New tools for video encoding and management, as well as cross-platform rich media integration, show renewed commitment to video in Redmond.
Mon., Dec. 4, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 04 Dec 2006
If you produce streaming video, Squeeze 4.5 is a product you need to download and try, even if you’re completely satisfied with your current workflow and encoding tools.
Mon., Nov. 27, by Jan Ozer
Posted 27 Nov 2006
To squeeze out the most bang for the bit out of the new version of Windows Media, there are a number of registry key settings that can be used to change the codecs’ behavior dramatically.
Mon., Nov. 20, by Ben Waggoner
Posted 20 Nov 2006
We contacted six organizations that make extensive use of streaming media, whether for internal communications or for consumer delivery. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Accenture, the state of Montana, DL.TV, blip.tv, and ESPN.com were all kind enough to share with us the decision-making processes behind their streaming video implementations, as well as the reasons behind their choices of video formats.
Posted 15 Nov 2006
Texas Instruments evangelizes just-in-time and point-of-presence transcoding through a new sponsored study from IDC, arguing that it's crucial for the proliferation of video entertainment and the devices that play it.
Thurs., Nov. 9, by Tim Siglin
Posted 09 Nov 2006
Flix Publisher puts processing load on content creator's machine, easing the burden on websites.
Wed., Nov. 1, by Lisa Larson
Posted 01 Nov 2006
If your workflow requires both a transcoding and an encoding solution, and speed is paramount, strongly consider putting a StreamZ system on your short list.
Mon., Oct.9, by Tim Siglin
Posted 10 Oct 2006
What's New in Windows Media
Posted 06 Oct 2006
Excessive motion can ruin otherwise terrific video. From codec to camera to edit, this tutorial tells you how to keep it to a minimum
Fri., Oct. 6, by Jan Ozer
Posted 06 Oct 2006
Company admits information was missing from the Squeeze Compression Suite user agreement, but says it didn’t foresee the product being used by user-generated encoding services.
Mon., Oct. 2, by Lisa Larson
Posted 02 Oct 2006
Despite some minor shortcomings, RayCaster 1.6 webcasting software offers plenty of functionality and an intuitive user interface, though its FireWire-only input means it puts a significant drain on CPU resources, especially on machines with only the minimum system requirements.
Tues., Aug. 29, by Steve Mack
Posted 29 Aug 2006
Since it gives Nokia control over encoding, distribution, and devices, it gives the company an end-to-end solution that may free mobile service providers to focus on their core competencies.
Tues., Aug. 15, by Tim Siglin
Posted 15 Aug 2006
Acquisition solidifies Telestream’s place in the Mac encoding market while positioning both companies to pursue next-generation encoding tools.
Tues., Aug 8, by Tim Siglin
Posted 08 Aug 2006
From microphones and cameras to hardware and software encoders, here's a list of the latest and greatest stuff to outfit the studio.
Tues., Aug. 1, by Steve Mack
Posted 01 Aug 2006
Video quality shouldn't be the only--or even the most important--factor when it comes to selecting a format. Scalability, rights management, user experience, and other considerations are just as crucial to your decision.
Tues., July 18, by Dan Rayburn
Posted 22 Jul 2006
A delicious recipe for Apple-flavored media, including tips on encoding audio and video encoding and publishing your content to iTunes.
Tues., June 27, by Jose Castillo
Posted 27 Jun 2006
When small businesses decide to enter the world of streaming media, the questions are the same as for large businesses: Should I outsource? Do everything in house? Or find a balance?
Tues., June 20, by Tim Siglin
Posted 20 Jun 2006
DaVinci Technology Development Kit includes bundled codec package and software modules, taking some of the heavy lifting off the shoulders of developers.
Friday, June 9, by Tim Siglin
Posted 09 Jun 2006
These three video production companies take very different approaches to delivering Flash Video for clients. But each one maximizes the format’s capabilities while downplaying its limitations.
Tues., May 30, by Jan Ozer
Posted 30 May 2006