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Back to Basics: Of Players and Plug-Ins

The move to browser plug-ins for watching online video, added on top of the earlier availability of multiple standalone players is, at the very least, confusing to those who seldom think about the technology that we use every day, except when they really want to watch a key event.
Tues., Jan. 27, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jan 2009

HD Streaming for the Masses

The release of a new crop of inexpensive pocket HD camcorders at this year’s CES, combined with YouTube’s recent launch of 720p HD video, is about to open the floodgates of ubiquitous HD streaming.
Fri., Jan. 23, by Max Bloom
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Jan 2009

Inauguration Offered the Online Video Industry a Chance to Shine, Reassess

From the official stream from the Presidential Inauguration Committee to virtually every major news outlet, online video was on center stage for the inauguration of President Obama.
Wed., Jan. 21, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jan 2009

Adobe's New eLearning Suite

The Adobe eLearning Suite, which includes the brand-new Captivate 4, takes aim at both rich media presentation tools and conferencing/collaboration platforms with offerings that should appeal to both academic users and enterprise training departments.
Tues., Jan. 20, by Paul Riismandel
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jan 2009

Editor's Note: User-Generated Politics

How the YouTube generation turned the 2008 Presidential election upside-down, and not just for the Obama campaign.
Mon., Jan. 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Jan 2009

Online Video Funding Should Continue In 2009

Despite the downturn, and the increasing cost of capital, online video funding appears to be moving forward, even if the days of experimental capital are over.
Thurs., Jan. 15, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jan 2009

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the 2009 Streaming Media All-Stars

Who are the most important, interesting, and innovative people in the world of online video? We're now accepting your nominations for this year's Streaming Media All-Star team.
Tues., Jan. 13, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jan 2009

Commentary: Music Industry Lessons Don’t Apply to Video

Piracy doesn't pose the same threat to video content owners as it did to the music industry, and the video industry's historic adaptability makes it likely that it will thrive in the age of online distribution.
Mon., Jan.12, by Sam Vasisht
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Jan 2009

CDNetworks, Widevine Announce Partnership

CDNetworks customers now have access to Widevine's DRM solutions, which cover Windows Media, Silverlight, and Flash, in addition to QuickTime and Real.
Fri., Jan. 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jan 2009

Reviewed: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium

Each and every one of the suite’s features and technologies has been improved in CS4, some significantly. With an eye toward accelerating encoding workflows and an initial foray into mission-critical metadata entry and retrieval, the product offers noteworthy improvements that merit attention.
Thurs., Jan. 8, by Paul Schmutzler and Tim Siglin

Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jan 2009

iTunes Music Store Goes DRM-Free

At its final Macworld keynote, Apple announced that it's getting rid of DRM for iTunes Music and introducing a new tiered pricing plan.
Tues., Jan. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jan 2009

YouTube Saga Mirrors iTunes Negotiations

Recent events, including Warner Music’s removal of its videos, appear to prove YouTube's value to music labels and recall similar issues that arose between the labels and Apple.
Mon., Jan. 5, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jan 2009

Review: LSI Tarari Encoder Accelerator LCPX-6140

The LSI Tarari Encoder Accelerator is a solid and affordable option for high-volume producers who need to accelerate their VC-1 encoding.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Dec 2008

Streams of Thought: Give!

With the holiday season upon us, streaming professionals should consider giving their time to a good cause.
Tues., Dec. 30, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Dec 2008

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Online Video Content That Works, Part 2

In the second part of this feature, industry professionals discuss the pros and cons of high and low video production quality and long-form and short-form content.
Thurs., Dec. 25, by Geoff Daily
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Dec 2008

A Music (Industry) Gift for the Holidays?

The RIAA announced a shift in its anti-piracy efforts just in time for the holidays, moving away from suing individuals to asking help from ISPs in getting users to cease and desist filesharing.
Tues., Dec. 23, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Dec 2008

Streaming Continues to Grow, But Physical Media Still Wins Out

New studies from Deloitte and Ipsos show impressive growth in online video usage, especially among women, but when it comes time to pay for content, viewers are still more likely to purchase on DVD.
Fri., Dec. 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Dec 2008

Futurewatch 2009: Big Opportunities, Big Challenges in Educational Video

It’s an exciting time to be working in educational media, but it’s also a critical time as we make decisions on platform, content, format, and management that may well determine the equality of students’ learning for years to come.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Dec 2008

Back to Basics: H.264 Licensing Terms

Confusion and consternation abound. Here's a brief overview and analysis of H.264 licensing terms.
Fri., Dec. 12, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Dec 2008

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