HEVC Advance Royalties: Onerous or Not?

There has been lots of discussion about how onerous the content royalties proposed by HEVC Advance are for streaming distributors. In this article, I analyze the impact of those royalties on HEVC adoption and usage using two models, the M-Go model, for single movie rentals, and the Netflix model. Surprisingly, when you consider the bandwidth…

Royalties on DASH? Say it Isn’t So!

Just a quick note regarding an article in Streaming Media Magazine that you should read entitled, An Unhappy Surprise: MPEG LA Is Forming a Patent Pool for DASH. As the article details, we’ve known for a long time that the Dynamic Adaptive Streaming Over HTTP (DASH) standard may include licensable IP. However, it’s been years since…

Time to Abandon Flash? It Depends

Flash has been getting lots of bad press lately, some deserved, some not. Is it time to abandon Adobe’s long-in-the-tooth technology? Well, judging from the title an article I wrote that recently appeared on Streaming Media, HTML5 Comes of Age: It’s Finally Time to Tell Flash Good-bye, you would think so. Funny thing, though, editors…