SSIMWAVE announces a new player test feature in its SSIMPLUS® VOD MONITOR Inspector

SSIMWAVE VOD test tool working on a mountain video

SSIMWAVE®’s new player test feature in its SSIMPLUS® VOD MONITOR Inspector will enable content distributors to evaluate video player experiences remotely and objectively and to address subpar video quality issues.

The Player Test will provide source-to-playout visibility into how individual video files appear to the viewer, using the SSIMPLUS 0-100 scoring metric.  As the “only algorithm that can accurately mimic actual human vision”, the SSIMPLUS score provides streaming and on-demand content distributors with actionable insights into how network conditions such as bitrate, switches between variants and buffer sizes impact the viewer.

The Player Test will be available before the end of 2019, initially evaluating HLS content delivered to players developed on the video.js framework. Support for additional players and video formats will be available in the near future. 

“There are countless data points that show what is happening in the network, but until now there has been no way to understand exactly what they mean to the viewer,” said Dr. Abdul Rehman, CEO and co-founder of SSIMWAVE.  “Our Player Test capability completes the picture by providing a simple, consistent score that shows how video quality has changed from source to playout, giving a clear indication of what the viewer sees.”

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