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Comic Book Authors Go Back to the Drawing Board

Staff Writer Jason Thompson reports on how online comic book artists are reinventing their art in the wake of September 11.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Sep 2001

RealNetworks Unveils RealONE Platform

At the RealConference in Seattle, RealNetworks unveiled a new integrated streaming/jukebox player, re-branded its subscription service and showcased a new platform for content developers. Senior Editor José Alvear reports on RealONE and how it's heating up the media player battle.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Sep 2001

MPEG for All

MPEG’s multi-level technology standard for packaging and delivering digital media content is often touted as the big ticket for mainstream content delivery on the Internet and the highly valued convergence market. Here, we illuminate the particularities of the MPEG specs, with a special emphasis on the emerging MPEG-4 standard.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Sep 2001

Free Speech Feels the Pressure

One of the first streaming sites dedicated to providing a free forum has announced a shift to a paid model. This comes at a time when the public debate concerning liberty versus security is growing more intense.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Sep 2001

Webconferencing Companies Offer Services Amid Crisis

After the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, online collaboration and videoconferencing companies are seeing increased demand and higher stock prices. Senior Editor José Alvear finds some companies using streaming to help those affected by the tragedy.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Sep 2001

Macromedia’s 3D Musketeers

With Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio, Macromedia adds streaming 3D features and renews its fight for supremacy in multimedia authoring. Contributor Andy Phelps puts Director 8.5 to the test.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Sep 2001

Rethinking “Survival”

The day after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the death of Akamai co-founder Daniel Lewin and other tech economy workers, Staff Writer Jason Thompson considers the tragedy’s emotional, psychological and physical effects on the streaming industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Sep 2001

Streaming Across the Seven Seas

When the U.S. Navy looked to have a "town hall" meeting with its East and West coast offices, it turned to Polycom and its ViewStation system. Contributor Joel Strauch shows how videoconferencing is forever changing the way the Navy communicates.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2001

Freedom of Compression

Vorbis continues to gain ground in the audio compression arena. Learn what you need to know about this patent, payment-free audio codec and enabling playback on the Windows Media Player.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2001

The Short "Now"

Mergers and acquisitions point to a continued market slide, but the prognosis for streaming media's eventual ubiquity looks good. Staff Writer Jason Thompson explores the apparent dichotomy and suggests that to see the true shape of things to come, we should adopt a longer-term view.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2001

DVD Creation for the Rest of Us

Apple claims to have made consumer player-compatible DVD creation so easy that even a parent can use it. Contributor Gary Hobish puts the iDVD software through its paces and finds out what it really can and cannot do.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2001

Make way for multicast

Most audiences are yet to experience what has been hailed as a solution to sending live media streams over IP to large numbers of viewers. Although it has been accompanied with due hype in network-savvy circles, few businesses have enough information about multicasting to make an informed decision.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2001

Who needs the killer app?

CONVERGENCE: 3G networks are not the only way of delivering streaming to your mobile users
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2001

DoCoMo launches streaming platform, announces delay

Alleged 3G saviour suffers eleventh-hour setback
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2001

Broadband Marketing at Oracle

Oracle, the second biggest software company in the world, has over 150 live webcasts annually and hundreds of on-demand streams, in practically every area of its business. Contributor Max Bloom looks at how its streaming initiatives saved the company almost $10 million a year.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Sep 2001

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 31 Aug 2001

The Re-Purposing Paradox

Seen as a way for advertisers to test the streaming media waters, the re-purposing of offline advertising content for online campaigns shows some promise … and pitfalls. Contributor David Cotriss reports.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Aug 2001

StreamGenie Presenter: Killing Several Birds with One Stone

With TV quality video production, powerful encoding and streaming, and a business presentation capability, Pinnacle's StreamGenie Presenter looks stellar on paper. Contributor Bern Solnik finds out how well it works in the real world.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Aug 2001

Peer-to-Peer Streaming Finds Friends

A new breed of companies is targeting the peer-to-peer distribution method to lower the costs of streaming. Can they help alleviate the economies of streaming? Senior Editor Jose Alvear reports.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Aug 2001

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