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DRAWING: Free access to Taking the Leap from Flash to HTML5 Video (and tons of other awesome courses)

** CONTEST ENDED ** Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about my HTML5 video course on Pluralsight.com! The winners have been contacted via twitter. If you’re one of these lucky people, and you didn’t get my message, send me a DM @lisamarienyc and I’ll hook you up. S​iva Kumar @ckumareddy  J Chris Gibson […]

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WordPress update features built-in HTML5 Video Player

WordPress.org just released version 3.6, nicknamed “Oscar” in honor of Oscar Peterson, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. The all-new version boasts more than a new nickname, featuring a more blog-centered theme, an improved revision browser, better autosave capabilities, and a multitude of other enhancements. Among the list of upgrades that have brought us Oscar […]

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Apple performs rocket surgery to avoid using open source codecs

In this extraordinarily-geeky-yet-interesting article, @dbloom dissects the new iPhone 5 Design page on Apple.com. Basically, Apple has written some amazing, complex code to auto-play a video of the iPhone screen being unlocked. But they didn’t use a <video> element — they used JSON, JavaScript, and some interesting JPEG images. As explained in the article, there is a […]

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Posted in: Encoding, HTML5, Ideas, Web Video News

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No, Flash Video isn’t dead yet

In a recent article for Streaming Media Magazine, “Who Still Uses Flash Video? Just About Everybody,” Jan Ozer of StreamingLearningCenter does a little digging and finds that Flash is still alive and well when it comes to online video delivery. Looking at the comments on the article, this fact apparently touched on a nerve for many. […]

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Posted in: Announcements, CodingKarma, HTML5, The Basics, Web Video News

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Video encoding guidelines for tablets

Maxim Levkov, Adobe encoding specialist extraordinare (I don’t think that’s his official title) has published another white paper in his series on video encoding optimization. This one goes into depth about encoding for tablets. The focus is on BlackBerry PlayBook, but the recommendations can apply to delivery on any tablet. I edited this one as […]

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Posted in: Encoding, Flash Media Server, HTML5, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Web Video News

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Play video on all platforms with JW Player update

Play video on all platforms with JW Player update

For years, Flash Player has been the answer to the question, “how can I be sure everyone can play my video?” But today, with Apple refusing to support Flash Player on iDevices, it’s clear that a 100% Flash solution isn’t enough. The question everyone is asking now is: “how can I be sure everyone (including […]

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Posted in: Announcements, Encoding, HTML5, Ideas, Prebuilt Players, Social Media, The Basics, Web Video News

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Alyssa Milano weighs in on HLS streaming?

In an unlikely twitter exchange this weekend, hollywood starlet Alyssa Milano raised some hackles in the developer community by tweeting this link-baiting article on ArsTechnica. The article claimed that Adobe was bowing to Apple by planning HLS streaming support in an upcoming version of Flash Media Server, as I noted in a previous post. When […]

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FMS cross-platform streaming (yes, including iOS)

Yesterday at NAB, Adobe revealed plans (and a working demo) for multi-screen live streaming through Flash Media Server. While no release date was announced, the demo was impressive. Kevin Towes, Senior Product Manager for FMS, demonstrates encoding a single stream in Flash Media Live Encoder, sending it to Flash Media Server, and delivering that stream […]

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Posted in: Encoding, Flash Media Server, HTML5, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Web Video News

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HTML5 and Flash living together: JWPlayer 3.5

The latest update to the ever-popular JW Player (http://LongTailVideo.com) has arrived — and it’s definitely keeping up with the times. Version 5.3 introduces integrated support for HTML5 along right alongside Flash multi-protocol streaming and progressive delivery. With Javascript, skins, in-player advertising, and plug-ins that operate across delivery methods, this update promises to solve the headaches […]

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