Production Media Management: Transforming Media Workflows by leveraging the Cloud

The Netflix TechBlog

In this post, we will share a behind-the-scenes look at how Netflix delivers technology and infrastructure to help production crews create and exchange media during production and post production stages. Lights, Camera, Media! Media Workflows: Studio Archival and its variants.

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Django Highlights: Wrangling Static Assets And Media Files (Part 4)

Smashing Magazine

Django Highlights: Wrangling Static Assets And Media Files (Part 4). Django Highlights: Wrangling Static Assets And Media Files (Part 4). But unfortunately, when dealing with static assets and media files, there are a lot of caveats to deal with. Media Files. Any file uploaded by a user, from profile pictures to personal documents, is called a media file. Django’s default handling of static assets and media files is just that: simple. Media Files.

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The Netflix Cosmos Platform

The Netflix TechBlog

Background The Media Cloud Engineering and Encoding Technologies teams at Netflix jointly operate a system to process incoming media files from our partners and studios to make them playable on all devices.

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How To Boost Media Performance On A Budget

Smashing Magazine

How To Boost Media Performance On A Budget. How To Boost Media Performance On A Budget. Unquestionably, media enlivens websites, adding appeal, excitement, and intrigue, let alone enticements to stay on a page and frequently revisit it. Akshay Ranganath.

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Media Queries within SVG

Tim Kadlec

One aspect in particular that is getting quite a bit of attention is the ability to embed media queries within SVG files. With embedded media queries you could apply an id or class to the portion of SVG that generates the slogan and then embed a media query within the SVG file that hides the slogan when the logo is below a certain size. Essentially something like this: @media screen and (max-width: 200px) { #slogan{ display: none; } }.

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Media Query & Asset Downloading Results

Tim Kadlec

A little while back, I mentioned I was doing some research for the book about how images are downloaded when media queries are involved. The HTML and CSS are below: #test2 { background-image:url('images/test2.png'); width:200px; height:75px; } @media all and (max-width: 600px) { #test2 {display:none;} }. The HTML and CSS are below: #test3 div { background-image:url('images/test3.png'); width:200px; height:75px; } @media all and (max-width: 600px) { #test3 { display:none; } }.

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MezzFS?—?Mounting object storage in Netflix’s media processing platform

The Netflix TechBlog

Mounting object storage in Netflix’s media processing platform By Barak Alon (on behalf of Netflix’s Media Cloud Engineering team) MezzFS (short for “Mezzanine File System”) is a tool we’ve developed at Netflix that mounts cloud objects as local files via FUSE. It’s used extensively in our media processing platform, which includes services like Archer and runs features like video encoding and title image generation on tens of thousands of Amazon EC2 instances. MezzFS?—?Mounting

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Media Query & Asset Downloading Tests

Tim Kadlec

A few people—including Jason Grigsby , Greg Rewis and Aaron Mentele —have done some excellent testing about how images are downloaded when media queries are involved. However, setting background images within a media query and then overriding seems to work pretty well ( test 5 ). When you’re building a responsive site, there will undoubtedly be times when you need to change a background image, or when you need to hide an image for a specific resolution range.

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Making the Switch to Apica Synthetic Monitoring

Apica

Application Testing eCommerce Finance Industries Insurance Media and Entertainment Monitoring SaaS/Tech Apica Synthetic Monitoring ASM ASM ReviewsApplication Performance Management (APM) is a maturing field, full of innovative vendors. Users of APM tools thus have a range Read More.

SocialCorp: Social Media Goes Corporate

Tim Kadlec

Joel frequently blogs on social media marketing and other related topics at www.socializedpr.com. Joel has written a fantastic book to give to anyone looking to get started in, or relatively new to using social media for marketing for corporate companies. Joel is willing to discuss both how social media can help if used correctly, and how social media can hurt a company if used improperly. Who Wrote It?

Making the Switch to Apica Synthetic Monitoring

Apica

Application Testing eCommerce Finance Industries Insurance Media and Entertainment Monitoring SaaS/Tech Apica Synthetic Monitoring ASM ASM ReviewsApplication Performance Management (APM) is a maturing field, full of innovative vendors. Users of APM tools thus have a range of choices.

Apica Helps HBO Deliver Infinite Streaming Scalability

Apica

Digital Experience Load Testing Media and Entertainment WebThe thing with a television network having a hit TV show is that everyone wants to watch it. And while it can be huge for their bottom line, there is also a significant technical challenge when the program is being streamed.

Apica Helps HBO Deliver Infinite Streaming Scalability

Apica

Digital Experience Load Testing Media and Entertainment WebThe great about a television network having a hit TV show is that everyone wants to watch it. And while Read More. The post Apica Helps HBO Deliver Infinite Streaming Scalability appeared first on Apica.

Improving the Cloud - More Efficient Queuing with SQS - All Things.

All Things Distributed

Customers from various verticals (media, social gaming, mobile, news, advertisement) such as Netflix, Shazam and Scopely have used SQS in variety of use-cases requiring loose coupling and high performance. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Improving the Cloud - More Efficient Queuing with SQS. By Werner Vogels on 08 November 2012 03:00 PM. Permalink. Comments ().

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Leases - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

I was in Los Angeles this week for the Digital Media on AWS Summit and to visit many of the studios and production houses that are using AWS for production and post-production work. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Leases. By Werner Vogels on 21 September 2012 06:00 PM. Permalink. Comments ().

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21 top performance engineering leaders to follow on Twitter

TechBeacon Testing

Political messages have invaded our social media. It's a strange time. We work from home. Layoffs over here, bailouts over there. Yet many of us still spend most of our days in front of a screen, writing software and helping improve it.

7 Effective Tips For Every Remote Testing Team

DZone

There are the above-mentioned family ones, social media, and what’s amounting to an endless stream of news. You’ve got a finicky toddler who won’t eat breakfast, a spouse or partner loudly watching Netflix in the living room, and a dog that’s begging for an extra play session.

In-Browser Performance Linting With Feature Policies

Tim Kadlec

Unsized Media. The unsized-media policy tells the browser that all media elements should have size attributes, and if they don’t, the browser should choose a default. There is a LOT of unsized-media out there (I’m guilty too!)

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Responsible, Conditional Loading

CSS - Tricks

Over on the Polypane blog (there’s no byline but presumably it’s Kilian Valkhof ( it is )), there is a great article, Creating websites with prefers-reduced-data , about the prefers-reduced-data media query.

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Packaging award-winning shows with award-winning technology

The Netflix TechBlog

The ISO Base Media File Format (ISOBMFF) is the key packaging standard in the entertainment industry as recently recognized with a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

10 Practical Examples of AWS Lambda

Simform

Explore and understand practical applications of AWS Lambda from real-time data processing, text-to-speech, media transformation to image recognition engine and personalized content delivery model.

The Fastest Google Fonts

CSS Wizardry

While there are a number of ways to achieve this, I’d dare say the simplest and most ubiquitous is Filament Group’s print media type trick. This is the danger of the print media hack.

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Apica Helps HBO Deliver Infinite Streaming Scalability

Apica

Digital Experience Load Testing Media and Entertainment WebThe great about a television network having a hit TV show is that everyone wants to watch it. And while Read More. The post Apica Helps HBO Deliver Infinite Streaming Scalability appeared first on Apica.

How Netflix brings safer and faster streaming experience to the living room on crowded networks…

The Netflix TechBlog

would reduce play delay, as we are no longer required to wait for the handshake to finish and we can instead issue the HTTP request for media data and receive the HTTP response for media data earlier. improvement in media rebuffers.

The new normal of digital experience delivery – lessons learned from monitoring mission-critical websites during COVID-19

Dynatrace

Over the last two month s, w e’ve monito red key sites and applications across industries that have been receiving surges in traffic , including government, health insurance, retail, banking, and media. Media p erformance . Dynatrace news.

Netflix Now Streaming AV1 on Android

The Netflix TechBlog

AV1 is made possible by the wide-ranging industry commitment of expertise and intellectual property within the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), of which Netflix is a founding member. Our AV1 support on Android leverages the open-source dav1d decoder built by the VideoLAN, VLC, and FFmpeg communities and sponsored by the Alliance for Open Media.

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Netflix Now Streaming AV1 on Android

The Netflix TechBlog

AV1 is made possible by the wide-ranging industry commitment of expertise and intellectual property within the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), of which Netflix is a founding member. Our AV1 support on Android leverages the open-source dav1d decoder built by the VideoLAN, VLC, and FFmpeg communities and sponsored by the Alliance for Open Media.

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Web Performance Bookshelf

Rigor

When it comes to web content, you can easily find what you need through many different paths, from search engines and social media to playlists and blogs, jumping.

How Companies Can Build Enterprise-ready Apps and Compete With the Giants

DZone

Considering that some major financial and social media apps may share data with literally hundreds of partners, that's a bigger undertaking than you might imagine. Smaller companies have traditionally been able to tolerate quirks and technical issues when deploying an app, but larger enterprises have never really had this luxury.

Fostering a Web Performance Culture

Jos

One of the best examples is Vox Media , the company behind The Verge and other high trafficked sites. In May 2015, Vox Media wrote about the slowness of their site and commitment to make them faster. Vox Media took some performance metrics (first paint, page complete and speed index) and decided on a target. One of Vox Media’s posts where they gave an update on their efforts. Web Performance is not only about understanding what makes a site fast.

HDMI?—?Scaling Netflix Certification

The Netflix TechBlog

Test Area: Requested Media Profile Validation A Netflix capable STB should request accurate media streams from our cloud service for optimal user experience. This ensures that the media streams requested by DUT accurately reflect its HDMI capabilities and the active HDMI topology.

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Responsive Images - Serve Scaled Images

KeyCDN

Responsive image techniques, such as the srcset , sizes , and media HTML attributes, allow different scaled images to be delivered based on the size and resolution of the accessing device. What Are the srcset , sizes , and media Attributes? The srcset , sizes , and media attributes allow the and elements to be extended by offering the browser additional information, such as different image sources as well as different display sizes and media conditions.

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CSS and Network Performance

CSS Wizardry

Split Your Media Types. So if achieving Critical CSS is proving quite tricky—and it probably is—another option we have is to split our main CSS file out into its individual Media Queries. If we can split that single, all-render blocking file into its respective Media Queries: Then we see that the network treats files differently: CSS files not required to render the current context are assigned a Lowest priority.

Web Performance Bookshelf

Rigor

When it comes to web content, you can easily find what you need through many different paths, from search engines and social media to playlists and blogs, jumping.

Banner Ad Study: The Female Gaze

Website Optimization

In 2018 alone, total media ad spending will rise 7.4% Digital media will account for 43.5% With the rapid growth of online advertising, viewer attention is becoming increasingly scarce. to $638 billion. of this total ad spend (eMarketer 2018) and will surpass conventional advertising by 2021. With online browsers bombarded with more and more advertising the trick is to capture their limited attention with compelling ads.

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What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database

Scalegrid

Greenplum customers include American Express, Walmart, Asurian, Bank of America, and many more across the banking, professional services, media, insurance, healthcare, automotive and retail markets.

Making Cloud.typography Fast(er)

CSS Wizardry

By setting a non-matching media type, the browser naturally loads the stylesheet with a low priority off of the Critical Path. Once the file has loaded, the inline onload event handler swaps to a matching media type, and this change then applies the stylesheet to the document, swapping the fonts in. Disclaimers: I was not approached or hired by Hoefler&Co or Cloud.typography to look into any of the following issues.

Optimizing CSS for faster page loads

CSS - Tricks

main stylesheet and JS files) while others may be less important (like images or stylesheets for other media types). A straightforward post with some perf data from Tomas Pustelnik.

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Increase the Performance of your Site with Lazy-Loading and Code-Splitting

Jos

You might have come across them in react-media or unstated. Look at this example taken from react-media: const MyComponent = ( ) = > (. < < Media query = " (max-width: 599px)" >. </ Media >. ) ; The Media component calls its children passing a matches argument. This way, the children components don’t need to know about the media query. Componentization has marked a before and after in web development.

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AWS Import/Export launches support for Legacy Storage Systems

All Things Distributed

AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage media for transport. Punch cards are paper-based storage media that represent data using the presence or absence of holes in specific positions

SQL Server Linux: fsync and Buffered I/O

SQL Server According to Bob

This means data can be stored in file system cache, non-stable media. ) An fsync/fdatasync is used to make sure the data is stored in stable media. The stable media write(s) occurs during the sync operation and can fail for any number of reasons (out of disk space, lost connectivity to SAN, etc.) The next sync returns ESUCCESS, meaning the the write(s), which were in cache, do not flush to stable media but applications were told they did.

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Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Leases

All Things Distributed

I was in Los Angeles this week for the Digital Media on AWS Summit and to visit many of the studios and production houses that are using AWS for production and post-production work.

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Fixing a slow site iteratively

CSS - Tricks

About the most complex part are some social media buttons for people to share the page. A <link rel="stylesheet"> that doesn’t have the disabled attribute to inform the browser to not download the CSS and doesn’t have a media attribute that matches the user’s device.