Distributing your video

Review: Onstream Media Webcasting Service

This review is up on the Streaming Media website. Here's the introduction. Onstream Media’s webcasting service provides a soup-to-nuts system for broadcasting PowerPoint slides and talking-head video to a computer-based or mobile audience, with i...

Webinar: Distributing to Desktops and Mobile Devices via HMTL5 - Viewing Page

Wednesday October 9, 2013; 2:00-2:30 PM EST

Who this free seminar is for: HTML5 can provide a simple, inexpensive way to deliver video to desktop and mobile devices, but there are some critical limitations. This webinar is for producers who want to learn how to distribute via HTML5, and when other technologies like Flash and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) are better options.

Click over to the article to view the webinar, either live or on-demand.

Livestream Comes to Roku

As a leading live streaming service provider, Livestream continually seeks additional eyeballs for its live event producers and viewers. As a developer of a top-selling line of OTT devices, Roku continually seeks additional content for its device owners. Now that Livestream has announced its launch on the Roku streaming platform, the only real question is what took them so long? I spoke with company co-founder and CEO Max Haot about this and other issues.

Excellent Overview on DASH in Streaming Media Magazine

There have been a lot of quick hit articles both praising and bashing DASH, but few scholarly articles that take a deep look at the technology, its promise and limited progress to date. In a new article up on the Streaming Media website, entitled MPE...

Producing Closed Captions in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

One of the coolest new features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC is the ability to create, edit and output closed captions. In this tutorial I’ll introduce you to those caption-related features, using some of the content that I used in my book, Premiere Pro CC: Visual QuickStart Guide, which is available now on Amazon. Click over to the main article to view the tutorial. 

DASH Standard Solidifies (Ho-Hum)

I've long been a DASH skeptic, for multiple reasons, including the fact that the standard was so broad so as to be almost unusable. That is, since DASH supports multiple codecs and container formats, there's no mechanism to ensure compatibility. So, ...

Commentary: Standards Are Meaningless (Until They Mean Something)

Enough with the new standards. All the talk about HTML5, DASH, and HEVC is mostly hot air, and here's why.

Download Handout - Choosing an Enterprise Encoder

Here's the description; click over to the main article to download the handout.

This session will discuss factors to consider when choosing an enterprise video encoding system from the likes of ATEME, Envivio, MainConcept, Thomson, AmberFin, Elemental and others. Factors include performance, output quality, quality control options, format support, expansion options, programmability, and other variables.

Consumer Brands Flock to YouTube (67%!)

Sam Walton would have liked YouTube. The site provides viewers with a range of file options in a well-featured player that offers comments, ratings, likes and captions. Companies who post videos can create their own channels and a host of viewing statistics, plus gazillions of eyeballs. In addition to that, of course, it's free. I'm guessing that Sam would have liked that just fine.

Whoever makes streaming-related decisions at Wal-Mart these days sure likes YouTube; Wal-Mart is one of the many B2C companies that have transitioned over to YouTube in the last 12 months or so. It's a significant trend, and if you're a B2C company who doesn't use YouTube as your online video platform, it may be time to reconsider.

What's Happening with Flash, DASH and HLS

Which technology will you use in 2015 to reach multiple screens, DASH or HLS? While DASH gets the most attention, HLS is my front-runner, and Flash will still dominate desktops. Flash has been one of the foundational technologies for streaming media...