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October/November 2013

Magazine Features

The Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2013

Presenting our annual list of the companies that matter most in online video. In the fiercely competitive streaming media space, these companies are doing jaw-dropping work today and leading us into tomorrow.

The List of the 100 Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2013

Read our 2013 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. Now in its third year, the list is more competitive than ever.

Learning by Design: Go Beyond Performance in Educational Video

Anyone creating educational online videos should discover the principals of instructional design, which emphasize what the student learns.

The Long Sad Tale of Boxee: A Look Back

Boxee enjoyed a strong following, but not strong enough. Following the company's sale to Samsung, here's a look at its many failed attempts.

Learn the Hidden Laws of Online Video

Video-makers who don't know the Wadsworth Constant are wasting 30 percent of their audience's time. Get to the point already!

A $405 Million Price Tag for Adap.tv? AOL Paid Way Too Much!

The entire online video ad market is overinflated, and AOL paid several times what unprofitable Adap.tv is worth.

Drunk History: How the Online Show Hit the Basic Cable Big Time

With a terrific concept, A-list guest stars, and hilarious results, Drunk History is a smash hit online video success. And now it's on Comedy Central.

Videoconferencing Grows With Rich Media Preservation

Educational institutions and businesses are creating innovative solutions that combine online video instruction and interactivity.

Crackle Brings the Action With Extraction, First Original Movie

The Sony-owned online video destination is growing with original series, and now its first full-length movie, a highly physical action picture called Extraction.

Tutorial: Capturing Soundboard Audio for Live Event Video

Corporate and event videographers need to know how to connect to an external microphone or soundboard. The process can be surprisingly challenging.

Videoconferencing Meets Streaming -- Finally

It's taken almost 20 years, but enterprise video solutions are finally integrating with videoconferencing tools, and everybody wins.

Searching for Successful Video SEO Strategies: What Really Works

Make the viewers come to you. Here's how to get the most out of your content with effective video search engine optimization techniques.

Online Video Disrupts Higher Ed, Streaming Courses to the Masses

Massive Open Online Courses are reinvigorating the way we use educational video -- and video is changing online learning.

Review: Onstream Media Webcasting Service

Considering streaming a rich media broadcast? Read our Onstream Media review first. It earned high marks in our testing.

Elemental Cloud: Streaming Media's Comprehensive Hands-On Review

Elemental is a strong choice for high-volume video publishers or those already using Elemental hardware, but it doesn't come at a bargain price.

Onstream Vs. Livestream: Which Is Better for Online Events?

It's a battle between a webcasting service and a live streaming service. Learn the differences that set them apart.

Editor's Note

Over-the-Top Solutions Abound, But the Term Is Losing It's Meaning

When even shortwave companies tout OTT solutions, the term has clearly taken off. OTT is expanding, and Streaming Media is going with it.

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