When it comes to getting the music and video you want on the go, forget the services, or even the phones, for that matter. What matters most is carrier lockdowns, as iPhone-related news this week suggests.
Fri., April 4, by Tim Siglin
Posted 04 Apr 2008
CTIA, the U.S. equivalent of the Mobile World Congress, is creating additional interest in streaming content to the mobile device by emphasizing new approaches. RealNetworks' Rob Glaser used his keynote to discuss "entertainment as a service."
Tues., April 1, by Tim Siglin
Posted 01 Apr 2008
Last week Wowza introduced live H.264 capability in a preview version of Wowza Media Server Pro; Red5 promises live H.264 to come in an upcoming release of Red5 Server.
Tues, March 25, by Tim Siglin
Posted 25 Mar 2008
New product offers protection and controls for FLV, F4V, and H.264, as well as attendant graphics and advertising, both online and offline.
Wed., March 19, by Tim Siglin
Posted 19 Mar 2008
The MySpace webcast of a concert for U.S. troops in Kuwait marked the debut of live HD Flash streaming. It wasn't perfect, but as a first test of Kulabyte's live encoding, it was an almost unequivocal success.
Tues., Mar. 11, by Tim Siglin
Posted 11 Mar 2008
The good news this week is that the APIs in the iPhone SDK boost audio and video options. The bad news is that it still won't support Flash.
Fri., March 7, by Tim Siglin
Posted 07 Mar 2008
Things are heating up in the run-up to NAB, as Adobe completes the trilogy of Flash, Flex 3, and AIR , while Microsoft talks about what’s in Silverlight 2.
Tues., Feb. 26, by Tim Siglin
Posted 26 Feb 2008
Toshiba’s decision to end HD-DVD production—leaving Blu-ray the clear leader and only the scarcely used EVD and VMD as the other HD alternatives—widens the window of opportunity for streaming media entertainment delivery, if only just a bit.
Mon., Feb. 18, by Tim Siglin
Posted 19 Feb 2008
Undoubtedly the biggest news in online video for 2007, the Silverlight/Flash battle is one that finds both Microsoft and Adobe significantly shifting their fundamental approaches, although in both cases, there’s historical precedent.
Posted 15 Feb 2008
Despite deterioration in the broader economic indicators, nonadvertising-driven entertainment models remain robust and advertising-supported media are feeling the pressure of web advertising.
Posted 15 Feb 2008