Here’s how it begins. Livestream Broadcaster is an exceptionally easy to configure and use live encoder that produced very good quality over a range of relevant bandwidths. The only significant negatives are that the unit doesn’t work with the older Livestream system, and doesn’t currently offer adaptive streaming, though Livestream promises to address the latter…Details
Livestream was kind enough to supply a review copy of their Livestream Broadcaster box, which I worked with today. The review will appear in Streaming Media Magazine; this short snippet will give you an idea of the quality that the unit produces and some of my initial impressions.
In separate announcements at IBC, Brightcove announced two new products from its recent acquisition of Zencoder — Instant Play and LIve Cloud Transcoding — and the availability of Widevine DRM encryption and packaging within its Video Cloud platforDetails
If you have a camcorder at any enterprise, institutional, or even social event, you should consider streaming that event live. Live streaming can be free or relatively inexpensive, and live streaming services such as Ustream, Justin.tv, Livestream, aDetails
Adobe Media Encoder CS6 has both interface and performance improvements. See them all in this tutorial from OnlineVideo.net.
I normally don’t use this blog to share experiences unrelated to compression, but my recent experience with QuickBooks, which is ongoing, was too poor not to share. I was happily using QuickBook’s 2009, which did everything that I need, when I was informed that the ability to e-mail invoices would be discontinued on May 30,…Details
Another five star review for my book, Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5, from Matt Castrinos, a sales engineer with ViewCast, who manufactures capture cards and encoding devices for producing streaming video. I met Matt this month at Streaming Media East, where he gave a 3 hour pre-conference seminar entitled Live Webcasting Soup…Details
OK, so it was the second day keynote, but a keynote nonetheless. Here’s the description: The mobile craze, fueled by tablets and smart phones, has implications for how we produce and distribute video and rich media content. And the reality of the new “YouTube generation” viewer adds a new dimension to video consumption. Enterprises and…Details
Learn the technological fundamentals behind encoding both H.264 and WebM formats for playback with the HTML5 tag. Learn the basics of H.264 and WebM encoding, and how to produce it for HTML5 distribution. In addition, see how the various H.264 and WebM encoding tools compare in regards to performance, quality, and features.