Buyer’s Guide to On-Demand Encoders 2015

My article, a Buyer’s Guide to On-Demand Encoders 2015, just appeared on StreamingMedia.com. Here’s the lead graph that describes what I cover.  Choosing an encoding tool is a fundamental decision for anyone posting video to a website. In this video-on-demand (VOD) encoding buyer’s guide, I’ll run through the most relevant product categories, point out noteworthy…

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Buyer’s Guide to Live Video Encoders 2015

My article, a Buyer’s Guide to Live Video Encoders 2015, just appeared on StreamingMedia.com. Here’s the intro graph that covers what’s covered.  Congratulations, you’re buying a live encoder. In 2014, Ooyala released survey results showing that live videos are watched, on average, 11 times longer than VOD videos. So taking your presentation, webinar, or other…

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More on Replacing Flash Webinar-Additional Content

As mentioned previously, I’m producing a free webinar entitled Replacing Flash with the Media Source Extensions/Encrypted Media Extensions on March 16, at 1:00 PM EST. It’s sponsored by Onstream Media. You can read the description and signup here.  To supplement the information that I compiled, I asked a number of collegues the following questions: For…

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Free Webinar: Replacing Flash with Media Source Extension and Encrypted Media Extensions

I’m producing a free webinar entitled Replacing Flash with the Media Source Extensions/Encrypted Media Extensions on March 16, at 1:00 PM EST. It’s sponsored by Onstream Media. Here’s the description.  Flash has dominated the streaming media landscape much longer than anticipated because HTML5-based solutions lacked necessities like adaptive streaming, digital rights management, live streaming, close…

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Five Star Review for Udemy Course

My course, Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback, is an entry-level video compression course designed to help newbies quickly get up to speed on compression technologies and producing for the various platforms listed in the title. It now has 119 students, the latest of which, Ian Carpenter, shared his thoughts in this five…

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Microphone Alternatives for the iPhone

In this article I test several microphones for use with an iPhone 6 with applications like FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts. The basic workflow is the same. I connected the microhones to my iPhone 6, then opened a Google Hangouts chat with my MacBook Pro, then captured the audio using Camtasia. These audio files will…

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Try HLS for Adaptive Delivery to Smart TVs

As I’ve observed previously, one of the benefits I get speaking before technical audiences is to hear their insites and experiences. I learned two very valuable nuggets of information from my most recent talk with the VideoTLV group in Tel Aviv.  The first related to the benefit of encoding H.264 and WebM files when creating…

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