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Featured Articles

Spicy Ideas: Just. Press. Play.—Why Good Design Matters More Than Ever

Making a case for intuitive mobile device design
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Editor's Note: No Doubt

The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards and other announcements from the editor's desk
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2008

Hitchhiker's Guide to Streaming Media: DRM

What's the difference between digital rights management and conditional access technologies? What are the DRM strategies in use today? And why should you care? This DRM primer breaks it all down.
Thurs., 7 Aug, by Dom Robinson
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Aug 2008

Technicolor Dreams

Through acquisitions and partnerships, Thomson’s Technicolor is growing its business smartly in the United States and Europe, with an eye on Latin America and Asia for 2009.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Aug 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #21: Benjamin Wayne, Fliqz

In this week's podcast, Tim Siglin talks to Benjamin Wayne, CEO and Founder of Fliqz, who shares his opinions about what's wrong with video advertising CPM rates, agencies and the cost of content production.
Thurs., July 31, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Jul 2008

Readers' Choice Awards Voting Opens Today

Voting opens today for our second annual awards. Almost 200 products and services have been nominated in 20 categories. Each voter will be entered to win an 8GB iPhone.
Mon., July 28, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jul 2008

The NewsMarket Jumps on the Beijing 2008 Bandwagon

The NewsMarket, which supplies royalty- and rights-free video clips to media outlets, started a Beijing 2008 Olympics channel in April and has already supplied clips to more than 350 news organizations worldwide.
Thurs., July 24, by Bill Greenwood
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jul 2008

Highwinds Lands Commitment from Technicolor

Highwinds RollingThunder CDN has chops, but also doesn't compete with its customers, as proven by recent deals with Castfire and Technicolor.
Tues., July 22, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Jul 2008

Nomination Period for Readers' Choice Awards Extended

Due to popular demand, the nominations process will now remain open until Friday, July 25, and reader voting will begin on Monday, July 28.
Tues., July 22, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Jul 2008

On2 Gets Into the Olympic Act

Chinese streaming broadcaster rights now licensed to several interested parties, and On2 is getting into the act, announcing that Chinese Central Television’s CCTV.com will be using the Flix Engine to encode content with VP6.
Thurs., July 17, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #20: All-Stars and Format Wars

The first in a series of podcasts with Streaming Media All Stars, this spirited discussion with Nico McLane includes Jan Ozer and several opinions on Windows Media, Flash, H.264 and the needs of enterprise user.
Fri., July 11, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Jul 2008

Streaming Spotlight: Flip Video Ultra

The Flip Video Ultra is so much more than it at first seems to be. It is so simple that for the first time in years I have been able to focus on what I am filming rather than how to improve the image. The output is simple and effective and the extra software, although simple, actually turns it into a great communications tool.
Thurs., 10 July, by Dom Robinson
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jul 2008

2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Call for Nominations

Last year, more than 3,000 people voted in the inaugural Readers' Choice Awards. This year's awards feature a new, expanded list of categories. Nominations are due by July 21, so get yours in today.
Thurs., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jul 2008

Interoperability and Simplicity the Key Trends at Connections 2008

This year's Connections conference highlighted the paths and pitfalls to streaming in the home, with competing approaches offering simplified user experiences. And while there's a push towards a unified standard, its realizations seems a long ways off.
Tues., July 8, by IdaRose Sylvester and Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jul 2008

It's All in the Delivery: A Look at the Top Video Players of Today and Tomorrow

Today's media players are advancing broadcast media by leveraging the internet as a delivery medium. As such, these technologies are now becoming disruptive far beyond the confines of the web.
Thurs., July 3, by Ezra Davidson

Featured Articles, Posted 03 Jul 2008

Google and Yahoo Roll out Flash Search

Adobe has released code to search engine giants Google and Yahoo! that allow them to index content ins SWF files, including metadata about Flash Video embedded in the SWF file.
Tues., July 1, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jul 2008

Class Act: Is DIY the Way to Go for Educational Institutions?

With a DIY approach to online video, you're substituting one resource for another—time for money. It's not a bad equation, particularly if your institution is just testing the waters, but it is wise to recognize that trade-off at the start and budget learning time as an investment in your school's online success.
Fri., June 27, by Paul Riismandel
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jun 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #19: InfoComm and NxtComm

Tim Siglin podcasts from Infocomm and NxtComm, both held in Las Vegas, with special guest host IdaRose Sylvester, who discusses a new set-top box from Amino and the VN-Matrix streaming encoder/decoder from Electrosonic.
Tues., June 24, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2008

Cracking the H.264 Codec

H.264 is undoubtedly the hottest codec around, but there are inherent market forces that complicate producing files that meet the needs of your target playback device or player. These include the fact that there are multiple H.264 codecs available, each with different configurable parameters, and that each H.264 encoding tool reveals a custom set of compression options.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Jun 2008
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