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February/March 2011 (Sourcebook)

Magazine Features

Publisher's Note: What Is a Superhero, Anyway?

Introducing Streaming Media's own specialist superhero, a champion to inspire readers to create great online video.

The State of Streaming Media and Entertainment 2011

The future looks bright for streaming media content providers in their fight for consumers' attention.

Video Sprawl in 2011: The State of the Enterprise

Industry leaders agree that this is the year enterprise video moves beyond ‘ego-casting' and training.

The State of the Connected Living Room 2011

From Apple TV to Roku, there's no shortage of connected devices on the market. But will the lack of standardization doom them all to failure?

Choosing a Streaming Encoding Tool

Our annual test of the leading desktop encoding programs.

Mobile Video in 2011

We saw a variety of important portable devices launched in 2010. Here's who won and who lost the portable video race.

The State of Online Video Advertising 2011

As more ad networks appear on the scene, with better solutions that are easier to use, advertisers are opening their pocketbooks.

Educational Video in 2011

Video is no longer novel on college campuses. While video's not quite as ubiquitous as textbooks, it's getting there.

The State of Metadata in 2011

2010 saw consolidation, and 2011 promises to be a watershed year for video metadata and search.

Consolidation in the Streaming Media Sectors

Consolidation continues across all sectors of the streaming industry, and a major IPO is scuttled.

How to Set Up a Streaming Server, from A to Z

From ABR to Zeri, here's what you need to know to get started with your streaming server.

The 411 on OVPs

Not all OVPs are alike. Here's a look at what they all have in common, as well as differentiating features.

Live Webcasting Solutions Buyer's Guide

From consumer tools all the way up to broadcast-grade solutions, the choices for webcasting technologies are almost endless.

2011 Editors' Picks for the Best in Streaming Video

What do the Apple iPad, BitTorrent, and the Roku XDS have in common? They're all winners in our book.

How to Encode to WebM

With Google's announcement that it's dropping H.264 support in Chrome in favor of WebM, it's time to start looking at the format. Here's a look at how to get the best WebM quality.

Assuring Video Quality

When we're at the point where all encoders work just as well, how do we measure quality? From PSNR to SSIM to ‘golden eyes,' here's a look at how video quality can be assessed.

Social Media Strategies: Video Is the Killer App

Companies are realizing the power of social media and video and are desperately trying to figure out how to implement them into their existing businesses.

Navigating HTML5 Video

A look at key developments that shaped the HTML5 platform, as well as practical and technical resources to help you implement HTML5 Video

Yes Men Documentary Prospers with P2P Distribution

The activist corporate pranksters/video producers embrace peer-to-peer distribution for their film The Yes Men Fix the World.

iStreamPlanet, Intel and Switch Communications Go for Online Gold

iStreamPlanet, Switch Communications, and Intel Corp. teamed up to deliver an outstanding online media experience for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

The Cyber Classroom: Case Study

A mashup of lecture and distance learning improves student performance.

Video Job Fair: Case Study

Jobnob's Ivy Plus Job Fair was a win-win for employers and recruits.

Mediaco and MediaPlatform: Case Study

MediaPlatform helped one of Canada's largest event companies take control of its webcasts.

Adobe TV—ColdFusion, Hot Video Site: Case Study

Leading interactive agency advances next generation of Adobe TV to discerning creative audiences.

3.8 Million Grammy Live Fans Can’t be Wrong: Case Study

The interactive, complementary Grammy webcast drew a huge audience and boosted TV views to boot.

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Embrace the Chaos

The online video industry is a mess—and we wouldn't have it any other way.

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