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Troy Dreier


Troy Dreier is Senior Associate Editor of StreamingMedia.com, and has many years experience covering computer and video technology.

Articles By Troy Dreier

What to Look for in an Enterprise-Class Video Encoder

When desktop encoders aren't powerful enough and online encoders are too slow, go with an enterprise encoder. Here's how to make a buying decision.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Feb 2014

Amazon Works With FreeWheel for On-Site Video Advertising

By inserting product information and how-to videos into relevant search results, Amazon wants to enhance the shopping experience.
Online Video News, Posted 07 Feb 2014

Instagram and Vine: Using Short Video to Sell Products

These two social video platforms haven't just attracted millions of users, they've also attracted brands looking for new ways to engage shoppers.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Feb 2014

How to Add Interactivity to HTML5 Video

Add overlays, control the video timeline, insert subtitles, and offer localized content. Create new experiences with interactive HTML5 video.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Feb 2014

Cable and VOD Are Complementary, Not Exclusive, Says Comcast

Viewers aren't choosing on-demand services instead of cable, they're using both types of viewing to get more of what they enjoy, Comcast states.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Feb 2014

Telestream Now Offering HEVC Encoding Using x265 Codec

Debuting the first commercial product using the x265 codec, Telestream credits the work of the global open source community.
Online Video News, Posted 04 Feb 2014

Google Releases Chromecast SDK; Expect a Flood of Enhanced Apps

While Chromecast functionality has been limited so far, that will quickly change. Uses could go far beyond what set-top boxes allow.
Online Video News, Posted 04 Feb 2014

Akamai, Google: Building an Open Source DASH-AVC/264 Player

An all-star Streaming Media West panel explains the architecture of the dash.js player, and shows how attendees can use it in their own projects.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Jan 2014

Qwilt Debuts Transparent Caching for Live Video

Live online video is popular, but the experience is often sub-par. Qwilt aims to change that with a shared stream solution.
Online Video News, Posted 30 Jan 2014

LiveU Streams Super Bowl Activities for Multiple Media Outlets

Live sports streaming is a growth area for LiveU backpacks, which will be seen in Sochi and at the upcoming World Cup, as well.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jan 2014

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