SLC Completes Streaming Related Training at the NIH

June 23, 2010 – Just back from a day and 1/2 of streaming related training at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The Agency was transitioning from a Real Networks-based system over to Flash, and wanted a general introduction to Flash and current practices of streaming producers. Here’s the agenda, and you can…

Google Open Sources VP8 Codec

As expected, Google open sourced the VP8 codec today at their IO conference in San Francisco. You can read my overview article for StreamingMedia.com here, or check out www.webmproject.org, a site that details the announcement. Briefly, as you may recall, Google acquired the VP8 codec when they purchased codec developer On2, in a deal that…

Wi-Fi on US Air Flights –

OK, I have a presentation to finalize for at StreamingMedia East, but my US Air flight bound for LaGuardia offered a free trial of inflight Wi-Fi (via Gogo, a service of Aircell), so how could I resist (particularly with the Players Championship coming to a close, and the Celts playing the Cavs)? I haven’t been…

Time to Switch from VP6 to H.264

Got an email today from a colleague today that triggered the headline thought (time to switch from VP6 to H.264). His rationale was that now that MPEG-LA has extended the royalty-free period for free H.264 Internet video, it was time to change over to H.264. He was wondering whether H.264 could maintain the same quality…

Encoding for the Apple iPad, Part I

I spent the last five days learning how to best encode video for playback on the iPad, and during the day (when my kids didn’t claims exclusive use of the device), actually uploaded and played the videos. Based on this rsearch, I’ve created a two part story; part I is encoding high def video for…

Inlet’s new Live Ad Insertion for the iPad/iPhone

At NAB, Inlet Technologies introduced live, automated advertising insertion to the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Flash-based desktops and several other platforms. It’s an interesting technology for any content owner seeking to monetize their videos to multiple paltforms. Here’s a link to an summary article I wrote for Streaming Media Magazine. Perhaps equally interesting for readers of this…