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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

Flash and H.264: Together At Last

Adobe’s latest version of the Flash Player puts two powerful video codecs in a single, integrated platform.
Tues., Aug. 21, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Aug 2007

Webcasting With Windows Media

Tips, tricks, and best practices for getting the most out of WMV webcasts.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Aug 2007

Review: Adobe Production Premium CS3

Integration among all products in the CS3 suite is exceptionally strong, and Adobe Media Encoder—an example of a program that spans several CS3 applications—is a solid product putting Adobe firmly in the running against other more established video software suites.
Thurs., Aug. 16, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Aug 2007

Testing the New Windows Media Encoding Profiles

Microsoft recently released upgrades to its Windows Media Video codecs. How do they hold up against WMV9, Flash VP6, and Apple's H.264? As usual, the answer is a resounding "It depends."
Fri., July 27, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2007

Wowza Media Continues to Grow

Approaching 1,500 licensees, the Wowza Media Server has become a bona fide competitor to Flash Media Server by offering solid performance at a reduced price.
Tues., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jul 2007

Adobe’s Visual Communicator 3 Integrates with Flash Media Server

New version of Serious Magic’s flagship product adds multicamera preview and seamless Flash Video output at a reduced price.
Mon., June 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Jun 2007

Q&A With Adobe's Chris Hock

With all the attention on Silverlight, plus the new encoding profiles for Windows Media Profile, we thought it was time to sit down with a longtime Macromedia/Adobe team member to find out what's going on with Flash.
Wed., June 20, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jun 2007

Q&A With Microsoft's Ben Waggoner

In this companion piece to "The Right Profile"—a critical look at the new Windows Media Video codecs in the June/July issue of Streaming Media magazine—the author sits down for an in-depth Q&A with the program manager for Microsoft's codecs division.
Wed., June 20, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jun 2007

Streaming Media East 2007: Keynote Sheds More Light on Silverlight

Microsoft's Sean Alexander showed off Silverlight and the Expression Studio suite, and even the skeptics at Streaming Media East seemed cautiously optimistic that Microsoft is now fully focused on the media space.
Tues., May 15, by Steve Mack
Featured Articles, Posted 15 May 2007
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