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4K HEVC Video Is Years Away From Being a Streaming Reality

Why would set-top box makers bother supporting UHD video when home bandwidth connections aren't nearly robust enough to carry it?
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Apr 2015

YouTube's 'HTML5 First, Flash Second' Position Is Marketing Hype

Videos on YouTube now default to HTML5 playback first, a decision that seems designed to attract headlines rather than solve problems.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Apr 2015

How to Build a Streaming HTML5 Video Player

HTML5 with MSE lets publishers stream video to newer browsers with no plug-ins required. This presentation explains how to get started.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Apr 2015

From Small Things: Why Shooting Ultra HD Video Matters Today

Streaming 3D was a non-starter, but 4K/Ultra HD is a different matter. Here's why producers should future-proof their workflows in 2015.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Apr 2015

Cocktail Parties at NAB 2015

Roundup of cocktail parties on-site and off, during NAB 2015
Sponsored Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2015

The 4K Trick

The 2015 Advance Encoding & Formats Superguide Is Now Available
Sponsored Articles, Posted 07 Apr 2015

JW Player Updates HTML5 Video Report, Finds Broad H.264 Support

Much has changed since the iPad was released five years ago, with HTML5 video maturing across all platforms.
Online Video News, Posted 06 Apr 2015

How to Build Online Video Players

This guide explains the many options and features available for video playback, and details the coding required to create video players for any platform.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Apr 2015

New HEVC Patent Pool: What Are the Implications?

Last week, HEVC Advance announced it is forming a new patent pool in addition to the one offered by MPEG LA. While the new group—which will likely include Dolby, GE, Mitsubishi Electric, Philips, and Technicolor—did not announce licensing terms, past precedent indicates that the royalties won't likely be onerous for most encoding and decoding vendors, though how it will affect content publishers is less clear.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2015

JW Player Debuts SDK for iOS Devices, JW Player Version 6.12

Publishers can stream adaptive HLS video to their native iOS apps, and use the same ad providers they work with for desktop content.
Online Video News, Posted 31 Mar 2015

The State of MPEG-DASH 2015

Presenting the past, present, and future of MPEG-DASH, the standard that's transforming the entire video landscape in a quiet revolution.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Mar 2015

The State of Video Codecs 2015

H.264 still accounts for most video encoding today, but HEVC/H.265 and VP9 are beginning to make noise. What will 2015 bring?
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2015

The State of Video App Development 2015

There's a digital land grab underway for real estate on mobile phones, set-top boxes, and game consoles. Here are the most important considerations for video publishers looking at developing video apps for multiple platforms.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Mar 2015

How to Encode to HEVC: A Simple Guide for H.265 First-Timers

It's time to get started. Here's a look at best practices for encoding to H.265/HEVC with the MainConcept and x265 codecs
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Mar 2015

Sayonara Silverlight: How Panopto Switched to Flash and HTML5

In this exclusive interview, Panopto CEO Eric Burns offers the reasons his company left Silverlight behind for Flash video streaming with an HTML5 fallback.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Mar 2015

H.265: Here's the Good News, the Bad News, and What to Expect

Does H.265 double the compression ratio compared to H.264? Perhaps not, but users will still see much smaller file sizes.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Feb 2015

Frost & Sullivan Shows the Appeal of HEVC Across the Industry

While all players agree on the value of moving ahead with HEVC, they see getting different benefits coming from its widespread adoption.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Feb 2015

Akamai: How MSE, EME, and WebCrypto Will Join to Kill Flash

When these three technologies are used together, they create a player development environment that works across a wide range of devices.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2015

Sony: First Live 4K Football or Baseball Game Will Be a Milestone

When will viewers finally take notice of the benefits of 4K video? When they can stream a live football or baseball game in glorious ultra-high definition.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Feb 2015

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