Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Media West 2017 [2-3 November 2017]
Live Streaming Summit [2-3 November 2017]
Streaming Forum [27 February 2018]
Streaming Media East 2018 [8-9 May 2018]
Live Streaming Summit [8-9 May 2018]
Past Conferences

Featured Articles

Editor's & Publisher's Note: Growing Up

As Streaming Media magazine expands into Europe, its editor and publisher look back at its past an forward to its future.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Sep 2008

IBC 2008 Kicks Off

Highlights in the early announcements from Amsterdam—from companies like Microsoft, Digital Rapids, HaiVision, and Motorola—emphasize the growth in H.264 and set-top box penetration.
Fri., Sept. 12, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Sep 2008

Hitchhiker's Guide to Streaming Media: The History of IP

A little history lesson to provide some context for those of us using the internet to deliver video.
Wed., Sept. 10, by Dom Robinson
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2008

Game On: Adobe, Microsoft, and Others Battle It Out in the Sports Video Space

The NFL is using Adobe Flash and AIR, the Fighting Irish are using Microsoft Silverlight, and companies like Createcna and Envivio are pushing their solutions hard in the sports video marketplace and at IBC.
Tues., Sept. 9, by Tim Siglin

Featured Articles, Posted 09 Sep 2008

Streams of Thought: H.264 Wins—Now What?

WIth Microsoft's announcement that it's adding H.264 playback to Silverlight, some would argue that H.264 has emerged triumphant in the codec wars. So what does that mean for the future of online video?
Tues., Sept. 9, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Sep 2008

Get a Life: New Tools Put Lifecasting Within Anyone's Reach

Lifecasting has grown wildly popular, with new tools available that let anyone webcast their own Truman Show. The big question: Is there money to be made, or is it just a passing fad?
Fri., Sept. 5, by Ron Miller

Featured Articles, Posted 05 Sep 2008

The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in—all 3,893 of them—and the finalists have been chosen for the 2008 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. Read on to see which companies, products, and services topped readers' lists this year.
Fri., Aug. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Aug 2008

So Many H.264 Codecs, So Little Time

Unlike the quality of either WMV or VP6-based Flash files, which are relatively homogenous due to their common origin, the quality of H.264 video varies depending upon who developed the codec and, to a lesser degree, the encoding tool. Here's a comparison of H.264 files produced using codecs from Apple, Dicas, and MainConcept.
Tues., Aug. 26, by Jan Ozer

Featured Articles, Posted 26 Aug 2008

NBC Has a VHS Olympic Moment

Just as VHS didn't kill the multiplex, record-setting streaming audiences during the Beiijing Games appear to have actually translated into a boost to TV viewership.
Fri., Aug. 22, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Aug 2008

Hitchhiker's Guide to Streaming Media: Multicast

Multicast is often misunderstood, and until recently has been more promise than practice. But more and more ISPs are embracing multicast, and the efficiency gains it offers mean its use is likely to continue to grow.
Wed., Aug. 20, by Dom Robinson
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Aug 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #22: The Olympics

Tim's daughter talks about staying up late and watching the Olympics while Jose shares tips on how she can illegally watch the Olympics whenever she wants. Tim kicks Jose under the table. We all decide that Microsoft Silverlight looks great and was easy to install. Tim promises to watch the opening ceremonies before the games end on NBCOlympics.com
Wed., Aug. 20, by Tim Siglin and Jose Castillo

Featured Articles, Posted 20 Aug 2008

Industry Perspectives: Mobile Music Streaming—An Alternative to Downloading

By offering more variety, lower fees, and quicker gratification, mobile music streaming services are a breakthrough alternative to more established MP3 music download services.
Wed., Aug. 13, by Roland Bank
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Aug 2008

The State of the Content Delivery Market

To those who are new to the online video industry, it may seem like the content delivery market has been around for only a few years. But amazingly, 2008 marks the 13th year since some of the first CDNs began offering streaming media services on the internet.
Tues., Aug. 12, by Dan Rayburn
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Aug 2008

Analyze That: The State of the CDN Market

Top analysts discuss consolidation and attrition in the CDN market.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Industry Perspectives: Keeping an Eye on Video Quality

With the rise of user-generated content, one could argue that the process of video encoding has become oversimplified of late. It's time to take a step back and put more emphasis on correctly encoding content for high-quality video and audio.
Fri., Aug. 8, by Simon Factor
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Commentary: Mobile Handset Penetration and Overall Video Consumption—A Correlation?

Anecdotal evidence gets some statistical backup in a new report, and the runaway success of Apple's iPhone 3G may be good news for streaming video across the board.
Fri., Aug. 8,. by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Streams of Thought: The Patent Wars

As CDNs commoditize and streaming grows up, companies are gobbling up patents in an attempt to stay competitive. Who will come out on top?
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Writing an RFP for Maximum ROI

Things to consider and questions to ask when writing a request for proposal for a corporate webcasting system
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Tutorial: High-Touch Encoding With Microsoft Expression Encoder 2

A walk through some of the new encoding features of Microsoft’s new Expression Encoder 2 product for high-quality compression, authoring with Silverlight skins, and publishing to the Silverlight Streaming service.
Fri., Sept. 12, by Ben Waggoner
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008
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