Fundamental articles on video streaming and video compression.

Jan Ozer interviews Zoe Liu at NAB 2024

Jan Ozer interviews Zoe Liu for OTTVerse

At the recently concluded NAB2024, video compression expert Jan Ozer caught up with our CTO and Co-Founder, Zoe Liu to talk to her about the latest in the world of AV1 video compression, Zoe's outlook on the use-cases, live-streaming, next big applications, and more! You can watch the entire video here.For video streaming businesses, AI-driven video compression isn't just a fad, it's a strategic advantage. In a competitive market, delivering high-quality videos efficiently is essential. AI-based compression makes both possible, giving businesses a clear edge. You can start a no-risk, free trial of Visionular's AI-driven video compression on the cloud today and...

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What is AI-driven Video Compression?

A recent report published by Sandvine suggests that video now accounts for 65% of all internet traffic, and it's only growing! Quoting from the report, “Demand for video content is soaring, so most platforms are embedding and spreading video within apps to increase views and engagement. Data shows in the first half of 2022, video accounted for a hefty 65.93% of total volume over the internet. That’s a 24% increase over H12021.” And these unforeseen streaming volumes is precisely where the industry is struggling. How does a content provider store and stream high-quality video affordably, while providing a great streaming experience to...

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Jan Ozer interviews Zoe Liu on AI in video compression

Jan Ozer Interviews Zoe Liu on AI-driven Video Compression

Video compression expert Jan Ozer interviewed Zoe Liu, CTO and Co-Founder of Visionular, on the intricacies of AI-driven video compression as part of his preparation for his NAB2024 Streaming Summit talk.  They covered the following topics in this interview -  the role of AI in in the video compression pipeline, why AI is important in video compression, importance of scene classification in video compression, delivering a video compression solution as both an SDK and a cloud offering, the role of CPU-efficiency in video transcoding, AI-driven video compression without GPUs, and much more! If you are a video compression enthusiast and are interested...

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transmuxing vs. transcoding - everything you want to know

Transmuxing vs. Transcoding – Everything You Need to Know

Transmuxing is the process of changing the format of a digital file without altering the actual content. This article reveals the fundamentals of transmuxing, explains how it streamlines video delivery across devices without altering the content itself. Videos come in a large array of formats, and what plays flawlessly on your phone might stutter and crash on your smart TV – not to mention your Xbox! This is not a new problem, and ensuring compatibility between different file formats and devices is truly a harrowing experience for anyone! But don’t worry. There are heroes in the video conversion and processing world: transmuxing...

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Video Codec: Everything You Need to Know

Summary: In this article, we talk about video codecs - what are they and how they work. We also provide an overview of the most popular video codecs, their applications, and tips on how to choose a video codec.  While streaming videos or transferring large videos online, have you ever wondered how videos are compressed to a size that is small enough to travel through the internet to your device? That's where video codecs come in. The word "video codec" is a portmanteau for "encoder - decoder" or "compress and decompress" and it is a critical component for delivering high quality videos efficiently...

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making sense of PSNR, SSIM, VMAF

Making Sense of PSNR, SSIM, VMAF

Summary: In this article, we talk about PSNR, SSIM, and VMAF - how they work, their drawbacks, and where they are used in the video compression and streaming industry. As video traffic on the Internet increases each year, and with the continual rise in viewer experience and quality expectations, the need for streaming services and video platforms to deliver higher resolutions at ever-increasing quality has never been greater. This leads to the requirement for more efficient video codec standards and better methods to assess the resulting video quality. Although many video quality evaluation methods exist, the most widely accepted are PSNR,...

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