Seminar on HTML5 and Web Video Standards

At StreamingMedia Europe this year I hosted a seminar on HTML5 and web standards. I was the skeptic moderator, and on my panel were four users or HTML5 related service providers. Here’s the description, and the video of the session is included below. A203: HTML5 and Web Video StandardsModerator: Jan Ozer, Principal, Doceo PublishingJan Petzold,…

Fear and Loathing at StreamingMedia West

Here at StreamingMedia West in Los Angeles this year (November, 2010) – same crowd, different location. I taught one seminar on H.264 Production for Streaming and Progressive Download, you can download the PDF here. You can find a few items of interest there; two tables showing H.264 playback statistics on Mac and Windows computers, and…

WebM vs. H.264 Bakeoff – Presentation and Handout

I just finished my H.264 vs. WebM Bakeoff presentation – you can download the PDF below. You’ve heard the hype about VP8, but how does it really compare to H.264? This session compares quality, encoding speed, and playback requirements. It also details access to VP8 encoding from within live and on-demand encoding tools, the availability…

Microsoft Throws Silverlight Under the Bus

Microsoft Silverlight has been very noticably used by NBC (Olympics/Sunday Night Football), but never achieved the penetration necessary for smaller businesses to adopt it. The thing is, while the sizzle behind Silverlight has always been video (as with Flash), the steak has always been Rich Internet Applications, and more specifically, the tools that developers use…

Adobe Announces HTML5 Player Widget

Here’s a copy of the release that you can find here. HTML5 has received a tremendous amount of buzz, much of it driven by the potential for plugin-free video. However, the limited browser support for the HTML5 <video> tag has forced web designers to scramble for a solution that would work across platforms as well…

H.264 Presentations from Streaming Media Europe

I gave two presentations at Streaming Media Europe last week, one a three hour presentation on producing H.264 for Flash, Silverlight, QuickTime and HTML5, the other a 30 minute short course on producing H.264. Both presentations are attached hereto. Here’s the agenda from the longer presentation. Most notable are new performance stats that I collected…