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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…

It’s Xmas! Or, depending on your time zone, it’s about to be Christmas. It’s the season to be jolly, and CoSMo would like to bring you a few gifts.

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 in time for Christmas, bringing Broadcast Quality to Real-Time streaming across devices.

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

Among the 2020 Emmy Engineering awards, 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…

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.


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 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…

WHIP, the WebRTC HTTP Ingest Protocol, was developed by Millicast to solve the biggest pain point with adopting WebRTC as a serious, professional, robust contribution protocol: Media Ingest.

Implementing the open source WHIP library in your software or hardware encoder is all you need to support the entire WebRTC stack (like on the sender side.

WHIP-ing WebRTC (Source: Meetecho Blog)

With the contribution piece solved, the burden of WebRTC support now falls on the server side.

To date, the open source Meedoze WebRTC Media Server, Janus WebRTC Server and Millicast WebRTC PaaS have implemented WHIP. If you are interested in more technical details about…

The genesis:

Fear not, this blog post has nothing to do about Brexit.

Early last week, we started receiving feedback from customers that some end-users were prevented from connecting to the Millicast platform on mobile Operators in the UK. It quickly appeared to be caused by content-restriction laws and corresponding mechanisms put in place by the British government.

The background:

At Millicast, we have a strict policy when it comes to content types.

We are fully compliant with the law of the countries we operate in, and we have in place DMCA, GDPR, know-your-customer and other good practices required by…

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