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CDNs Phasing Out RTMP Support as Flash Fades Away

Here's a look at all the major content delivery networks' plans for ending support for RTMP and Flash streaming
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Sep 2016

Moving Beyond Flash: The Yahoo HTML5 Video Player

A behind-the-scenes look at how Yahoo developed its HTML5 video player
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Sep 2016

Harmonic Claims 50% OTT Performance Improvements with EyeQ

Unveiled at IBC 2016, EyeQ is the product of eight years' research and several filed patents, and will be released in the fourth quarter.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Sep 2016

Less Hype, More Market Research

A look back at the history of our industry reveals that critical decisions have been made on nothing but gut feelings. It's time for a more research-based approach to move streaming media forward.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2016

It's Time to Move Forward with HEVC

Speedy adoption of HEVC has been delayed by squabbles over licensing. Here, the developers of x265 propose steps to end the gridlock and move forward.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Aug 2016

Opinion: Is A Codec War in Our Future?

While the Alliance for Open Media's AV1 shows promise for OTT, MPEG's system approach promises greater interoperability as it also addresses the broadcast market
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Aug 2016

Infographic: Next-Gen Video Formats

OTT decision-makers are bullish on HDR, HFR, VR, and 4K, according to results of a survey by Streaming Media and Unisphere Research
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Aug 2016

Virtually Unlimited: Three Companies Push VR Into New Areas

Virtual reality video has uses beyond entertainment and gaming. Here's how it's making a different in the fields of advertising, medicine, and professional sports.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2016

Beyond Standards: Moving Past MPEG to Create a Video-Friendly Web

As over-the-top video continues to grow in popularity—call it the "Netflix-ification" of the web—the streaming standards the industry relies on begin to feel the strain.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jul 2016

When it Comes to HTML5 Playback, the Devil's in the Details

The promise of a unifying standard to simplify our lives is attractive, but putting it into practice is another thing. Here's how one HTML5 video project got messy in a hurry.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2016

2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

It's time for Streaming Media readers to submit your nominations for the best products and services in 36 categories from cameras to webcasting solutions—including new categories for end-to-end workflow, QoS/QoE, and VR/360° camera.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jul 2016

Video: Battle of the Codecs: AVC vs. HEVC in 2016

Should you be delivering HEVC? It depends on what you're delivering and who you're trying to reach. Frost & Sullivan analyst Avni Rambhia breaks down the key issues of sticking with AVC vs. migrating to HEVC in this clip from Streaming Media East 2016.
Short Cuts, Posted 04 Jul 2016

HLS Now Supports Fragmented MP4, Making it Compatible With DASH

iOS and macOS announcements aren't the only things coming out of WWDC 2016: Apple announced that HLS will support fragmented MP4. Here's why that means huge cost savings for video providers.
Online Video News, Posted 16 Jun 2016

VR Video: Boom or Bust?

A new study by Unisphere Research reveals a mixed assessment of VR video by media and entertainment industry professionals, but a strong interest in live OTT video streaming.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2016

An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!

Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2016

The Decline of the Standards-Based Codec—and Good Riddance

Online is different from broadcast and doesn't need formal standards. HEVC isn't considered by many online video streamers, as the future belongs to VP9 and AV1.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2016

Netflix Introduces New Quality Metric

Netflix announced the open-source availability of the Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion, which it's now using instead of PSNR to analyze the quality of transcodes in its vast catalog
Online Video News, Posted 07 Jun 2016

VP9 Finally Comes of Age, But Is it Right for Everyone?

Publishers and encoding companies alike are beginning to embrace VP9, Google's open source codec. Here's how it stacks up on quality and data rates.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jun 2016

The Worldwide Video Revolution Is Happening on Small Screens

Inexpensive access to smartphones is letting people around the world add their voices to the chorus, creating a new wave of user-generated content.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Jun 2016

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