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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

Apple Settles Burst Lawsuit

$10 million settlement gives Burst second major out-of-court patent defense win in as many years.
Tues., Nov. 27, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Nov 2007

Leopard Release Takes Cues From Online Video

Besides all the bells and whistles that you’ll read about (and use, if you upgrade to Leopard or make the move to a Mac) one thing struck me: the way Leopard handles media now—including images, audio and video—is mimicking the online world in a way that is a first for a desktop operating system.
Fri., Oct. 26, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Oct 2007

BBC Adds Flash To Beleaguered iPlayer

In addition to answering criticisms that the iPlayer was Windows-only, the BBC service adds streaming video and H.264, bringing it into line with European broadcast standards.
Mon., Oct 15, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Oct 2007

Streaming Media Europe: It's About Quality, Not Quantity

London—on its best weather behavior—was the setting for this week’s European event. Though the show is considerably smaller than its U.S. counterparts, the quality of the conference sessions themselves often surpassed what we get stateside.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2007

Flash: Here, There, and Everywhere

The Moviestar engine will power more than Flash playback on the web—much more. At Adobe MAX 2007, the company offered some sneak previews of just how much.
Fri., Oct. 5, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2007

Adobe Media Player Beta Now Available

It's not the full-blown version--it doesn't support H.264, for instance--but Adobe announced the availability of its long-awaited media player at Adobe MAX 2007 in Chicago.
Mon., Oct. 1, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Oct 2007

A Crash Course in Flash Video

If you're not using Flash Video, chances are you soon will be. Here's an overview of what Flash Video is, what it can and cannot do, and why you'd want to choose it over other formats.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Sep 2007

More Details on Microsoft's VC-1 Ecosystem Emerge at IBC

In addition the introduction of Microsoft's VC-1 SDK, IBC brought big news from the likes of Tarari, Dayport, Thomson,and SyncCast.
Thurs., Sept. 13, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Sep 2007

IBC Demos Reveal Advances Across IPTV Ecosystem

Whether it’s acquisition on solid-state media, encoding, or delivery, streaming in the IPTV space continues to move steadily forward, as proven by announcements from the likes of Digital Rapids, ViewCast, and Akamai.
Mon., Sept. 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2007

Adobe Demonstrates Flash Media Server 3, Adobe Media Player, and Cisco Integration at IBC

Ability to stream H.264 and AAC Plus, along with a tie-in to Cisco’s Content Delivery System, reveal more of Adobe’s larger plan to get video to three screens, even if it’s not FLV.
Thurs., Sept. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2007

Commentary: H.264 Video—The Format of Convergence

H.264 is already supported in virtually every corner of the digital video universe. Now, with big internet players like Adobe, Google, and Apple behind it, H.264 is poised to become the format of convergence where all devices have access to an expanding universe of content available via physical media or high-speed networks.
Tues., Sept. 4, by Charlie Oppenheimer
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Sep 2007

Vista Network Degradation Bug Linked to Streaming

Notice that your network transfer rate goes down when listening to audio or watching video in Vista? The bad news is you're not alone; the good news is that Microsoft says it's working on a fix.
Wed., Aug. 29, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Aug 2007
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