Jan Ozer to Host Encoding Webinar on Tuesday, March 29th

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…

Annual Choosing a Streaming Encoding Tool Story up on SMC

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…

Less than 1% of Websites Fully HTML5 Compatible

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:…

Innovations in Live Event Streaming

If you produce live events, there are two relatively recent innovations you should know about. The first relates to supporting multiple playback formats, like Flash, Apple iOS devices, Silverlight and others. In the past, to support multiple output formats, you needed to encode multiple streams, each in the required format. Now that most live events…

Choosing a UGC Site to host your videos

I use UGC site Vimeo to host the videos on StreamingLearningCenter.com, because it’s inexpensive and does a great job with my screencam-based tutorials and my videos play on computers and Apple devices. Using a UGC site to host the videos on your site is a great option for lots of small websites, but which UGC…

Live Streaming from a Notebook

If you’re interested in portable event streaming from a notebook, check out this article that just posted on StreamingMedia.com. Here’s the enticing intro. “Live event streaming on a notebook can be the best of all worlds, with several programs available for free or relatively inexpensively, and generally easy to use. But how powerful of a…

Adobe ships Flash Player 10.2 – Way more efficient than WebM

Adobe shipped Flash Player 10.2 earlier this month, and I ran some tests for StreamingMedia.com. Depending upon the browser and platform, it delivers some pretty substantial performance gains, and makes Flash even faster than WebM.  Here’s an example for video playing on a MacBook Pro.                      Firefox Beta 4.0b11 Flash Player 10.1 Flash Player 10.2…