The industry was busy between the 25th and 31st of May.

  • Google did a little throwback to the birth of WebM and VP8 in 2010. It's a fun little article, so we'll award it the 🥎 Weekly Golden Ball!
  • Crunchyroll published a quality post on upscaling anime content, and AWS on GOPs.
  • Xbox One and PS4 received updates, as did a lot of video players. Conviva jumped to v4.0!
  • Android Studio v4 is coming, and the Android 11 Beta Launch Show is next week.


Source Date Item
Chromium 2020-05-28 Chrome 84 Beta: Web OTP, Web Animations, New Origin Trials and More
Chromium 2020-05-27 Celebrating 10 years of WebM and WebRTC
Firefox Nightly News 2020-05-26 These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 74
WebKit 2020-05-28 Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 107
  • Setting a poster is ignored once playback starts.
  • Fix UI track issue.

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
AWS Media 2020-05-29 Virtual hackathon delivers real-world video workflows on AWS
AWS Media 2020-05-28 Back to Basics: GOPs Explained
  • Great intro article on Group of Pictures.
BBC 2020-05-27 Building apps for everyone: discover why inclusivity and accessibility truly matter
  • Accessibility, Android and BBC's iPlayer.
Bitmovin 2020-05-28 Video Streaming Industry Snapshot – Do’s and Don’ts of optimizing operations
Crunchyroll 2020-05-28 Scaling up Anime with Machine Learning and Smart Real Time Algorithms
  • Fantastic article on upscaling anime content on the server-side with Waifu2x and on the client-side with Anime4K.
Disney Streaming Services 2020-05-28 Bringing New Aspects of The Simpsons to Disney+
  • Disney+ is now also streams The Simpsons in 4:3 in addition to 16:9. Their Media Manifest Core can now signal the aspect ratio through a new subType property.
Netflix 2020-05-27 Keeping Customers Streaming — The Centralized Site Reliability Practice at Netflix
Netflix 2020-05-26 Hyper Scale VPC Flow Logs enrichment to provide Network Insight


Source Date Item
Conviva SDK 2020-05-28 Release Version 4.0.1
Conviva SDK 2020-05-28 Release Version 4.0.0
  • Conviva 4.0.0 is in town. There is a simpler API and integration.
  • They skipped v3 though?

Encoders, Transcoders, Packagers

Source Date Item
rav1e 2020-05-28 v0.3.2
  • Mainly a bug-fix release, but there are some performance improvements as well.


Source Date Item
IMA HTML5 2020-05-26 3.387.1
Prebid.js 2020-05-27 Prebid 3.21.0 Release
SIMID 2020-05-29 newest html version (#347)

Operating Systems

Source Date Item
PS4 2020-05-27 7.51
Tizen 2020-05-30 Tizen 6.0 Public M1
  • The multimedia release notes are interesting. Mentions of AV1 and Opus.
Windows 2020-05-27 What’s new in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
  • Edge memory improvements.
Xbox One 2020-05-28 OS version: 10.0.19041.2494 (rs_xbox_release_2005.200522-1800)(1)


Source Date Item
Android 2020-05-28 Android Studio 4.0
Android 2020-05-27 #Android11: The Beta Launch Show - Here’s how to join in and watch next week!


Source Date Item
Bitmovin Web 2020-05-29 Web 8.36.1
Bitmovin Web 2020-05-26 Web 8.36.0
Bitmovin iOS 2020-05-26 iOS 2.46.0
Bitmovin Android 2020-05-26 Android 2.46.0
Bitmovin Roku 2020-05-25 Roku 1.27.1
JW Player Web 2020-05-28 v8.15.0
  • Improved support with the AMP framework.
Shaka Player 2020-05-29 v2.5.12
THEOplayer 2020-05-26 2.71.0
THEOplayer 2020-05-26 2.70.3
Video.js 2020-05-28 v7.8.3
Video.js 2020-05-26 v7.8.2
Video.js 2020-05-26 v7.7.7

Programming Languages

Source Date Item
Swift 2020-05-29 Introducing Swift AWS Lambda Runtime