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Learn more about streaming in general and Vindral in particular in these in-depth articles and guides.

iGaming – How Vindral empowers your live casino operations with effortless management


At Vindral, our extensive experience in the iGaming industry has given us a deep understanding of the challenges and intricacies of live casino. We understand that navigating the technical side of live streams can sometimes feel like a losing hand, especially when your focus should be on the game. Reliable live streams are crucial, not […]

Vindral: the time for synchronized sports streaming is now


The topic of synchronized viewing in sports is highly relevant and something the industry as a whole is aiming to solve. Whether the audience is participating in an interactive experience, betting in-play or connecting through social layers, lack of synchronization is a source of frustration and a clear point of improvement. When betting on content, […]

The new pace of live auctions 


The challenge  Many streaming services offering low latency struggle with stability, a significant concern in the high-stakes environment of live auctions. This instability can lead to disrupted streams and a less reliable auction experience, which is unacceptable in a setting where every second counts.  At Vindral, we are proud to contribute our streaming technology in […]

Vindral and AMD’s Pursuit of 8K at Ultra-Low Latency


Live streaming, since its inception, has consistently been about pushing boundaries. As we navigate through the timeline of technological advancements, the collaboration between Vindral and AMD stands out as a significant milestone in this ongoing journey. Vindral’s consistent efforts to elevate video quality have been evident over the years. In 2021, we took a large […]

Vindral – operations and management


Choosing an appropriate live-streaming vendor that fits your needs may pose a certain level of complexity. It’s not just about considering the more typical factors like latency, cost, device compatibility, and implementation simplicity, but also other aspects that might not be immediately noticeable yet crucial. The following is a set of features associated with Operations […]

Designing for 24/7 operations


Vindral has been designed from the ground up to be fault-tolerant and redundant in all system and application layers. This design creates a secure, stable, and highly available service designed for 24/7 operations at scale. The fault-tolerant architecture applies to all core features of the platform, including ingest, transcoding, egress, load balancing, traffic routing, back-end […]

Live streaming to power next-gen sports betting


Live-streamed sports are set for steady growth following the last couple of years’ legislative shift in the US sports betting market, unlocking the massive potential to boost interactive live experiences. To sports viewers, video quality alone has long been a non-negotiable and sacred condition. Now, things have changed, and it’s all due to the emergence […]

The next-gen AV1 codec


Video is taking over. Until 2029, the compound annual growth rate of video streaming is close to 20%, as reported by Fortune Business Insight. Yet, the live experience of 2022 is not nearly as good as it should be, and it’s partially due to the inadequacy of established high-quality video codecs supported by the majority […]

Building an authentic casino atmosphere in live casinos


Saturation in the online casino market In recent years, the online gambling industry has seen a steadily increasing annual growth rate, and the market is estimated to continuously accelerate. However, with more brands entering the space, it’s becoming increasingly important to differentiate your offering. As the market for online casinos saturates, adding a live casino […]

WebRTC – Ultimate speed at the cost of quality


The fastest browser-based live-streaming protocol WebRTC, short for Web Real-Time Communication, is a streaming protocol supporting instant communication between browsers and devices. While there are even quicker methods of delivery created for cloud gaming and similar scenarios, WebRTC was built for teleconferencing over the public internet. The method was initially developed by Google and later […]

The HLS protocol


HLS – stability at the core Initially, the HTTP live streaming protocol, HLS, was developed and launched by Apple in 2009. The core of the HLS protocol is all aboutstability. HLS allows for high video qualities, including 4K, which HLS effectively sustains on a high percentage of viewer connections. Moreover, HLS supports adaptive bitrate, meaning […]

Implications of 5G in live streaming – improving the conditions for live video


The introduction of 5G greatly improved mobile bandwidth and latency, bringing the potential of new business opportunities within live events, remote healthcare, live shopping, and IoT solutions, among others.  The fifth generation mobile network brings speed and stability  The launch of 4G made live streaming on cellular networks possible. 5G further increases the bandwidth of […]