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The Mux Blog

We're a team of engineers, marketers, designers, all passionate about video and the work we create together. Welcome to our blog about video.

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December 11, 2023 (10 days ago)

Beyond content: the crucial metrics for successful ad-supported streaming

Steven Lyons
By Steven Lyons6 min readProduct

New Ad Metrics are now in beta for Mux Data. Monitor ad performance and delivery and how they impact your viewers' QoE.

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December 6, 2023 (15 days ago)

The native mobile players you already use, with a sprinkle of Mux

Dylan Jhaveri
By Dylan Jhaveri4 min readProduct

Now in beta: Mux Player SDKs for iOS and Android. Start using it today.

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December 5, 2023 (16 days ago)

Practical Client-side Rust for Android, iOS, and Web

Emily Dixon
By Emily Dixon12 min readEngineering

Can you use Rust to write your CPU-intensive code once and ship it everywhere — iOS, Android, and the web? Follow along to find out.

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November 30, 2023 (21 days ago)

Let’s talk video… [wait for it]... latency

Lamia Chlala
By Lamia Chlala6 min readProduct

We’re excited to announce the general availability of two key latency features: Live Stream Latency monitoring metric and low-latency live streaming.

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November 27, 2023 (24 days ago)

How to add a background video in Next.js

Adam Jaggard
By Adam Jaggard4 min readEngineering

Learn how to add a responsive background video to a landing page using Next.js and Mux in this step-by-step tutorial. Grab the code and start building

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November 10, 2023 (about 1 month ago)

Track video playback progress and display a video heatmap with React

Dave Kiss
By Dave Kiss6 min readEngineering

In this article, we’ll go over one way you can set up viewer playback tracking and generate a video heatmap to display in a React app.

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November 1, 2023 (about 2 months ago)

Mux Video WordPress plugin by 2Coders: integrate your Mux videos with your CMS

Dave Kiss
Marija Nikolova
By Dave and Marija4 min readPartnerships

We've partnered with 2Coders to bring a third-party Mux Video Plugin to the WordPress ecosystem. Read up on the new WordPress video plugin here.

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October 30, 2023 (about 2 months ago)

More tools to control playback behavior: min_resolution & rendition_order

Phil Cluff
Wanda Chiu
By Phil and Wanda6 min readProduct

Mux Video now supports 2 new playback modifiers. min_resolution to limit the renditions available. rendition_order to set the order renditions appear.

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October 18, 2023 (2 months ago)

Our next pricing lever: Baseline on-demand assets with free video encoding

Phil Cluff
By Phil Cluff4 min readProduct

Introducing the next pricing lever, baseline video assets. Baseline assets are a cost-effective alternative asset type for on-demand video, with free encoding.

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October 18, 2023 (2 months ago)

Video is too expensive

Jon Dahl
By Jon Dahl4 min readVideo education

We'll be the first to admit it: video is too expensive. Mux is working hard to solve that problem and give you the levers for affordable and flexible pricing.

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