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November/December 2016

Magazine Features

The 10 Year View: What Will Online Video Look Like in 2026?

There's a vast generation gap in how Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers access and enjoy online video, so what will the area look like when Millennials get older?

Another Nail in Flash’s Coffin: CDN Support Rapidly Dwindling

By this time next year, Flash support from the major content delivery networks will have virtually ended. Here's where Flash stands today.

The China Problem: Government-Sponsored Formats Are Incompatible

Ever heard of the Audio Video Standard (AVS)? What about China Blue High-Definition (CBHD)? China's homegrown standards keep Western companies at bay.

Skeptics Unite! VR Is Half-Baked, Far From Ready for the Masses

What's so great about turning your head? For all the talk of immersive virtual reality experiences, this columnist sees only heavily-pixilated, nausea-inducing video.

CMAF Is Halfway There, But That's Not Far Enough: Commentary

The Common Media Application Format (CMAF) hits a predictable roadblock with encryption, where it enables two incompatible modes. This has one columnist feeling pessimistic.

$10K Buys a Mobile System for Interactive Streaming and Live VR

Costs are coming down and so are sizes. It's now possible to create a backpack-sized, completely mobile live video production system for around $10,000.

Containing Costs: How Publishers Can Save Money on ABR Encoding

Many companies spend too much on adaptive bitrate encoding. In turns out there's a pricey way to go about it and a cheaper way. Dynamic packaging to the rescue!

An Object Lesson in Personalized Streaming Video Experiences

What custom content does each viewer want to see? As broadcast and broadband converge, object-based media is showing the way to the future, and the BBC is taking the lead.

Review: Matrox Monarch LCS

The Matrox Monarch LCS is an inexpensive dual-input lecture capture solution with two output channels that can be independently set for recording and/or streaming.

The 2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

It's the most prestigious honor in the online video industry, because it's decided by thousands of StreamingMedia.com voters. Read on to see which companies are taking home a Readers' Choice Award.

The Video Doctor

4 Ways Companies Can Lock Down Their Premium Video Catalogs

Piracy doesn't have to be a routine cost of business, and streamed videos can be secured. Learn which of these methods is best for your business.

Future in Focus

The Great OTT Myth: The Reality of Cord Cutting Isn’t So Real

The days of traditional TV are over as consumers rush to cut the cord, right? Not so fast: We're seeing a migration, but the product and players haven't changed.

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