Phil is a seasoned online video specialist, with experience building video products which power some of the biggest SVOD and AVOD services in the world. With nearly 10 years experience, Phil has designed, built, and scaled software for the BBC, Brightcove, and most recently the San Francisco startup, Mux. Phil is an expert in media packaging and segmented streaming formats, with a focus on preparation for highly reliable, scalable delivery.Alongside his day job, Phil develops the proposed SASH open streaming format, builds demo sites for web based video players as part of the “Phil’s Players” project, and enjoys cold IPAs.
Topic: The evolution of Video APIs
2019-04-19 10:35 - 11:20
The online video sector has undergone evolutions and revolutions over the last 10 years, and delivering video that works great on every device has never been more complex. We’re still in the early days of the shift to encoding, packaging, and delivery chains in the cloud, and even more so as a service.In this talk we’ll look at how the APIs you use to manipulate video files have changed over the last 10 years, and how picking the right levels of abstraction can make the difference between success and failure for your business.