DASH Test Engine for Encoding

Provides Members with a test platform for creating different audio and video formats in the contribution/distribution production chain.

Delivering online available video to a large range of user devices continues to be a challenge for content providers. Unfortunately there is no uniform common denominator set of video files that can be played out by all devices. The device ecosystem is changing continuously and therefore broadcasters need to test new encoding combinations with delivery formats. Dynamic Adaptive Streaming using HTTP (DASH) addresses these issues by defining a universal delivery format that provides  end users with the best possible video experience by dynamically adapting to changing network conditions.

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EBU Project Group on DASH Test Engine for Encoding

The topic of DASH Test Engine for Encoding is part of the EBU's Strategic Programme on Broadcaster Internet Services.

Main activities:

  • Provides Members with a test platform that can be used as a 'reference software workflow' for creating different audio/video formats in the contribution/distribution production chain using open source software.
  • Provides an opportunitiy for you to create your own tests or benefit from the tests of others.
  • Facilitates discussion around suitable MPEG-DASH content generation (including encoding and packaging settings) for different use cases.

​Join us

If you are interested in DASH Test Engine for Encoding, join our group on this topic and participate in the discussions.  Some restrictions may apply.  To access the Wiki, Forum and actual Test Engine for Encoding go to the site EBU.IO. An EBU account (free registration) is needed to access the project. EBU and DASH-IF members have the rights to create encoding jobs. The rest can view the encodings made and  participate in the discussion around the file settings. 

 

 

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