Mile High Video 2020 - Broadcasting Low-Latency OTT Content with ATSC3 and DVB-mABR

Mile High Video 2020 Broadcasting Low-Latency OTT Content with ATSC3 and DVB-mABR Save the date for #mhv2020 conference: December 1-4, organized by Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky. 50+ international experts speaking on a variety of topics. In our presentation, we will show you how you can leverage both low latency and...

IRT shutdown and Mozilla layoff – or the death of corporate research labs

IRT shutdown and Mozilla layoff or the death of corporate research labs Introduction This is the summer of 2020. The year where Covid-19 appeared. My colleague Rodolphe Fouquet sent me a text during my holidays: IRT would shut down by the end of the year. We knew this could happen...

GPAC 1.0 is out and it is the best GPAC ever released

GPAC 1.0 is out... ... and it is the best GPAC ever released There are important moments in every project. Here and now is one for the GPAC project that GPAC Licensing commercially promotes. GPAC 1.0 is out. And it is the best GPAC ever released. In this blog we...

Motion Spell recognized as a Key Innovator by the EU

Motion Spell recognized as a Key Innovator by the EU Motion Spell, the company behind GPAC Licensing, was awarded EU Innovation Radar recognition for our work on the Immersive Accessibility. Other Key Innovators are i2CAT from Spain and IRT from Germany. https://www.innoradar.eu/innovation/32590 This follows the publication of our white paper...

Bringing external views to a team makes it richer

Bringing external views to a team makes it richer The Paradox Over the years we’ve had some paradoxical successes. Companies often look too much internally. Of course companies prefer to solve their issues internally. Bringing external people may bring confidentiality issues. Bringing external people may expose teams to things they...

Recommendations for Immersive Accessibility Services

Recommendations for Immersive Accessibility Services We are proud to publish a free white paper on accessibility services immersive media (360 video, VR/AR/XR). Most of this work was done within the ImAc consortium we joined more than two years ago. There is still so much to be done with regards to...

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...