Encoding for HTTP Live Streaming

If you’re just getting into producing files for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) delivery, you may find my article on encoding for HLS useful. Here’s the introduction: HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is a simple and elegant architecture created by Apple for delivering adaptive bit rate streams to iOS devices and compatible browsers, essentially Safari. Since its…

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Ozer releases Udemy Course: Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback

Ozer releases Udemy Course: Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback New video compression course helps novice to intermediate streaming producers optimize quality and encoding efficiency when producing for multiple target platforms Galax, VA – March 5, 2014 – The Streaming Learning Center announced the immediate availability of Video Compression for Web, Disc and…

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Osprey Lives On, ViewCast Disappears

Author’s note:  The article has been updated with information about Valdor acquiring the Niagara and GoStream product lines. It’s no secret that ViewCast, one of the longest tenured veterans in the streaming media marketplace, has been under a lot of financial pressure lately, though their products have always been solid, at least for me. Last…

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In Defense of MPEG LA

MPEG LA is the licensing authority that manages the patent portfolios for MPEG-2 and H.264 patent groups. The organization has received some bad press lately from Steve Forbes, writing in Fox News, and Howard Williams, writing for TelecomTV. The common complaint seems to be that MPEG LA is charging royalties for old and expired patents, which,…

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