How To: Comparing And Choosing The Best HEVC Codec

Content distributors and aggregators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but who has the time to evaluate their features, output quality, and performance? No worries—codec specialist Jan Ozer has done the work for you. He’s evaluated leading contenders like x265, MainConcept, Beamr, Intel, and NTT and he’ll share his results. At the Streaming Media East show in NYC, taking place May 16-17, you’ll walk away from his session with a much clearer picture of the strengths and weaknesses of your HEVC encoding options for VOD streaming.

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Metrics Matter: Using QoE To Make Viewers Happier

The worst way to find out that viewers aren’t having a good experience is via angry support emails or Twitter. If you have the right data at hand, getting out in front of problems your viewers might be seeing is crucial to keeping viewers happy and watching. At the Streaming Media East show in NYC, taking place May 16-17, we have a panel that will dig into real-world examples and approaches to collecting, utilizing, and making QoE data actionable in order to improve the viewer experience. Confirmed speakers include:Moderator:

  • Moderator: Matt McClure, Head of Product Engineering, Mux
  • Josh Arensberg, VP, Corporate Development and Strategy, Comcast
  • Matt Fisher, Lead Engineer Player Core, Vimeo
  • Zac Shenker, Principal Video Software Engineer, CBS Interactive

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Google Cloud Exec To Keynote Content Delivery Summit

I’m pleased to announce that Leonidas Kontothanassis, Engineering Director at Google Cloud will be the keynote speaker at the Content Delivery Summit, taking place May 15th in NYC. The show is the place to meet with some of the smartest people who are building, running and using the largest private and public CDNs. We’ll have presentations on Cloud Security; Multi-Vendor Strategy; QoE; Video Streaming Stack; Mobile App Performance; Building Private CDNs; Market Pricing and much more.

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Media Processing Workflow For OTT Delivery: Software Versus Hardware Platforms

While traditional media delivery is mainly driven by hardware platforms, OTT delivery solutions rely a lot on software processing from ingest, to transcoding and playback especially with the migration of the whole media processing chain to software-dominated cloud compute services. At the Streaming Media East show in NYC, taking place May 16-17, Tarek Amara, Video Processing Engineer at Twitch will present the pros and cons of software and hardware processing solutions. The presentation will also discuss recommended processing components to build an OTT platform especially with the convergence between OTT and broadcast applications.

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Learn How Gogo Streams Live TV On Airplanes Using HEVC at #smeast Conference

At the Streaming Media East show in NYC, taking place May 16-17, Prem Bangole, Director, of Engineering at Gogo will present how Gogo is streaming live TV to planes using HEVC and their approach in reducing bitrates without sacrificing QoS. With real estate space on planes in short supply, Gogo will discuss how technological advances such as HEVC and statistical multiplexing is helping to put live streaming on a plane. This case study will also detail how to achieve the challenge of monetize an OTT platform for consumers that demand more live content, be it their favorite soccer team or a presidential debate.

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