In this month's installment, Ben Waggoner responds to questions about Silverlight's compatibility with Macs and its future in the mobile device market.
Mon., May 18, by Troy Dreier
Posted 18 May 2009
Workshops focusing on Silverlight, H.264, Flash, and video blogs provided attendees with detailed insights and hands-on experience.
Tues., May 12, by Tim Siglin
Posted 12 May 2009
New plug-in developed by Qumu and Microsoft enables multicast for Silverlight in enterprise deployments.
Mon., May 11, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 11 May 2009
Announced last fall and released last month at NAB, Microsoft's Smooth Streaming seeks to combine the advantages of streaming with the simplicity and ease of use of progressive download.
Posted 08 May 2009
Flash files are everywhere, and most consumers play them back without giving them a second thought. If you're a content creator, though, making sure they play back correctly can be a tricky proposition. Here's a look at the different Flash file formats and how to use them.
Thurs., May 7, by Tim Siglin
Posted 07 May 2009
In this month's edition of The Flash Guru, Stefan Richter takes on questions about the best way to serve Flash Video, trouble with getting decent streams on the consumer end, and lip-sync issues.
Wed., May 6, by Troy Dreier
Posted 06 May 2009
Attendance was down, but that was good news for people who made the trip to NAB this year. Easy access to vendors provided plenty of "eureka" moments, particularly in the areas of mobile video and automated transcoding.
Tues., April 28, by Tim Siglin and Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 28 Apr 2009
Wowza's NAB show floor preview of its upcoming Pro Advanced server raised several questions about the combination of Flash and Silverlight, so Tim Siglin sits down with Wowza CEO Dave Stubenvoll to address those questions.
Mon., April 27, by Tim Siglin
Posted 27 Apr 2009
Wowza Media Server Pro Advanced will allow H.264 encodes to be played back in Flash, Silverlight and other players.
Mon., April 20, by Tim Siglin
Posted 20 Apr 2009
In this month's installment of The Silverlight Guru, Ben Waggoner answers questions about network protocols, slow-motion, and where Silverlight fits into Microsoft's strategic plans.
Tues., April 14, by Troy Dreier
Posted 17 Apr 2009
With content publishers needing to target more and more devices with the same pieces of video, the need is increasing for a solution that efficiently delivers multiple resolutions and bitrates. The Scalable Video Codec extension to H.264 is looking like the best bet.
Tues., April 7, by Jan Ozer
Posted 07 Apr 2009
In this month's edition of The Flash Guru, Stefan Richter helps readers suss out ways to reduce their delivery costs and integrating Flash video in web pages built in Dreamweaver.
Tues., Mar. 31, by Troy Dreier
Posted 31 Mar 2009
Microsoft held its annual developer confab in Las Vegas last week, rolling out new opportunities in streaming, most notably live Smooth Streaming and Silverlight 3.
Tues., Mar. 24, by Tim Siglin
Posted 24 Mar 2009
In this new series, Microsoft's Ben Waggoner answers your Silverlight questions. This month: backwards compatibility for legacy systems and metadata for online radio.
Fri, Mar. 6, by Troy Dreier
Posted 06 Mar 2009
In this new monthly series, Stefan Richter answers your Flash video questions. In this installment: questions about Flash Interactive Server 3 and Flash Media Live Encoder
Posted 02 Mar 2009
Container formats are one of the most misunderstood aspects of streaming video and audio technology. Here's a basic explanation.
Mon., Feb. 16, by Dom Robinson
Posted 15 Feb 2009
Confusion and consternation abound over H.264 licensing terms. Here's a brief overview.
Posted 12 Feb 2009
Report cards on the seven leading software encoding tools
Posted 12 Feb 2009
H.264 was definitely the 'it' codec of 2008, and despite its complex and potentially expensive licensing, it will likely only become more pervasive in years to come.
Posted 12 Feb 2009