Adobe, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Others Support MPEG-DASH | Beet.TV

“MPEG-DASH, an adaptive bitrate streaming technology that enables high-quality streaming via the Internet, received support from industry leaders such as Adobe, Microsoft and Qualcomm  at the DASH Industry Forum at NAB 2013. There, Beet.TV spoke with seven industry leaders for their take on what MPEG-DASH is doing for the industry and why they support it.”

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Fraunhofer and Unified Streaming Platform are adding multichannel HE-AAC to MPEG-DASH streaming

Fraunhofer IIS and Unified Streaming (USP) have begun a collaboratin designed to extend the ecosystem for HE-AAC MPEG-DASH streaming, enabling broadcasters and service providers to deliver the best possible MPEG-DASH (dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP) streaming experience for video and audio-only services. 

 

The two parties say that HE-AAC has emerged as the global standard for broadcasting and streaming multimedia content, including Internet radio or Web TV, digital radio and digital television. It is natively supported by Android Jelly Bean, iOS, Windows 7/8, Mac OS, the leading HTML5 browsers. Therefore, says Fraunhofer and USP, service providers in many cases only need to encode their content in a single audio format, HE-AAC Multichannel.

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Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 3/4) – A Single Protocol and DRM -overdigital

“This doesn’t mean HDS is going away, but HDS is a protocol only targeting Flash / AIR, while HLS works across the majority of devices. If you are aiming for a single workflow, HLS is the only logical choice. That said, besides philosophical reasons, there are technical disadvantages of using HLS, which will eventually lead to MPEG-Dash as a unified standard in the future. If you are interested in learning more about MPEG-Dash, join my MPEG-Dash group.”

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Google called the MPEG-LA’s bluff, and won – osnews

“A few days ago, Google and the MPEG-LA announced that they had come to an agreement under which Google received a license for techniques in VP8 that may infringe upon MPEG-LA patents (note the ‘if any’). Only a few days later, we learn the real reason behind Google and the MPEG-LA striking a deal, thanks to The H Open, making it clear that the MPEG-LA has lost. Big time.”

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Google And MPEG LA Sign Licensing Agreement Covering Google’s VP8 Video Codec, Clearing The Way For Wider Adoption | TechCrunch

“The agreement allows Google to sub-license the techniques covered by the agreement to any VP8 user and also covers the next generation of the VPx codec. As part of this deal, MPEG LA is discontinuing its efforts to form a VP8 patent pool. Chances are Google had to pay for this license, but the financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.”

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Ericsson: MPEG DASH Makes Economic Sense to Operators – Streaming Media Magazine

While much of the MPEG DASH discussion has focused on what that adaptive streaming standard will bring publishers, operators are anticipating it for other reasons. Speaking at the recent Streaming Media West conference in Los Angeles, David Price, vice president of business development for Ericsson, said that DASH will be a boon for mobile video users.

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