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Apple Supports H.265, But So Far Only in FaceTime on an iPhone 6

H.265 is coming to the Android operating system, as well, but it's nowhere to be seen on desktop or notebook computers.
Online Video News, Posted 05 Nov 2014

RealNetworks Discontinues Helix Media Delivery Suite of Products

The online audio and video pioneer has stopped Helix suite licensing with little fanfare and no official explanation.
Online Video News, Posted 31 Oct 2014

Chrome's API Shutdown Spells Trouble for Smooth Streaming

Google is phasing out support for the Netscape Plugin API in the coming months, so Smooth Streaming providers need to come up with a strategy soon.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Oct 2014

Akamai: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan Show Most 4K Readiness

The latest State of the Internet report also looks at U.S. states and finds that Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are the most 4K ready.
Online Video News, Posted 15 Oct 2014

Creative Cloud Snubs FLV and F4V, But Flash Video Use Continues

Was Adobe's decision to remove FLV and F4V export from Creative Cloud the last gasp for Flash? No, and there are better tools around, anyway.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2014

IBC Attendees Move in Unison to the Next Big Thing

Whether they're talking about the cloud, 3D, 4K, or HEVC, IBC vendors and visitors look for the next shiny button to push. But will that advance the industry?
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2014

H.265: Exploring the Pros, Cons, and Reality of Today's Options

HEVC/H.265 produces much smaller files, but there's a catch. If you want to get those results your encoding times will be much, much longer.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2014

Will MSE/EME/DASH Lead to Simpler Workflows? Don't Bet on It

What the online video industry needs is simple standards for reaching all viewers. But when have standards ever simplified online video?
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Sep 2014

JW Player Takes $20M in Funding, Creating Open Video Ecosystem

Building off its massive global footprint, JW Player plans an ecosystem that delivers anonymous data to publishers and advertisers.
Online Video News, Posted 17 Sep 2014

HEVC: Are We There Yet?

If you've spent any time at NAB or IBC, you'd think that HEVC is ready for prime time. The reality is that, for almost every use case, it's nowhere close.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Sep 2014

Brightcove Debuts Perform Platform for Creating Video Players

Lightweight, fast, and developer-friendly, Perform is an enterprise-grade video player in a standalone service.
Online Video News, Posted 11 Sep 2014

JW Player Releases Version 6.10, Helps Publishers Monetize Video

Ad tag waterfalling becomes much less complex in this version, and publishers gain more precise ad scheduling.
Online Video News, Posted 28 Aug 2014

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

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