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Improving the Quality of Experience with MPEG-DASH Ultra HD

Two presenters at the Streaming Forum conference go deep with MPEG-DASH and show how to provide viewers with a TV-quality experience.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jul 2014

Can Streaming Video Quality Be Too High? Yes, Says Brightcove

In a Streaming Forum panel discussion, Brightcove tells of a movie chain that wanted such high quality that not everyone could view it.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jul 2014

BBC Pioneers Live IP Production in Ultra HD: The Workflow

Building on a research trial during the World Cup, the BBC will use the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to trial what it calls the world's first live Ultra HD production and transmission entirely in IP
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jun 2014

Streaming Forum 14: MPEG-DASH Is the ‘Young Turk’ of Online Video

The promising format is already splintering. Cisco, Akamai, the BBC, and Qualcomm offer hope for a standardized, unified approach.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2014

Streaming Forum Preview: Talking MPEG-DASH for Broadcast Content and Ultra HD

Two sessions at this year's Streaming Forum will focus exclusively and extensively on how MPEG-DASH will affect the future of video delivery
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jun 2014

BBC Will Trial Live 4K IP and DTT Delivery With 3 World Cup Matches

In a closed research project, the BBC will deliver the FIFA final and two other matches in ultra-high definition. The project should pave the way for a 4K channel launch in the future.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Jun 2014

Streaming Forum Preview: Media Servers—Who Needs Them?

With the advent of HTTP-based delivery, do you really need a media server? Panelists at this year's Streaming Forum will discuss the benefits that dedicated media servers offer.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 May 2014

Streaming Forum Preview: Is HD the Real End of the Line for Quality?

As device manufacturers push 4K and content producers move into 8K, this panel discussion will take a step back and evaluate when quality is "good enough," and what the implications are for both the online video industry and consumers.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 May 2014

The Codecs That Make UHD Video Possible: HEVC Vs. VP9

Which codec delivers better image quality? Which is more compatible? And what about Daala, the spoiler codec currently being developed from scratch?
Featured Articles, Posted 27 May 2014

Forget 4K, Think 4D: Time Could Be a New Wrinkle in Online Video

Science fiction or science fact? 3D video was a bust with consumers, but 4D could add an exciting new dimension to streaming video.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 May 2014

Choosing a Video Player: Features and Specs for the Top Five

We examine off-the-shelf video players MediaElement.js, Video.js, jPlayer, Flowplayer, and JW Player to show which of these five favorites is the best for any situation.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 May 2014

How to Produce High-Quality H.264 Video Files

It's time for an H.264 tune-up. Lean how choose the right encoding tool and optimize H.264 encodes for ideal quality and device compatibility.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 May 2014

Elemental, Placido Domingo Partner for 4K HEVC MPEG-DASH Stream

Giving ultra-high definition TV owners content worth watching, Elemental, Ooyala, and the Vienna State Opera are streaming Verdi.
Featured News, Posted 05 May 2014

DASH: It's All About Interoperability

At NAB earlier this month, the DASH Talks delved deep into the ways that the standard calls for conformance and allows services like HbbTV to move forward
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Apr 2014

Microsoft, Adobe, and DASH: The State of the Union

With the rise of MPEG-DASH and the NAB-related announcements from both Microsoft and Adobe on the topic, we sat down with both companies to discuss the status of DASH support as well as their legacy ABR protocols, Smooth Streaming and HDS
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2014

The State of MPEG-DASH Deployment

MPEG-DASH is slowly but surely becoming the main competitor to HLS, driven by adoption by major players and intrinsic strengths. Here's who's using it now, who's going to be soon, and what challenges still need to be addressed.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2014

A Buyer’s Guide to Multiformat Media Servers

4K and DASH muddy the waters, but the need for servers that can deliver multiple formats and handle closed captioning and ad insertion has never been clearer.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Mar 2014

How to Make the Move to HEVC

It's still early in the game, but here's everything you need to know about moving to the next-generation video codec.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2014

Sochi Games to Set Record for Live and VOD Streaming

Adobe, NBCU, Elemental, Deltatre, LiveU, and more are readying streaming platforms that will deliver coverage to desktops and mobile devices around the globe.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Feb 2014
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