Excellent Android Best Practices Article on Encoding.com

Encoding.com just published a best practices article entitled, The Current State of Android and Video, A Full Overview & Best Practices of Android Video. The article first outlines the issues relating to encoding for Android delivery, and then discusses different alternatives for distributing to these devices, including Encoding.com’s own Vid.ly service. Topics covered include captioning, digital rights management (DRM), compatibility with HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and others.

One very useful table, which I’ve included below, summarizes the issues that Android has with HLS. Basically, distributing to Android is a mess; much more difficult than Apple devices. If the Encoding.com service has a silver bullet that simplfies this, it’s definitely worth a look.


Again, here’s a link to the article.



About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks and evaluate new encoders and codecs. I am a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, writing about codecs and encoding tools. I have written multiple authoritative books on video encoding, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video (https://amzn.to/3kV6R1j) and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg: In Thirty Minutes or Less (https://amzn.to/3ZJih7e). I have multiple courses relating to streaming media production, all available at https://bit.ly/slc_courses. I currently work as www.netint.com as a Senior Director in Marketing.

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