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Bandwidth Buyers Beware

Staff Writer Jason Thompson brings us the story of Al Sacui who says a Web hosting company overcharged him $16,000 in bandwidth fees. This story highlights debates about Web commerce regulation, and the need for vigilance when sourcing services online.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Jun 2001

Stream of Consciousness: Integrate or Disintegrate

In his monthly column for Streaming Media Magazine, VP Interactive Joey Manley tells us why the companies and individuals in the middle tier of streaming media services — enterprise-wide integration and digital asset management — will thrive.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Jun 2001

Live365: Giving Radio an Attitude Adjustment

How much square-footage does it take to manage over 30,000 radio stations? Not much, if you ask Live365. The service offers a carefully crafted infrastructure dedicated to streaming MP3s to any Internet-enabled audio device. Technical Editor Scott E. Baker tells us why FM radio is getting nervous.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2001

Content Prophets: Floating Balloons for Wireless Content

With wireless infrastructures at different stages of development across the globe, the race is on to find the killer wireless app. Staff Writer Ellie Kieskowski tells us that the ongoing trials are bearing out interesting results.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jun 2001

Swimming with Sharks in the Patent Pool

In any case where a company owns patents that are included as part of a standard, that company collects royalty payments on its part of the standard’s licensing fees.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2001

MPEG-4’s Objective Point of View

MPEG-4 can overcome many of the limitations imposed on video when streamed, allowing for a greater depth of information, and has the potential to be used as a true streaming multimedia format.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2001

Apple Eyes MPEG-4

Among the “big three” technology players in streaming media (Apple, Microsoft and RealNetworks), Apple seems the most likely to pursue an MPEG-4 standard-based approach — not surprising given that its technology forms the base of the MPEG-4 specification.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2001

Here Comes the Sun (Microsystems)

As a member of the Internet Streaming Media Alliance, MPEG committee, and the MPEG-4 Industry Forum, to name a few, Sun Microsystems has been keeping a watchful eye and playing an active role in the evolution and adoption of an MPEG-4 standard.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2001

Start at the beginning: An MPEG Timeline

The Motion Picture Experts Group, part of the ISO standards body, begins working on a digital video standard.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2001

Will SMIL Frown?

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), a WC3 standard for synchronizing numerous different media into a single presentation, overlaps somewhat with MPEG-4.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2001

Navigating the MPEG-4 Labyrinth

A source of great hope and speculation, MPEG-4 is charting a course for ubiquity through standardization. Contributor Stephen Jacobs tells us that if the history of MPEG is an indicator of what’s to come, start placing your bets on a standard and prepare to reap the benefits.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2001

Where’s Microsoft?

Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2001

Resources

Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2001

SMIL: Mixing Media With Ease

Web developers are perpetually looking for a standards-based solution, with wide industry support, that is as easy to edit and create as HTML. SMIL 1.0 has been a good step in this direction.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jun 2001

SMIL for Business Presentations, 101

Don’t let your presentation die after you step off the podium. Using SMIL as a corporate communications tool, you can add value to your company training, sales, or marketing efforts by synchronizing voice and slides, and then streaming the results to your audience.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jun 2001

Digital Rights and Wrongs

Spatafore now warns people in newsgroups that they risk a visit from the FBI if they continue to download movies illegally. But few take heed.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 May 2001

Copyright on Trial

Prosecuted for enabling illegal downloads of "The Phantom Menace," Jason Spatafore says he’s a scapegoat. The FBI insists it has cornered a real threat to the movie industry. Staff Writer Jason Thompson examines the case that evokes big questions about the role of copyrights in the digital age.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 May 2001

In Fear of A Napster Planet

Featured Articles, Posted 30 May 2001

The Phoenix Menace

Featured Articles, Posted 30 May 2001

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