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UNC Medicine Does the Rounds with Streaming

After years of televising lectures, the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine decided to put the seminars online, integrating webcasting capabilities into the TV production flow. Doctors save on travel and get back to taking care of patients. Contributor Daisy Whitney reports.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Aug 2001

Digital Media Zone: Beyond Moving Pictures

Contributor Jon Leland brings us the story of Flash animator Hillman Curtis, who made his creative mark with pioneering books and breakthrough Web designs. Now his influence is seen across top-tier design clients to offline broadcast big boys trying to capture a little Curtis magic.

Featured Articles, Posted 13 Aug 2001

Does the future of streaming lie in the enterprise?

Consumer bleeding edge streaming versus prosaic enterprise - which holds the key to the future? Graham Whitehouse of NaviSite gazes into his tea leaves and brews up a vision.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Aug 2001

Putting the Squeeze on LSX-MPEG Suite 2.0

Ligos’ new MPEG transcoder acts like a vise on video files to bring them down to Internet size, but users will need to get a grip on the physics of compression in order to use it. Contributor Dee McVicker goes deep into the transcoder to see if it's worth its $399 price.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Aug 2001

IAB Announces New Guidelines for Rich Media Ads

The advertising bureau lays out voluntary guidelines for ads that use audio and video.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2001

Convergence - new dog plays old tricks

It's new and shiny, but convergence presents the music and film industries with the same old problems, with a new twist. What are they up to?
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2001

Elearning - streaming knowledge?

Internet learning tools have been boosted beyond recognition by streaming technologies. Duncan Burbidge elucidates the benefits of online schooling...
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Aug 2001

Case Study: Streaming with Grace

High atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill stands one of the city’s most recognizable icons — Grace Cathedral. Technical Editor Scott E. Baker tells us that inside resides one of the more advanced audio streaming operations in the city.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Aug 2001

WebTrends Unveils New Analysis Software

Company unveils updates software that can analyze and report streaming server log files.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Aug 2001

White Paper: Internet Group Management Protocol

Optibase wends a technical path through multicasting via Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), getting down and dirty with the protocol problems and plusses of the much overlooked technology.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Aug 2001

Interactive Music Under Attack

As streaming companies and the record labels meet to decide on webcasting fees, the battle between the two continues. Contributor Daisy Whitney tells us the licensing issue is affecting the future of streaming, begging the question of what the future holds for an industry in its infancy.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Aug 2001

Sites to See: Entertaining with Advertising

Rich media ad campaigns are popping up all over the Web, giving the boring, old banner ad a run for its money. Staff Writer Ellie Kieskowski tells us that many companies are promoting technology platforms that power rich media ads, resulting in the birth of a number of trend-setting campaigns.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Aug 2001

Digital media downloads – where’s the consumer dollar?

Offline media sells good, but online media sells bad. Consumer focussed digital media companies are facing the music.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Jul 2001

Have Telewest, will travel

Travel agents are getting sexier with streaming video, so punters can check out that once-in-a-lifetime trip in real time. Villa videos, cottage clips and audio landscapes are here for good, especially if Telewest gets its way. Travel may never be the same again.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jul 2001

Hollywood’s Digital Future

At a time when feature film production budgets sometimes rival third-world GNPs, digital media is emerging as a cost-cutter. Contributor Max Bloom takes us inside Hollywood where streaming media is being utilized to save time, improve visual effects and get the creative juices flowing.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jul 2001

Embedded Players, Skins and More Fun with QT and Flash

QuickTime 5 is new, improved and full o' funky features. Contributor Barb Roeder walks you through some of the latest additions and provides an outline to embed a QT player within a Flash track. So, fire-up your Flash app and get to it.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2001

Web radio hears its master's voice

Internet radio was supposed to be a golden opportunity for broadcasters, gaining freedom from the global airwaves, but this hasn't worked out in Europe. Have consumers deserted another online oasis? Matt Reed faces the music...
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2001

Last Mile?

With independent DSL providers dropping like flies and incumbent exchange carriers circling like vultures to swoop up the carnage, Features Editor Derek Top asks the question, has DSL hit the end of the road?
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Jul 2001

Darwin Streaming Server: Open, Functional and Free

Apple’s Darwin Streaming Server, an open source version of the QuickTime Streaming Server, is both free and royalty-free. Contributor Jayson Lorenzen puts it through the wringer on Linux, Windows 2000, and Mac OS X.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Jul 2001

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