Tips for Teaching with Video for the First Time
As COVID-19 shuts down universities and school districts, streaming video can save instructors and their students. Here are some tips for how to use it right.
Back to the Future
A look at streaming media's past can give us guidance on our journey toward where we're heading next
Video Helps Keep Schools Secure
The use of security cameras in schools is growing. Look for educational institutions and vendors to creatively squeeze value from fixed camera systems in schools by expanding the audience for the video footage while avoiding critical safety or privacy problems.
Who Will Define 'TV'?
The age of the broadcaster is over. With OTT platforms built on microservices and previously unheard-of data collection capabilities, it's the age of the viewer now.
Flash's Last Hurrah
Most content publishers have already moved on from Flash, but those who need ultra-low latency have stuck with it. Now that Adobe is ending support for Flash, it's time to move to WebRTC, but it won't be easy.
The Real Streaming Battle: SVOD vs. vMVPD
There's plenty of room for multiple SVOD services. But live linear services are an endangered species unless they change their offerings and pricing models.
When it Comes to Video Quality Measurements, Average Won't Cut It
Average scores can be deceiving, so be sure you're using a tool that gives you a more accurate assessment of your video quality
The Math Behind the Magic
Whether we're talking about content delivery, player performance, live events, or even DRM, it's important to understand the algorithms that make streaming video tick.
Not All Content (or Devices) Are Created Equal
The one-size-fits-all approach employed in broadcast and cable is no good when it comes to streaming and OTT.
Can We Stop Talking About Disney+?
Sure, The Mandalorian is great, and Disney+ has shaken up the world of OTT. But the real revolution isn't happening in the living room.
All Roads Lead to ABR Royalties
As recent lawsuits regarding DASH-related patents make clear, royalty payments on adaptive bitrate streaming are inevitable—even if it's not yet clear who'll be paying who, or how much
The Smart Money is on Quibi. Go Figure
When Quibi launches next year, it will be the latest in a line of "mobile-only" streaming services. None of its predecessors have succeeded, but industry experts say Quibi will thrive where offerings like Go90 failed.
Squashing the Bugs: 6 Steps for Solving Video Streaming Problems
As a video solutions architect, our columnist has a lot of experience dealing with streaming issues that others created. Here's how he goes about solving them.
Educators Need Resources That Simulate the Digital Divide
With more learning materials going online, educators need to be sure all their students have access. Learn about programs that show the limits of poor-quality networks.
AutoVision: The Bizarre In-Car Video Player That Never Happened
In 1993, Omni Magazine showed its readers in-car video technology that let people watch as they drive. It was both decades ahead of its time and hopelessly misguided.
The Quiet Conference: At IBC 2019, No News Was Good News
Some years are revolutionary, some are evolutionary, and some are just "meh." Here's why those "meh" years are the best ones for the industry.
Netflix's Stock Price Tumbles as Higher Prices Lead to Churn
Why did Netflix's stock fall in Q2? Because the OTT leader's price increase lead to service cancellations. That's a warning to all SVODs: If it can happen to Netflix, it can happen to any service.
5 Low-Cost Ways to Provide Closed Captions for VOD Streams
Attaching captions to on-demand videos can be simple and low-cost, but doing the same for live video is a little more involved. Here are the options.
TV 2.0: The Future Isn't About Delivery, It's About Experience
The industry sees video as linear or OTT, but that's not the real distinction. What matters isn't how people get their video, but how they experience it.
5 Best Practices for Using a Lightboard in Instructional Videos
Lightboards are great resources for online video learning, and they can be built for under $200. Here are five tips for getting impressive results every time.