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…

Google Removes H.264 Codec From Chrome

This is an excerpt from my commentary, “Welcome to the Two-Codec World,” which you can read at StreamingMedia.com. Back when Google closed on the On2 acquisition, I wrote a blog post entitled Google Closes On2 Acquisition – Better check your Wallet. The wallet reference related to the fact that Google donating VP8 to the open…

How to Encode To WebM

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for StreamingMedia. Even if you don’t believe all the hype about HTML5, sooner or later, you’ll need to start encoding some video to WebM format. Maybe for internal experimentation, for a pay-per-view or subscription project (where H.264 may incur royalties), because you’ve decided to jump into…