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How to Encode to HEVC: A Simple Guide for H.265 First-Timers

It's time to get started. Here's a look at best practices for encoding to H.265/HEVC with the MainConcept and x265 codecs
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Mar 2015

Ericsson Helps India's Tata Sky Launch 4K Video Service

Using HEVC and 1080p50 encoding technologies from Ericsson, the 4K service launches in time for World Cup cricket.
Featured News, Posted 02 Mar 2015

Will MSE/EME/DASH Lead to Simpler Workflows? Don't Bet on It

What the online video industry needs is simple standards for reaching all viewers. But when have standards ever simplified online video?
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2014

HEVC: Are We There Yet?

If you've spent any time at NAB or IBC, you'd think that HEVC is ready for prime time. The reality is that, for almost every use case, it's nowhere close.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2014

IBC Attendees Move in Unison to the Next Big Thing

Whether they're talking about the cloud, 3D, 4K, or HEVC, IBC vendors and visitors look for the next shiny button to push. But will that advance the industry?
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2014

HbbTV Growing Outside Europe, Now Compatible with 20M Devices

Don't think of HbbTV as a purely European platform anymore, says the HbbTV Association. It's reach is global.
Featured News, Posted 28 Oct 2014

Chrome's API Shutdown Spells Trouble for Smooth Streaming

Google is phasing out support for the Netscape Plugin API in the coming months, so Smooth Streaming providers need to come up with a strategy soon.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Oct 2014

Bitmovin Intros Website for Bitdash MPEG-DASH Video Players

Customers can demo the DASH players online and even use a free trial version on any noncommercial website.
Featured News, Posted 20 Oct 2014

MPEG LA's HEVC Licensing Terms Are Flawed, Will Prevent Adoption

There's no reason for Adobe to add HEVC support to Flash, and that keeps HEVC from becoming relevant for general purpose streaming.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Sep 2014

Ericsson Extends Mediaroom Platform With 4K, HEVC, Unified Search

Also introduces Mediaroom Reach, a delivery platform for cost-effectively streaming over-the-top content to any device.
Featured News, Posted 11 Sep 2014

Alugha Takes $1M USD Funding to Create Multi-Language Video Tool

Global enterprises can save space by uploading one video file and streaming it in multiple languages, promises Alugha.
Featured News, Posted 21 Aug 2014

Unraveling HEVC Royalties: Big Payouts for Big Companies

They royalty structure for H.264 is far different than that for HEVC/H.265. It's the Adobes of the world that need to pay the most attention.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Aug 2014

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
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