Choosing the Optimal Preset for AV1 Encoding (and Other Questions)

I’m comparing AV1 encoders for Streaming Media Magazine. I plan to include codecs from: The Alliance for Open Media (hopefully versions 1.0/2.0) AWS Elemental MediaConvert Visionular Intel Mozilla (assuming I can get assistance regarding recommended encoding settings). If there are any other codecs that should be considered, please get in touch with me at janozer@gmail.com.…

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Preliminary VMAF and PSNR Scores for New Xilinx Transcoding Appliances

Live streaming at scale is the perfect application for hardware transcoders that deliver highly-affordable encoding density. Xilinx just announced a series of transcoding appliances targeting these live streaming use cases built around the new Xilinx Real-Time (RT) Server reference architecture. I’ve been benchmarking output quality with two card-based encoders deployed in these appliances, the Alveo…

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Join Me at a Webinar Discussing MediaMelon SmartPlay

MediaMelon SmartPlay is a streaming optimization solution that reduces bandwidth costs by 35% or more and improves QoE while working with your existing ABR content without re-encoding. SmartPlay works with any existing encoder, including those with content-adaptive encoding (also called per-title), and most existing players and CDNs. Briefly, SmartPlay works by analyzing the quality of…

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