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Encoding and transcoding video is at the heart of online video, and Streaming Media offers deep dives into encoding parameters, bitrate ladders, per-title encoding, content/context-aware encoding, CBR, VBR, and ABR. Here you’ll find the latest news, reviews, tests, and analysis to help you stay on the top of your encoding/transcoding game.

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Testing Wowza's Real-Time Streaming at Scale

Wowza's new ultra-low latency offering can deliver either an RTMP stream or a WebRTC stream, with WebRTC outperforming the legacy protocol

JW Player's Dave LaPalomento Talks VP9, H.264 and More

H.264 still leads the pack, says JW Player's CTO Dave LaPalomento, but for more sophisticated publishers, VP9 offers benefits including bandwidth savings.

VVC's Adoption Hampered by Patent Uncertainty and Low Value

A study from Unified Patents suggests that VVC isn't likely to ever gain widespread adoption due to both royalty issues and technology changes

Submit Your Nominations Now for the 2021 Streaming Media 50 List

Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on, and send in your nominations by August 27.

The Greening of Streaming, One Year On

From an article in Streaming Media a year ago has grown a brand-new organization devoted to meeting the sustainability challenge in the streaming industry.

Cloud QC and Monitoring Solutions Drive Superior Streaming Experiences

In today's video-streaming-centric world, cloud OTT monitoring solutions are vital to staying competitive and meeting the demand for high-quality video content on every screen.

Wowza Takes "Significant Investment" from Boston-Based Private Equity Firm

CEO David Stubenvoll says the investment from Clearhaven Partners will let Wowza accelerate innovation and growth, and possibly even open new offices, without the "restrictions and hassle of being a listed company."

That Jungle Shirt Guy: Remembering Les Zoltan

More than a longtime customer and colleague, Les passed away earlier this year at the age of 73 due of complications from COVID-19.

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

26 categories. 220 nominations. More than 25,000 votes. Who took home the big prizes in this year's Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards? Read on.

Low Latency Video Streaming - How Low Can You Go?

Advances in chipsets allow for more processing at the edge, so we're going to see latency times drop even further in the near future.

AI-Based Scaling as the Key to Cost-Efficient 4K UHD Content Delivery

AI-based Super Resolution can give viewers compelling UHD viewing experiences from a 1K-resolution source.

The ABCs of the "New Normal" for Streaming Services

Streaming usage is way up, and it's not going back down anytime soon. By focusing on analytics, bandwidth, and compression, OTT services can deliver high-quality experiences at scale.

Machine Learning for Media: Increasing the Value of Existing Content

By using neural networks, broadcasters can up convert HD to UHD content more effectively, giving viewers a better experience

How to Think About VVC

TL;DR: The right way to think about VVC is to put off thinking about it at all until actual decoder deployments are announced on platforms that matter to you. Here's why.

Announcing Robert Reinhardt's FFmpeg Workshops at Streaming Media East Connect

Robert Reinhardt will be presenting two in-depth FFmpeg workshops--the first for novice and the second for advanced users-May 27 & 29 at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Announcing Jan Ozer Encoding Workshops at Streaming Media East Connect

Jan Ozer will be presenting two in-depth workshops on encoding for streaming and on-demand video, the first for novices and the second for advanced users, May 26-27 at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Cutting Bitrates, Keeping Quality

In the COVID-19 era, the right approach can check both boxes, and decisions made in response to the current demand on bandwidth can have long-term business advantages for OTT services

The 2020 Streaming Media 50 Coming in June

Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on.

New: Streaming Media Connect

Streaming Media's "Who To See at NAB" marketing program evolves into "Streaming Media Connect"

Want to Speak at Streaming Media East? Here's How.

The call for speakers is open until February 3, so get your speaking proposal in today for the OTT Summit, Video Engineering & Technology Summit, Esports & Sports Streaming Summit, or Enterprise & Education Video Summit