Survey: CBR, VBR, or Other for ABR Streaming

The recommended bit rate control technique for VOD files produced for adaptive streaming is one of the most fundamental decisions encoding professionals make, but in my view also one of the most confusing. If you scan the white papers on the topic, most recommend using constant bit rate (CBR) encoding to simplify the stream selection…

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Webinar: Content-Aware Encoding-Applying Lessons Learned from Netflix’s Per-Title Optimization Blog Post

Webinar on Content-Aware Encoding; January 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST.  The ideal encoding ladder accomplishes two things-it creates great visual quality and uses the optimum amount of data, keeping audiences and finance happy at the same time. But what is the ideal encoding ladder?  At one extreme, in its post Per-Title Encode Optimization, Netflix…

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Live Encoding and Transcoding Techniques

Here’s the description, click below to download the handouts. Live event transcoding used to be simple: you did it all in-house and you needed capacious outbound bandwidth, all of which cost a fortune. Now there are more live encoding schemas than you can shake a stick at, including live cloud transcoding and packaging from traditional…

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