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Quortex and Motion Spell join forces to deliver best-of-breed DASH streams

Quortex and Motion Spell join forces to deliver best-of-breed DASH streams Rennes, Paris, March 18th 2020 Quortex announced today that they are partnering with Motion Spell, the provider of the GPAC solution, for delivering their live streams at scale. Motion Spell designed a unique software function that fits with the...

The secret about hidden software costs

The secret about hidden software costs An essay on how to keep your development projects under control Introduction I'd like to share a secret with you: there is nothing like a custom software suited to *your* need. At first it may seem a paradox considering our company licenses its software....

Here is what the 2020 horizon hides

Here is what the 2020 horizon hides There is a new decade behind us and another one in front of us. When I look back at the last ten years, I cannot spot any technological disruptive innovation in our industry. I've worked close to R&D during these ten years and...

Self-contained codecs considered harmful

Self-contained codecs considered harmful A stream of compressed video is composed of many successive top-level units of video. These units are, most of the time, considered atomic by encapsulators and muxers. In some codecs, like VP9, these top-level units represent a whole compressed picture. In some other codecs, like H.264...

IBC 2019 report: the calm before the storm

IBC 2019 report: the calm before the storm We'll spare you here the demos about 5G, 8K and blockchains. We're sure by the time you read this article you'll find other reports to cover them extensively! Convergence of networks (hybrid broadcast broadband) There is a reality of a comeback of...

IBC 2019 organization comments

IBC 2019 organization comments Click here for our report about the IBC content. This year IBC was in our opinion the best edition of the last five years. After a disappointing NAB 2019, and a very disappointing IBC 2018, IBC 2019 made conservative choices to concentrate on what is essential....

What prevents new Netflix-es to emerge

What prevents new Netflix-es to emerge Introduction Since Netflix emerged as a giant the SVoD market went through different phases: people didn't believe it would succeed (some still do!), then existing actors were unable to understand and move appropriately, then startups tried to plagiarize Netflix, then Netflix has started to...

Understanding upcoming changes in GPAC

Understanding upcoming changes in GPAC The release of GPAC 0.8 in June 2019 is an important milestone. The professional video industry likes releases. On the other hands development teams have enjoyed our stable nightly builds for years. Both will love our future plans. The changelog of this v0.8.0. is impressive....

Three sources of latency

Three sources of latency What is latency? Latency is the time elapsed between two events, which in a perfect world, would be simultaneous. In a live video streaming scenario, the latency is typically the time elapsed between the capture of a video frame, and this frame being displayed on the...

Wind in the sails of MPEG

Wind in the sails of MPEG Introduction Motion Spell, the company behind GPAC Licensing, has been quite involved in projects that required to follow the standardization activity. The environment has started to change these last years. Deep changes at MPEG The wind of change blows on MPEG. Despite fierce competition...