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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Mux and what they use it for.
  • Need help with building a CEA/CTA-708 closed captions encoder for MPEG-TS video streams
    The repo is unmaintained, ever since Matt moved from Twitch to, so the library does need a maintainer. There are some bugs and PRs that could do with merging to head, but it is generally functional, with some quirks. The code is used in both OBS and Gstreamer Rust bindings. - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
  • I built Senja, a tool to collect testimonials and turn them into marketing material with Sveltekit.
    So Senja uses Mux under the hood for video storage and streaming. It's an amazing solution! - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Terminated
    So it's not that hard to do a good job of it, but it is work, and it's work with diminishing returns if you're not comfortable managing the lift and it might require some experimentation here and there to get exactly what you want out of it. The HLS spec is readily available and ffmpeg can, given a video input, emit an HLS manifest with a set of renditions. (For research purposes, the magic words are... - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Creating a Video Streaming App with Strapi
    In this article, you’ll learn what a headless CMS is and how to build a video streaming application using Next.js as your frontend, Strapi as your headless CMS, and a service called Mux that allows you to serve up videos via an API to your application. - Source: / 11 months ago
  • Victims of Vimeo
    Surprised nobody mentioned Mux yet, who are really great at providing a video platform for all sorts of apps and businesses: - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago
  • Building a Live Streaming app in Clojure
    Rewriting a project is never a good approach considering the opportunity cost. I evaluated a few offerings:, Cloudflare Stream, Amazon IVS. On paper, they have all the building blocks we need. In addition, some have features like video analytics, policing/signing playback URL, which would be useful for us. - Source: / about 1 year ago
  • Saving over 100x on egress switching from AWS to Hetzner
    This could be an interesting competitor to Mux ( - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Uploading / Retrieving Videos and are both solutions for streaming. I have experience with both and which to pick comes down to your long-term use case because they handle encoding differently. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • I'm building a media heavy, where should I put the media.
    I use Cloudinary for images and Mux for video, in some cases Vimeo (more for brochure websites that want their promo video smack in the middle of their website. Hey it's money.). - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How Video Streaming Processing Works
    We actually built How Video Works as a side project at Mux [1] (inspired by How DNS Works [2]) - there's a note about it at the top of the page. We have contributions from our own team as well as others in the industry. Our main motivation is to try to educate on the complexities and intracies of streaming video. Despite streaming video representing 80+% of the internet, it's all underpinned by a fairly small... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Can someone please give me some guidance for HLS?
    From what I know implementing HLS on the backend is really difficult, and when I have implemented HLS I've used or to process the source mp4s to the correct HLS video format and serve it. Both have guides to setting up HLS on their platform, but in my experience mux was less painful. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How to build webRTC m:m audio/video live-streams/calls like discord does? client to client via gateway for IP protection
    Hi, is a great service, but very expensive since it's a server solution. I can't use that. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Vimeo for Your App?
    Nothing against Vimeo, but was Mux ( also a consideration? - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Host videos in private app
    I was looking at video on demand with or AWS but it seems like overkill. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Getting video to autoplay using Next.js and Tailwind
    I wanted to do better and after some research discovered Mux. I liked their developer-centric model and their pricing plan comes with $20 free credit. Considering I only have one video, it was effectively free for me. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • How would you enable your users to upload videos to your app? What are the best practices, what are some services that are relatively easy to use and affordable?
    Yes, the best API I know of for handling more than just a simple upload is from - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Is Firebase Storage ideal for a video streaming app?
    What about something like ? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Tool for no code video streaming & playback ?
    I recently come acros mux from what I can tell this API is going to make it super easy for no code tools to able to support video upload and playback ? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Removed video tutorials from YouTube because I increasingly lost sovereignty
    Video is the sort of thing that benefits significantly from economies of scale. Costs typically depend on your desired quality of service (CDNs and traditional cloud services tend to have expensive outbound bandwidth; yeah you get 1TB of transfer or whatever from a DigitalOcean droplet but it's not fast enough to serve too many users) and desired quality of video (bitrate). It is pretty rare in 2021 to serve video... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Which Aws course should I take ?
    There are things like Elastic Transcoder and Media Services for managing video / live video but I would actually opt for or Cloudflare Stream instead as they are much more developer friendly. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Web player that lets you choose between pip videos
    Https:// has some interesting tools, and while some of it pushes the boundaries of my realm, the apis, the flexible asset management and hosting of videos in a code ready way seems like if you were making some sort of HTML5 thing and pulled in sync assets that may be a way of doing it. Perhaps not. Hopefully someone more suited for the online interface experience can chime in. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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