It’s time to look at Microsoft Windows 7, which I’m doing in two phases. First, I’ll upgrade an existing Windows XP installation and detail the experience and my first impression of Windows 7. Then, using a multiboot computer, I’ll test the performance of Windows Vista against Windows 7, and if the stars align, perhaps even Windows XP. Today, I’ll walk…Details
While in San Jose, Calif., recently for Streaming Media West, I called Adobe, which has its headquarters in San Jose, to ask I could swing by to discuss the next version of Adobe Creative Suite, or CSNext as it’s been dubbed. Simon Hayhurst, Adobe’s senior director of product management, was kind enough to spend an…Details
Got this question today via email: Found your article in Streaming Media (http://www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=10969) particularly useful, and wondered if you had any updates on .flv vs H.264 penetration and usage. We’re considering going 100% H.264 and wondered if you had a moment to talk about it on the phone. I responded: [Breaking news – On February…Details
When you stream over 18,000 live hockey games a year, you have to learn a bit about what works and what doesn’t. So when I chatted with Marc Ruskin, President of FASTHockey, Inc, the premier online destination for amateur ice hockey games from across North America, I was anxious to get some live production related…Details
I’m pulling together some streaming-related articles and need some user input. Specifically, I need: – HTTP Live Streaming to iPhone case studies – companies who have started streaming to iPhones, why, how and how it has worked out. Prefer actual content owners rather than service companies. – OVPs – any company who considered using an…Details
My article The Moving Picture: Decoding YouTube Upload Options just posted on www.eventdv.net. It explores the options available when uploading original SD video to YouTube, detailing my conclusions after uploading six files ranging in resolution from 480×270 to 720p. Click over to the main streaminglearningcenter site for links to the test files on YouTube.Details
The type and amount of statistics and analytics provided by an OVP is a critical selection criteria. Veeple is an OVP that features clickable hotspots in the video. Here’s a short (under 3 minutes) video of Veeple’s viewing analytics that I found useful in understanding the type of information that they supply. I’m sure most…Details
Just got off the phone with Jay Simons from Atlassian, an Australian software company specializing in collaboration and development tool like Jira, Confluence and FishEye. Atlassian uses screencam videos to illustrate new features and quick training tips, and produces the screencams with Telestream ScreenFlow. I was chatting about Atlassian’s choice of Episodic as their Online…Details
Just because you have a fancy 3CCD camcorder doesn’t mean you know how to shoot for streaming, but this article in AV Technology will help you get started. I hope you find it useful.
My Squeeze 6 quality and performance review just appeared on the
Digital Content Producer site. I looked at both Windows Media and H.264
quality, but not VP6 because Squeeze couldn’t meet my data rate
targets. More on that here.
To see the revDetails