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Microsoft MIX 09: Live Smooth Streaming, Silverlight 3 and Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft held its annual developer confab in Las Vegas last week, rolling out new opportunities in streaming, most notably live Smooth Streaming and Silverlight 3.
Tues., Mar. 24, by Tim Siglin
Online Video News, Posted 24 Mar 2009

The Silverlight Guru

In this new series, Microsoft's Ben Waggoner answers your Silverlight questions. This month: backwards compatibility for legacy systems and metadata for online radio.
Fri, Mar. 6, by Troy Dreier
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Mar 2009

The Flash Guru

In this new monthly series, Stefan Richter answers your Flash video questions. In this installment: questions about Flash Interactive Server 3 and Flash Media Live Encoder
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Mar 2009

HaiVision/Video Furnace Merger Brings Live HD Streaming to the Forefront

The combination of HaiVision and Video Furnace shows the potential synergies between hardware and software in the H.264 streaming realm.
Fri., Feb. 27, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Feb 2009

Testing YouTube's 720p HD Encoding

What happens when the biggest user-generated content site in the world adds its version of high-definition video? Here's a look under the hood of YouTube's 720p H.264 encoding.
Thurs., Feb. 26 by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Feb 2009

The H.264 Licensing Labyrinth

Confusion and consternation abound over H.264 licensing terms. Here's a brief overview.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

2009 Encoder Shootout

Report cards on the seven leading software encoding tools
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

The Future's So Bright: H.264 Year in Review

H.264 was definitely the 'it' codec of 2008, and despite its complex and potentially expensive licensing, it will likely only become more pervasive in years to come.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

Nonlinear Video Editors for Streaming Postproduction

The last year saw developments—some big, some small—to all of the major nonlinear video editing platforms. Here's a look at the latest word from Adobe, Apple, Avid, and Sony.
Wed., Feb. 11, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Feb 2009

Back to Basics: Of Players and Plug-Ins

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
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jan 2009

Adobe's New eLearning Suite

The Adobe eLearning Suite, which includes the brand-new Captivate 4, takes aim at both rich media presentation tools and conferencing/collaboration platforms with offerings that should appeal to both academic users and enterprise training departments.
Tues., Jan. 20, by Paul Riismandel
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jan 2009

Reviewed: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium

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

Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jan 2009

Back to Basics: H.264 Licensing Terms

Confusion and consternation abound. Here's a brief overview and analysis of H.264 licensing terms.
Fri., Dec. 12, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Dec 2008

The HD Showdown: Codec Vendors Battle It Out for Supreme Quality

Microsoft, On2, and Jan Ozer square off to determine which codec produces the highest quality video: VC-1, VP6, or H.264.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Dec 2008

Back to Basics: H.264 Transcoding for Flash

At Adobe MAX in Milan earlier this week, Flash developer Fabio Sonnati presented a session packed with suggestions for transcoding H.264 video for Flash delivery.
Fri., Dec. 5, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2008

A Closer Look at Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5

Two new features—Dynamic Streaming and Digital Video Recorder functionality—are the culmination of Adobe's latest attempts to maintain video quality in the face of network unreliability.
Wed., Nov. 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Nov 2008

Everything Changes In (A) Flash

Adobe's Flash Media Server 3.5, used in beta by CDNs like CDNetworks, competes with Wowza's newly announced pay-as-you-go streaming server subscription service.
Mon., Nov. 17 by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Nov 2008

Akamai and Microsoft Attempt to Stream HD Smoothly

Using a new Microsoft technology called Smooth Streaming along with silverlight, Akamai broadcasts its high-def appeal to media companies.
Tues., Oct. 28, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Oct 2008

Back to Basics: HTTP Streaming

The term "HTTP streaming" got tossed around quite a bit at last week's Streaming Media Europe as a way to get through corporate firewalls. But not all "HTTP streaming" is created equal, nor is it always actually streaming.
Fri., Oct. 24, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Oct 2008

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