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Commentary: RIAs are the Beta Ground for Browsers

Silverlight and Flash both have a future, but publishers should be considering HTML5 as a way to step away from vendor lock-in and the player and plug-in wars.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2010

WebM vs. H.264: A Closer Look

Google's decision to open source VP8 in the form of WebM was the opening salvo in yet another codec war. We take a look at encoding efficiency, output quality, and CPU horsepower required for playback of both WebM and H.264.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jul 2010

Flumotion Streams Live Event in WebM

The company first to offer live streaming with Google's WebM format is now webcasting the first WebM event.
Featured News, Posted 28 Jul 2010

Wowza and SIDSA Partnership Makes Streaming TV Easier for Broadcasters

Product integration will let customers deliver audio and video to new markets.
Featured News, Posted 20 Jul 2010

Back to Basics: What Is Open Source Software?

Now that Google has open-sourced VP8 as part of its WebM initiative, the once-esoteric question "What is open source anyway?" takes a highly tactical turn
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jun 2010

Brightcove Unveils Android SDK, Templates for Flash 10.1

Android support is crucial to the fragmented mobile video experience, says Brightcove.
Featured News, Posted 22 Jun 2010

Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile Arrives

Mobile devices running a variety of operating systems will soon have access to a richer, more interactive web.
Featured News, Posted 21 Jun 2010

A Look Inside Flash Player 10.1

Adobe promises more stability and better performance for Flash on the Mac, but for now, only Windows gets hardware acceleration
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jun 2010

Google's WebM Strategy: Open-Source Approved or Patent Exposure Minefield?

Google seems more concerned with modifying its WebM FAQ than it is with helping the online video world understand the practical and financial benefits of an open-source competitor to H.264.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jun 2010

iPad and HTML5 Support: Hype or Reality?

A new survey-based report by StreamingMedia.com's Jan Ozer reveals just how widespread iPad and HTML5 Video support is today, and how prevalent it will be in the next 18 months.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2010

Note to Apple: Safari & QuickTime are Not Web Standards

Apple's "HTML5 Showcase" shows off some very cool things, but they're not actually web standards—they're specific functionalities found in the Safari and QuickTime product stack
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2010

Steve Jobs Makes Waves at D8 Conference, Comments on Flash and Google TV

Apple supports emerging technologies, says Apple's CEO, and that's why it has no interest in Adobe Flash.
Featured News, Posted 02 Jun 2010

WebM: Not Ready for Prime Time?

A few weeks into Google's "open sourcing" of VP8, the move has generated more questions than answers
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jun 2010

Flumotion First with Live WebM Streaming

Just days after Google announced its royalty-free Web video format, a Spanish company is offering live HTTP steaming.
Featured News, Posted 26 May 2010

First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared

VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares? Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half the bandwidth. See for yourself.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 May 2010

A Look at Adobe's Flash Access and Player Roadmap

Flash Access is another step in the path leading to HTTP Streaming and Flash Player 10.1
Featured Articles, Posted 11 May 2010

Back to Basics: Hardware Acceleration

As more and more high-definition (HD) content is acquired, edited, and pushed out to the web, mobile, devices and set-top boxes, the demand for a higher-quality user experience is rapidly followed by a need for hardware acceleration. But what exactly is hardware acceleration?
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Apr 2010

Adobe to Enable Flash Hardware Acceleration on the Mac

New Apple API will let Adobe take advantage of hardware-accelerated video decoding for Flash Player on the Mac, though not in 10.1
Featured News, Posted 26 Apr 2010

NAB 2010: It's All About the Workflow

Despite the buzz about 3D TV, the true star of the show was workflow automation, as exemplified in new releases from ViewCast, Telestream, and Microsoft
Featured News, Posted 16 Apr 2010
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