There are two tools that I have on every computer that will run them; MediaInfo on all my Mac and Windows workstations, and Bitrate Viewer, which is Windows only and is installed on every Windows computer that I own. The first provides information about my files like data rate, resolution, codec, bits per pixel and…Details
Adobe Flash Catalyst is my “go-to” tool for creating and uploading simple Flash Players to the web, and if you own Adobe CS5, you already have the tool. Here you can watch a short tutorial on how simple it is to create Flash Players with Adobe Flash Catalyst.
Jan Ozer will host a 30-minute webinar on Tuesday, March 29th, at 2:00 PM EST entitled Encoding Best Practices for the Enterprise. In this session, you’ll learn:– How your streaming files compare to prominent Media, B2C and B2B sites. This segment will present the results of a survey of the codec and streaming configurations deployed by top…Details
Every year I review streaming encoding programs for StreamingMedia.com. This year’s issue is up, here’s the lead. The ideal streaming encoding tool should provide great quality, blazing performance, a discrete set of critical encoding parameters, and a range of other time-saving automation and input/output options. We all know the names—Adobe Media Encoder, Compressor, Squeeze, Episode…Details
ViewCast’s Niagara 2120 is a multiple stream, live H.264 encoding appliance that produced very good quality compared to software-based solutions like Telestream’s Wirecast. The sub-5 pound unit is very portable, and can be configured in the home office for one-touch use in the field, and you can log-on remotely to resolve any issues experienced by…Details
You can use free sites like YouTube and Vimeo to host your videos for you, and then embed those videos into the pages of your website. This step-by-step video guides you through the upload process, and then helps you customize the embed code so the final result looks perfect on your site.
Pretty catchy headline, eh? Well, I wrote it because I’m tired of seeing headlines like this one in CNET – “Mefeedia: HTML5-compatible video is on the rise.” Kind of makes you think that websites are adapting HTML5 en mass, doesn’t it? Well, the reality is, they’re not. The second paragraph of the CNET article states:…Details
Here’s a video tutorial comparing the performance, quality and H.264 controls afforded by Adobe Media Encoder
Apple Compressor, Microsoft Expression Encoder, Sorenson Squeeze and Telestream Episode Pro. In seven minutes, you’ll know which tool is fastest, which produces the highest quality and which gives you the most control over H.264 encoding.