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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

MPEG-DASH Royalties: What We Know So Far

Who will owe royalties on MPEG-DASH? We spoke to MPEG LA to find out. Bottom line: If you use Media Presentation Descriptions (MPDs) in a player or app, it's time to call your attorneys.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Nov 2016

MPEG-LA Announces MPEG-DASH Patent Portfolio License

No royalties would apply to clients and "DASH segments based on DASH Initiators" for the first 100,000 units; royalties of 5 cents per unit would apply after the 100,000 unit threshold with a cap of $30 million per licensing term
Online Video News, Posted 17 Nov 2016

Akamai Announces CMAF Support to Simplify Transcoding, Storage

Could there actually be one format to rule them all? Akamai becomes an early endorser of the Common Media Application Format, which is still a draft.
Online Video News, Posted 16 Nov 2016

Video: EuclidIQ Partners to Provide End-to-End OTT Encoding Solution

EuclidIQ's Frank Capria and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss Euclid's new OptiiQ.ly and UptiiQ solutions and improving the viewer experience for online and OTT video in this interview from Streaming Media West 2016.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2016

Video: New Brightcove Platform Embraces Post-Flash World

Brightcove's Matt Smith and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss the death of Flash, the dawn of DASH, the impact of VPAID, and monetization in this interview from Streaming Media West 2016.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Nov 2016

Video: HLS vs. MPEG-DASH in 2017

Who is adopting DASH and who is sticking with HLS, and why? Execs from Viacom, Sinclair, Float Left, and Brightcove discuss the current and coming state of DASH.
Short Cuts, Posted 14 Nov 2016

Video: Flash is Dead; What Encoding and Engineering Challenges Await?

Viacom VP Engineering Jeff Tapper and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin survey the encoding and engineering landscape of online and mobile video in life after Flash.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Nov 2016

YouTube Adds Support for HDR Video on Compatible Screens

While most viewers don't yet have a TV that can display high dynamic range content, YouTube is taking an early position in supporting the rich color technology.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Nov 2016

CDNs Phasing Out RTMP Support as Flash Fades Away

Here's a look at all the major content delivery networks' plans for ending support for RTMP and Flash streaming
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Sep 2016

Moving Beyond Flash: The Yahoo HTML5 Video Player

A behind-the-scenes look at how Yahoo developed its HTML5 video player
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Sep 2016

Harmonic Claims 50% OTT Performance Improvements with EyeQ

Unveiled at IBC 2016, EyeQ is the product of eight years' research and several filed patents, and will be released in the fourth quarter.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Sep 2016

Less Hype, More Market Research

A look back at the history of our industry reveals that critical decisions have been made on nothing but gut feelings. It's time for a more research-based approach to move streaming media forward.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2016

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