MPEG Ratifies Draft Standard for DASH

DASH stands for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP, and it’s MPEG spec that was unanimously ratified on December 2, 2011. What is DASH? As I open in my article What is MPEG DASH for Streaming Media Magazine: MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) is a developing ISO Standard (ISO/IEC 23009-1) that should be finalized…

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ESPN Chooses Elemental for On-Demand Streaming

I don’t spend a lot of time in the big-iron encoding space, but I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago when I saw Elemental Technologies, who sells GPU-based hardware encoders, written about in BusinessWeek. So when the company approached Streaming Media Magazine with an exclusive story about ESPN using their technology, I was psyched…

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Configuring Your Streaming Video (for Newbies)

Configuring your video streams properly requires an understanding of three concepts; data rate, resolution and frame rate. In this article, I’ll define these terms and discuss the influences that impact your choices for each parameter. Then, at the end, I’ll walk you through a decision matrix designed to help you choose the optimal parameters for…

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Living on the Flash/HTML5 Roller Coaster

Wow, what a roller coaster. Just last week, Adobe announced their decision to stop developing the Flash Player for mobile devices, a decision that looks predestined in retrospect. Faced with the expense of supporting a diverse and growing range of Android devices, while shut out in the iOS and Windows 8 markets, Adobe decided to…

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SOTW – On Android, Flash is 55%, HTML5 100%

By now you’ve heard that Adobe will discontinue the development of the Flash Player on the Android platform, stating in part that “HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.” Boy, they weren’t…

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