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The Changing State of MPEG DASH Royalties: How Bad Will it Get?

MPEG LA's recent announcement of a DASH royalty pool is the first such royalty on free internet video. And this is only the beginning.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Jan 2017

Gone in a Flash: Migrating Videos to a Flash-Less World

For all its strengths, the clock has run out for Flash. Now is the time say goodbye and migrate to HTML5. Here's everything companies still relying on Flash need to know.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jan 2017

Video: The ROI of Using Multiple Codecs

Akamai's Will Law discusses the broad adoption of HEVC and the advantages for content owners of absorbing the additional cost of encoding to HEVC and VP9 for the ROI of expanded reach to supporting platforms.
Short Cuts, Posted 05 Jan 2017

Video: Challenges of Migrating from Flash to HTML5

Disney's Mark Arana and Wowza's Chris Knowlton discuss the challenges content owners face in migrating their video from Flash to HTML5, and the importance of knowing where their video will land before planning their migration strategy.
Short Cuts, Posted 02 Jan 2017

What the Nokia-Apple Lawsuit Means for the Streaming Industry

If Nokia's standards infringement lawsuit prevails over Apple, the costs could be steep to any company relying on H.264 or even HEVC. Here are the issues at stake.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Dec 2016

Video: Can MPEG-DASH and HLS Coexist in the Current Video Delivery Ecosystem?

Akamai's Will Law discusses the current codec climate, the pros and cons of HLS and DASH features and deployments, and the advent of CMAF.
Short Cuts, Posted 29 Dec 2016

Video: Do We Still Need Adaptive Bitrate Streaming?

Akamai's Will Law, Disney's Mark Arana, and Yahoo's Omer Luzzatti discuss the ongoing need for ABR streaming in the fast-changing streaming landscape.
Short Cuts, Posted 26 Dec 2016

Video: How to Build an A/B Testing Workflow

Streamroot's Nikolay Rodionov walks viewers through the key elements of an effective A/B testing workflow for testing video players during development.
Short Cuts, Posted 19 Dec 2016

Video: Why Use A/B Testing in HTML5 Video Player Development?

Streamroot's Erica Beavers explains what A/B testing is and how it can benefit organizations building custom video streaming players.
Short Cuts, Posted 15 Dec 2016

Video: How Delivering VP9 Can Expand Your Reach and Save You Money

Viacom's Jeff Tapper explains migrating to VP9 on platforms that support it will help you reach new markets and save money by delivering better quality video at lower bandwidths.
Short Cuts, Posted 05 Dec 2016

CMAF Is Halfway There, But That's Not Far Enough: Commentary

The Common Media Application Format (CMAF) hits a predictable roadblock with encryption, where it enables two incompatible modes. This has one columnist feeling pessimistic.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2016

The China Problem: Government-Sponsored Formats Are Incompatible

Ever heard of the Audio Video Standard (AVS)? What about China Blue High-Definition (CBHD)? China's homegrown standards keep Western companies at bay.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2016

Containing Costs: How Publishers Can Save Money on ABR Encoding

Many companies spend too much on adaptive bitrate encoding. In turns out there's a pricey way to go about it and a cheaper way. Dynamic packaging to the rescue!
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Dec 2016

Dailymotion/Peer5 Partnership Is A Big Win for WebRTC

WebRTC and peer-based content delivery allow Dailymotion to offload expensive hardware and bandwidth costs while improving video quality and service. Other streaming media publishers should take note and follow suit.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Nov 2016

Another Nail in Flash’s Coffin: CDN Support Rapidly Dwindling

By this time next year, Flash support from the major content delivery networks will have virtually ended. Here's where Flash stands today.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Nov 2016

An Object Lesson in Personalized Streaming Video Experiences

What custom content does each viewer want to see? As broadcast and broadband converge, object-based media is showing the way to the future, and the BBC is taking the lead.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Nov 2016

Video: Is it Time to Take the HEVC Plunge?

Frost & Sullivan analyst Avni Rambhia assesses the key factors content owners face today in determining whether to stick with AVC or move to HEVC.
Short Cuts, Posted 24 Nov 2016

HEVC Advance Makes Some Software Royalty Free

HEVC Advance says it hopes to speed the adoption of HEVC decoders among the installed base of computers and devices by making some software downloads royalty free
Online Video News, Posted 22 Nov 2016

Wowza Introduces HTML5 Media Player

The new Wowza Player is available for free to Wowza Streaming Engine and Streaming Cloud customers.
Online Video News, Posted 18 Nov 2016

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