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Steve Heffernan

Steve Heffernan

Co-founder and Product Architect

Creator of Video.js and co-founder of Zencoder. Semi-professional drummer and apparently drove a Civic lowered more than Mux's live latency in high school.

Written by Steve:
Stop watch with a price tag attached

Published on February 22, 2024 (about 2 months ago)

Why we [still] price in minutes for video

Steve Heffernan
By Steve Heffernan8 min readCompany

Over 14 years ago we pioneered minutes-based pricing for video infrastructure. Here's why we've doubled down on it with Mux Video.

A graphic design of a group of thunderstorm clouds containing icons that depict the actions of a typical cloud encoding service.

Published on August 24, 2023 (8 months ago)

Cloud encoding APIs are a dying breed: lessons learned from building three cloud video startups

Steve Heffernan
By Steve Heffernan8 min readEngineering

It's becoming increasingly clear that cloud encoding APIs are on their way out. Read our perspective on where cloud video encoding is headed.

Media Chrome 1.0

Published on June 1, 2023 (11 months ago)

Media Chrome turns 1.0, huzzah!

Steve Heffernan
By Steve Heffernan9 min readEngineering, Product, & Video news

Media Chrome, the set of web components for video and audio players is now version 1.0. While it was production ready before, now we promise it is.

Image depicting video frame resolutions

Published on February 15, 2023 (about 1 year ago)

Our newest pricing lever: Resolution-based pricing for Mux Video

Steve Heffernan
By Steve Heffernan7 min readProduct

We lowered our pay-as-you-go pricing for video Encoding, Storage and Streaming at 720p or lower, giving you new ways to control your streaming costs!

An illustration of Steve Ballmer saying "developers, developersl, developers"

Published on December 14, 2021 (over 2 years ago)

Being a great developer product company is more than building products for developers

Steve Heffernan
Matthew McClure
Jon Dahl
Adam Brown
By Steve and 3 others6 min readCompany

Developer product companies, despite massive success in some cases, are still early, and the playbooks aren’t as developed.

New pricing

Published on May 6, 2021 (almost 3 years ago)

New lower, simplified pricing for Mux Video

Steve Heffernan
By Steve Heffernan3 min readProduct

We strive to make video simple to use and that applies to pricing too. Today, we’re rolling out updated pricing that removes a layer of complexity and makes it that much easier to use Mux.

Live interactive video like hq

Published on February 13, 2020 (about 4 years ago)

How to Build Interactive Live Video (remember HQ Trivia?)

Steve Heffernan
Dylan Jhaveri
By Steve and Dylan10 min readVideo education

Steve and Dylan discuss how you might go about building a live interactive video solution that is scalable.

Seeing double? Let your users simulcast (aka restream) to any social platform

Published on November 11, 2019 (over 4 years ago)

Seeing double? Let your users simulcast (aka restream) to any social platform

Steve Heffernan
By Steve Heffernan2 min readProduct

With the new Simulcast Targets feature, developers can now let their users publish live streams on social platforms.

Is it recording yet? New Live Stream Webhook Events!

Published on April 1, 2019 (about 5 years ago)

Is it recording yet? New Live Stream Webhook Events!

Steve Heffernan
By Steve Heffernan3 min readProduct

We just added a few new events to Mux's Live Streams that let you build more helpful UIs for streamers and help debug issues when they happen. These include: CONNECTED (video.live_stream.connected) - ...

Announcing Self-serve Pricing & Signup

Published on April 6, 2017 (about 7 years ago)

Announcing Self-serve Pricing & Signup

Steve Heffernan
By Steve Heffernan2 min readProduct

We started Mux because we saw what the most advanced video companies had built to monitor their viewer experience, and we wanted to bring it to everyone.