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H.264 Begins Its Ascent

To quote Mark Twain, reports of the codec's demise are premature. If anything, H.264 is just beginning to gain traction.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Jan 2005

Industry Perspectives: Finding the Bitrate Sweet Spot

When using MPEG formats in business communications, the biggest challenge can be arriving at the best compromise between compression and quality.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Dec 2004

VideoLAN's Piece de Resistance

An open-source streaming server and client, rolled into one
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Dec 2004

Videophones, Round 3: Finally as easy as picking up the phone?

A batch of recent announcements and upcoming CES product announcements suggest that videophones just might be ready for their closeup.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Dec 2004

Industry Perspectives: 3ivx is not DivX

It’s hard enough keeping track of the myriad codecs available for streaming. It’s even tougher when the names are so similar. Here, two 3ivx proponents break down the difference between their and the higher-profile DivX.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Dec 2004

Industry Perspectives: Delivering High-Quality Video Service Over DSL Networks

Fiber optics isn’t the only solution available to deliver video and interactive digital media to the home.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Dec 2004

Case Study: IBM "Flashes Up" eNewsletter

When IBM realized that its HTML-based IT newsletter wasn't getting the job done, the company looked to ForwardView to provide Interactivity.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Dec 2004

Acacia Update: Still Flying Underneath the Radar

Due to its seemingly esoteric nature, most major news organizations have reported on Acacia’s DMT patent claims only fleetingly. What’s surprising is how many trade organizations—even those with members who’ve been contacted by Acacia—have continued to ignore this important and complex issue.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Nov 2004

Streaming Helps AV Industry Eliminate Cable Clutter

Now’s the time for savvy manufacturers to take advantage of the growing convergence of traditional analog audio-visual gear and IP-based devices.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Nov 2004

Grokster Enters Web Radio Market

Company teams with Mercora to combine peer-to-peer, streaming music service with social networking and search components.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Nov 2004

Webcast Metrics Releases Its First Internet Radio Ratings Report

Distributed processing allows for scalable and exact reporting of stations’ audience reach.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Nov 2004

Commentary: Are We There Yet?

We shouldn’t be thinking about creating a "streaming industry" anymore. Rather, we should focus on all the vertical markets for which streaming can provide solutions. A look at streaming’s past offers lessons for the future.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Nov 2004

Acacia Update: 3rd Quarter Earnings Report Reveals Scope of Acacia’s Ambitions

Acacia enters into its 200th DMT licensing agreement while reporting third quarter licensing revenue of $740,000 from its DMT patents alone.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Nov 2004

Industry Perspectives: Emerging Video Apps Need Programmability and Flexibility

A major problem for equipment manufacturers is that their products don’t meet existing video encoding standards, much less accommodate emerging standards. Hence, two major requirements for the successful deployment of new digital video equipment are software programmability and system flexibility.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Nov 2004

IBM’s Open Framework Announcement Highlights Streaming Media West 2004

From the infrastructure to the handheld, this year’s show was all about collaboration.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Nov 2004

Case Study: Smarter Transportation with Network Video Appliances

Departments of Transportation in more and more states are monitoring their highways via streaming video, integrating digital video surveillance and monitoring systems into Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Nov 2004

Courtroom Connect Streams Disney’s Defense

Courtroom Connect is delivering both live and on-demand audio and video from the courtroom to more than 60 users in the media, financial, and legal communities.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Oct 2004

Case Study: Champions for Effective Communication

General Mills' streaming media portal brings together a large workforce.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Oct 2004

Orb Networks Mobilizes Digital Content Via Streaming

Transforms a home PC into a "personal media portal" that can stream every major digital media format to an Internet-enabled PDA, cell phone, laptop, or remote desktop equipped with either RealPlayer or Windows Media Player.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Oct 2004

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