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Microsoft Smooth Streaming: The Best of Both Worlds?

Announced last fall and released last month at NAB, Microsoft's Smooth Streaming seeks to combine the advantages of streaming with the simplicity and ease of use of progressive download.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 May 2009

The Flash Guru: Servers, Bitrates, and Audio Syncing

In this month's edition of The Flash Guru, Stefan Richter takes on questions about the best way to serve Flash Video, trouble with getting decent streams on the consumer end, and lip-sync issues.
Wed., May 6, by Troy Dreier
Featured Articles, Posted 06 May 2009

NAB 2009 Highlights

Attendance was down, but that was good news for people who made the trip to NAB this year. Easy access to vendors provided plenty of "eureka" moments, particularly in the areas of mobile video and automated transcoding.
Tues., April 28, by Tim Siglin and Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Online Video News, Posted 28 Apr 2009

Streaming Media Podcast #27: Wowza Media at NAB

Wowza's NAB show floor preview of its upcoming Pro Advanced server raised several questions about the combination of Flash and Silverlight, so Tim Siglin sits down with Wowza CEO Dave Stubenvoll to address those questions.
Mon., April 27, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Apr 2009

Flash and Silverlight, Together at Last

Wowza Media Server Pro Advanced will allow H.264 encodes to be played back in Flash, Silverlight and other players.
Mon., April 20, by Tim Siglin
Online Video News, Posted 20 Apr 2009

The Silverlight Guru: Protocols and the Big Picture

In this month's installment of The Silverlight Guru, Ben Waggoner answers questions about network protocols, slow-motion, and where Silverlight fits into Microsoft's strategic plans.
Tues., April 14, by Troy Dreier
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Apr 2009

Scalable Video Coding: The Future of Video Delivery?

With content publishers needing to target more and more devices with the same pieces of video, the need is increasing for a solution that efficiently delivers multiple resolutions and bitrates. The Scalable Video Codec extension to H.264 is looking like the best bet.
Tues., April 7, by Jan Ozer
Online Video News, Posted 07 Apr 2009

Creating Automatic Transcripts in Flash Video Using Adobe CS4

Here’s how to do it, using Premiere Pro, Soundbooth, Adobe Media Encoder, and Flash.
Fri., April 3, by Michael Hurwicz
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Apr 2009

The Flash Guru: Delivery Costs, Dreamweaver, and More

In this month's edition of The Flash Guru, Stefan Richter helps readers suss out ways to reduce their delivery costs and integrating Flash video in web pages built in Dreamweaver.
Tues., Mar. 31, by Troy Dreier
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Mar 2009

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

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