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Featured Articles

Akamai’s Troubles: Much Ado About Nothing

Akamai continues to lose valuation—and Internap just reported a 2Q 2007 net loss of $1.7 million—but that doesn’t mean the entire CDN market is in trouble. In fact, if you’re really paying attention, you'll see that the space is stronger than ever.
Tues., July 30, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jul 2007

Testing the New Windows Media Encoding Profiles

Microsoft recently released upgrades to its Windows Media Video codecs. How do they hold up against WMV9, Flash VP6, and Apple's H.264? As usual, the answer is a resounding "It depends."
Fri., July 27, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2007

Latency: The Next Frontier

Now that the major codecs can deliver quality that is acceptable—or better—for most video, the next challenge to be overcome for streaming is latency. New products from HaiVision and W&W Communications aim to bring latency down to the point where streaming becomes tenable for high-speed surveillance apps
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jul 2007

Review: Apple iPhone

It's by no means perfect, but it comes darned close. In addition to its much-touted design, touchscreen, and visual voicemail, the iPhone is a surprisingly good video player, complete with access to YouTube clips.
Fri., July 20, by Steve Mack
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2007

How To Convert Videos To Play On The iPhone

Whether you're one of the masses who bought one, or just need to deliver content to people who have, getting video on the iPhone isn't quite as simple as it looks. Here’s are some tips on how to create videos that can play on the new device.
Wed., July 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jul 2007

BBC Set To (Finally) Launch iPlayer

With a downloadable client, electronic programme guide, and peer-to-peer delivery, BBC’s new online video initiative could be a harbinger of things to come in the attempt by traditional broadcasters to get viewers to watch television programmes online.
Tues., 17 July, by Jake Ward
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2007

Cookin' With P2P: Recipe for Success or Flash in the Pan?

Although peer-to-peer delivery is finally breaking free of the "outlaw" image that held it back in the past, there's still debate over whether or not it really offers all of the advantages its proponents promise.
Fri., July 13, by Ron Miller

Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jul 2007

Wowza Media Continues to Grow

Approaching 1,500 licensees, the Wowza Media Server has become a bona fide competitor to Flash Media Server by offering solid performance at a reduced price.
Tues., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jul 2007

Review: VX30 Universal Video Encoder

While Maui X-Stream has conceived of a brilliant feature set—and the serverless, playerless modes and DRM have undeniable appeal—VX30 offers little if any competitive advantage when it comes to video quality, and its quirks ultimately lend it a rookie feel. Once you get by the rough edges, however, it makes sense as a low-cost alternative to a player upgrade.
Fri., July 6, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2007

Pando Introduces Streaming Service

The popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform claims it has more than 8 million users. It’s now pursuing content publishers to reach that installed base with its Pando Publisher streaming service.
Mon., June 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Jun 2007

Adobe’s Visual Communicator 3 Integrates with Flash Media Server

New version of Serious Magic’s flagship product adds multicamera preview and seamless Flash Video output at a reduced price.
Mon., June 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Jun 2007

Q&A With Adobe's Chris Hock

With all the attention on Silverlight, plus the new encoding profiles for Windows Media Profile, we thought it was time to sit down with a longtime Macromedia/Adobe team member to find out what's going on with Flash.
Wed., June 20, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jun 2007

Q&A With Microsoft's Ben Waggoner

In this companion piece to "The Right Profile"—a critical look at the new Windows Media Video codecs in the June/July issue of Streaming Media magazine—the author sits down for an in-depth Q&A with the program manager for Microsoft's codecs division.
Wed., June 20, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jun 2007

Commentary: Apple iPhone—A Browser’s Best Friend or Streaming Engine?

Apple realized they needed to allow third-party apps on the iPhone, and they finally heeded the call for a software development kit. And—surprise, surprise—it’s called Safari.
Tues., June 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Jun 2007

Shooting for Streaming, Part 4

How to deal with the progressive vs. interlaced dilemma
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2007

Cookin' With P2P: Recipe for Success or Flash in the Pan?

P2P is much more than a means of distributing stolen content. It enables content owners to slash content delivery costs, and those cost savings grow exponentially when delivering long-form video content.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2007

Attack of the Giant Web 2.0 Lies!

7 online video myths and how to bust them
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2007

June 2007 Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to April/May 2007 Editor's Note
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2007

Editor's Note: Hot Enough for Ya?

Whether you were a content publisher or a technology geek, there was a palpable sense that Streaming Media East was the place to be this year.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2007
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