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…

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…

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…

Adobe to Discontinue Flash for Mobile

In a surprise move, Adobe has announced that they will stop the future development of Flash on mobile platforms. Here’s a quote from their official blog post. “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…

Best Product Video Ever from Intel

Doing some research for an upcoming presentation and stumbled upon this i5 advertisment from Intel. It’s one of the coolest videos that I’ve ever seen, weaving through real-life and cyberspace at a frantic pace. With over 2.7 million YouTube views, I’m certainly not the first to notice. Guaranteed to make you smile, and more importantly,…