Streaming Media Magazine:
Spring 2012 (Sourcebook)
Content owners, device manufacturers, and distribution platforms all vie for their piece of the pie.
Streaming Media is expanding, with a bigger Sourcebook, the new Streaming Media Producer site, and soon a Streaming Media app for iOS and Android.
The Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook is your Hitchiker's Guide to Online Video
Online video platforms and social networks are transforming corporate communications.
Acquisitions and mergers in 2011—including Cisco-Inlet, Polycom-Accordent, Akamai-Cotendo, and Thoma Bravo-Telestream—will have a significant impact on the online video landscape in 2012 and beyond.
When it comes to choosing the right equipment for producing online video, it all starts with the camera. DSLR or Camcorder? We help you decide.
Looking to light that CEO talk or customer testimonial? You'll get what you pay for. Here's what to look for in lighting kits, and a chart comparing five leading options.
Top-notch audio is at least as important as quality video, and it all starts with the mic. Read on to find out what features to look for when making your microphone purchases.
When it's got to be streamed live, you can't cut corners. Here's a list of questions to ask when selecting a live encoding solution.
What to look for when you need to transcode and transrate more than just one format
Sometimes a software-only solution won't do the trick. Here's what to look for when you need to do your transcoding via hardware or in the cloud.
What to look for in cellular multiplexing devices -- perhaps the fastest growing streaming technology.
There are bundled, desktop, and enterprise offerings. Read on to learn which one is right for your needs.
From the operating system to the graphics card, here is all you need to know to buy the best workstation for your budget.
Video indexing and metadata extraction services help viewers find the clips they want to see. Here are key questions to ask before making a purchase.
Since there's no single player that works on all devices, you've got questions to answer before you settle on one for your content.
Your streaming server is the lifeblood of your business. Make sure you pick the right one for your needs.
No one said choosing a CDN is easy, so here's a guide to the decision-making process. Don't miss our giant CDN flow chart.
With dozens of OVPs in the market, it's harder than ever to select the right one. Here are some guidelines to help you choose.
Comparing HTTP, RTSP, and RTMP, with a dash of MPEG DASH thrown in.
Production capability and user experience distinguish services. If you're in the market, look to our comprehensive chart comparing Livestream, Justin.tv, Bambuser, MultiStream, and Ustream.
Adaptive streaming is the ideal way to deliver video content online. Here's how to do it right.
Want to roll your own HTML5 player? Here's what you need to know to get started.