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Interactive MPEG4 – Who Will Lead the Way?

The MPEG4 standard for interactive video has facets that attract attention, enthusiasm, and investment. Both the Web and broadcast industries salivate at the possibility of a standards-based solution for authoring and delivering rich media content, but differ in their approach to driving adoption.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Dec 2003

Creating Interactive Video With MPEG4

After a long build-up, MPEG4 is finally roaring out of the gates. Read on for a look at the frontier of MPEG4 video - interactive video capabilities that will leave you oohing and ahhing. We'll look at the basics, then walk through a complete XMT/SMIL code example that shows how it's done.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Nov 2003

How To Brand Your Video With A Watermark

Inconspicuously floating over the bottom-right corner of a video, a watermark logo provides viewers with recognition of the program's source, as it builds brand awareness. We'll show you how to grace your videos with an interactive watermark that brands your content and drives traffic to your site.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Oct 2003

Hinting For Quicktime And MPEG4

"Think different". The writer in me always wants to correct that to "Think differently." But, mangled adverbs notwithstanding, Apple does tend to do their technology differently than other companies. Here's what you need to know.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Oct 2003

Microsoft Opens Windows Media 9 Codec to SMPTE

Microsoft recently submitted its WM9 codec to SMPTE for consideration as an official standard. Is it bold move or desperate measure in an effort to make Windows Media the standard for video compression in consumer electronics and broadcasting equipment?
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Sep 2003

Streaming Media Metafiles Part Three: QuickTime

QuickTime offers a variety of ways to connect your users with your streaming media content. This tutorial looks at three text-based metafile formats for streaming QuickTime movies.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2003

Streaming Media Metafiles:
When And How To Use Them

Streaming metafiles - .ram files, .asx files and Quicktime Reference Movies - can be both a hassle and a powerful feature of streaming media systems. We’ll explore why you need them, when you don’t, and how they can do more for you than you may think.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Aug 2003

A Roadmap to Digital Convergence:
MPEG Technology Developments

Digital convergence means gaining universal access to the right materials - rich, useful and focused content - in the right place at the right time. It’s about bringing content to the viewer through increasingly more portable formats in the technology revolution.by Barb Roeder and JC Spierer
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Apr 2003

Creating Custom Skins For RealOne

Skins allow you to create a virtual super-remote, a single, compact command center to manage all of your streams and feeds. Skins are surprisingly easy to build & this tutorial breaks down everything you need to know to customize and liven up RealOne media players.by Lisa Rein & Cory Doctorow
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2003

Detecting Streaming Media Players and Connection Speed Tutorial

Learn how to create the code that will let you determine which players your users have installed, and what bandwidth they have available on their Internet connection to stream your content.by Larry Bouthillier
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Feb 2003

SMIL for Business Presentations, 101

Don’t let your presentation die after you step off the podium. Using SMIL as a corporate communications tool, you can add value to your company training, sales, or marketing efforts by synchronizing voice and slides, and then streaming the results to your audience.by Jeff Rule
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Feb 2003

Microsoft Announces Intention To Acquire PlaceWare

Nearly three weeks into 2003, Microsoft made two announcements that struck Web conferencing solution and service providers like a bolt of lightening; the reverberations will be heard and felt through other technology sectors in the months and years ahead.by Christine Perey
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Feb 2003

Creating Custom Skins For RealOne, Part 2

In the second part of this tutorial -- click here for Part 1 -- contributor Lisa Rein breaks down everything you need to know to customize and liven up RealOne media players.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jan 2003

Tracking MPEG-4 At Streaming Media East

Interoperability, scalability & device independence were the features we heard most often during the MPEG-4 sessions at the SM East conference, where panels focused on the efforts to make MPEG-4 the industry standard for next generation streaming media applications.
by Barb Roeder
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Oct 2002

9/13/02 - Windows Media 9 Series Beta: Technical Review

The long awaited release from Microsoft’s Windows Media Group, code named Corona, has finally appeared in a beta version. Now dubbed Windows Media 9 Series, it is the first comprehensive platform review in four years.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Sep 2002

Apple Releases QuickTime 6 Public Preview

The company announces the awaited release of QuickTime 6, fully compliant with MPEG-4 standards, along with QuickTime 4 Streaming Server and a new product, QuickTime Broadcaster.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2002

MPEG-4 AAC Licensing Announcement Gets Support

MPEG-4 audio licensing announcements welcomed by many in the industry; and DivXNetworks inks agreement with film distributor Monument Video
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Mar 2002

Apple Demos QuickTime 6 with MPEG-4 Support

During Tuesday’s QuickTime Live conference, Apple unveiled QuickTime 6 with MPEG-4 support. But Apple held back its official release because of stringent “per hour” fees associated with the MPEG-4 license pool. Senior Editor José Alvear takes a look at the not-yet released QuickTime 6.
Online Video News, Posted 12 Feb 2002

Proposed MPEG-4 Licensing Draws Fire

The MPEG LA has proposed initial licensing terms for the MPEG-4 Visual technology, and industry reaction is mixed at best, with Internet streaming media interests moving fast to have their concerns addressed. Technical editor Bill Bernat reports.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Feb 2002

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