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
Posted 06 Mar 2009
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
Posted 02 Mar 2009
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
Posted 27 Feb 2009
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
Posted 26 Feb 2009
Confusion and consternation abound over H.264 licensing terms. Here's a brief overview.
Posted 12 Feb 2009
Report cards on the seven leading software encoding tools
Posted 12 Feb 2009
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.
Posted 12 Feb 2009
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
Posted 11 Feb 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
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
Posted 20 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
Confusion and consternation abound. Here's a brief overview and analysis of H.264 licensing terms.
Fri., Dec. 12, by Tim Siglin
Posted 12 Dec 2008
Microsoft, On2, and Jan Ozer square off to determine which codec produces the highest quality video: VC-1, VP6, or H.264.
Posted 11 Dec 2008
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
Posted 05 Dec 2008
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
Posted 19 Nov 2008
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
Posted 17 Nov 2008
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
Posted 28 Oct 2008
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
Posted 24 Oct 2008
New 3D features, text engine, and GPU acceleration are included in the new release, as well as the multi-bitrate streaming capability with an upcoming version of Flash Media Server.
Wed., Oct. 15, by Tim Siglin
Posted 15 Oct 2008