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HEVC and VP9 Battle for the UHD TV Market: Who Will Win?

At this year's CES, some TV vendors asserted that HEVC was done for and VP9 would win out. What's happened with VP9 since then?
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Aug 2014

HTTP/2.0 and DASH: Planning Tomorrow's Improved Video Delivery

In this guest post, Bitmovin's CTO and co-founder explains how HTTP/2.0 will solve the problems of previous generations and seamlessly integrate with DASH.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Aug 2014

Why the Broadcasting Industry Should Get Behind DASH Adoption

Broadcasters want standards they can depend on to stand the test of time. What they don't want is to regularly change their entire video workflows.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Aug 2014

Encoding for Multiple Screens? Rule Number One: Use H.264

Reaching viewers on desktops, notebooks, phones, tablets, and set-top boxes all starts with the same step: Encoding video into H.264.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jul 2014

2014 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 31 categories from cameras to media servers.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jul 2014

How DASH Helps Adobe Simplify and Reach Every Video Player

The online video landscape is getting cluttered, but DASH lets Adobe keep things simple so it can focus on the viewing experience.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jul 2014

Is 4K Doomed to Be the Next 3D? Akamai Says No

Not long ago, 3D was the next big thing in home video. The problem was that no one wanted it. Why will 4K video be any different?
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Jul 2014

JW Player Releases Version 6.9, Adds Chromecast Support

Customers can now bring their videos and ads to the biggest screen in the house using a Chromecast-enabled television.
Online Video News, Posted 22 Jul 2014

Hybrid Processing: When To Use the Cloud, and When Not To

Making sense of complex TV Everywhere workflows with intelligent design
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Jun 2014

Don't Buy That UHD TV: It May Go Obsolete Faster Than You Think

Different encoding profiles and color issues mean that today's UHD sets won't play tomorrow's content. Buyers, avoid a costly mistake.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jun 2014

How to Develop a Viable 4K Production Workflow

Since the NAB conference in April, 4K workflow options have swelled. Here's a look at the hardware, recording media, and codecs needed to produce and stream 4K video.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jun 2014

Hulu: 'DASH Is Definitely the Future for Us'

DASH is bringing cost savings to Hulu, and quality of service improvements to its subscribers. No wonder Hulu has plans to bring it to more platforms.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Jun 2014

How to Create Interactive HTML5 Video

Turning a basic HTML5 video player into one with enhanced playback features is surprisingly simple. Here's the code to add chapter markers, captions, and more.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Jun 2014

MPEG LA's HEVC Licensing Terms Are Flawed, Will Prevent Adoption

There's no reason for Adobe to add HEVC support to Flash, and that keeps HEVC from becoming relevant for general purpose streaming.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2014

Don't Just Compress the Video, Compress the Content

Researchers are creating algorithms that remove non-essential information from a video, allowing viewers to watch it faster than in real-time.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2014

Adobe Talks DASH Implementations at Streaming Media East

DASH is going to be the most reliable way to get content to HTML5 browsers, says an Adobe software architect.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 May 2014

The Codecs That Make UHD Video Possible: HEVC Vs. VP9

Which codec delivers better image quality? Which is more compatible? And what about Daala, the spoiler codec currently being developed from scratch?
Featured Articles, Posted 09 May 2014

Haivision Demonstrates Makito X Family and HEVC Savings at NAB

For a solutions company, Haivision offered some impressive hardware at NAB, as well as HEVC bandwidth savings that are in use today.
Sponsored Articles, Posted 02 May 2014

Envivio Helps Build the Future of 4K Video at NAB

In a red carpet interview, Envivio's CEO talks 4K, HEVC, and why his company's cloud-based end-to-end workflow will help broadcasters get to market sooner.
Sponsored Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2014

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