An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!
Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.
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.
What Higher Education Can Learn From Podcasts: How to Go Long
Why do long-form video lectures get dull in a hurry, while long-form podcasts remain engaging? Because podcasts are built on conversations.
Making the Case for Government-Mandated Online Video Standards
Will there ever be one ring to rule them all? it's time for the online video industry to take a page from TV and create interoperable standards.
The Decline of the Standards-Based Codec—and Good Riddance
Online is different from broadcast and doesn't need formal standards. HEVC isn't considered by many online video streamers, as the future belongs to VP9 and AV1.
Streaming and Politics: Can Video Escape the Online Echo Chamber?
The promise of the internet was free and open discussions, but increasingly it feels like the powerful are the only ones doing the talking. Can viewers break down those narratives and create their own?
Infographic: Next-Gen Video Formats
OTT decision-makers are bullish on HDR, HFR, VR, and 4K, according to results of a survey by Streaming Media and Unisphere Research
Electrifying OTT Services With the Cloud: Going Beyond the Box
Though fraught with challenges, the move to the cloud for DVR, UI-UX, and ad insertion is helping service providers and operators maximize revenue and deliver a better experience to their subscribers.
VP9 Finally Comes of Age, But Is it Right for Everyone?
Publishers and encoding companies alike are beginning to embrace VP9, Google's open source codec. Here's how it stacks up on quality and data rates.
Online Video Piracy: Serious Threat or Seriously Overblown?
Video piracy is widespread, but there's no consensus on how big the problem is or the best response to it. Are the biggest media companies in Hollywood throwing their money away trying to fight it?
Review: Capella Systems Cambria FTC Offers Per-Title Encoding
The benefits of per-title optimization aren't just for the major players, anymore. Streaming Media reviews the first solution for smaller content owners and finds the results promising.