A look at what works—and what doesn't—in the world of video ads.
Posted 15 Aug 2007
Increasingly, educational technologists are asked to weigh the costs in money and labor of technologies with tangible, demonstrable returns.
Posted 15 Aug 2007
Web 2.0 has become much more than just the latest corporate buzzword. So let’s separate fact from fiction and find genuine business-changing ideas in this mashup of online video, social networking, revenue generation, and user-generated content.
Tues., Aug. 14, by Jose Castillo
Posted 14 Aug 2007
Integration among all products in the CS3 suite is exceptionally strong, and Adobe Media Encoder—an example of a program that spans several CS3 applications—is a solid product putting Adobe firmly in the running against other more established video software suites.
Thurs., Aug. 16, by Tim Siglin
Posted 14 Aug 2007
Several sessions at Black Hat 2007 showed the need to continue to develop lean code and close potential vulnerabilities in media players that might be exploited by hackers.
Friday, Aug. 10, by Tim Siglin
Posted 10 Aug 2007
Instead of pitching itself as a poor man’s answer to television, the web has to distinguish itself by the end-user marketing experiences it can uniquely deliver—especially when it comes to marketing and advertising.
Tues., August 7, by Steve Vonder Haar
Posted 06 Aug 2007
Plenty of challenges lie ahead, but the recent push to settle on the standard in the EU gives a boost to DVB-H's viability and long-term prospects.
Thurs., Aug. 2, by Geoff Daily
Posted 02 Aug 2007
Akamai continues to lose valuation—and Internap just reported a 2Q 2007 net loss of $1.7 million—but that doesn’t mean the entire CDN market is in trouble. In fact, if you’re really paying attention, you'll see that the space is stronger than ever.
Tues., July 30, by Tim Siglin
Posted 30 Jul 2007
Microsoft recently released upgrades to its Windows Media Video codecs. How do they hold up against WMV9, Flash VP6, and Apple's H.264? As usual, the answer is a resounding "It depends."
Fri., July 27, by Jan Ozer
Posted 27 Jul 2007
Now that the major codecs can deliver quality that is acceptable—or better—for most video, the next challenge to be overcome for streaming is latency. New products from HaiVision and W&W Communications aim to bring latency down to the point where streaming becomes tenable for high-speed surveillance apps
Posted 24 Jul 2007
It's by no means perfect, but it comes darned close. In addition to its much-touted design, touchscreen, and visual voicemail, the iPhone is a surprisingly good video player, complete with access to YouTube clips.
Fri., July 20, by Steve Mack
Posted 20 Jul 2007
Whether you're one of the masses who bought one, or just need to deliver content to people who have, getting video on the iPhone isn't quite as simple as it looks. Here’s are some tips on how to create videos that can play on the new device.
Wed., July 18, by Tim Siglin
Posted 18 Jul 2007
With a downloadable client, electronic program guide, and peer-to-peer delivery, BBC’s new online video initiative could be a harbinger of things to come in the attempt by traditional broadcasters to get viewers to watch television programs online.
Tues., July 17, by Jake Ward
Posted 17 Jul 2007
Although peer-to-peer delivery is finally breaking free of the "outlaw" image that held it back in the past, there's still debate over whether or not it really offers all of the advantages its proponents promise.
Fri., July 13, by Ron Miller
Posted 13 Jul 2007
Approaching 1,500 licensees, the Wowza Media Server has become a bona fide competitor to Flash Media Server by offering solid performance at a reduced price.
Tues., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 10 Jul 2007
While Maui X-Stream has conceived of a brilliant feature set—and the serverless, playerless modes and DRM have undeniable appeal—VX30 offers little if any competitive advantage when it comes to video quality, and its quirks ultimately lend it a rookie feel. Once you get by the rough edges, however, it makes sense as a low-cost alternative to a player upgrade.
Fri., July 6, by Jan Ozer
Posted 06 Jul 2007
Retroactive royalties kick in on July 15 timetable will trigger retroactive royalties, and recent hearings indicate Congress won’t intervene. But all hope is not lost, as royalty rate could still be overturned.
Tues., July 3, by Tim Siglin
Posted 03 Jul 2007
The proliferation of new media channels presents an interesting conundrum: How will consumers be able to afford all these new services? The answer? Cookies.
Fri., June 29, by Damien Stolarz
Posted 29 Jun 2007
The popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform claims it has more than 8 million users. It’s now pursuing content publishers to reach that installed base with its Pando Publisher streaming service.
Mon., June 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 25 Jun 2007