ICYMI: Haivision’s Top 10 Most Popular Video Streaming Blog Posts
After more than five years of blog posts covering everything in video streaming, we thought now would be a good time to the 10 topics that have been viewed the most. From the final word on the RTMP vs SRT debate to actionable tips on how to get the most out of your live video streaming set up and Makito devices, our 10 most popular posts feature a mix of practical advice and useful information for both beginners and seasoned professionals.
#10 Video Encoding Basics: What is a Video Codec?
One of the first things you should know when it comes to live video streaming is what a video codec is, what It does, and what options you have. Our post on video encoding basics is one of our most popular as we answer those key questions. Also, it’s just been updated to keep you informed on the latest codecs and any new ones that are coming!
#9 Going the Distance: RTMP vs SRT
One of our most frequently asked questions is how SRT compares to RTMP when it comes to streaming live video over the internet. This blog post pits the two protocols against each other to give the definitive answer of which is the better choice for securely and reliably transporting live video over the public internet.
#8 Video Encoding Basics: What is Latency and Why Does it Matter?
You might already know what latency is, but do you know what causes it and how to reduce it? Don’t be late to the party and find out what latency is, what affects it, and why it’s so important to live video workflows with one of our most popular and useful posts.
#7 Video Encoding Basics: Live Video Streaming Protocols for Broadcast Contribution and Distribution
There are a lot of acronyms when it comes to live video streaming protocols and we admit that it can be confusing to remember what they all stand for. Thankfully, this post on the basics of video encoding should catch you up to speed (securely and reliably, of course) on what SRT, RTMP, HLS, and more mean and when to use them in the video delivery chain.
#6 What is an HEVC H.265 Video Decoder and What Does it Do?
If you’re interested in video streaming, you’ve no doubt heard of HEVC, but do you know what it means and why it’s so important? This popular post about HEVC H.265 decoders will educate you on why you might need a decoder and the difference between software and hardware decoders.
#5 Video Encoding Best Practices: 6 Practical Tips for Optimizing Latency, Bandwidth, and Picture Quality
One of our most popular blog posts featured some tips when it comes to best practices for video encoding. These six tips range from what to do with chroma subsampling to how to best utilize SRT to your advantage and will help you get the most out of your Makito video encoder.
#4 How to Configure SRT Settings on Your Video Encoder for Optimal Performance
Are you struggling to find the perfect SRT settings for your Makito Video Encoder? Well, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide to configuring your SRT settings so that you get the best possible performance by using the SRT protocol.
#3 The Beginner’s Guide to Video Encoding, Decoding, and Transcoding
Learning the ins and outs of video encoding can be a complicated and daunting experience. Thankfully, our Beginner’s Guide to Encoding, Decoding, and Transcoding will break down everything you need to know before jumping into video streaming or broadcasting.
#2 The Difference Between Unicast and Multicast
Another one of our most frequently asked questions has always been about the differences between unicast and multicast. This popular blog post takes a dive into both methods, highlights their pros and cons, and helps you choose the one that best suits your workflows.
#1 Today’s Alternatives to RTMP for Getting Your Streams to the Internet
While RTMP has been a mainstay in video contribution streaming for years, this post looks at why it may be past its prime and the alternatives you should be using, including SRT.