Choosing a Cloud Encoder

Here’s the session description; click below to download the handout. You can watch the actual conference video at the bottom of the page.   This session describes what cloud encoding is and how it works for both live and on-demand applications. Learn the types of applications that work well with cloud encoding and the factors…

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Handout for Multiscreen Delivery Workshop

Below is the presentation handout for my Encoding for Multiscreen Delivery: H.264, Protocols and Devices, workshop today at Streaming Media West. Here’s the description. Learn how to create a set of video files that will play on all devices, from smartphones to computers and OTT devices. The workshop starts by exploring key concepts like protocol…

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Adobe Drops Flash for HTML5

OK, I’ll be honest, the headline is strictly for grabbing eyeballs. Still, on several videos that I checked, Adobe is using HTML5 for delivery, rather than Flash, going as far as to encode in VP8 for Firefox playback (rather than falling back to Flash and using H.264). Here’s the short backstory. I received an email…

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Another 5-Star Review for Video Compression Book

I just got another 5-star review for compression book Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery, this one from Joshua Horowitz who commented, “I wish they offered a class based on this book in undergrad.” Well, here’s the whole review.   Blushing, thanks Joshua. Actually, not to boast, but this is the tenth 5-star review, out…

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Harmonic Cloud Encoding Demo

Harmonic went from no cloud encoding offerings to three cloud encoding offerings in a matter of months. In this video, Bryant Maness, product manager for file transcoding, demonstrates all three. The first allows you to add cloud nodes to your WFS system. If you’re running short of a capacity for a batch job, it’s a…

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MediaPlatform PrimeTime Review: A Sleek Enterprise YouTube

I’m getting pretty excited about enterprise YouTube products in general; particularly after writing about the value eBay saw in their enterprise system (see eBay Embraces Enterprise YouTube). I also liked, but wasn’t overwhelmed by, the Silverlight-based Vidizmo EnterpriseTube. I recently reviewed PrimeTime, an enterprise YouTube platform from MediaPlatform, and found it all that and a…

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