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Streams of Thought: Gettin' High (Def) in Amsterdam

IBC 2006 was heavy on high-definition hype.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2007

Class Act: The Future of Educational Video?

It's time digital media becomes an adjunct to writing for college students and instructors, and schools, colleges, and universities should provide basic audio and video production skills.
Fri., Nov. 16, by Paul Riismandel
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Nov 2007

EchoStar Plugs Into IPTV Via HomePlug Connections

The satellite company’s strategy came into clearer focus at the HomePlug Powerline Technology Alliance, where an EchoStar spokesperson outlined how set-top boxes from recently acquired Sling Media might move content around the home.
Thurs., Oct. 11, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Oct 2007

Streaming Media Europe: It's About Quality, Not Quantity

London—on its best weather behavior—was the setting for this week’s European event. Though the show is considerably smaller than its U.S. counterparts, the quality of the conference sessions themselves often surpassed what we get stateside.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2007

Flash: Here, There, and Everywhere

The Moviestar engine will power more than Flash playback on the web—much more. At Adobe MAX 2007, the company offered some sneak previews of just how much.
Fri., Oct. 5, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2007

Adobe Media Player Beta Now Available

It's not the full-blown version--it doesn't support H.264, for instance--but Adobe announced the availability of its long-awaited media player at Adobe MAX 2007 in Chicago.
Mon., Oct. 1, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Oct 2007

Sling Slides Into Echostar, Set-Top Box Field Narrows

The acquisition of a place-shifting device manufacturer by the Dish satellite owner potentially closes one door while opening another.
Fri., Sept. 28, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Sep 2007

Does Media Need to Be Free?

Recent moves to "free" Big 3 content from pay-per-download sites like iTunes poses an interesting question: Would consumers rather pay for it and own it, or watch it for free but be limited to streaming-only access?
Tues., Sept. 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Sep 2007

Second Life Gets . . . A Second Life

Origin Digital’s Odaptor platform serves as underlying technology for Second Life's new, improved video capabilities.
Tues., Sept. 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Sep 2007

More Details on Microsoft's VC-1 Ecosystem Emerge at IBC

In addition the introduction of Microsoft's VC-1 SDK, IBC brought big news from the likes of Tarari, Dayport, Thomson,and SyncCast.
Thurs., Sept. 13, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Sep 2007

IBC Demos Reveal Advances Across IPTV Ecosystem

Whether it’s acquisition on solid-state media, encoding, or delivery, streaming in the IPTV space continues to move steadily forward, as proven by announcements from the likes of Digital Rapids, ViewCast, and Akamai.
Mon., Sept. 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2007

IBC Offerings Expand Digital and Streaming Infrastructure for Broadcasters

Whether you’re a traditional broadcaster, a cable giant, or just a video podcaster, something new is waiting for you at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam.
Mon., Sept. 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2007

Apple Delights, Infuriates With New iPods And iPhone Price Mods

The new WiFi-enabled iPod Touch looks tasty, but changes in the rest of the iPod line, a drop in the price of the 8GB iPhone, and discontinuation of the 4GB iPhone are leaving a sour taste in early adopters’ mouths.
Thurs., Sept. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2007

Adobe Demonstrates Flash Media Server 3, Adobe Media Player, and Cisco Integration at IBC

Ability to stream H.264 and AAC Plus, along with a tie-in to Cisco’s Content Delivery System, reveal more of Adobe’s larger plan to get video to three screens, even if it’s not FLV.
Thurs., Sept. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2007

Nokia Breaks Ranks With Network Operators, Targets iPhone/iTunes

The handset manufacturer’s Ovi music portal leverages last year’s Loudeye acquisition to launch music and entertainment ecosystem in Europe and Asia.
Thurs., Aug. 30, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Aug 2007

Vista Network Degradation Bug Linked to Streaming

Notice that your network transfer rate goes down when listening to audio or watching video in Vista? The bad news is you're not alone; the good news is that Microsoft says it's working on a fix.
Wed., Aug. 29, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Aug 2007

Commentary: MTV Loses Its Urge, and So Do I

As MTV ends its partnership with Microsoft and starts one with Real, only one thing is clear: The online music world may be growing, but it’s still frustrating.
Fri., Aug. 24, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Aug 2007

Flash and H.264: Together At Last

Adobe’s latest version of the Flash Player puts two powerful video codecs in a single, integrated platform.
Tues., Aug. 21, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Aug 2007

The 2007 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

The virtual polls open today for readers to pick the best of the best products, services, and technologies in sixteen categories.
Mon., Aug. 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Aug 2007

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