YouTube uses FFMPEG for encoding

I guess for many producers, the title is akin to “there is no Santa Claus,” or “the Republican Party’s top priority is reducing taxes for the one-percenters who fund their PACs;” obvious facts, and just not news. On the other hand, for many other producers, confirmation that YouTube uses FFMPEG might mean that they should…

Livestream Broadcaster Review up on StreamingMedia.com

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…

QuickBook-Related Woes Continue

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,…

Watch my Keynote Address at Sonic Foundry’s UNLEASH 2012

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…