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It's All in the Delivery: A Look at the Top Video Players of Today and Tomorrow

Today's media players are advancing broadcast media by leveraging the internet as a delivery medium. As such, these technologies are now becoming disruptive far beyond the confines of the web.
Thurs., July 3, by Ezra Davidson

Featured Articles, Posted 03 Jul 2008

Cracking the H.264 Codec

H.264 is undoubtedly the hottest codec around, but there are inherent market forces that complicate producing files that meet the needs of your target playback device or player. These include the fact that there are multiple H.264 codecs available, each with different configurable parameters, and that each H.264 encoding tool reveals a custom set of compression options.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Jun 2008

Spicy Ideas: A Day in the Life of a Media Junkie

We cannot escape. We cannot look away. Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by screens pumping out video and speakers piping in audio. Good or bad, it is a way of life for most of the world—even more so for those of us who are hyper-connected.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Under the Hood: File Analysis Tools for Streaming Video

For the most part, streaming files provide a pitiful amount of useable data, which makes programs that provide insight to the content of these files invaluable to compressionists. Depending upon your needs and operating system, there are a number of programs—most free, some at a price—that may fit the bill quite nicely. In this article, we look at a several such programs, including Apple’s QuickTime Pro, Steve Greenberg’s GSpot Codec Information Appliance, Inlet Technologies’ Semaphore, Jerome Martinez’s MediaInfo, and Sliq Media’s WMSnoop.
Tues., June 17, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jun 2008

Analyze That: PC-TV Convergence

This months' question: At this point, just about anyone with a broadband connection, a recent-model TV, and a few hundred dollars to spend on a set-top box can watch internet-delivered video on his TV screen. We know they're able; the question is, are U.S. consumers ready and willing to embrace the PC-to-the-TV leap, or are they not quite there yet?
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Streams of Thought: Everything Old Is New Again

A "where are they now?" look at some of the names associated with the early days of the Streaming Media shows.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Review: Sorenson Squeeze 5

With Squeeze 5, Sorenson took baby steps in some critical new directions. Unfortunately, unless it's your child, baby steps are seldom graceful or particularly effective, and that's the case here.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Review: Rhozet Carbon Coder 3

"Impressive" turns out to be a good adjective for the version 3.0 update in general, which significantly improves an already highly competent product. Rhozet has made several useful streaming-codec-related improvements, enhanced watch-folder functionality, and improved the program's interface. Encoding trials immediately revealed that Carbon Coder remains highly tuned for fast, multiprocessor efficiency.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Industry Perspectives: The Power of Enterprise Video

Video is much more powerful and compelling than simply providing a written document or audio clip without using visuals, but care must be taken to implement an enterprise video strategy effectively.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Class Act: Is DIY the Way to Go for Educational Institutions?

With a DIY approach to online video, you're substituting one resource for another—time for money. It's not a bad equation, particularly if your institution is just testing the waters, but it is wise to recognize that trade-off at the start and budget learning time as an investment in your school's online success.
Fri., June 27, by Paul Riismandel
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jun 2008

Entertainment Device Deals Reshape the Streaming Industry Yet Again

A spate of announcements from TiVo, Amazon, and Netflix over the past two weeks point to the ways in which consumer entertainment has joined the enterprise on equal footing as a driver of the streaming industry.
Fri., May 30, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 30 May 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #17: Streaming Media East Wrap-Up

Tim Siglin wraps up Streaming Media East 2008 coverage with a series of interviews: Angelina Ward with Focal Press, Gerard Virga, COO at CDN Powerstream and Dr. Harsh Verma from R Systems.
Tues., May 27, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 27 May 2008

New Services Seek to Expand Online Video Advertising

Two new services from Adap.tv and Tremor Media are designed to help content publishers easily and successfully enter the world of online video ads.
Tues., May 27, by Bill Greenwood
Featured Articles, Posted 27 May 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #16: Streaming Media East 2008

Jose Castillo and Tim Siglin talk about highlights from Streaming Media East in New York, including AT&T's re-emergence as a CDN, a jaw-dropping mobile video webcasting demo by Steve Garfield, and interviews with show attendees.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 May 2008

Streaming Media East 2008 Day 2: How CNNmoney Does It

In a freewheeling presentation and a spirited question and answer session, CNNMoney's Caleb Silver touched on the technology, the people and the raison d'ĂȘtre for CNNmoney.com using video.
Wed., May 21, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 21 May 2008

Streaming Media East 2008: Day 1: AT&T is Back in the Video Streaming and CDN Game

AT&T courts customers big and small as the telco returns to the video and content delivery space in a big way at Streaming Media East
Tues., May 20, by Tim Siglin

Featured Articles, Posted 20 May 2008

Highwinds Rolls Out Reporting and Content Management Upgrades

The latest version of Highwinds' StrikeTracker dashboard includes faster and more detailed analytics, enhanced content protection, and self-service live event provisioning.
Mon., May 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 19 May 2008

Blasts From the Past: A Decade (Almost) of StreamingMedia.com Headlines

As part of StreamingMedia.com's tenth anniversary, we've gone through the archives and compiled some of the most interesting news stories and commentaries that have appeared on the site.
Mon., May 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 18 May 2008

Silverlight Makes Good For Government Webcasting

Even though much of the focus on Silverlight has been on its impact in the media and entertainment world, Granicus has been utlizing its cross-platform compatibility and interactive features to provide enhanced public service content.
Fri., May 16, by Geoff Daily
Featured Articles, Posted 16 May 2008

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