While monetization remains elusive, technology advances in 2008 and on tap for 2009 set the stage for increased delivery and consumption of video on mobile devices.
Thurs., Feb. 5, by Tim Siglin
Posted 05 Feb 2009
Which Super Bowl advertisers effectively drove their message home, and which fell short? More importantly, which successfully utilized online video and social media to get the most bang for their advertising buck?
Tues., Feb. 3, by Jim Hopkinson and Tejpaul Bhatia
Posted 03 Feb 2009
As users attempt to maintain identities and assets, including video, across multiple sites, the W3C held a workshop to address opportunities and challenges offered by distributed social networks.
Fri., Jan. 30, by Tim Siglin and Christine Perey
Posted 30 Jan 2009
The move to browser plug-ins for watching online video, added on top of the earlier availability of multiple standalone players is, at the very least, confusing to those who seldom think about the technology that we use every day, except when they really want to watch a key event.
Tues., Jan. 27, by Tim Siglin
Posted 27 Jan 2009
The release of a new crop of inexpensive pocket HD camcorders at this year’s CES, combined with YouTube’s recent launch of 720p HD video, is about to open the floodgates of ubiquitous HD streaming.
Fri., Jan. 23, by Max Bloom
Posted 23 Jan 2009
From the official stream from the Presidential Inauguration Committee to virtually every major news outlet, online video was on center stage for the inauguration of President Obama.
Wed., Jan. 21, by Tim Siglin
Posted 21 Jan 2009
The Adobe eLearning Suite, which includes the brand-new Captivate 4, takes aim at both rich media presentation tools and conferencing/collaboration platforms with offerings that should appeal to both academic users and enterprise training departments.
Tues., Jan. 20, by Paul Riismandel
Posted 20 Jan 2009
How the YouTube generation turned the 2008 Presidential election upside-down, and not just for the Obama campaign.
Mon., Jan. 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 19 Jan 2009
Despite the downturn, and the increasing cost of capital, online video funding appears to be moving forward, even if the days of experimental capital are over.
Thurs., Jan. 15, by Tim Siglin
Posted 15 Jan 2009
Who are the most important, interesting, and innovative people in the world of online video? We're now accepting your nominations for this year's Streaming Media All-Star team.
Tues., Jan. 13, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 13 Jan 2009
Piracy doesn't pose the same threat to video content owners as it did to the music industry, and the video industry's historic adaptability makes it likely that it will thrive in the age of online distribution.
Mon., Jan.12, by Sam Vasisht
Posted 12 Jan 2009
CDNetworks customers now have access to Widevine's DRM solutions, which cover Windows Media, Silverlight, and Flash, in addition to QuickTime and Real.
Fri., Jan. 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 09 Jan 2009
Each and every one of the suite’s features and technologies has been improved in CS4, some significantly. With an eye toward accelerating encoding workflows and an initial foray into mission-critical metadata entry and retrieval, the product offers noteworthy improvements that merit attention.
Thurs., Jan. 8, by Paul Schmutzler and Tim Siglin
Posted 08 Jan 2009
At its final Macworld keynote, Apple announced that it's getting rid of DRM for iTunes Music and introducing a new tiered pricing plan.
Tues., Jan. 6, by Tim Siglin
Posted 06 Jan 2009
Recent events, including Warner Music’s removal of its videos, appear to prove YouTube's value to music labels and recall similar issues that arose between the labels and Apple.
Mon., Jan. 5, by Tim Siglin
Posted 04 Jan 2009
The LSI Tarari Encoder Accelerator is a solid and affordable option for high-volume producers who need to accelerate their VC-1 encoding.
Posted 29 Dec 2008
With the holiday season upon us, streaming professionals should consider giving their time to a good cause.
Tues., Dec. 30, by Tim Siglin
Posted 29 Dec 2008
In the second part of this feature, industry professionals discuss the pros and cons of high and low video production quality and long-form and short-form content.
Thurs., Dec. 25, by Geoff Daily
Posted 25 Dec 2008
The RIAA announced a shift in its anti-piracy efforts just in time for the holidays, moving away from suing individuals to asking help from ISPs in getting users to cease and desist filesharing.
Tues., Dec. 23, by Tim Siglin
Posted 23 Dec 2008