A few years ago, VH1 ran a program called Where Are They Now that tracked down artists that had faded from wider public view. So I thought it only fitting that, as part of this “Decade of Streaming Media.com” issue, I track down a few people who had played varying roles in the advent of streaming media.
Posted 20 Apr 2008
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, internet-connected TVs were all the rage. Television manufacturers, however, are keeping mum on when consumers will actually have easy access to them, not to mention what they'll look like.
Tues., April 29, by Ezra Davidson
Posted 29 Apr 2008
The term “industrial-strength” is probably overused, but it’s definitely appropriate when describing Anystream’s Agility Web encoder, an extremely robust system that delivers more than adequate video quality along with stellar stability and performance.
Thurs., April 24, by Jan Ozer
Posted 20 Apr 2008
Another winning real-time encoder from Inlet
Posted 20 Apr 2008
With help from StreamGuys and the Wowza Media Server Pro, the New Belgium Brewing Company delivered live Flash Video coverage of its annual Tour de Fat event.
Thursday, March 27, by Brian Galante
Posted 27 Mar 2008
Last week Wowza introduced live H.264 capability in a preview version of Wowza Media Server Pro; Red5 promises live H.264 to come in an upcoming release of Red5 Server.
Tues, March 25, by Tim Siglin
Posted 25 Mar 2008
Philippine media company ABS-CBN was looking to cut costs and increase delivery speeds of their TV and movie content online; EdgeStream's video delivery network proved to be the answer.
Friday, March 21
Posted 21 Mar 2008
New product offers protection and controls for FLV, F4V, and H.264, as well as attendant graphics and advertising, both online and offline.
Wed., March 19, by Tim Siglin
Posted 19 Mar 2008
Sometimes we get so caught up in comparing this technology to that, or debating the merits of one business model over another that we forget why video is so important: It's all about people communicating.
Thurs., Mar. 13, by Jose Castillo
Posted 13 Mar 2008
The MySpace webcast of a concert for U.S. troops in Kuwait marked the debut of live HD Flash streaming. It wasn't perfect, but as a first test of Kulabyte's live encoding, it was an almost unequivocal success.
Tues., Mar. 11, by Tim Siglin
Posted 11 Mar 2008
The good news this week is that the APIs in the iPhone SDK boost audio and video options. The bad news is that it still won't support Flash.
Fri., March 7, by Tim Siglin
Posted 07 Mar 2008
Online video ads allow for more precise targeting and more accurate viewer metrics than their television counterparts. Still, measuring online video ad success is more art than science.
Mon., March 3, by Max Bloom
Posted 03 Mar 2008
Streaming in the mobile space poses perhaps more significant challenges than traditional internet streaming. These challenges include issues that relate to and affect quality and the overall user experience.
Fri., Feb. 29, by Alex Yoon and Roland Banks
Posted 29 Feb 2008
MSNBC botched their delivery of Tuesday night's Clinton-Obama debate in more ways than one. In the first installment of this new column, Geoff Daily evaluates what MSNBC did wrong, and what a local affiliate in Ohio did right.
Thurs., Feb 28, by Geoff Daily
Posted 28 Feb 2008
Things are heating up in the run-up to NAB, as Adobe completes the trilogy of Flash, Flex 3, and AIR , while Microsoft talks about what’s in Silverlight 2.
Tues., Feb. 26, by Tim Siglin
Posted 26 Feb 2008
With Adobe AIR, skilled and novice developers have the tools to move from creating web-only services to delivering video-rich desktop applications. As a powerful, easy-to-use, cross-operating system application runtime, AIR lets web designers and developers take RIAs created in HTML/CSS, Ajax, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Flex and quickly deliver them as desktop applications.
Fri., Feb. 22, by Lee Brimelow
Posted 22 Feb 2008
Toshiba’s decision to end HD-DVD production—leaving Blu-ray the clear leader and only the scarcely used EVD and VMD as the other HD alternatives—widens the window of opportunity for streaming media entertainment delivery, if only just a bit.
Mon., Feb. 18, by Tim Siglin
Posted 19 Feb 2008
A primer on selecting the right equipment, making the right production decisions, and establishing a solid webcasting plan.
Fri., April 18, by Nico McLane
Posted 18 Apr 2008
Online video continued to grow in 2007, and CDNs were there to reap the benefits.
Posted 15 Feb 2008