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Mux is a video API company that provides developers with powerful tools to build reliable video workflows. Founded in 2015, the company is based in San Francisco, California and was created by a team of video veterans from companies like Zencoder and Brightcove.
Technical Specs and Infrastructure:
Mux provides a RESTful API that allows developers to integrate video streaming into their applications.
The company offers a suite of APIs, including video encoding, live streaming, playback, and data analytics.
The platform uses modern cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure to ensure scalability and reliability.
The video API supports adaptive bitrate streaming, 4K resolution, and closed captioning.
It also offers a player SDK for developers who want to create custom video players.
Security Protocols and Breaches:
It places a high priority on security and implements industry-standard measures to protect customer data.
The company uses encryption to protect video content and user data in transit and at rest.
To date, there have been no reported security breaches or data leaks at Mux.
APIs and Performance:
The company provides a suite of APIs for video streaming that are designed to be easy to use and highly performant.
The video encoding API converts video files into various formats and bitrates to ensure optimal playback on different devices.
The live streaming API enables developers to build live streaming capabilities into their applications, with support for adaptive bitrate streaming and low latency.
The playback API provides developers with a customizable player that can be embedded in their applications.
The data analytics API enables developers to track video performance metrics like playback start time, rebuffering rates, and viewer engagement.
The platform is known for its high-quality video performance and low latency, with an average startup time of less than two seconds.
While it is designed to be highly available, the company has experienced a few minor outages in the past.
The company is transparent about downtime incidents and provides status updates to customers via its website and social media channels.
Evolution and Future Plans:
They have evolved rapidly since its founding and has become a leading provider of video APIs.
In 2019, they raised $20 million in a series B funding round, which it plans to use to expand its product offerings and continue growing its customer base.
The company is focused on building out its analytics capabilities to help customers better understand and optimize their video workflows.
Mux has a relatively flat corporate structure, with a focus on collaboration and transparency. The company places a high value on diversity and inclusivity, with a team that represents a range of backgrounds and experiences.
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