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Intertainer Rolls Out VOD Services

Movies on demand got a big boost Wednesday, as Intertainer debuted the first widely available broadband video on demand service, available in 35 cities in the U.S. Meanwhile, the Hollywood studios are busy readying their own VOD services to debut soon. Senior Editor José Alvear reports on the burgeoning VOD market.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Oct 2001

Avaya University: Open For Classes

When looking for an online presentation training solution to reach its employees and partners, Avaya turned to Presedia. Contributor Daisy Whitney takes a closer look at how Avaya is using Presedia's PowerPoint-based training to complement its existing e-learning initiatives.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Oct 2001

Making Product Launches That Sizzle

Given the continuous barrage of marketing messages, some companies are finding that streaming media helps in getting product launches seen and heard. Contributor Christine Perey writes about the market opportunity for companies looking to launch online.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Oct 2001

Windows XP: What does it mean for Stream Servers?

Learn how to use this powerful system to your advantage with guest Dr. David Caulton from Microsoft's Digital Media Division.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Oct 2001

Pulling Back the Curtain on MPEG-4

MPEG-4 finally shows its face with the release of Philips’ WebCine Encoder, Server and Player. Contributors Dee McVicker and Chuck Adams look under the lid to see if MPEG-4’s general release debut is the fantastical beast of which we’ve heard tale, or something a little more down to earth.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Oct 2001

Why is the broadcasting industry moving to SANs?

Digital streaming technology is a memory-hungry beast, and traditional server storage methods are being overwhelmed. Peter Coleman of SAN experts Gadzoox explains how companies are beginning to find a way around their new storage problems.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Oct 2001

Anystream Agility Workgroup: Encoding Warrior

Video producers repurposing content for the Web — or dual-purposing it from the start — have a growing number of confusing choices for dealing with encoding issues. Associate Technical Editor Bill Bernat begins mapping the landscape by taking a look at Anystream’s Agility Workgroup 1.5.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Oct 2001

TUTORIAL: AUTOMATE ENCODING WITH SCRIPTS

Take advantage of the command-line capabilities of the major video encoders with contributor Larry Bouthillier's latest tutorial. Learn how to set up scripts to achieve a more scalable and efficient encoding process.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Oct 2001

New Hardware Broadens Streaming Server Market

In a big week for streaming servers, Real cut a deal with Compaq to distribute its RealSystem iQ, while SGI unveiled its Origin 300 server. The result is more choices in an already complex market for streaming server hardware. Senior Editor José Alvear takes a closer look at this changing landscape.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Oct 2001

Global Video Conferencing: Low(er) Cost Networking Options

Join Associate Technical Editor Bill Bernat and his guests, Dr. Joel Snyder, senior partner, Opus 1 and Mark Beattie, senior analyst and partner, Wainhouse Research, as they explain the full range of videoconferencing-capable networking solutions.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Oct 2001

Thinking Outside the Player

When it comes to online marketing, pure streaming may be too restrictive, technologically. In his column for Streaming Media Magazine, contributor Jon Leland tells us that Flash and Java deserve a second look for advertising applications.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Oct 2001

StreamOS: Bring the Weights, It Will Do the Lifting

Hiding the complexity of CDN selection and management from customers, NaviSite's StreamOS is simple enough for a child to use and powerful enough to deliver some of the world's most streamed webcasts. Contributor Bern Solnik takes StreamOS for a spin to see if it really is "all that."
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2001

War and Peace: Digital Media's Diverse Role

As U.S. and NATO military forces deploy troops in the Middle East, streaming technology is emerging as a tool in the war effort. Meanwhile, filmmakers and advertising agencies are using digital media to disseminate messages of peace and non-violence. Staff Writer Jason Thompson takes a closer look.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2001

Coming to a small screen...

Mobile operators are desperate for ways to recoup their silly-money investments in 2.5G and 3G networks. Can mobile streaming put a gold-toothed smile back on their faces, and please the public? Alison Campbell investigates.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2001

I'm still streaming

Never a shrinking violet. Elton John was quick to see the potential of webcasting gigs to audiences of thousands. But would the punters pay for it?
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2001

Event Horizons

Reuters' use of Streamway's webcast technology makes distributing its financial results cheap and easy
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2001

ISMA Unveils MPEG-4 Specs

The ISMA unveils MPEG-4 interoperability specifications, calling it a "blueprint" for streaming media. But critics, like Microsoft, see MPEG-4 as an incomplete solution. Senior Editor José Alvear and Associate Technical Editor Bill Bernat report on what the specification means to the industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2001

Funk Seoul Brother

And the goals kept on streaming
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Oct 2001

RealONE: All For One

This week, RealNetworks announced its new all-in-one media player, RealONE. Senior Editor José Alvear takes a first look at the new features of RealONE.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Sep 2001

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