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February/March 2009 (Sourcebook)

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Publisher's Note: Now's the Time

While the economy means bad news for most businesses, those in the streaming media industry should prepare for a robust 2009.

The 2009 Streaming Media Editors' Picks

Here are the Streaming Media editors' choices for the most innovative, compelling, and useful services and technologies from the past year.

Cue the Strangelove Moment: Media & Entertainment Year in Review

2008 was the year that big media learned to stop worrying and love—or at least accept—online video.

The New Sophisticates: Enterprise Year in Review

While there are still plenty of newbies, most enterprises are savvier than ever about how to get the most out of online video.

Advanced Learning: Education Year in Review

The use of video in higher education has moved beyond mere lecture capture.

The Future's So Bright: H.264 Year in Review

H.264 was definitely the 'it' codec of 2008, and despite its complex and potentially expensive licensing, it will likely only become more pervasive in years to come.

Into the Mainstream: Advertising Year in Review

As metrics improve, so do online advertising's prospects.

Streamticker 2008: The Year in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments

The deals that made 2008—the good, the bad, and the cheap

Live Streaming On-the-Go

Live mobile streaming is still in its embryonic stages, but these players are trying to bring it to life.

Futurewatch: Enterprise—Bucking the Trend

All signs seem to point to a slow year for online video, but in the business webcasting sector, online multimedia spending could go up.

Futurewatch: Education—Critical Decisions

2009 will be the year educational media goes beyond podcasts and becomes truly mobile.

Futurewatch: Media & Entertainment—The New TV-Web-Mobile Mashup

The convergence of TV, the internet, and mobile devices are making it much more demanding to be a couch potato.

Futurewatch: Content Delivery—A Sea Change in the CDN Market

The CDN market has grown an a remarkable rate thanks to the increased prominence of online video, and that trend doesn't appear to be slowing down.

2009 Encoder Shootout

Report cards on the seven leading software encoding tools

How to Choose an Encoding Solution

Increases in CPU power and the advent of portable appliances mean there are more encoding options than ever before.
Fri., Mar. 6, by Tim Siglin

The H.264 Licensing Labyrinth

Confusion and consternation abound over H.264 licensing terms. Here's a brief overview.

Choosing an Enterprise Webcasting Solution

Overcoming internal barriers to adoption can be as difficult as selecting the features you need.

Lost in Translation: Going from TV to PC

The challenges of presenting broadcast-quality TV on the PC can never be fully overcome, but an integrated workflow can go a long way to improving video quality.

Lessons Learned From Live Events

You only get one chance to get it right, so proper planning is the key to live webcast success.

How Webcasting Helped Wayne State Fight the Nursing Shortage

The university uses video distance learning to train more nurses without hiring more faculty.

Making History One Webcast at a Time

The New York Philharmonic live from North Korea

Milwaukee Suburb Improves Public Access Video Delivery

ViewCast and AT&T teamed up to help West Allis meet government requirements.

Rumrunning, Web 2.0 Style

With the help of NetStairs, Malibu Rum set sail for new online advertising horizons.

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: No Limits

Live webcasts of President Obama's inauguration revealed the promise and limitations of streaming media.

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