What is CBR, VBR, CRF, Capped-CRF? Rate Control Modes Explained

Everytime you encode a video file with a distribution oriented codec like H.264, HEVC, VP9, or AV1, you choose a bitrate control mechanism that controls bitrate, overall quality, transient quality,…

Computing Break Even on Codec Deployments

To a great degree, video codec adoption is driven by the simple break even formula presented above. You put your costs on top, your savings per hour on the bottom,…

MediaInfo and BitRate Viewer – Essential Tools for Video Analysis

I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the outstanding content on the OTTVerse website. In my first article, I wanted to introduce those new to streaming media to the essential…