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The Video Doctor

Project Managers Are Essential for Any Video Development Project

It's a thankless job, but PMs keep projects moving forward in a thousand ways. When projects don't have a PM, things can get seriously out of whack.

Developers Pay the Pioneer Tax for WebRTC Live Streaming

There's a cost to being cutting-edge, and for low-latency live video streaming that involves learning WebRTC and accepting limited browser support.

The Time to Prepare for Recovery Is Before Video Files Go Missing

Accidentally deleted a crucial video file? The good news is it might still be recoverable. Here are steps to take for recovery and to prevent loss from happening in the future.

The Hazards of Streaming Live Video: If It Can Fail, It Will Fail

Redundancy and advanced testing are essential for any live video event. Here are five rules for live streaming that can help save the day.

6 More Expert Tips for Successful Streaming With Facebook Live

Facebook Live was the hot platform in 2017, and it's only going to grow in 2018. Here's helpful advice on how organizations can create perfect live video events.

Progressive Web Apps: What They Are and How to Get Started

With mobile viewing on the rise, developers need to know about progressive web apps which offer an app-like experience through the browser.

Expert Tips for Creating a Better Facebook Live Experience

A little planning beforehand will ensure that a Facebook Live broadcast goes smoothly. Here are tips from an experienced live event producer.

The 9 Starter Questions to Answer Before Creating a Live Stream

Creating a live stream for an event has gotten easier, but doing it right still requires advanced planning. Here's a roadmap for the first-timers.

The Questions Clients Need to Answer Before Asking for a Quote

Looking for a vendor to create a video solution for a website? Do the vendor and yourself a favor by answering these questions upfront. They're guaranteed to save a few steps.

5 Quick Tips for More Professional Live Online Broadcasts

An experienced online producer shares tips learned in the field for improving the look, lighting, and audio of live events both large and small.

4 Ways Companies Can Lock Down Their Premium Video Catalogs

Piracy doesn't have to be a routine cost of business, and streamed videos can be secured. Learn which of these methods is best for your business.

Thinking About Load Testing: It’s Not Just for the Enterprise

Even SMBs need to think about load testing these days to ensure they can serve audience demand. Here are three questions to consider.

Build or Buy? When Choosing an OVP, Ask Lots of Questions

Should your company go with an online video platform or create a custom solution? OVPs make upload and distribution easy, but aren't right for all use cases.

Do Off-the-Shelf Video Solutions Make the Grade for Elearning?

When smaller educational organizations look for affordable online video systems, they don't find the features that come standard in advanced elearning platforms.

The HEVC Holding Pattern: Will '16 Be the Year for H.265 Support?

While the x265 codec is making big strides in quality and file size, the major browsers are in no rush to support H.265. With interest in 4K growing, maybe it's up to Flash to save the day.

PCI Compliance: Website Essentials for Processing Credit Cards

Sites that plan to sell video online through credit card payments need to know about payment card industry (PCI) requirements, which can be stringent.

Is it Time Yet for 4K, H.265, and VP9 Adoption? Not So Fast

While it's fun to be on the cutting-edge of new video codecs and formats, H.264 should be every publishers' primary focus for the time being.

YouTube's 'HTML5 First, Flash Second' Position Is Marketing Hype

Videos on YouTube now default to HTML5 playback first, a decision that seems designed to attract headlines rather than solve problems.

Younger Viewers Are Far More Likely to Cut the Cord, Survey Finds

TV viewing is changing at a frantic pace, with younger viewers leaving pay TV and advertisers looking for a way to get their attention.

RTMP in the Age of HTTP Video Streaming: Don't Count it Out

Think RTMP is out of date? Despite the ubiquity of HTTP video streaming, there are still use cases where RTMP is the standard.