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Review: Rhozet Carbon Coder 3

"Impressive" turns out to be a good adjective for the version 3.0 update in general, which significantly improves an already highly competent product. Rhozet has made several useful streaming-codec-related improvements, enhanced watch-folder functionality, and improved the program's interface. Encoding trials immediately revealed that Carbon Coder remains highly tuned for fast, multiprocessor efficiency.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Tutorial: Wowza Media Server Pro

Wowza Media Server Pro offers a cost-effective alternative to the Flash Media Server, and this tutorial can help you get started using it.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Apple's 3G iPhone Adds Increased Speed and Video Capabilities

At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2008, Steve Jobs promised the new iPhone is twice as fast at about half the price. Other announcements included a revamp of QuickTime, while Sling showed off its new SlingMobile across the street.
Tues., June 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jun 2008

Commentary: Microsoft Should Embrace H.264

Streaming Media East was abuzz with rumors that Microsoft would add H.264 playback to Silverlight and Windows Media Player. The official word is that no such thing is in the cards, but there are plenty of good reasons why it'd be a great idea.
Fri., June 6, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jun 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #18: Microsoft's New Video Tools

Tim interviews Chris Knowlton and Charles Finkelstein, both with Microsoft, regarding the new Expression Encoder 2, Silverlight 2 and IIS 7's ability to handle multiple video formats.
Mon., June 2, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jun 2008

Blasts From the Past: A Decade (Almost) of StreamingMedia.com Headlines

As part of StreamingMedia.com's tenth anniversary, we've gone through the archives and compiled some of the most interesting news stories and commentaries that have appeared on the site.
Mon., May 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 18 May 2008

Silverlight Makes Good For Government Webcasting

Even though much of the focus on Silverlight has been on its impact in the media and entertainment world, Granicus has been utlizing its cross-platform compatibility and interactive features to provide enhanced public service content.
Fri., May 16, by Geoff Daily
Featured Articles, Posted 16 May 2008

Adobe Releases Public Beta of Flash Player 10

The new version has multiple features that will have far-reaching effects, including the ability for the server to monitor line conditions and adjust the video bitrate dynamically. Also new are 3D and custom real-time effects.
Thurs., May 15, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 15 May 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #15: NAB Day Two

Tim Siglin interviews two more companies at the National Association of Broadcaster's show (NAB) in Las Vegas: Akamai talks about its partnership with transcoding companies, while Wowza talks about competing with Adobe on a whole new price-point playing field.
Fri., April 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Apr 2008

NAB 2008: Broadcasting by Any Other Name . . . Is Broadcasting

Not surprisingly, the takeaway from the president's keynote kicking off NAB 2008 is that broadcasting—whether it's online, offline or a combination of both—is alive and well. But clearly traditional broadcasters have much to learn from their web counterparts, and some key announcements indicate how the two worlds are merging.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Apr 2008

Adobe Media Player Now Available

The new player—called AMP for short and first announced almost a year ago—will let viewers watch Flash Video content while online or offline, and lets content owners apply Flash Media Server Rights Management rules to their video.
Wed., April 9, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2008

Case Study: Microbrewery Taps Flash For Live Coverage of Annual Cycling Event

With help from StreamGuys and the Wowza Media Server Pro, the New Belgium Brewing Company delivered live Flash Video coverage of its annual Tour de Fat event.
Thursday, March 27, by Brian Galante
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2008

Alternative Flash Servers Follow H.264 Path

Last week Wowza introduced live H.264 capability in a preview version of Wowza Media Server Pro; Red5 promises live H.264 to come in an upcoming release of Red5 Server.
Tues, March 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Mar 2008

2008 Streaming Media Editors' Picks

For the 2008 Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook, which mailed last week, our writers made their annual picks of the most notable products and services released in the past year.
Friday, March 21, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Mar 2008

Adobe Offers DRM with Flash Media Rights Management Server

New product offers protection and controls for FLV, F4V, and H.264, as well as attendant graphics and advertising, both online and offline.
Wed., March 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2008

Operation MySpace and Kulabyte Bring Live HD Flash to the Web

The MySpace webcast of a concert for U.S. troops in Kuwait marked the debut of live HD Flash streaming. It wasn't perfect, but as a first test of Kulabyte's live encoding, it was an almost unequivocal success.
Tues., Mar. 11, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Mar 2008

Apple’s iPhone Courts Enterprise, Disses Flash

The good news this week is that the APIs in the iPhone SDK boost audio and video options. The bad news is that it still won't support Flash.
Fri., March 7, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Mar 2008

Adobe Ships Flex 3; Microsoft Shines Light on Silverlight 2

Things are heating up in the run-up to NAB, as Adobe completes the trilogy of Flash, Flex 3, and AIR , while Microsoft talks about what’s in Silverlight 2.
Tues., Feb. 26, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Feb 2008

Building Video Apps With Adobe AIR

With Adobe AIR, skilled and novice developers have the tools to move from creating web-only services to delivering video-rich desktop applications. As a powerful, easy-to-use, cross-operating system application runtime, AIR lets web designers and developers take RIAs created in HTML/CSS, Ajax, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Flex and quickly deliver them as desktop applications.
Fri., Feb. 22, by Lee Brimelow
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Feb 2008

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