photo of an Android phone live streaming a cactus.
01/05/21January 5, 2021(almost 2 years ago)
5 min read

Go live reliably from mobile with our updated Android and iOS examples

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Product5 min read
Phil announces updates to the Mux examples for live streaming from iOS and Android.
A screenshot showing a failed CDN request
09/10/20September 10, 2020(about 2 years ago)
4 min read

Survive CDN failures with Redundant Streams

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Product4 min read
Learn how you can use Mux's Redundant Streams feature to make your events more resilient to larger, internet wide service outages, such as CDN failures.
Is this a hacker?
07/31/20July 31, 2020(over 2 years ago)
3 min read

Announcing the Mux bug bounty program

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Company3 min read
Today we're really excited to announce the opening of the Mux bug bounty program. Since we started Mux, we've worked hard to ensure Mux is a safe and secure environment for our customers and their vie ...
A year on the road
03/20/20March 20, 2020(over 2 years ago)
14 min read

A year on the road

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Events14 min read
Phil chronicles his year talking at video streaming conferences, and talks about what's in store for the coming year.
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.
A selection of video frames from "Tears of Steel" showing subtitles in a variety of languages.
01/17/20January 17, 2020(almost 3 years ago)
17 min read

Subtitles, Captions, WebVTT, HLS, and those magic flags 🤔

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video education17 min read
Join Phil on a journey exploring the modern technologies that underly captions and subtitles in online streaming, including HLS, WebVTT, and some magic flags you can set in your HLS manifest!
White Paper: 7 Tips to improve Live Streaming
09/05/19September 5, 2019(over 3 years ago)
21 min read

White Paper: 7 Tips to improve Live Streaming

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video education21 min read
Today alongside our friends at Touchstream, Datazoom, and Fastly, we’ve published a white paper packed full of tips to help you stream huge scale events successfully. Unfortunately, while writing the ...
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 ...
Add video to your personal homepage with Mux PHP
06/05/19June 5, 2019(over 3 years ago)
1 min read

Add video to your personal homepage with Mux PHP

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video education1 min read
Mux PHP is a lightweight wrapper around Mux’s APIs, which make it easy to integrate Mux-powered video experiences into your PHP apps.
Highlights: LiveVideoStackCon Shanghai 2019
05/14/19May 14, 2019(over 3 years ago)
10 min read

Highlights: LiveVideoStackCon Shanghai 2019

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Events10 min read
Last month I was lucky enough to be invited to LiveVideoStackCon 2019 in Shanghai to give a keynote session on how to design a great Video API (something we have a lot of experience with!). LiveVideoS ...
Get going with Mux Go!
05/08/19May 8, 2019(over 3 years ago)
1 min read

Get going with Mux Go!

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Product1 min read
We write a lot of Go at Mux… seriously, a lot of Go. Why? Well, Go is a great systems level language for building reliable, low level software, while still being flexible enough to build high level, s ...
Introducing Mux Ruby
04/18/19April 18, 2019(over 3 years ago)
1 min read

Introducing Mux Ruby

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Product1 min read
Ruby is a great language to write scripts, tests, websites, and software stacks.
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 ...
An adventure in OpenAPI V3 code generation
02/20/19February 20, 2019(almost 4 years ago)
26 min read

An adventure in OpenAPI V3 code generation

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Engineering26 min read
One of our aims at Mux is to make it easy for every developer to create great video experiences in their apps. To help you build new apps, we're building more SDKs for a wider variety of languages thi ...
Introducing Mux Python
02/15/19February 15, 2019(almost 4 years ago)
1 min read

Introducing Mux Python

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Product1 min read
Today we’re introducing the first of several new SDKs we’ll be releasing over the coming months, Mux Python 🐍. Mux Python is a lightweight wrapper around Mux’s APIs, which make it easy to integrate M ...
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 ...
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 ...
90% of YouTube viewers don’t care about video quality
10/30/18October 30, 2018(about 4 years ago)
14 min read

90% of YouTube viewers don’t care about video quality

Phil Cluff
by Phil Cluff
Video news14 min read
(and 4 other things we learned at Demuxed 2018) Last week was the annual Demuxed conference. Demuxed is a conference designed by, and for developers working with video. This year for the first time, i ...