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Video: How to Build a Roku Channel

In Part 1 of this two-part Roku Direct Publisher demo, Roku's Bill Shapiro provides a step-by-step guide to building a channel to reach an audience.
Short Cuts, Posted 20 Feb 2017

Video: What's Inside an HTML5 Player?

Streamroot's Erica Beavers gives content owners migrating from Flash to HTML5 a whirlwind tour of HTML5 player components and UIs, likening an HTML5 player's inner workings to the component of a loaded hamburger.
Short Cuts, Posted 16 Feb 2017

Video: Is 4K Quality Worth the Higher Data Rate?

Twitch Video Systems Engineer Tarek Amara discusses the pros and cons of transitioning to 4K streaming, and underscores the heightened importance of high-quality compression in delivering a successful 4K experience.
Short Cuts, Posted 13 Feb 2017

Video: How to Choose a Video Platform in the Post-Flash Era

Viacom's Dan Balis examines the key capabilities and features of current online video players and platforms to help users make informed choices when migrating to a new player after the demise of Flash.
Short Cuts, Posted 09 Feb 2017

Video: The Case for Custom Encoding, Part 2: Resolution

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer makes the case for custom, per-title encoding on the Netflix model, focusing on resolution issues in part 1 of this 2-part series from his Streaming Media West presentation.
Short Cuts, Posted 06 Feb 2017

Video: The Case for Custom Encoding, Part 1: Bitrate

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer makes the case for custom, per-title encoding on the Netflix model, focusing on bitrate issues in part 1 of this 2-part series from his Streaming Media West presentation.
Short Cuts, Posted 02 Feb 2017

Video: Is HLS or DASH the Next Video Delivery Standard?

Viacom's Jeff Tapper, Comcast's Rustam Khashimkhodjaev, Akamai's Will Law, and Microsoft's Araj Sodogar discuss the pros and cons of HLS as the next industry-standard video-delivery protocol in this clip from Streaming Media West 2016.
Short Cuts, Posted 30 Jan 2017

Video: Technical Challenges of Effective VR 360 Delivery

Richard Lucquet of Verizon discusses the ongoing impediments to processing and delivering a truly immersive 360 VR experience using existing technologies.
Short Cuts, Posted 26 Jan 2017

Video: How VR is Changing the Rules of Visual Storytelling

Drea Bernardi of AOL Partner Studios discusses the new approach to visual storytelling demanded by VR production in this excerpt from her presentation at Streaming Media West 2016.
Short Cuts, Posted 23 Jan 2017

Video: How to Make Money With OTT

Ben Miller of Sinclair Broadcast Group discusses strategies for making subscription and advertising-based business models for making OTT content delivery profitable.
Short Cuts, Posted 19 Jan 2017

Video: How Targeted Recommendations Drive OTT Engagement

The hottest driver off OTT growth, according to Amazon's Richard Au and Dailymotion's Anthony Layser, is customized, user-specific discovery algorithms, which they explain how to leverage in this clip from Streaming Media West 2016.
Short Cuts, Posted 16 Jan 2017

Video: How to Reach an Audience in a Blended Content Delivery Ecosystem

Ben Miller of Sinclair Broadcast Group discusses the challenges content companies face in reaching their intended audience in a blended ecosystem where viewers consume content on their own terms.
Short Cuts, Posted 12 Jan 2017

Video: Producing The Bob Doyle Show for Facebook Live

Want to produce professional-quality episodic live programming for Facebook Live? Bob Doyle explains how he produces the weekly "Bob Doyle Show" using Telestream Wirecast.
Short Cuts, Posted 09 Jan 2017

Video: The ROI of Using Multiple Codecs

Akamai's Will Law discusses the broad adoption of HEVC and the advantages for content owners of absorbing the additional cost of encoding to HEVC and VP9 for the ROI of expanded reach to supporting platforms.
Short Cuts, Posted 05 Jan 2017

Video: Challenges of Migrating from Flash to HTML5

Disney's Mark Arana and Wowza's Chris Knowlton discuss the challenges content owners face in migrating their video from Flash to HTML5, and the importance of knowing where their video will land before planning their migration strategy.
Short Cuts, Posted 02 Jan 2017

Video: Can MPEG-DASH and HLS Coexist in the Current Video Delivery Ecosystem?

Akamai's Will Law discusses the current codec climate, the pros and cons of HLS and DASH features and deployments, and the advent of CMAF.
Short Cuts, Posted 29 Dec 2016

Video: Do We Still Need Adaptive Bitrate Streaming?

Akamai's Will Law, Disney's Mark Arana, and Yahoo's Omer Luzzatti discuss the ongoing need for ABR streaming in the fast-changing streaming landscape.
Short Cuts, Posted 26 Dec 2016

Video: Lecture Capture and Streaming Workflows in Higher Education

Duke University Senior Media Engineer Todd Stabley discusses workflows Duke has implemented for lecture capture, streaming sports events, and more.
Short Cuts, Posted 22 Dec 2016

Video: How to Build an A/B Testing Workflow

Streamroot's Nikolay Rodionov walks viewers through the key elements of an effective A/B testing workflow for testing video players during development.
Short Cuts, Posted 19 Dec 2016

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