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Featured Articles

2010 Readers' Choice Awards

We're now accepting nominations for the 2010 European Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards, to be given at this year's Streaming Media Europe in London
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jul 2010

Back to Basics: What Is Open Source Software?

Now that Google has open-sourced VP8 as part of its WebM initiative, the once-esoteric question "What is open source anyway?" takes a highly tactical turn
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jun 2010

DRM: The Big Two

When it comes to digital rights management and content protection, Microsoft PlayReady and Adobe Flash Access aren't the only names in town, but they're the biggest. Here's a look at the latest features in each.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jun 2010

A Look Inside Flash Player 10.1

Adobe promises more stability and better performance for Flash on the Mac, but for now, only Windows gets hardware acceleration
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jun 2010

Google's WebM Strategy: Open-Source Approved or Patent Exposure Minefield?

Google seems more concerned with modifying its WebM FAQ than it is with helping the online video world understand the practical and financial benefits of an open-source competitor to H.264.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jun 2010

Case Study: Streaming with a Bang

When CERN collided the Large Hadron Collider's beams in March 2010, more than 700,000 people watched it live on their computers or mobile devices.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jun 2010

iPad and HTML5 Support: Hype or Reality?

A new survey-based report by StreamingMedia.com's Jan Ozer reveals just how widespread iPad and HTML5 Video support is today, and how prevalent it will be in the next 18 months.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2010

Note to Apple: Safari & QuickTime are Not Web Standards

Apple's "HTML5 Showcase" shows off some very cool things, but they're not actually web standards—they're specific functionalities found in the Safari and QuickTime product stack
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2010

Apple's iPhone 4: A Tale of Two Platforms—HTML5 and The Other One

Steve Jobs prefaced his Apple WWDC announcements with HTML love, but...
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jun 2010

WebM: Not Ready for Prime Time?

A few weeks into Google's "open sourcing" of VP8, the move has generated more questions than answers
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jun 2010

Commentary: Will SeeSaw Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

The SeeSaw team will have to become ecommerce experts, not just TV experts, to make its experiment work.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 May 2010

How to Synchronize Slides for the JW FLV Player

The free SlideSync and SlideScroller plugins for the JW FLV Player offer a drop-dead easy way to synchronize slides with on-demand video.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 May 2010

New Competitors in UK’s VoD Arms Race

Portals, aggregators, platforms, and broadcasters are working—in concert and in competition—to claim audience share and advertiser commitment in the UK
Featured Articles, Posted 24 May 2010

First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared

VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares? Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half the bandwidth. See for yourself.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 May 2010

Does Interphone Report Spell Trouble for Mobile Streaming?

GSMA welcomes report saying link between mobile phones and brain cancer is "inconclusive," yet researcher admits potential flaws and calls for further study
Featured Articles, Posted 18 May 2010

Introducing Our Latest Site, OnlineVideo.net

OnlineVideo.net is "StreamingMedia.com" for the rest of the world
Featured Articles, Posted 17 May 2010

Editors' Picks 2010: The Best of the Best

Our annual list of the most innovative, important, and just plain coolest stuff in online video
Featured Articles, Posted 12 May 2010

Streaming Spotlight: DTG Pushes Connected TV in the U.K.

The Digital TV Group (DTG) is the industry association for digital television in the U.K. The DTG publishes and maintains the D-Book-the detailed interoperability specification for U.K. digital terrestrial television (DTT)-and runs the industry's test centre, DTG Testing, which provides the benchmark test and conformance services for the U.K.'s Digital Tick certification mark, UK DTT platform Freeview, and free-to-air satellite platform Freesat, as well as international platforms.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 May 2010

Streaming Spotlight: Going Dutch

Forget wooden shoes, windmills, and tulips. Forget Rotterdam Harbour, the world's busiest port for 40 years until it was surpassed by Shanghai in 2004. The Netherlands wants you to understand that it has a new business—as a major accelerator for digital media services on a global scale.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 May 2010
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