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July/August 2015

Magazine Features

As Online Video Gets Bigger, Newfront Presentations Get Smaller

The parties and presentations are still great, but they're being reigned in. Hype is giving way to reality as online video makes mainstream hits.

Video Quality Measurement Requires Objective and Subjective Tests

How can video compressionists assess the quality of different files? Only by combining objective mathematical comparisons with their own professional judgments.

HEVC Advance Patent Pool Creates Confusion, Lacks Transparency

Details are sparse about HEVC Advance. The industry knew a second HEVC pool might form, but why do patent holders have a problem with MPEG LA?

For Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, the Sky’s the Limit

Comic books were just the beginning. The company behind The Walking Dead comic is making big moves into cutting-edge pop culture-oriented videos.

The Atlantic Adapts: A Legendary Magazine Meets Online Video

The 150-year-old literary magazine is not only surviving online, but thriving partly due to the creation of smart, informative, and funny original online video.

Hulu's Move to DASH

The OTT service's Baptiste Coudurier talks about the hard work—and black magic—behind the smooth migration to MPEG-DASH, which now accounts for 75% of its traffic

Is Flash Undead? What Will it Take to Finally Kill the Beast?

Everybody's using HTML5 and MPEG-DASH these days, right? Not so fast. Reports of Flash's death have been greatly exaggerated.

HTML5 Comes of Age: It's Finally Time to Tell Flash Good-bye

Media source extensions, encrypted media extensions, and DASH offer new possibilities for player-based DRM and increase HTML5's appeal to video publishers.

Choosing a Streaming Appliance

Need a streaming appliance for live event production? Read this to learn the history of the live streaming appliance market, then discover the features that matter when making a purchase.

Editor's Note

A Streaming Snapshot: Articles Show Video Industry in Transition

HTML5 and MPEG-DASH are enjoying the spotlight, but Flash may never go away. This month's Streaming Media magazine shows the state of the industry.

Future in Focus

What Happened to the Future of Interactive, Immersive Video?

People used to imagine an online video world that was engaging and interactive. But, instead of achieving that, we've settled for duplicating TV.

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