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Circuit boards
Education
Ivan Kreimer
Ivan Kreimer
10 min read

What is Video Encoding

Streaming your live video content online requires encoding the video so that your company can transmit the data appropriately
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Rocket in the sky
Education
Shih-Yu Hwang
Shih-Yu Hwang
7 min read

Export to IPFS with Livepeer Video Services

Livepeer Video Services makes the process of exporting assets to IPFS easy
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How SipRadius disrupted the TV broadcast industry during the pandemic
Case Study
Ivan Kreimer
Ivan Kreimer
10 min read

How SipRadius disrupted the TV broadcast industry during the pandemic

Covid-19 stopped the TV industry in its tracks. For SipRadius, this change enabled them to gain a foothold in the massive TV broadcasting industry. How they did it is inspiring and proof of the power that the next generation of streaming media technology has.
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Colorful leaves
Education
Shih-Yu Hwang
Shih-Yu Hwang
5 min read

How to mint a video NFT using Livepeer Video Services + Polygon

Livepeer Video Services’ makes minting video NFTs easy with the Mint a Video NFT tool
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We’ll be at NAB, come say Hi!
Perspective
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
1 min read

We’ll be at NAB, come say 👋!

From April 23 to 27, 2022, the Livepeer and MistServer team will in Las Vegas for the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB). Come say Hi!
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How Huddle01 built the world’s first Web3 meeting app
Case Study
Ivan Kreimer
Ivan Kreimer
4 min read

How Huddle01 built the world’s first Web3 meeting app

Huddle01 started during the ETH Global Hacker Fest 2020, an Ethereum hackathon run by Protocol Labs and The Ethereum Foundation. To deliver on their idea, Lavania and Ranjan created a P2P call around WebRTC, using Filecoin as recording storage. It blew up.
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Pink telephone on a table
Education
Shih-Yu Hwang
Shih-Yu Hwang
6 min read

How to make API calls with Postman and Livepeer Video Services

Postman is a tool that is easy to use for making API calls in Livepeer Video Services
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Train on a bridge
Education
Shih-Yu Hwang
Shih-Yu Hwang
3 min read

What to know about RTMP

RTMP is often used more for transferring data from the encoder to the media server than for delivering
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MistServer is now fully open source
Product
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
2 min read

MistServer is now fully open source

Built on an open source core since its founding, we are thrilled to announce that MistServer’s full featured code-base is now free and open source.
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Livepeer Video Services now supports SRT
Product
Shih-Yu Hwang
Shih-Yu Hwang
4 min read

Livepeer Video Services now supports SRT

Livepeer Video Services supporting SRT means that your streamers can stream SRT and get all the stability and security improvements that it was designed to deliver.
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Build Multistreaming into your apps
Product
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
2 min read

Build Multistreaming into your apps

There aren’t many developer platforms that let you build with and put multistreaming in your applications. Today, Livepeer is changing that.
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Live Streaming in a World Emerging from a Global Pandemic
Education
Ivan Kreimer
Ivan Kreimer
6 min read

Live Streaming in a World Emerging from a Global Pandemic

In the last few years, the fast adoption rates have transformed live streaming from a high-cost, high-value channel into a commodity. With the slow but steady deployment of 5G networks, more consumers will experience the benefits of live streaming, creating new opportunities for its implementation. As the number of use cases increases, consumers will ask for reliable and high-speed live video streaming that only the latest technologies can match. If you are interested in learning more about how Livepeer can help you and your business, get in touch at [email protected]
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Screenshot of the new home page on Livepeer Video Services updated dashboard.
Product
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
3 min read

New Dashboard for the Livepeer Streaming API

We’re excited to share that we’ve recently updated our dashboard, making it easier than ever to manage your streaming activity on Livepeer.
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Vimm.tv needed a transcoding provider that was both powerful and cost-efficient. Livepeer was the solution.
Case Study
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
3 min read

Livepeer Video Services Lets Vimm Make Streaming a Team Sport

In this customer story, we will see how Vimm.tv chose Livepeer as a transcoding provider for powerful and cost-efficient solution to handle thousands of concurrent streams.
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Livepeer Video Services Helps ClassicsPark Give Musicians A Pandemic-Ready Stream of Income
Case Study
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
3 min read

Livepeer Video Services helps ClassicsPark give musicians a pandemic-ready stream of income

ClassicsPark is a livestream performance space, for musicians and those who love classical music to connect. Without Livepeer, ClassicsPark would have been priced out of building ClassicsPark.live, and would instead have had to stick with one-on-one music lessons as its main product. ClassicsPark will launch this summer.
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Livepeer Video Services helps Korkuma serve any business or creator looking to sell through live commerce experiences on their website
Case Study
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
4 min read

Livepeer Video Services helps Korkuma bring immersive commerce to the masses

In this blog post, we will learn how Livepeer Video Services easy-to-use service was able to offer significant cost savings to help Korkuma bring immersive commerce to the masses. Korkuma is a new, richer live video infrastructure allowing any business or creator to sell through live commerce experiences on their website.
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The latest release of Livepeer Video Services stream recording & MP4 downloads, and much requested features from our comunity.
Product
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
4 min read

Livepeer Video Services New Stream Recording & MP4 Download Features

In this tutorial, we will explore our latest release of features to the Livepeer stream recording platform and MP4 download capabilities. At Livepeer, we understand the increasing importance of capturing meaningful moments, both for individuals and for companies riding the current wave of digital innovation.
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Tips to Improve your Live Streaming experience
Education
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
6 min read

7 Tips to Take Your Live Streaming to the Next Level

Live video streaming no doubt comes with its challenges. Without the ability to stop or re-do your stream, your only option is to prepare as much as possible in advance. Here are 7 quick tips on how to take your live streaming to the next level!
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Debugging Livepeer Stream Playback Issues
Product
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
7 min read

Debugging Stream Playback Issues

In this tutorial, we will learn how to deal with streaming playback issues. We will explore this for the complete understanding of evaluating stream health, and its best practices.
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Step-by-step video tutorial on how to transcode your first stream on Livepeer in 6 easy steps
Product
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
1 min read

Video Tutorial : Stream into Livepeer for the First Time

In this video course, we will learn how to get started with transcoding a stream on Livepeer in 6 easy steps.
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Live streaming pipeline software and features supported by Livepeer
Product
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
4 min read

Software and features Livepeer supports

Live streaming pipeline software and features supported by Livepeer.
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Thanks to Livepeer’s global GPU infrastructure, reserving server space 24/7 for video transcoding is not a solution anyone needs to resort to anymore.
Engineering
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
4 min read

Livepeer's Always-On Transcoding Network

Transcoding begins the moment a request hits our API, as there are always transcoders waiting and ready to take on transcoding “jobs.” Livepeer leverages a readily available global network of always-on, incentivized transcoding providers that eliminate server boot-up latency from the video transcoding pipeline.
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As the at-home fitness market doubles, triples, and quadruples in size over the next decade, there is plenty of room for startup innovation.
Perspective
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
5 min read

The Future of Online Fitness

Large companies like Peloton, OrangeTheory, and Apple are not the only ones who stand to capitalize on the at-home fitness trend. As the market continues to double, triple, and quadruple in size over the next decade, there is plenty of room for innovation.
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Live streaming and e-commerce, an untapped opportunity outside of China
Perspective
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
3 min read

Live streaming and e-commerce, an untapped opportunity outside of China

There is a large opportunity to disrupt more established e-commerce businesses in Europe and North America by being a fast follower of a rising trend in China - retail or e-commerce focused live streaming. Livepeer.com can help you take advantage of that opportunity
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We believe in the power of live streaming in the social media sector to continue shaping our world of tomorrow.
Perspective
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
4 min read

Live Streaming on Social Media Platforms

Growing platforms for performers, influencers, gamers, and many others looking to grow their brand on social media, tend to support a large number of live streams at a time, which often translates to unsustainable transcoding costs.
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Scaling Livepeer with Reliability
Engineering
Eric Tang
Eric Tang
5 min read

Scaling the Livepeer Network

The Livepeer.com streaming API is powered by a network with uniquely distributed architectural design. At the core of this network is a live ingest and transcoding engine that tries to maintain a robust live streaming workflow in the face of networking issues or hardware failures. This helps the Livepeer.com infrastructure scale in unique ways.
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PlayDJ, bringing DJ’s into people's homes during lockdown
Case Study
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
2 min read

PlayDJ, bringing DJ’s into people's homes during lockdown

PlayDJ.tv, a newly launched user-generated music platform, gives DJs the ability to stream and more personally interact with listeners. The platform was created as a full service solution for DJs to host licensed streaming and to use innovative features such as tipping, paid entry, and private streams to monetize their work. In turn, PlayDJ.tv gives music lovers on-demand, access-anywhere streams of their favorite DJs.
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Integrate Livepeer into THEOPlayer using a simple web app example
Product
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
4 min read

How to Integrate Livepeer in a Web App using THEOPlayer

In this tutorial, we will learn how to integrate Livepeer Video Services into THEOPlayer using a simple web app example.
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Step-by-step tutorial with screenshots of how to transcode your first stream through Livepeer Video Services in under 5 minutes
Product
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
5 min read

Your First Livepeer Stream in Under 5 minutes

In this step-by-step tutorial, we will learn how to get started with transcoding a stream through Livepeer Video Services in 5 minutes.
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Live streaming workflow
Education
Livepeer Team
Livepeer Team
4 min read

Live Streaming Workflow

Live streaming has exploded recently, particularly in the last 6 months during the global lockdown. The technologies used in live streaming continue to evolve and advance, though the fundamentals remain the same. In this post, we’d like to walk through the basics of live streaming to explain the key aspects involved in getting content to eyeballs.
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Streaming With Livepeer Video Services's RTMP API
Product
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
5 min read

How to Stream With Livepeer Video Service's RTMP API

In this tutorial, we will get started with first the steps of creating and viewing transcoded streams with the RTMP feature of Livepeer Video Services. The RTMP API is the newest API feature from Livepeer Video Services. It allows a user to ingest RTMP streams into the Livepeer network, and receive a transcoded HLS output stream that enables adaptive bitrate streaming.
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What is video transcoding, why is it important, and how can I do it?
Education
Angie Ramirez
Angie Ramirez
7 min read

Video Transcoding - What is it, why is it important, and how can I do it?

Video transcoding will allow your content to reach more end users. Video transcoding helps ensure that viewers with devices that do not support certain formats, have reduced capacity, or are incompatible with obsolete file types, are able to access the video files. It also ensures that those with slow connections can have a seamless watching experience.
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