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Subtitle Conversion Framework (SCF) v1.0 released

IRT recently released version 1.0 of it’s Subtitle Conversion Framework (SCF). The SCF is published under the Apache 2.0 license and is available on github: https://github.com/IRT-Open-Source/scf The SCF provides a set of modules for converting XML based subtitle formats. The modules include features for Transformation from EBU STL to EBU-TT according to the mapping guideline

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Synchronised Holograms

Synchronising an augmented-reality experience to a broadcast programme on an HbbTV 2 device Version 2 of the HbbTV standard, introduces several new features. Probably the most interesting set of features target at combining mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones with HbbTV devices. These so-called companion-screen features allow creating distributed media experiences, in the sense

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CMAF Livestreams with Subtitles and Audio Description

The Common Media Application Format (CMAF) aims at unifying the two currently leading adaptive streaming standards: MPEG-DASH and Apple’s HLS. The sample live streams presented here, demonstrate the potential benefit of CMAF for future OTT IP services. With CMAF, both HLS playlists and DASH manifests are allowed to reference the same fragmented MP4 (fMP4) chunks,

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Android IRT HybridRadio

IRT’s Hybrid Radio App enables LG’s smartphone Stylus 2 DAB+ as a real hybrid radio platform. The app offers hybrid radio functionalities for instant Radio-EPG, Radio-DNS, Slide Shows and Dynamic Labels. Furthermore, functions such as service following for an automated switching between DAB+ and Internet reception and the linking of radio services with accompanying Podcasts

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AV-Portal Streaming Testcases

IRT opened an extensive repository of differently encoded Audio- and Videostreams for PC, Smartphones, Tablets and HbbTV-Devices. Launch the Testportal http://avtest.irt.de Various test cases are presented in a user interface as progressive download and adaptiv for MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS and Adobe HDS in multiple encodings (H.264, H.265, HE/AAC, E/AC3), container formats (MP4, MPEG-TS) and resolutions

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Discovery, Launch and App-to-App Communication in ARD-Mediathek

In cooperation with ARD-Mediathek we extended the Android version of the VoD portal of the ARD network to demonstrate companion-screen features of  the HbbTV 2.0 specification. Users of can launch a desired video clip on a desired HbbTV 2.0 device and remotely control the playback of the video on the TV from the mobile app. The app makes use of

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