Bitmovin Launches BitDash video player

21.10.2014 17:03

 

bitmovin has launched the official product website www.dash-player.com for the MPEG-DASH player bitdash. The bitdash players enable MPEG-DASH playback on any web browser using either HTML5 as well as Flash, depending on the browser and version, and even on mobile platforms using HTML5. That happens within our player SDK, so that the people using our players do not have to care about that, it simply works everywhere and can be controlled via an unified API. Another key differentiation factor from other DASH-players is that bitdash pays high attention to stability and performance, meaning that bitdash is the player to be the one with the fastest startup delay, best adaption algorithms and thus quality, and of course stability. Feel free to download a free version on www.dash-player.com and give it a try!

BITDASH ENABLES HIGH QUALITY STREAMING OVER THE WEB, GUARANTEEING SMOOTH STREAMING WITHOUT BUFFERING, LOWEST STARTUP DELAY AND PLAYBACK OF HIGH DEFINITION (HD) AS WELL AS 4K

 

 

bitdash™ is a suite of highly optimized MPEG-DASH clients for various platforms and devices, delivering the best streaming performance and user experience, particular in adverse (mobile) network conditions. bitdash™ is the result of continued R&D investments and incorporates patent pending technology resulting in MPEG-DASH compliant client solutions that deliver up to 101 % higher effective media throughput as well as significantly higher Quality of Experience (QoE) compared to existing adaptive bitrate streaming technologies and clients. Supported bitdash™ platforms:

 

DESKTOP

HTML5 & Flash enabling highest possible browser coverage

 

MOBILE

HTML5 browser-based playout and App-integration

 

EMBEDDED

C++ libraries for Windows, Linux, and Mac (32/64 bit)

FEATURES & CAPABILITY

At IBC, bitmovin took the opportunity and released a preview version to selected industry partners as well as customers, and gained extremely positive feedback as well as new feature requests.Since then, we already integrated most of them into the product, making it compatible to even more DASH content from various encoders and streaming servers.

bitdash’s features include, but are not limited to:

  • Platform indepencence: Any browser using HTML5 (MSE) or Flash, mobile platforms using HTML5 (MSE)
  • Live as well as OnDemand streaming
  • Full MPEG-DASH support: SegmentList, SegmentTemplate and SegmentTimeline
  • Advanced stream quality adaptation, up to 100 % higher streaming quality!
  • Advanced reporting and analytics
  • Closed captions/subtitles
  • Rich stream configuration using multiple audio languages, qualities, subtitles, etc.
  • Support of various streaming servers such as Wowza Streaming Engine, NGINX, etc.
  • Individual branding and skinnig
  • and much more …

But that’s not all, we are constantly expanding the feature set of our players.

MPEG-DASH Player bitdash HTML5 and Flash
Figure 2: bitdash Features

PRICING

bitmovin’s bitdash is priced using a very simple and straight-forward model. First, if someone is interested in bitdash s/he can try out a free evaluation version. The free version can even be used for any non-commercial use cases.

Professional services/customers can go for bitdash’s professional license, which comes along with custom branding possibilities, advanced streaming adaptation and optimization, advanced metrics, and much more. This license is bound to one domain and does not restrict the use cases, number of views, etc. running on it. Further help in setting up or integrating the players to services/platforms is offered via additional support tickets.

Larger services and projects which need an even more advanced feature set including highest streaming quality, custom reporting, individual support, etc. should go for the enterprise version, where we can assemble a custom project tailored to your needs.

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