The Changing Face of DRM: Where Do We Stand in 2015

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is in a state of flux and will change dramatically over the next 12 – 18 months. This introductory-level article explains what DRM is, why it’s important, how it works now, and the upcoming changes to the Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). This story appears on the…

The Case for VP9

While HEVC is getting most of the buzz surrounding Ultra High Definition (UHD) codecs, it plays in exactly zero browsers at this point, while VP9 plays in 60% of the available browsers. In tests I performed for my sessions at Streaming Media West, VP9 delivered better quality than HEVC at similar encoding parameters. So why…

Big Changes at Sorenson Media

Sorenson Media hired a new CEO, Marcus Liassides, with big plans to change Sorenson from a sleepy encoding company to a media powerhouse. I intervewed Marcus on Google Hangouts, which you can watch below. Or, you can read a summary of the interview on streamingmedia.com.