Metro: the ABC’s new Media Transcoding Pipeline

In December last year, the ABC launched a new video encoding system called Metro ("Media Transcoder"), which converts various sources of media into a standardised format for iview. It's been a fantastic project for the ABC's Digital Network division - we've built a cheap, scalable, cloud-based solution that we can customise to suit our specific … Continue reading Metro: the ABC’s new Media Transcoding Pipeline

improving page performance with WebPageTest

We are in the process of rebuilding Ninemsn's front page in coffeescript + node.js, and moving it to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for easier deployment. As we're rebuilding the site, we're quite conscious of improving page performance (or at least maintaining the current standard). I've been really impressed with WebPageTest, a free tool for performance … Continue reading improving page performance with WebPageTest