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AV1 real-time encoding in standalone webrtc and Millicast platform has already been available since April 2020, as we already covered in previous posts. However, for those who wanted to use it by themselves in a web app, you had to recompile Chrome. While we provided pre-compiled binaries for the community and the happy few brave enough to test it that early, it was a single layer implementation and did not support SVC.

AV1 Real-time Encoding in Google Chrome Canary with Millicast

As usage of codecs evolve from closed circuits and dedicated lines to be more and more over the public…


While we have been hard at work in the background to make sure #WebRTC gets better (some overview of that here), we have put a lot of effort in the last year into remote collaboration workflows for content production and post production.

Which is why we are releasing multiple products and services to bring Broadcast Quality to Real-Time streaming across devices.

I. Tech Emmy Awards go to … #Webrtc solutions?!?

Among the 2020 Emmy Engineering awards, it was interesting to see two companies providing Real-Time services, Evercast and Sohonet, the latter for their ClearView Flex product and service.

Host Kirsten Vangsness presents an award to Alex Cyrell, Roger Barton, and Brad Thomas from Evercast at the 72nd Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony.

While Real-time remote production or post production is not new, it…


During the last IETF Hackathon, at the WebRTC table, and then at our offices in Singapore, Intel and Apple came together to add HEVC support in WebRTC.

Intel chips have been supporting HEVC Encoding and Decoding for some time now. They support it in non-GPU hardware, making it a big deal for devices that can’t afford a full discrete GPU.

Most Apple devices integrate Intel chips, so adding support for H265 hardware acceleration in WebRTC is required to enable H265 in all Apple devices at once. Of course, the more support there are for Intel features in the media stacks…


If you are developing your own real-time streaming application with sub-second latency and native support across devices, you probably already know that WebRTC is your best (and only) option.

Now, there are only 2 more decisions to make:

  1. What architecture do you need to scale WebRTC?
  2. And what devices do you want to support with your app?

For Question #1, the answer is easy: Millicast. 😉

Millicast is an independently run WebRTC platform that can offer mass scale without sacrificing quality, all through a developer-friendly API. It enables customers to launch a real-time streaming solution in a matter of days…


Broadcasters, content owners and OTT providers are slowly but surely re-defining their streaming workflows, especially as it relates to real-time streaming.

These content providers have been confined to the playback experience within the viewer at the end of the streaming pipeline. But with WebRTC, they are now able to manage the entire end-to-end workflow and add greater control to the user experience.

Given the mass adoption of browsers, and operating systems like Android that are ubiquitous in mobile devices, Smart TVs, Set-Top Boxes, and other IoT devices, you can now reach up to 80% of the market with WebRTC, with…


At Millicast / CoSMo we have been working on AV1 for a long time and implemented all our work in the Medooze Media Server.:

Real time AV1 encoding has been available in libWebRTC for almost a year now and the recent announcement of Real Time AV1 encoding being enabled by default in Chrome source code and later in Chrome Canary and nightly builds is a great new for everyone using Real-Time Communication, and WebRTC in particular.

For CoSMo it is a great moment representing the pinnacle of years of work on the AV1 RTP Payload specification, Real Time…


Millicast has been using #WebRTC for large scale streaming for many years now. There is a request that comes back very often: “Can I add latency and keep the quality of the media as high as possible?”. To answer that question, one need to look at the concept of reliability, and how it varies depending on the protocol of choice.

Word of warning: this is an oversimplification of the technology with only some of the core concepts presented. It serves as an introduction to specific concepts for people from outside that field of expertise, and absolutely not as a complete…


Millicast’s main base of operations is in north Los Angeles, just a short journey from Hollywood. Millicast has been working with a number of different Hollywood studios to enable an amazing transformation in the way that movies and TV shows will be produced in the future.

This transformation has had a big impact on remote editing and production teams dealing with COVID and the“Shelter in Place” ordinance.

The industry needs a solution offering broadcast-quality features while enabling consumer-grade workflows.

This transformation has had a big impact on remote editing and production teams dealing with COVID and the“Shelter in Place” ordinance.

Background

CNBC produced a video which explains the journey the industry has had…


With WebEx announcing support for real-time AV1 video encoding, it means that Cisco, Google, and Millicast (CoSMo) are the only platforms offering Live Real-Time AV1 encoding with WebRTC in a production environment.

“16 years after H.264, it’s time for something new. Today, we demo’d an industry first: live, real-time AV1 encoding and transmission in a Webex meeting, with HD video & screen share!” — Anurag Dhingra, Cisco Webex CTO

The New Normal: AV1 Encoding for VOD

There has already been a mass migration to AV1 for video-on-demand encoding with Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and many other streaming platforms. And no wonder…


Thanks to a collaborative work between Millicast and Teradek engineering teams, Teradek products have now best in class support of the MilliCast.com platform. This shows the dedication of Teradek to position themselves as the best provider for live and real-time encoders, and MilliCast to extend their support of capture devices and Hardware encoders.

The official Teradek 8.2.11 firmware update which came out last week let happy owner of 600 or 700 series encoders stream directly to Millicast and enjoy all the reach and the features of the fastest real-time streaming platform on the public internet.

The Sputnik version which supports…

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