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HuffPost Live Changes Presentation to Participation: NAB 2014

Roy Sekoff explains why live TV viewing will win out over binge viewing, and celebrates his site's democratization of the news.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2014

AOL Looks to Long-Form for the Future of Online Video

Viewers like to lean-back and watch longer streamed content, so AOL is giving it to them, but so far it's an experiment.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2014

Microsoft, Adobe, and DASH: The State of the Union

With the rise of MPEG-DASH and the NAB-related announcements from both Microsoft and Adobe on the topic, we sat down with both companies to discuss the status of DASH support as well as their legacy ABR protocols, Smooth Streaming and HDS
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2014

The State of MPEG-DASH Deployment

MPEG-DASH is slowly but surely becoming the main competitor to HLS, driven by adoption by major players and intrinsic strengths. Here's who's using it now, who's going to be soon, and what challenges still need to be addressed.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2014

Comment: Is Fire TV Really Just Home Shopping Network in a Box?

As a connected device for viewing content, the Fire TV is nothing special—at least not yet. But as a way to get you to buy more stuff from Amazon, it could be the ultimate Trojan horse.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Apr 2014

Apple Changes Encoding Recommendations for HLS

Modifications to audio recommendations and segment size simplify things for producers across the board
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Apr 2014

A Buyer’s Guide to Field Encoders 2014

A wealth of options makes for tough choices. Here are the questions you need to ask to make sure you choose wisely.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Apr 2014

The Biggest Streaming Media Mergers and Acquisitions of 2013

From Samsung buying up Boxee to multiple acquisitions by Verizon and Yahoo, the past year was loaded with M&A activity that reflected streaming's ever-shifting landscape.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Apr 2014

Shooting the Game vs. Shooting the Story

While the eternal internal struggle between technical merit and artistic impression might seem like somebody else's problem to those who don't watch the world through an eyepiece or field monitor, Streaming Media is excited to highlight the producer's perspective on online video—an angle we track regularly on Streaming Media Producer—in the April 2014 issue.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2014

How to Put Together a Cost-Effective Portable Streaming Kit

Looking for practical, hands-on advice on to how to create a cost-effective, portable, multi-camera streaming system that you can use even when on location with limited internet and power options? Here, Mobeon's Mark Alamares describes a range of solutions that can bring greater agility and portability to your live streaming kit at a manageable cost.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2014

How Much Video Processing Performance Boost Do the Latest PC Processors Deliver?

Now that Intel has launched Ivy Bridge-based CPUs that triple the core count of early Nehalem-based workstations from four to 12, can video editors expect significant performance gains? In this article we'll assess the performance gain from the 12-core HP Z800 to the 24-core HP Z820 with respect to both editing and streaming encoding.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2014

Streaming Media's Gear of the Year, 2013-14

Rather than tempt you with the Next Big Thing, in this "Gear of the Year" feature we invited three contributing writers—and producers in their own right—to choose four products each, all released in the last year, that have proven themselves indispensable to professional online video production and webcasting workflows, or represent the best currently available choices in their particular category.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2014

The State of Protocols and Formats 2014

From AVC to WebM, here's a look at the status of the acronyms that define the streaming media world.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Mar 2014

The State of Educational Video 2014

The proliferation of mobile devices and the surge in popularity of the flipped classroom mean that video is at the head of the class in today's schools.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Mar 2014

The State of Enterprise Video 2014

Streaming video is changing the way that business gets done. This year, making enterprise content accessible to mobile devices is a key challenge.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Mar 2014

A Buyer’s Guide to Multiformat Media Servers

4K and DASH muddy the waters, but the need for servers that can deliver multiple formats and handle closed captioning and ad insertion has never been clearer.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Mar 2014

A Buyer’s Guide to Content Delivery Networks

CDNs aren't what they used to be. Here's what you need to know as you select one (or more) to deliver your content.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2014

How to Choose and Implement a Webcasting Solution

So you need to start webcasting—should you choose a webcast platform, a live streaming service provider, or a conferencing solution?
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2014

How to Make the Move to HEVC

It's still early in the game, but here's everything you need to know about moving to the next-generation video codec.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2014

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