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Industry Experts Discuss the Future of MPEG-DASH at NAB

The DASH Talks, a gathering of DASH supporters, compared notes on the standard's advancement, and highlighted the work being done.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Apr 2014

Microsoft, Adobe, and DASH: The State of the Union

With the rise of MPEG-DASH and the NAB-related announcements from both Microsoft and Adobe on the topic, we sat down with both companies to discuss the status of DASH support as well as their legacy ABR protocols, Smooth Streaming and HDS
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2014

The State of MPEG-DASH Deployment

MPEG-DASH is slowly but surely becoming the main competitor to HLS, driven by adoption by major players and intrinsic strengths. Here's who's using it now, who's going to be soon, and what challenges still need to be addressed.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2014

Elemental to Test 4K HEVC MPEG-DASH in NAB Demo with Akamai

The software video processing developer powers half a dozen 4K demos at NAB, is partnering with Ericsson EVE, and claims to be the fastest growing vendor around
Online Video News, Posted 05 Apr 2014

Rovi Selling DivX and MainConcept, Focusing on Search

Saying that its future is in entertainment discovery, Rovi lets DivX and MainConcept go for $75 million.
Online Video News, Posted 03 Apr 2014

The State of Protocols and Formats 2014

From AVC to WebM, here's a look at the status of the acronyms that define the streaming media world.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Mar 2014

How to Make the Move to HEVC

It's still early in the game, but here's everything you need to know about moving to the next-generation video codec.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2014

How to Encode Video for HLS Delivery

If you need to deliver to mobile devices and via OTT platforms, you need to deliver HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Apple provides plenty of advice for compressionists, but here are some tips and tricks for encoding and testing your HLS files
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Mar 2014

In Defense of MPEG LA

Patent pool organization MPEG LA continues to come under fire from the likes of Steve Forbes, but most of the criticism is based on false premises and ignores innovators' right to generate revenue from their work and investments
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Feb 2014

Akamai, Google: Building an Open Source DASH-AVC/264 Player

An all-star Streaming Media West panel explains the architecture of the dash.js player, and shows how attendees can use it in their own projects.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Jan 2014

How to Use AWS to Create an End-to-End HLS Streaming Stack

Guiding attendees from the backend setup to the viewer experience, two experts offered HLS specifics at Streaming Media West.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jan 2014

HEVC Innovation Has Been Fast, But Evolution Will Be Slow

Elemental says HEVC gains now approach 50 percent for high-definition content, but the codec's rollout and growth will take a decade.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jan 2014

Hulu: All Our Google Chromecast Streaming Uses MPEG-DASH

DASH is in place today, Hulu says; HEVC will need to wait until there's hardware support on mobile devices to prevent battery drain.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Jan 2014

Evaluation Crowns FFmpeg the King of the H.264 Encoders

FFmpeg might be a free download, but there's still a cost that goes with it. Robert Reinhardt explains why this encoder isn't right for every company.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jan 2014

MPEG LA Announces Proposed HEVC Licensing Terms

The news is good for content owners and not so good for encoding/decoding vendors, but gives everyone a feel for how the issue will play out.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jan 2014

Cutting Through the Hype: Ultra HD Not Going Anywhere Fast

4K and ultra HD are hot buzzwords, but it will take years before the industry sees a strong demand for UHD content or televisions.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jan 2014

How to Stream Premium Video to All Android Devices

Delivering video to the various Android smartphones and tablets is a challenge. In this presentation, Ooyala explains how to overcome the obstacles.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jan 2014

How to Produce High-Quality H.264 Video Files

It's time for an H.264 tune-up. Lean how choose the right encoding tool and optimize H.264 encodes for ideal quality and device compatibility.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jan 2014

Choosing a Video Player: Features and Specs for the Top Five

We examine off-the-shelf video players MediaElement.js, Video.js, jPlayer, Flowplayer, and JW Player to show which of these five favorites is the best for any situation.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jan 2014

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