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Interview with Benjamin Bross and Adam Wieckowski from HHI on VVC and Video Compression

Interview with Benjamin Bross and Adam Wieckowski from HHI on VVC and Video Compression

Krishna RaoFebruary 22, 202134 min read

Editor’s note: OTTVerse is pleased to present this free-flowing interview with Benjamin Bross and Adam Wieckowski from Fraunhofer HHI. Do not miss this interview as they talk about the Heinrich…

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AVOD (Advertising-based VOD) – Everything You Need To Know

AVOD (Advertising-based VOD) – Everything You Need To Know

February 26, 20216 min read

AVOD or Advertising-based Video On Demand is a VOD business model that generates revenue by inserting advertisements into the video streaming, either via Client-Side Ad Insertion or Server-Side Ad Insertion.…

MulticoreWare Inc. Becomes CEVA’s Trusted Partner for Imaging & Computer Vision

MulticoreWare Inc. Becomes CEVA’s Trusted Partner for Imaging & Computer Vision

February 26, 20213 min read

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MulticoreWare Inc., joins CEVA, the leading licensor of sensor-hub Digital Signal Processors, AI engines, and complementary framework & various software SDK’s, as their trusted partner to enable…

Video On Demand (VOD) Streaming Technology Explained

Video On Demand (VOD) Streaming Technology Explained

February 25, 20219 min read

VOD stands for Video On Demand and is a video streaming and delivery technology that enables people to watch videos instantly – anytime, anywhere, and on any device. There are…

ATEME Facilitates Over Half of All ATSC 3.0 Deployments Across North America

ATEME Facilitates Over Half of All ATSC 3.0 Deployments Across North America

February 25, 20214 min read

PARIS, DENVER, SINGAPORE, SYDNEY, 25 February, 2021 – ATEME, the leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has announced its TITAN Live platform was implemented in…

Video Engineering for OTT – A 10K Foot View

Video Engineering for OTT – A 10K Foot View

February 24, 202114 min read

If you search for the following phrase on Google, ‘what is video encoding’, the top result is from Mux, which explains it as “Video encoding is a process for making…

LG To Expand Its webOS Smart TV Platform to 20+ TV Manufacturers

LG To Expand Its webOS Smart TV Platform to 20+ TV Manufacturers

February 24, 20213 min read

LG announced today that it will expand and provide access to its webOS SmartTV Platform to more than 20 TV manufacturers, including RCA, Ayonz and Konka with more partners expected…

Interview with Benjamin Bross and Adam Wieckowski from HHI on VVC and Video Compression

Interview with Benjamin Bross and Adam Wieckowski from HHI on VVC and Video Compression

February 22, 202134 min read

Editor’s note: OTTVerse is pleased to present this free-flowing interview with Benjamin Bross and Adam Wieckowski from Fraunhofer HHI. Do not miss this interview as they talk about the Heinrich…

OyaWatch TV is Launched in Nigeria on Red Bee’s OTT Platform – Aiming to Become the Country’s Number One Media & Entertainment Service

OyaWatch TV is Launched in Nigeria on Red Bee’s OTT Platform – Aiming to Become the Country’s Number One Media & Entertainment Service

February 9, 20214 min read

OyaWatch TV is a new Nigerian subscription based streaming service, aiming to become the number one provider of media and entertainment experiences in the country. The service was launched on February…

Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 5.1, 7.1 – Surround Sound Simplified

Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 5.1, 7.1 – Surround Sound Simplified

February 8, 202110 min read

Dolby and DTS – two iconic names in the entertainment industry – and “surround sound” are the subjects of this article. Sounds attractive? What exactly is surround sound? Are Dolby…

ffprobe – Comprehensive Tutorial with 7 Examples

ffprobe – Comprehensive Tutorial with 7 Examples

February 5, 202121 min read

In my video processing toolkit, ffprobe has a very prominent place! The FFmpeg library, ffprobe, can rightly be called the Swiss Army Knife of video information extraction or video inspection.…

8 Free Online m3u8 Players To Test HLS m3u8 Streams

8 Free Online m3u8 Players To Test HLS m3u8 Streams

February 4, 20218 min read

A crucial step in delivering media using the HTTP Live Streaming or HLS protocol is to test your m3u8 streams and playlists using an m3u8 player (also referred to as…

Fill Rate Calculation – Traps and Pitfalls Explained

Fill Rate Calculation – Traps and Pitfalls Explained

February 3, 20219 min read

Editor’s note: In this article, Cameron Church from Watching That talks about Fill Rate Calculations in Advertising (their importance and the correct way to calculate them), followed by an interview…

Guide to Essential Video Coding (EVC) MPEG-5 Part-1

Guide to Essential Video Coding (EVC) MPEG-5 Part-1

February 2, 202110 min read

As most of you are probably aware, MPEG announced three new video codecs – Versatile Video Coding (VVC), Essential Video Coding (EVC), and Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC). OTTVerse…

Audio Codecs Compared – MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA, and Opus

Audio Codecs Compared – MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA, and Opus

January 28, 20218 min read

Introduction In this article, I will discuss and compare the key features of some popular audio codecs. In particular, I will focus on the aspects that are most relevant from…

Common-Media-Client-Data (CMCD) Explanation with Sample Player

Common-Media-Client-Data (CMCD) Explanation with Sample Player

January 27, 202116 min read

One of the biggest problems that video streaming companies face is taking disjoint sets of information from different points in the video delivery pipeline and making sense of it. If…

Encoding.com Honored with the 2020 Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering

Encoding.com Honored with the 2020 Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering

January 27, 20214 min read

Innovative Developer of Cloud-Media Processing Platform Acknowledged for its Development of Massive Processing Optimized Compression Technologies SAN FRANCISCO, CA — January 26, 2021, Encoding.com, the world’s most trusted cloud media…

CDN Request Collapsing and the Thundering Herds Problem Simplified

CDN Request Collapsing and the Thundering Herds Problem Simplified

January 22, 20218 min read

Request Collapsing or Collapse Forwarding is a very important feature in CDNs that protect CDNs and Origin Servers from being overwhelmed by a large number of redundant requests. In this…

Free MPEG-DASH MPD (manifest) Examples for Testing

Free MPEG-DASH MPD (manifest) Examples for Testing

January 21, 20214 min read

Here is a list of free MPEG-DASH mpd (Manifest) test URLs for testing OTT DASH Video Players (including Big Buck Bunny, Tears of Steel, and mpd URLs from BBC, Dolby,…

FFmpeg – Convert to Apple ProRes 422 / 4444 Simplified

FFmpeg – Convert to Apple ProRes 422 / 4444 Simplified

January 20, 20216 min read

In this article, we will learn how to use FFmpeg to convert videos to Apple ProRes 422 and 444 formats. To try this tutorial on a Windows machine, you can…

Fundamentals of Digital Audio – Simplified

Fundamentals of Digital Audio – Simplified

January 18, 20218 min read

Introduction In this article, I will introduce you to the basic concepts and commonly used terms related to digital audio.  Are you curious about  How are sounds stored and transmitted…

Using the Media Panel in Google Chrome to Debug Media Players

Using the Media Panel in Google Chrome to Debug Media Players

January 10, 202111 min read

It is critical to have the right tools to build and debug media players, and today, we shall talk about the Media Panel in Google Chrome’s Developer Tools. There is…

Create Video from Images using FFmpeg

Create Video from Images using FFmpeg

January 4, 20214 min read

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a video from images using FFmpeg. FFmpeg can do this easily if the input is fed as a sequence of images…

Remove Last 10 Seconds of a Video using FFmpeg

Remove Last 10 Seconds of a Video using FFmpeg

January 4, 20212 min read

This short tutorial will demonstrate how to extract the last N seconds from a video (like removing the last 10 seconds of a video using FFmpeg). To do this we…

HLS Packaging using FFmpeg – Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial

HLS Packaging using FFmpeg – Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial

December 21, 202011 min read

In this tutorial, we shall learn about HLS packaging using FFmeg. The great part about using FFmpeg is that you can ingest a video, resize it, transcode, package, and stream…

OBS Studio vs. Streamlabs OBS

OBS Studio vs. Streamlabs OBS

December 18, 20205 min read

OBS Studio vs. Streamlabs OBS – why do I even care? Well, before you start streaming and recording your videos, it’s important to choose the right software. Today, we are…

Blur a Video using FFmpeg’s BoxBlur Filter

Blur a Video using FFmpeg’s BoxBlur Filter

December 17, 20203 min read

Blurring is an important operation in video post-production. Instead of using costly software, you can use FFmpeg’s boxblur to blur your videos and even choose which area of the frames…

Closed GOP and Open GOP – Simplified Explanation

Closed GOP and Open GOP – Simplified Explanation

December 17, 20205 min read

In this article (part of our video compression series), we take a look at the concepts of Closed GOPs and Open GOPs. Both of these GOP types are very common…

Live Streaming and Recording Zoom With OBS Studio Simplified

Live Streaming and Recording Zoom With OBS Studio Simplified

December 14, 20204 min read

Zoom is one of the most popular video conferencing apps. The best part is that you can live stream on Zoom using OBS Studio and even record your Zoom meetings…

I, P, and B-frames – Differences and Use Cases Made Easy

I, P, and B-frames – Differences and Use Cases Made Easy

December 14, 202012 min read

The concept of I-frames, P-frames, and B-frames is fundamental to the field of video compression. These three frame types are used in specific situations to improve the stream’s compression efficiency,…

CrossFade, Dissolve, and other Effects using FFmpeg’s xfade Filter

CrossFade, Dissolve, and other Effects using FFmpeg’s xfade Filter

December 13, 20206 min read

When you join two videos or images, it is pleasing to the eye to use a crossfade, or dissolve, or a wipe-effect at the point of transition. You don’t need…

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