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Netflix's Video Workflow: Transcoding, Codecs and 4K Streaming

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce our next Meetup where we will get a talk on Netflix's Video Workflow . Did you ever wonder how Netflix manages its content library for a range of devices from Smart TVs to Smart Phones ? Here is your chance to learn from Netflix's own David Ronca.

Since we will have some demos we have decided to host this meetup at the Netflix campus.


6:30-7:00pm - Networking + pizzas + drinks

7:00-8:00pm - Netflix's Video Workflow:  Transcoding, Codecs and 4K Streaming - David Ronca - Netflix Inc.

Best Wishes

Amit Mookerjee

Netflix's Video Workflow:  Transcoding, Codecs and 4K Streaming

In 2007 Netflix had a humble streaming service that consisted of an Internet Explorer plugin and a couple of thousand titles. Today, there are millions of active Netflix devices including smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and connected TVs. In addition, Netflix's streaming library has grown to tens of thousands of titles including Emmy award winning originals. This session looks at the Netflix encoding service, looking at the key engineering decisions around video encoding. Some of the topics covered include scalability, progressive and parallel video encoding, and Netflix’s 4K video encoding pipeline

Speaker Biography

David Ronca has worked at Netflix since 2007.  His current role is Manager of the Encoding Technology team, tasked with providing tools and technologies to encode at global scale.  Prior to his current role, David was one of the primary developers on several really cool Netflix projects (as described in the video here).    Prior to Netflix, David got his first experience with video technology as the Manager of Systems Engineering at the startup Intervideo, where he was responsible for the Video Time Shifting and DVD Authoring/Editing engines.   For the entire 1990's David was a telecommunication software developer.

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  • Lingfeng

    Very interesting topic, very well-organized meetup. Thanks a lot for arranging this meeting and sharing the slides.

    June 5, 2014

  • Amit M.

    David's presentation is available at


    1 · June 4, 2014

  • michael m.

    Please let participants know when (and where) presentation is available.

    1 · May 21, 2014

  • michael m.

    Excellent overview on the encoding! Would love to learn more details especially on the network side! There is a lot more complexity here than people give them credit for, I think.

    May 21, 2014

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