Scroll down to see what's new between the 28th of December and the 3rd of January. I'm going to start with a roundup of 2020. Thanks for tuning in. ๐Ÿ™

Bye-bye, 2020! What did I learn from doing "The OTT Changelog" for one year? What will change in 2021?

  • It requires stern discipline to maintain this service.

    • I tried being smart by using Puppeteer to automate this service. My Puppeteer script checks what's new (by checking websites, RSS feeds, and more), BUT I still need to review the "fetched resources". In other words: the curation drains time and energy.
    • I need to look into ways to automate the curation step.
  • It's tough to know what the reader's specific OTT interest is. Some readers might be interested in relevant browser updates, others might be interest in changes to technical specifications. I try to make this service as holistic as possible, but I still feel like I'm leaving some things out.

    • Let me know if you know what it is!
  • I don't feel like I have the time (/willingness) to promote this specific service. I need to improve the surrounding framework to "bring it to the next level".

Moving forward, I will stop doing "The OTT Changelog" (on a weekly basis). Instead, I'll A) look into doing it on a monthly basis (and with less "sources"|), or B) try to further automate my script. I haven't decided. I will merge the existing articles into https://ottball.com/ott-changelog/.


The last week of December was a slow one - as one would expect.

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
Bitmovin 2020-12-29 Bitmovinโ€™s Intern Series: The Journey from x86 to ARM โ€“ Part One
Hotstar 2020-12-29 IPL 2020 Infrastructure in Perspective

Data

Source Date Item
VMAF 2020-12-30 v2.1.0
  • New VMAF release.

Encoders, Transcoders, Packagers

Source Date Item
dav1d 2021-01-02 dav1d 0.8.1 'Eurasian hobby' the fast and lean AV1 decoder
  • Small update.
rav1e 2020-12-31 Compatibility release
  • Add support for Apple Silicon.

Players

Source Date Item
hls.js 2021-01-02 v1.0.0-beta.2
  • v1 is coming along nicely.

Specifications

Source Date Item
Encrpted Media Extensions 2020-12-28 Auto-generate respec HTML with GitHub Actions (#479)