The streaming media encoding universe has evolved into a complex space with multiple, often intersecting markets. In this overview article, I’ll identify the most critical market segments and discuss one or two key products within each market.
So there I was, a chapter due on my next book on live streaming, and a column due for Streaming Media. Which to tackle first, I pondered.
Quality control software has been around for a while now; for an overview of the category and quick look at four entrants, check out “Quality Control Roundup: Catch the Mistakes Before They Go Live.” Producing files for adaptive streaming throws some
[Editor’s Note: Michael has taken down the video, so the link below does not work.] When you’re a streaming producer, you can’t help but watch other streaming videos with a critical eye. Here’s one from Michael Katz of Blue Penguin Development, who teaches professional service providers how to position themselves as “likeable experts.” It’s a…
This is another installment in our series of “What Is…?” articles, designed to offer definitions, history, and context around significant terms and issues in the online video industry.
Choosing a streaming technology involves multiple considerations, including an understanding of the pluses and minuses of the streaming protocol used by the technology. This article defines a streaming protocol and then discusses the relative merits
I reviewed Livestream Broadcaster in early July. Because I don’t have 4G service near my rural home, and don’t have a 4G modem, I didn’t test the unit for broadcasting over 4G. One online reader didn’t see these realities of my small town l
If you work with Compressor long enough, you’ll have to learn to transfer a compression setting from one computer to another. In this short post, I’ll describe how. This is the second iteration of this blog post; the first time I showed the hard way, this time, the easy way. The first way showed more…
[Editor’s Note, 7/20/12: After we published Jan’s article, he received a note from Colleen Henry, Video Hacker, Google Video Infrastructure, with further recommendations for encoding for YouTube. We’ve added that information as an addendum at the end
This is our second in a series of enterprise encoder reviews; in this review, we test Telestream Episode Engine. By way of background, Episode Engine is the highest performing option in the Episode family, with unlimited parallel batch encoding, Spli