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Latency “most significant issue” for video developers

Bitmovin publishes annual Video Developer Report

Latency is the most significant issue faced by over half (54 per cent) of video developers, according to Bitmovin’s annual Video Developer Report.

Based on the views of 542 industry professionals in 108 countries, the survey found that 53 per cent expect to achieve live streaming latency of less than five seconds, and 30 per cent said their aim was under one second.

The report further showed that H.264/AVC is by far the most widely used video codec, used by 91 per cent of all respondents. Planned usage of AV1 is also set to triple, with 20 per cent expecting to start using it in the coming year.

Meanwhile 24 per cent of video professionals expect to start using AI/ML as part of video workflow solutions before the end of 2019, while 32 per cent plan to do so in 2020.

Bitmovin CEO Stefan Lederer said: “The Bitmovin Video Developer Report is an inside look at the technology adoption plans of companies that are collectively delivering video to huge global audiences. We’re excited to share the results with the community of video developers.

“The findings show a shift toward new breed technologies such as AV1 and artificial intelligence. We’re also seeing the industry continue to face huge issues with latency and ensuring playback on all devices.”

You can download the full report here.