Archived Webinar; Get Your Video Online now available

On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the Streaming Learning Center held its first webinar, Get Your Video online, which was sponsored and distributed by Onstream Media. The free, 30-minute seminar is now available for online viewing. Here’s the description: Who this free seminar is for: The use of streaming video has skyrocketed because it can be…

New FFmpeg resource (and some old ones)

I’m allergic to command-line encoders like FFmpeg, so the Streaming Learning Center blog has very little to offer folks using this encoder when it comes to techniques and command line arguments. I just learned about a new blog entitled ReneVolution which is highly focused on FFmpeg; the link will take you to a post on…

Webcasting Live Events with the Cbox P2 HD

I recently produced a tutorial about Winnov’s Cbox P2 HD, which is a great product for corporations, schools and other enterprises that hold frequent live events that combine a speaker, PowerPoint slides and other inputs. The unit can produce the event live, and create on-demand versions for most viewing platforms. I Here’s the intro from…

Comcast Sent Me a Video – It was My Invoice!

I recently signed up for Comcast broadband and just got my first invoice-in the form of a custom video. Pretty cool idea given that broadband users run the gamut from tech-savvy to technology laggards, and the bill lays the charges out in a very clear manner. If you’re a Comcast user, this is probably old…

Excellent Android Best Practices Article on Encoding.com

Encoding.com just published a best practices article entitled, The Current State of Android and Video, A Full Overview & Best Practices of Android Video. The article first outlines the issues relating to encoding for Android delivery, and then discusses different alternatives for distributing to these devices, including Encoding.com’s own Vid.ly service. Topics covered include captioning,…

Excellent Overview on DASH in Streaming Media Magazine

There have been a lot of quick hit articles both praising and bashing DASH, but few scholarly articles that take a deep look at the technology, its promise and limited progress to date. In a new article up on the Streaming Media website, entitled MPEG-DASH: Making Tracks Toward Widespread Adoption, Adrian Pennington takes a long…

DASH Standard Solidifies (Ho-Hum)

I’ve long been a DASH skeptic, for multiple reasons, including the fact that the standard was so broad so as to be almost unusable. That is, since DASH supports multiple codecs and container formats, there’s no mechanism to ensure compatibility. So, if Mozilla adds DASH playback support that decodes WebM encoded video in an MPEG-2…