Video Formats/Players/Codecs

HbbTV 2.0: Could This Standard Become the Future of Television?

The next version of HbbTV is bringing a much more powerful toolset with it, and has the potential to change the current worldwide television landscape.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Nov 2015

Think Streaming 4K Is Years Away? Think Again, Says XI Media

The future of UHD is happening right now. Here's how one production company streamed low-bandwidth 4K live from a South by Southwest music stage.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Nov 2015

Is Flash Undead? What Will it Take to Finally Kill the Beast?

Everybody's using HTML5 and MPEG-DASH these days, right? Not so fast. Reports of Flash's death have been greatly exaggerated.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Nov 2015

Streaming Forum 2016: Call For Speakers Now Open

The Streaming Forum is back in 2016, with a new location and a new focus on live streaming. It will be part of BVE's London Entertainment Week in February.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2015

Cinegy Looks to 16K Streaming with "World's Fastest Codec"

Designed as a mezzanine codec like Avid DnxHR, Apple ProRes, and SonyXAVC, the DANIEL2 codec decodes HD at 17,000 fps in HD, all the way up to 16K at 280 fps, Cinegy claims
Featured News, Posted 18 Sep 2015

Vualto Brings DRM to JW Player: IBC

Chrome's discontinuation of Silverlight support was deciding factor in JW adding DRM support
Featured News, Posted 14 Sep 2015

EE Leads Validation For Perseus, But Questions Remain: IBC 2015

While announcing trials with EE, IRT, and NTT, V-NOVA is keeping internal testing results private after indicating they would be shared at IBC
Featured News, Posted 11 Sep 2015

Alcatel-Lucent and Oregan Networks Offer First Perseus IP video solution

Alcatel-Lucent plans to use Perseus in both new deployments and existing infrastructures; Oregan will facilitate adoption across set-top boxes and other OTT devices
Featured News, Posted 07 Sep 2015

2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

The votes are in, and here are the winners. Read on to find out who our readers voted the best products and services in the world of online video.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Sep 2015

V-Nova Gains Traction; Will Publish Performance Tests at IBC

Perseus technology is in use for contribution feeds for Sky Italia; company says it accommodates greater color depth and higher dynamic range in addition to offering efficiency gains
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Aug 2015

Dailymotion Introduces Improved Video Player, Adds 4K, Chromecast

Over a year in the making, the new player offers Flash and HTML5 feature parity, and scores with accessibility offerings.
Featured News, Posted 11 Aug 2015

Hulu’s Move to DASH

The U.S. OTT service's Baptiste Coudurier talks about the hard work—and black magic—behind the smooth migration to MPEG-DASH, which now accounts for 75% of its traffic
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jul 2015

How To: Producing and Distributing HEVC

This session from Streaming Media East in New York explores the current status of HEVC, identifying options for encoding live and on-demand video using HEVC and discussing player options in the streaming and OTT markets
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2015

Commentary: Don't Believe the Video Quality Hype

OTT and other streaming services are losing the plot in their race towards ever-higher resolutions and ever-lower latency, when viewers actually don't care that much, especially when it comes to advertising.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Jun 2015

SDN and NFV: The Future of Virtualization and Cloud Computing

With software-defined networking and network function virtualization, the SaaS providers of today may soon find themselves adapting to more robust virtualization solutions. Here's a primer explaining how and why.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jun 2015

BT Announces First 4K Live Channel

Telco giant BT will launch BT Sport Ultra HD in August, along with Netflix in 4K, but the bigger picture is the UK's burgeoning ultrafast broadband landscape
Featured News, Posted 09 Jun 2015

Survey: The Future of Encoding

What will the video encoding landscape look like in 2020? We're conducting a survey to find out, and in exchange for your input, you'll be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2015

Is it Time Yet for 4K, H.265, and VP9 Adoption? Not So Fast

While it's fun to be on the cutting-edge of new video codecs and formats, H.264 should be every publishers' primary focus for the time being.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2015

How to Package Video for Multiscreen Delivery

The video landscape is vast and fractured, so making sure that video plays on every screen requires careful planning. Here's what publishers need to know.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jun 2015
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