Confusion and consternation abound over H.264 licensing terms. Here's a brief overview.
Posted 12 Feb 2009
2008 was the year that big media learned to stop worrying and love—or at least accept—online video.
Posted 12 Feb 2009
While monetization remains elusive, technology advances in 2008 and on tap for 2009 set the stage for increased delivery and consumption of video on mobile devices.
Thurs., Feb. 5, by Tim Siglin
Posted 05 Feb 2009
As users attempt to maintain identities and assets, including video, across multiple sites, the W3C held a workshop to address opportunities and challenges offered by distributed social networks.
Fri., Jan. 30, by Tim Siglin and Christine Perey
Posted 30 Jan 2009
The move to browser plug-ins for watching online video, added on top of the earlier availability of multiple standalone players is, at the very least, confusing to those who seldom think about the technology that we use every day, except when they really want to watch a key event.
Tues., Jan. 27, by Tim Siglin
Posted 27 Jan 2009
From the official stream from the Presidential Inauguration Committee to virtually every major news outlet, online video was on center stage for the inauguration of President Obama.
Wed., Jan. 21, by Tim Siglin
Posted 21 Jan 2009
Despite the downturn, and the increasing cost of capital, online video funding appears to be moving forward, even if the days of experimental capital are over.
Thurs., Jan. 15, by Tim Siglin
Posted 15 Jan 2009
Each and every one of the suite’s features and technologies has been improved in CS4, some significantly. With an eye toward accelerating encoding workflows and an initial foray into mission-critical metadata entry and retrieval, the product offers noteworthy improvements that merit attention.
Thurs., Jan. 8, by Paul Schmutzler and Tim Siglin
Posted 08 Jan 2009
At its final Macworld keynote, Apple announced that it's getting rid of DRM for iTunes Music and introducing a new tiered pricing plan.
Tues., Jan. 6, by Tim Siglin
Posted 06 Jan 2009
Recent events, including Warner Music’s removal of its videos, appear to prove YouTube's value to music labels and recall similar issues that arose between the labels and Apple.
Mon., Jan. 5, by Tim Siglin
Posted 04 Jan 2009