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January/February 2014

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How to Produce High-Quality H.264 Video Files

It's time for an H.264 tune-up. Lean how choose the right encoding tool and optimize H.264 encodes for ideal quality and device compatibility.

Choosing a Video Player: Features and Specs for the Top Five

We examine off-the-shelf video players MediaElement.js, Video.js, jPlayer, Flowplayer, and JW Player to show which of these five favorites is the best for any situation.

Enterprise Rushes to the Cloud, Yet Significant Hurdles Remain

A move to the cloud makes sense for most business video initiatives, but pay special attention to issues such as security and bandwidth optimization.

Football Scores for Online Video Advertising

Adap.tv crunched the numbers and found that football-related online video programming delivers strong results for advertisers.

Telestream Wirecast 5: The Definitive Review

The newest version of this popular live video production tool offers significant improvements and is a no-brainer upgrade for existing customers.

OVPs Still Rely Too Much on Bandwidth Resale

With bandwidth and storage prices in decline, online video platforms need to look for new revenue models if they want to keep profits hight.

Play and Learn: Why It’s Time to Gamify Educational Video

Gamification keeps students engaged, yet it's been underused in classroom video. It needs to take a giant leap forward -- and the games need to be fun!

Streaming New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

Now that the new year is here, it's time to make plans for the twelve months ahead. Here are six goals for the betterment of the streaming media industry.

Free Streaming Options Increase for Cord-Cutters

Finding premium content online is easier than ever. This is true TV Everywhere: plenty of content and no pay TV subscription required.

ComScore to Improve Video Metrix with Mobile, Connected Devices

There's currently no online video measurement that includes smartphone, tablet, console, STB, and connected TV views, but that will soon change.

HEVC Likely to be Subject to Similar Royalty Structure as H.264

Or, What I Learned During My HEVC Presentation at Streaming Media West

Editor's Note

Embracing Scare Tactics, the Cable Industry Still Doesn’t Get It

Can the cable and satellite companies frighten viewers into keeping expensive pay TV subscriptions? It's frightening that they think so.

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