Between the 15th and 21st of June,

  • VHS dropped v2.0, FFmpeg 4.3, GPAC 1.0. Busy times!
  • Hotstar, Mux, Showmax and THEOplayer wrote interesting blog posts. (THEOplayer snatches the 🥎 Weekly Golden Ball with their article on the history of Low Latency HLS.)


Source Date Item
Edge 2020-06-18 ICYMI – Recapping Microsoft Edge at Build 2020
  • Information by the Edge team about WebView2 and PWAs. (Could be interesting!)


Source Date Item
Google Developers Blog 2020-06-17 Voice Global 2020: New improvements to core platform and development tools for Google Assistant
  • Google Assistant is getting updates. Users can now resume playback across different surfaces through the updated Media API.

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
AWS Media 2020-06-18 Enabling Video Chats Using Amazon Kinesis Video Streams for WebRTC
Eyevinn Technology 2020-06-20 Node.js Native Addon for Secure Reliable Transport
Hotstar 2020-06-19 Scaling Subscriptions — Cache for Cash!
Mux 2020-06-16 Building TikTok: Smooth scrolling on iOS
Showmax 2020-06-16 Pushing video bitrate to the limit
  • How Showmax optimized their bitrate.
  • (Hint: HEVC, VP9, capped constant rate factor (CRF) encoding, lower resolutions)
THEOplayer 2020-06-16 LL-HLS Series: The Evolution of LL-HLS
  • The history of LL-HLS, starting from Periscope to Apple.
THEOplayer 2020-06-16 HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • Basic article on HLS.

Encoders, Transcoders, Packagers

Source Date Item
Bitmovin Encoder 2020-06-18 Encoder 2.46.2
dav1d 2020-06-21 dav1d 0.7.1 'Frigatebird' the fast and lean AV1 decoder
  • Small update.
FFmpeg 2020-06-15 n4.4-dev
FFmpeg 2020-06-15 n4.3
GPAC 2020-06-16 GPAC 1.0
GPAC 2020-06-15 GPAC 0.8.1
  • Last release in the old architecture.
Verizon Media Platform 2020-06-17 Content Release 20061701


Source Date Item
IAB Tech Lab 2020-06-18 SafeFrame Update: Input Last Call
IAB Tech Lab 2020-06-17 DigiTrust – The Final Chapter
  • DigiTrust will sunsetted on July 31, 2020.
IMA HTML5 2020-06-15 3.391.0
  • Fix bug related to skippable ads in livestreams.

Operating Systems

Source Date Item
Windows 2020-06-18 ICYMI – Top Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020


Source Date Item
Clappr 2020-06-17 0.3.13
JuvoPlayer 2020-06-21 JuvoPlayer 1.5.4 (beta)
JW Player iOS 2020-06-18 3.15.1
Radiant Media Player 2020-06-16 5.9.0
Shaka Player 2020-06-18 v3.0.1
Shaka Player 2020-06-18 v3.0.1-master
VHS 2020-06-16 v2.0.0


Source Date Item
Picture-in-Picture 2020-06-17 Merge pull request #105 from w3c/secure-context