At Adobe MAX in Milan earlier this week, Flash developer Fabio Sonnati presented a session packed with suggestions for transcoding H.264 video for Flash delivery.
Fri., Dec. 5, by Tim Siglin
Posted 05 Dec 2008
Faculty profile videos are a good way to get people excited about your institution, but only if you have something to show.
Tues., Dec. 2, by Paul Riismandel
Posted 02 Dec 2008
In the first installment of our Futurewatch series, which will look at the trends, opportunities, and challenges that face the various vertical markets, we examine what 2009 is likely to bring to the enterprise market. Ironically, the bad news in the financial markets might just be good news for the enterprise video sector.
Wed., Nov. 26, by Steve Vonder Haar
Posted 26 Nov 2008
In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the importance of understanding your audience—both existing and potential—and the different challenges facing major media companies and independent content creators. In Part 2, we’ll look at the importance of video production quality and the pros and cons of long-form and shortform content. We’ll also get some advice from successful content creators about what works and what doesn’t.
Tues., Nov. 25, by Geoff Daily
Posted 25 Nov 2008
Two new features—Dynamic Streaming and Digital Video Recorder functionality—are the culmination of Adobe's latest attempts to maintain video quality in the face of network unreliability.
Wed., Nov. 19, by Tim Siglin
Posted 19 Nov 2008
Adobe's Flash Media Server 3.5, used in beta by CDNs like CDNetworks, competes with Wowza's newly announced pay-as-you-go streaming server subscription service.
Mon., Nov. 17 by Tim Siglin
Posted 17 Nov 2008
When content is king, knowing the proper medium and placement are key. New forays into online-only content like Mrs. P are demonstrating innovative approaches that don’t disregard the lessons of television.
Fri., Nov. 14, by Tim Siglin
Posted 14 Nov 2008
New release from Accordent enables organizations to leverage multicast-enabled networks to deliver streaming video with synchronized slides and graphics as a single, compressed stream.
Posted 13 Nov 2008
Nine media and entertainment content decision makers discuss what they have learned from their years in the field and offer advice on producing and delivering content that draws—and keeps—viewers.
Tues., Nov. 11, by Geoff Daily
Posted 11 Nov 2008
From live streaming of breaking news to user-generated content to video-promoted giveaways, online video did more than just provide election coverage to people away from their televisions.
Wed., Nov. 5, by Tim Siglin
Posted 04 Nov 2008
The maturation of online media will demand an increasing level of sophistication in production, design, and distribution. So who's training our future online media innovators?
Mon., Nov. 3, by Paul Riismandel
Posted 03 Nov 2008
This installment of our Back to Basics series looks at some common terms used when discussing advertising rates and metrics, as well as why they matter.
Fri., Oct. 31, by Tim Siglin
Posted 31 Oct 2008
Using a new Microsoft technology called Smooth Streaming along with silverlight, Akamai broadcasts its high-def appeal to media companies.
Tues., Oct. 28, by Tim Siglin
Posted 28 Oct 2008
The term "HTTP streaming" got tossed around quite a bit at last week's Streaming Media Europe as a way to get through corporate firewalls. But not all "HTTP streaming" is created equal, nor is it always actually streaming.
Fri., Oct. 24, by Tim Siglin
Posted 24 Oct 2008
For all the talk about H.264, it's still not widely used for streaming, at least in the U.S. In iTunes, however, it's the norm. We take a look at how well it's working for Apple.
Tues., Oct. 21, by Jan Ozer
Posted 21 Oct 2008
Sessions on a variety of topics from mobile video to content delivery to viewership habits show why Europe is the streaming growth leader
Thurs., Oct. 16, by Tim Siglin
Posted 16 Oct 2008
Two easy steps anyone can take to help bridge the path from our past to our future with online video
Posted 15 Oct 2008
Many low-powered computers have trouble playing back high-definition video encoded using one or more of the big three codecs, but there are ways to improve performance.
Posted 15 Oct 2008
New 3D features, text engine, and GPU acceleration are included in the new release, as well as the multi-bitrate streaming capability with an upcoming version of Flash Media Server.
Wed., Oct. 15, by Tim Siglin
Posted 15 Oct 2008