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The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in—all 3,893 of them—and the finalists have been chosen for the 2008 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. Read on to see which companies, products, and services topped readers' lists this year.
Fri., Aug. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Aug 2008

Industry Perspectives: Best Practices for Flawless Web Multimedia Streams

Like most organizations, you may have to turn to a content delivery network (CDN) that specializes in multimedia streaming. But whether you choose to make an in-house investment or turn to partner support, you must be prepared to measure results.
Wed., Aug. 27, by Stephen Pierzchala

Featured Articles, Posted 27 Aug 2008

So Many H.264 Codecs, So Little Time

Unlike the quality of either WMV or VP6-based Flash files, which are relatively homogenous due to their common origin, the quality of H.264 video varies depending upon who developed the codec and, to a lesser degree, the encoding tool. Here's a comparison of H.264 files produced using codecs from Apple, Dicas, and MainConcept.
Tues., Aug. 26, by Jan Ozer

Featured Articles, Posted 26 Aug 2008

NBC Has a VHS Olympic Moment

Just as VHS didn't kill the multiplex, record-setting streaming audiences during the Beiijing Games appear to have actually translated into a boost to TV viewership.
Fri., Aug. 22, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Aug 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #22: The Olympics

Tim's daughter talks about staying up late and watching the Olympics while Jose shares tips on how she can illegally watch the Olympics whenever she wants. Tim kicks Jose under the table. We all decide that Microsoft Silverlight looks great and was easy to install. Tim promises to watch the opening ceremonies before the games end on NBCOlympics.com
Wed., Aug. 20, by Tim Siglin and Jose Castillo

Featured Articles, Posted 20 Aug 2008

Is the RIAA’s “Making Available” Argument Still Valid?

A recent case brought aby a Recording Industry Association of America music label against a file sharer has been settled, but at significantly less per song than a similar case.
Tues., Aug. 19, by Tim Siglin

Featured Articles, Posted 19 Aug 2008

Industry Perspectives: Mobile Music Streaming—An Alternative to Downloading

By offering more variety, lower fees, and quicker gratification, mobile music streaming services are a breakthrough alternative to more established MP3 music download services.
Wed., Aug. 13, by Roland Bank
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Aug 2008

BitGravity’s Philosophy: Take It Easy

BitGravity’s seemingly slow approach in terms of CDN sales might be changing thanks to some new customer wins and the recent announcement of $2.5 million in funding.

Featured Articles, Posted 14 Aug 2008

The State of the Content Delivery Market

To those who are new to the online video industry, it may seem like the content delivery market has been around for only a few years. But amazingly, 2008 marks the 13th year since some of the first CDNs began offering streaming media services on the internet.
Tues., Aug. 12, by Dan Rayburn
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Aug 2008

NBC's Olympic Task

In an effort to protect their significant investment in Olympics coverage, NBC is using tape delay on many events, and isn’t offering online coverage of others. That’s causing some some viewers to seek alternate methods to access Olympic video on the internet.
Mon., Aug. 11, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Aug 2008

Industry Perspectives: Keeping an Eye on Video Quality

With the rise of user-generated content, one could argue that the process of video encoding has become oversimplified of late. It's time to take a step back and put more emphasis on correctly encoding content for high-quality video and audio.
Fri., Aug. 8, by Simon Factor
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Commentary: Mobile Handset Penetration and Overall Video Consumption—A Correlation?

Anecdotal evidence gets some statistical backup in a new report, and the runaway success of Apple's iPhone 3G may be good news for streaming video across the board.
Fri., Aug. 8,. by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Technicolor Dreams

Through acquisitions and partnerships, Thomson’s Technicolor is growing its business smartly in the United States and Europe, with an eye on Latin America and Asia for 2009.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Aug 2008

Editor's Note: No Doubt

The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards and other announcements from the editor's desk
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Spicy Ideas: Just. Press. Play.—Why Good Design Matters More Than Ever

Making a case for intuitive mobile device design
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Tutorial: High-Touch Encoding With Microsoft Expression Encoder 2

A walk through some of the new encoding features of Microsoft’s new Expression Encoder 2 product for high-quality compression, authoring with Silverlight skins, and publishing to the Silverlight Streaming service.
Fri., Sept. 12, by Ben Waggoner
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Writing an RFP for Maximum ROI

Things to consider and questions to ask when writing a request for proposal for a corporate webcasting system
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Streams of Thought: The Patent Wars

As CDNs commoditize and streaming grows up, companies are gobbling up patents in an attempt to stay competitive. Who will come out on top?
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Analyze That: The State of the CDN Market

Top analysts discuss consolidation and attrition in the CDN market.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

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