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Case Study: From Doctors to Daters, Userplane's Instant Communicator Puts a Face on IM

The company's Instant Communicator instant messaging service has taken off in the online dating world. But an installation at the Cleveland Clinic shows that it has a serious side, too.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Jun 2004

Streaming By the Numbers

Want to know how much bandwidth a media file is going to take? How many concurrent users you can support? Thankfully, some of the more mathematically-gifted members of the streaming media community have posted some handy "calculators" for deciphering the ciphers.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jun 2004

New MPEG-4 Webcaster Tops List of New Products at InfoComm 04

Envivio introduced its 4Forum MPEG-4 solution, while Sonic Foundry unveiled two new Mediasite recorders and ViewCast expanded its Niagara offerings in Atlanta.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jun 2004

Saving Streaming

No, it's not the industry that needs saving. But more and more people want to save streamed content onto their hard drives. For companies like ZyGoDigital and Twinklesoft, that spells opportunity. For content creators, it might also spell trouble.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jun 2004

Taking Care of Business, In a Flash

With almost universal compatibility and near-zero buffering, Macromedia Flash Video lets streaming and Web developers focus on what really matters: customized branding and a seamless user experience.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jun 2004

Sonic Youth: York University and Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Put a New Spin on Elearning

While most elearning applications augment or replace classroom learning, a Canadian university is saving money and staff time by implementing it in its career center.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jun 2004

Streaming Media East 2004: Acacia Still a Hot-Button Issue

Acacia is still pursuing streaming providers who it claims violate its patents, going after small firms while leaving the "big three"—Microsoft, Apple, and Real—alone. Acacia's Robert Berman defended the company's actions, but didn't address some of the most pressing questions.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jun 2004

The Best of Streaming Media East 2004 Part2

Last week, we shared highlights from the show's Content track. This week, here's a look at some of the more notable issues from Streaming Media East's Business track, including sessions on Internet radio, security, and the future of enterprise streaming.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 May 2004

The Best of Streaming Media East 2004

The exhibit floor was hopping, but the real action took place in the conference sessions, where industry experts gave attendees tips on best practices, offered their take on the state of the industry, and gave a glimpse into the future of streaming media.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 May 2004

Flash Powers Comcast.net's Innovative Video Browser

When Comcast.net needed a way to bring easy, interactive video to its broadband customers, it turned to Macromedia's Flash and built "The Fan."
Featured Articles, Posted 19 May 2004

Case Study: Cinequest's Maverick Approach to Streaming

Cinequest Online takes films from analog to digital to streaming in six weeks, giving exposure on the cheap to independent filmmakers and high-quality delivery to movie buffs.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 May 2004

Workshops Kick Off Streaming Media East 2004

In their pre-show seminars, Steve Mack offered a primer in "best practices for streaming," while Nico McLane walked her audience through three real-life scenarios.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 May 2004

Case Study: For DSM Chemical, VOD Spells Satisfaction

With the help of Axonix's SuperView server, the company is profiting from the power and convenience of video training on demand.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 May 2004

Product Review: A Bandwidth Simulator for Testing Streaming Media

Learn the tools that helps you test your streaming content by simulating low bandwidth connections.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Apr 2004

Commentary: MPEG-4 is Dead

With the adoption of WM9 by the DVD Forum, there's increasing reason to believe that MPEG4's future looks grim.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Apr 2004

Product Review: RealProducer 10 Competes On Features, Codecs

We take a look at what's new in the the preview release of RealNetworks' latest.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Apr 2004

Creating Windows Media Download Packages

Windows Media download packages bundle up an entire playlist, a collection of media files, and a custom border into one downloadable file. With a single click, the Windows Media Player will unpackage the contents, add the playlist to its Media Library, and begin playback of your program.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Mar 2004

H.264 Video Prepares MPEG-4 For Prime Time

As broadcasters shift from tape- to disk-based digital acquisition, editing, and transmission systems, MPEG-4 system vendors’ products can gain significant market share against MPEG-2. Adoption will depend on several factors, such as de-mystifying H.264 and its availability as a codec within MPEG-4.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Mar 2004

The Windows Media ActiveX Control – Not Just for Internet Explorer Anymore

Embedding Windows Media player in a Web page can be challenging. Now, the Mozilla/Netscape team has built ActiveX support for Windows Media directly into their latest browsers. Here's how to sniff for Windows Media browser support and embed your video for everyone.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Mar 2004

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