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…

Wired Says Flash.Must.Die; Then Displays Ad with Flash

I’m researching an article that involves the future of Flash, so started searching for articles on the most recent Mozilla-related Flash flap. I noticed that Wired had an article dramatically entitled Flash. Must. Die. You can guess the rest of the story-when I clicked over to the article, a Flash-based advertisement popped up. This “do as…

Producing Live Events, Master Tip 5: Audio Quality is Key

Total Webcasting is a webcasting service provider out of New York that produces dozens of events a month, and thousands since its inception in 2007. Total Webcasting is unique in that it produces virtually all events for its customers, while owning the streaming server and content management system used for live and on-demand delivery, providing the…

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…