Thoughts, stories and ideas about video transcoding and delivery.
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After successfully launching our video platform in January, we have been working to make it more feature-rich and intuitive for all of you in the last few months. Let's jump right in! DRM 🔐 This was one of the most requested features. DRM support is now available across all devices on the planet. We support both Widevine and Fairplay DRM to protect your content. These are the same systems used by Netflix and Amazon Prime to protect their content. The entire complexity of DRM is abstracted a
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Last month, we changed our congestion control algorithm to BBR and ralised 21% performance improvement in p99 response times. Using same method to measure performance, we enabled HTTP/3 for all of our customers at start of April 2022. We were obviously expecting some performance gains but were pleasantly surprised to see almost 10% performance improvement on top of what we delivered last month using BBR. For starters, HTTP/3 is the third major version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol used to
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We at Gumlet handle more than a billion video requests per day. Serving these requests with the best performance is one of our top KPIs. Reducing latency in video serving can bring improvements in video startup times, seek time, and re-buffering times. All this put together can result in smooth playback of videos and elevate the customer experience. We use Fastly as our primary CDN provider. Fastly uses the CUBIC congestion control algorithm by default. They, however, allow changing congestion
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