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Case Study: Microbrewery Taps Flash For Live Coverage of Annual Cycling Event

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
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2008

Alternative Flash Servers Follow H.264 Path

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
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Mar 2008

Case Study: Speeding Video Delivery to the Filipino Diaspora

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
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Mar 2008

Adobe Offers DRM with Flash Media Rights Management Server

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
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2008

Commentary: Why Video Is Changing The World

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
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Mar 2008

Operation MySpace and Kulabyte Bring Live HD Flash to the Web

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
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Mar 2008

Apple’s iPhone Courts Enterprise, Disses Flash

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
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Mar 2008

How to Measure Online Video Ad Success

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
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Mar 2008

Mobile Versus Internet Streaming: 5 Key Challenges

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
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Feb 2008

The Watchman: MSNBC Makes Mess of Democratic Debate Webcast

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
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Feb 2008

Adobe Ships Flex 3; Microsoft Shines Light on Silverlight 2

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
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Feb 2008

Building Video Apps With Adobe AIR

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
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Feb 2008

And Then There Were Three: RIP HD DVD

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
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Feb 2008

How to Execute a Successful Webcast

A primer on selecting the right equipment, making the right production decisions, and establishing a solid webcasting plan.
Fri., April 18, by Nico McLane
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Apr 2008

Growth Spurt: CDN Year in Review

Online video continued to grow in 2007, and CDNs were there to reap the benefits.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

Gimme Five: Rich Media Presentation Systems for Education and the Enterprise

By carefully assessing your needs and comparing them against the features of these five rich media presentation systems, you're likely to find one that meets your requirements.
Tues., April 15, by Paul Riismandel
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

How to Manage Video Content in Higher Education

Managing online video content isn't simple, easy, or cheap. Yet, when the use of dynamic content management systems (CMSs) for websites has trickled down within reach of every blogger, it’s frustrating to realize that the same kind of management for digital media has not necessarily made the same journey, especially in education.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

Editor's Note: Continuing Education

Our goal in the streaming industry should be for video to be just another business and communication tool, like the fax machine. Streaming's not there yet, but the 4EVER Group's video clips remind us that the tools of our trade have become both ubiquitous and simple enough that people are able to use them while still focusing on the tools of their trades.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

The Big Bang: Media & Entertainment Year in Review

Despite deterioration in the broader economic indicators, nonadvertising-driven entertainment models remain robust and advertising-supported media are feeling the pressure of web advertising.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

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