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March 2019 - Streaming Media Sourcebook

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Star-Gazing at the Ever-Changing Streaming Video Universe

The galaxies that make up the "Streamverse" look far different today than they did 10 years ago. Some companies went supernova and others collapsed into black holes.

The State of Media and Entertainment 2019

Peak TV has peaked. Well, that didn't take long. We now have more of a good thing than we ever wanted—and more is on the way. Just how long can this last?

The State of the OTT Market 2019

Where do the video-on-demand, live linear, and live event markets stand now? And what's coming next, as streaming media delivery enters its third decade?

The State of Live Video 2019

From the big games to corporate events, live video remains the cutting edge of streaming video. Will 2019 be the year that many decide to cut the cord and stream their live channels?

The State of WebRTC and Low-Latency Streaming 2019

It's not a standard yet, but that will likely change. Here's a detailed look at the state of WebRTC, the project that could finally deliver instantaneous video streaming at scale.

The State of Enterprise Video 2019

Analytics, scale, quality, and artificial intelligence are top trends in enterprise video. And live streaming is catching on in a variety of new areas.

The State of Server-Side Ad Insertion 2019

SSAI is taking off, but problems of standardization and scale remain. Here's what Fox Networks, FuboTV, The Weather Channel, and others think of the emerging technology.

The State of Machine Learning and AI 2019

For events like the royal wedding and the World Cup, machine learning and AI are taking center stage.

Buyers' Guide to Video Quality Metrics

Video quality measurement is more crucial than ever. In this buyers' guide, we'll identify the most commonly used metrics and discuss tools that deploy them.

Buyers' Guide to Encoding Appliances 2019

Software encoding, especially in the cloud, is all the rage these days. So why stick with on-premises hardware? There are good reasons for keeping operations in-house.

Buyers' Guide to Context-Aware Encoding 2019

2018 was the year that context-aware encoding (CAE) went mainstream, but 2019 will be the year that context-aware encoding reaches critical mass.

Buyers' Guide to On-Prem Encoding 2019

Despite all the hype around the cloud, plenty of use cases still call for on-prem video encoding. Here's what to look for when choosing a solution.

Buyers' Guide to Streaming Playback Testing Tools 2019

The CEO of RealEyes shares his personal video engineering toolbox, which contains solutions for diagnosing, fixing, analyzing, and interpreting problems with streaming video.

Buyers' Guide to Live Transcoding 2019

Whether it's enterprise, ecommerce, news, or gaming, it feels like everyone is rushing to go live. Here's a guide to services that will get any company streaming now.

How to Protect Your Content With DRM

Lock it down. If you're streaming proprietary or premium online video, it's time to take the step up to true digital rights management protection. Here's how to get started.

How to Automate FFmpeg and Bento4 With Bash Scripts

With just a few beginner-level scripts, you can encode and package multiple filds to HLS and DASH output using open source tools.

How to Stream With a Portable Encoder to Facebook Live

With a small piece of hardware and the right service, streaming to Facebook Live is a cinch. Here's a step-by-step guide that makes the whole process easy.

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