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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

Darwin Streaming Server on Linux

Roll-up your sleeves and prepare to get dirty with code samples and command line options. Contributor Jayson Lorenzen provides a walkthrough and tips for installing and configuring the Darwin Streaming Server for Linux. Dig in.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2001

BT - the bad boy again?

BT recently announced two deals with ITV Digital and Sky Digital, thereby offering home telephone, internet access and digital TV in one convenient package. The monopolistic behemouth has an eye for the seedling iTV market, but will the current competitors see it coming?
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2001

EU probes music giants on online ventures

While Napster continues to raise hackles in the online music marketplace, the EU has decided to follow suit. How will the EU investigate scenarios that are yet to manifest themselves, and how will this play out in the global marketplace?
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jul 2001

Tulsa Puts Out Fires With Streaming

When the Tulsa Fire Department realized it was sending its employees to training rather than fighting fires, it turned to streaming. Contributor Max Bloom tells us that for them, streaming isn't just good business, it's also a matter of life and death.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jul 2001

Virtual Glastonbury parties on

Although the original Glastonbury festival was cancelled this year, posterity recorded the occasion through a live and on demand webcast. Previous big-name webcast events have proved popular, and this was no exception, also raising sales on the e-commerce backed host site.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2001

Xstream MultiCaster: Streaming Appliance with Muscle

Winnov’s entry into the streaming capturer/encoder/server appliance market has a lot to offer large customers, but may not be right for everyone. Contributor Jabar McKellar puts the MultiCaster through its paces.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jul 2001

Express your Rights

Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jul 2001

EU to target streaming data storage?

Recent planned EU legislation may result in price rises for European streaming companies and their clients
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jul 2001

Hollywood Weaves a Marketing Web

Studios have fully adopted streaming movie trailers as a valid marketing tool, and now the cutting-edge players are going beyond to create entire interactive experiences on the Web. We take a look at a few of the latest trailers to hit the computer screen.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jul 2001

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