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Streaming Media Podcast #18: Microsoft's New Video Tools

Tim interviews Chris Knowlton and Charles Finkelstein, both with Microsoft, regarding the new Expression Encoder 2, Silverlight 2 and IIS 7's ability to handle multiple video formats.
Mon., June 2, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jun 2008

Blasts From the Past: A Decade (Almost) of StreamingMedia.com Headlines

As part of StreamingMedia.com's tenth anniversary, we've gone through the archives and compiled some of the most interesting news stories and commentaries that have appeared on the site.
Mon., May 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 18 May 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #15: NAB Day Two

Tim Siglin interviews two more companies at the National Association of Broadcaster's show (NAB) in Las Vegas: Akamai talks about its partnership with transcoding companies, while Wowza talks about competing with Adobe on a whole new price-point playing field.
Fri., April 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Apr 2008

Adobe Media Player Now Available

The new player—called AMP for short and first announced almost a year ago—will let viewers watch Flash Video content while online or offline, and lets content owners apply Flash Media Server Rights Management rules to their video.
Wed., April 9, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2008

Alternative Flash Servers Follow H.264 Path

Last week Wowza introduced live H.264 capability in a preview version of Wowza Media Server Pro; Red5 promises live H.264 to come in an upcoming release of Red5 Server.
Tues, March 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Mar 2008

Adobe Offers DRM with Flash Media Rights Management Server

New product offers protection and controls for FLV, F4V, and H.264, as well as attendant graphics and advertising, both online and offline.
Wed., March 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2008

Operation MySpace and Kulabyte Bring Live HD Flash to the Web

The MySpace webcast of a concert for U.S. troops in Kuwait marked the debut of live HD Flash streaming. It wasn't perfect, but as a first test of Kulabyte's live encoding, it was an almost unequivocal success.
Tues., Mar. 11, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Mar 2008

Apple’s iPhone Courts Enterprise, Disses Flash

The good news this week is that the APIs in the iPhone SDK boost audio and video options. The bad news is that it still won't support Flash.
Fri., March 7, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Mar 2008

Adobe Ships Flex 3; Microsoft Shines Light on Silverlight 2

Things are heating up in the run-up to NAB, as Adobe completes the trilogy of Flash, Flex 3, and AIR , while Microsoft talks about what’s in Silverlight 2.
Tues., Feb. 26, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Feb 2008

Building Video Apps With Adobe AIR

With Adobe AIR, skilled and novice developers have the tools to move from creating web-only services to delivering video-rich desktop applications. As a powerful, easy-to-use, cross-operating system application runtime, AIR lets web designers and developers take RIAs created in HTML/CSS, Ajax, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Flex and quickly deliver them as desktop applications.
Fri., Feb. 22, by Lee Brimelow
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Feb 2008

More Flash Brings More Light

Undoubtedly the biggest news in online video for 2007, the Silverlight/Flash battle is one that finds both Microsoft and Adobe significantly shifting their fundamental approaches, although in both cases, there’s historical precedent.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

CES 2008 Keynote: Bill Gates' Last Hurrah

Microsoft’s chairman reminisces on the past, pokes fun at the present, and pushing streaming as part of the company’s future—including a partnership with NBC to deliver video of the 2008 Summer Olympics with Silverlight.
Mon., Jan. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jan 2008

So You Got a New Computer for Christmas. Now What?

Here’s a brief overview of the basic tools everyone needs to stream content from Flash, Windows Media, QuickTime, and Real sources.
Fri., Jan. 4, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jan 2008

Streams of Thought: Altering Course—The Adobe Warship Begins to Turn

Everywhere you look, Adobe shows signs of turning into a relatively successful hybrid company that uses the web and the desktop as equal platforms.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Dec 2007

Express Yourself

Getting to know Microsoft Silverlight's Expression Encoder
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Dec 2007

Whatever Happened to QuickTime?

For those of us who got our start in digital video years back with QuickTime (I still have my floppy disk with QuickTime 1.0 on it), it’s been disconcerting to watch the program’s apparent decline over the past few years.
Fri., Dec. 14, by John Farrell
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Dec 2007

CDNs Rush to Add High-Definition Flash Streaming

With Adobe's announcement of Flash Media Server 3 last week, content delivery networks including Level 3, Limelight, and Swarmcast are announcing formal support for HD Flash.
Tues., Dec. 11, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Dec 2007

Streaming Media Podcast #9: Flash Media Server 3

Tim Siglin and Sam Mays of Fresh Punch, who is standing in for Jose this week, talk about Flash, including several tools showcased at Adobe's MAX 2007 conference that have found their way into the newly announced Flash Media Server 3.
Tues., Dec. 4
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Dec 2007

Flash Media Server Spawns a Family

Released today, the new Flash Media Server 3 contains not just one but three server options. Also released today was Flash Player 9, which supports H.264 and On2's VP6-s. Read the story and listen to the accompanying podcast.
Tues., Dec. 4, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Dec 2007
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