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Review: Apple iPhone

It's by no means perfect, but it comes darned close. In addition to its much-touted design, touchscreen, and visual voicemail, the iPhone is a surprisingly good video player, complete with access to YouTube clips.
Fri., July 20, by Steve Mack
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2007

How To Convert Videos To Play On The iPhone

Whether you're one of the masses who bought one, or just need to deliver content to people who have, getting video on the iPhone isn't quite as simple as it looks. Here’s are some tips on how to create videos that can play on the new device.
Wed., July 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jul 2007

BBC Set To (Finally) Launch iPlayer

With a downloadable client, electronic program guide, and peer-to-peer delivery, BBC’s new online video initiative could be a harbinger of things to come in the attempt by traditional broadcasters to get viewers to watch television programs online.
Tues., July 17, by Jake Ward
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2007

Cookin' With P2P: Recipe for Success or Flash in the Pan?

Although peer-to-peer delivery is finally breaking free of the "outlaw" image that held it back in the past, there's still debate over whether or not it really offers all of the advantages its proponents promise.
Fri., July 13, by Ron Miller

Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jul 2007

Wowza Media Continues to Grow

Approaching 1,500 licensees, the Wowza Media Server has become a bona fide competitor to Flash Media Server by offering solid performance at a reduced price.
Tues., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jul 2007

Review: VX30 Universal Video Encoder

While Maui X-Stream has conceived of a brilliant feature set—and the serverless, playerless modes and DRM have undeniable appeal—VX30 offers little if any competitive advantage when it comes to video quality, and its quirks ultimately lend it a rookie feel. Once you get by the rough edges, however, it makes sense as a low-cost alternative to a player upgrade.
Fri., July 6, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2007

Net Radio Deadline Looms (Again)

Retroactive royalties kick in on July 15 timetable will trigger retroactive royalties, and recent hearings indicate Congress won’t intervene. But all hope is not lost, as royalty rate could still be overturned.
Tues., July 3, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Jul 2007

Emerging Media: The Cookie Monster

The proliferation of new media channels presents an interesting conundrum: How will consumers be able to afford all these new services? The answer? Cookies.
Fri., June 29, by Damien Stolarz
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Jun 2007

Pando Introduces Streaming Service

The popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform claims it has more than 8 million users. It’s now pursuing content publishers to reach that installed base with its Pando Publisher streaming service.
Mon., June 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Jun 2007

Adobe’s Visual Communicator 3 Integrates with Flash Media Server

New version of Serious Magic’s flagship product adds multicamera preview and seamless Flash Video output at a reduced price.
Mon., June 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Jun 2007

Q&A With Adobe's Chris Hock

With all the attention on Silverlight, plus the new encoding profiles for Windows Media Profile, we thought it was time to sit down with a longtime Macromedia/Adobe team member to find out what's going on with Flash.
Wed., June 20, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jun 2007

Q&A With Microsoft's Ben Waggoner

In this companion piece to "The Right Profile"—a critical look at the new Windows Media Video codecs in the June/July issue of Streaming Media magazine—the author sits down for an in-depth Q&A with the program manager for Microsoft's codecs division.
Wed., June 20, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jun 2007

Commentary: Apple iPhone—A Browser’s Best Friend or Streaming Engine?

Apple realized they needed to allow third-party apps on the iPhone, and they finally heeded the call for a software development kit. And—surprise, surprise—it’s called Safari.
Tues., June 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Jun 2007

A Pricing Guide to Online Video Delivery and Storage

Though price isn’t the only issue you need to take into consideration when choosing a service provider, the bottom line is still the bottom line. Here’s what you should pay for delivery and storage.
Fri., June 14, by Dan Rayburn
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jun 2007

Akamai Monitoring Tool Becomes Marketing Magnet

Akamai's internet monitoring tool shows both the big picture-the ebb and flow of net traffic in general-as well as a close-up on media content usage.
Tues., June 12, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Jun 2007

Digital Media Patents for Profit

Acacia's not the only company aggressively pursuing these hot patents as potential revenue generators, and target companies need a sound response strategy should Acacia or any other firm come looking for licensing fees.
Thurs., June 7, by Dan Rayburn, Rebecca Kirk, and Almudena Arcelus
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jun 2007

Commentary: Class Act—Educational Media: Changing in a Flash

The academy is a breeding ground for technological innovation, but sometimes lags behind when it comes to actually adopting it. Such is the case with Flash—universities are beginning to deploy it, but slowly.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Jun 2007

Immersive Media Maps Streaming's Future

Technology players like Immersive Media are integrating streaming content into practical, everyday-use online products such as Google Maps’ new street-level views.
Friday, June 1, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jun 2007

June 2007 Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to April/May 2007 Editor's Note
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2007

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