Watch on-demand: Leveraging CMCD in Media Workflows
In collaboration with our partners Akamai, Bitmovin, and Touchstream we worked out, how CMCD can streamline integration, speed up error detection, and lead to happier viewers. We've made the workshop and the Q&A follow-up session available on-demand for you.
Save your team's efforts with less integration, faster error detection and happier viewers by making use of the Common Media Client Data (CMCD).
When it comes to your streaming setup, effort means time, and time means money.
In our free online workshop, you’ll discover the practical and cost-reducing advantages of enabling CMCD in your media player, including:
Vendors currently supporting CMCD
What is going to change in CMCD v2
CMCD extrapolation where players don’t support CMCD
Explore how this technology can enhance your content delivery in collaboration with your CDN by:
Providing more precise client performance
Providing more precise quantity data
Streamlining your log file analysis
Improving efficiency and resilience
Video 2: Q&A Follow-Up Session
We're following up with some of the remaining questions we did not get to answer live in our workshop.
Check out the video, where the following viewer questions are answered by Tobias Drees:
Are there data connectors available with CMCD and Mux?
Are there compatibility limitations with HLS, DASH and MSS?
Would future CMCD versions extend beyond the CDN benefit for measuring issues?
How do you measure client playback session length, if only a percent of log lines are being analyzed for real-time statistics?
If the amount of loglines are high and you’re not sampling the data, do you encounter challenges with real-time analysis on CMCD?
How to verify CMCD activation in a player
Open developer tools in your browser
Go to the network tab
Filter for CMCD requests
Click on any CMCD request to view decoded output
For a deeper understanding of the key names and their meanings within CMCD requests, refer to section 3.3 of the CMCD specifications. Access the specifications here.
If you still have questions about how the CMCD standard can benefit your specific workflow, or are already considering integrating a CMCD-enabled player, our team is happy to help you and walk you through the process.
Based in Barcelona and originally from Australia, Brenton is the CEO and Co-founder of Touchstream. Prior to founding Touchstream in 2015, Brenton focused on performance monitoring at HP for clients like Sky, NYSE, and iBasis, and it is here that he saw a gap in mission-critical monitoring, specifically for OTT streaming. Brenton has a passion for sports, and is an entrepreneur focused on product innovation and development, a believer in partnerships, and a hands-on motivator.
Will Law is Chief Architect within the Cloud Technology Group at Akamai and a leading media delivery technologist, involved with streaming media on the Internet for the last twenty years. Currently focusing on Media Over Quic, WebTransport, low latency streaming, MPEG DASH, CMCD, CMSD and CAT, Law is Co-Chair of the W3C WebTransport Working Group and the CTA Common Media Client Data Working Group and past President of the DASH Industry Forum and Chairman of the CTA WAVE Project. He holds Masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA and prior to Akamai worked for a series of engineering and media-related startups.
Tobias Drees has been a lead streaming engineer at G&L since 2008, and holds the clever title of Senior Executive Streamologist. With his 15+ years of experience as a streaming media specialist, and as one of the pioneering engineers of the company, Tobias helped onboard many of G&L's biggest customers that are still with the company today. He also conducted major live-streaming events for public broadcasters in Germany, including the world's premier international football and multi-sport events. Prior to joining G&L, he earned a Biology diploma and spent several years as a researcher in scientific institutions.
Head of Strategic Growth and Chief Architect Bitmovin
Over 18 years, Igor served diverse customer-facing roles in Media and Entertainment. Starting as a media consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he led 100+ projects for various clients. Then at Comcast, Igor developed Xfinity products and commercial solutions for Pay TV operators and media clients. Currently, as Chief Architect at Bitmovin, he offers technical and business guidance to strategic accounts, playing a crucial role on Bitmovin’s leadership team. A skilled media technologist, Igor has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and is passionate about guiding media companies to success.
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