The 2018 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award Winners
When only the best will do, this is the guide to use. The readers have spoken and now we're ready to announce the top streaming media players in our 17 categories.
In Defense of Autoplay, an Unloved and Unmourned Feature
While most people cheered when some browsers deactivated autoplay on videos, our columnist lamented. Here's why this is actually a step backward for the web.
OTT Moves Toward Microservices as Speed Becomes an Issue
Microservices architectures are central to the growth of OTT services, but they're widely misunderstood. Here's an intro to the major players.
25 Years of Internet Radio: Part 1
Can you believe it's been a quarter of a century since the first internet radio broadcast? In this first installment of a two-part series, we talk to some of the trailblazers who started a revolution.
Portable Streaming Encoders Shrink and Grow
As companies launch small-form-factor encoders (SFFEs) for live streaming and (sometimes) recording, one of the biggest questions potential users ask is whether these devices offer the same encoding functionality as larger units.
Streaming Video Exploration Makes the World a Little Smaller
Both armchair explorers and scientists are making use of new video technologies that are able to see more deeply than human vision can.
Virtual Reality Development Is Moving in the Wrong Direction
VR faces huge production and consumer challenges and is still evolving at a rapid rate. So why is the industry already talking about standardization?
Testing HEVC: Please Take a Moment to Help Measure Performance
Early testing of HEVC playback in HLS showed positive but inconsistent results. We need StreamingMedia.com readers to step up and help provide more data.
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.