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Robert Reinhardt

Robert Reinhardt (@rob_reinhardt, robert@videorx.com) is director of VideoRx and is internationally regarded as an expert on multimedia application development and online video, particularly in HTML5, iOS, Flash, and AVC/H.264. 

Articles for Robert Reinhardt

Finding a Video Player That Works for You and Your Budget

The video player landscape has changed tremendously since Streaming Media examined it four years back. Here are the questions to ask when choosing a player and the features to watch for.

Developers Pay the Pioneer Tax for WebRTC Live Streaming

There's a cost to being cutting-edge, and for low-latency live video streaming that involves learning WebRTC and accepting limited browser support.

The Time to Prepare for Recovery Is Before Video Files Go Missing

Accidentally deleted a crucial video file? The good news is it might still be recoverable. Here are steps to take for recovery and to prevent loss from happening in the future.

Expert Tips for Creating a Better Facebook Live Experience

A little planning beforehand will ensure that a Facebook Live broadcast goes smoothly. Here are tips from an experienced live event producer.

Roundup Review: Looking at Sub-$2,000 Hardware H.264 Encoders

Is there one single encoder that stands apart when live streaming a range of content in H.264? This roundup looks at the best equipment for lower-budget productions.

Gone in a Flash: Migrating Videos to a Flash-Less World

For all its strengths, the clock has run out for Flash. Now is the time say goodbye and migrate to HTML5. Here's everything companies still relying on Flash need to know.

Thinking About Load Testing: It’s Not Just for the Enterprise

Even SMBs need to think about load testing these days to ensure they can serve audience demand. Here are three questions to consider.

Build or Buy? When Choosing an OVP, Ask Lots of Questions

Should your company go with an online video platform or create a custom solution? OVPs make upload and distribution easy, but aren't right for all use cases.

Is Flash Undead? What Will it Take to Finally Kill the Beast?

Everybody's using HTML5 and MPEG-DASH these days, right? Not so fast. Reports of Flash's death have been greatly exaggerated.

Is it Time Yet for 4K, H.265, and VP9 Adoption? Not So Fast

While it's fun to be on the cutting-edge of new video codecs and formats, H.264 should be every publishers' primary focus for the time being.

Choosing a Video Player: Features and Specs for the Top Five

We examine off-the-shelf video players MediaElement.js, Video.js, jPlayer, Flowplayer, and JW Player to show which of these five favorites is the best for any situation.