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How to create full-screen video backgrounds in Prezi

This weekend I ran across Greg Meadows‘ post in the Prezi group on LinkedIn. He was talking about adding a video to the canvas and had given it a go. In his example, he imported a video into his Prezi as a media file, then placed items on top. This worked, but with two shortcomings: […]

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Multi-Bitrate and Multi-Screen Streaming With Flash Media Server 4.5

Last week’s Streaming Media East conference is a wrap. I had the opportunity to present two talks this year, one on multi-bitrate streaming to Flash and iOS using Flash Media Server 4.5, and the other on approaches to building mobile video players. In this FMS talk, I gave an overview of what the latest version […]

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Posted in: Flash Media Server, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Prebuilt Players, The Basics, Training, Web Video News

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Mobile video presentation at SME 2012

Thanks to the great crowd who showed up for my talk last week at Streaming Media East 2012: Multi-Bitrate and Multi-Screen Streaming With Flash Media Server 4.5. As promised, here is a link to my presentation: http://bit.ly/multiplescreens SME is publishing all sessions online on their Streaming Media TV Livestream channel so you can check it […]

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Google Hangouts on Air announced – Free live broadcasting for everyone!

Today Google announced their pilot product, Google Hangouts on Air, will be made available to the masses, worldwide. (Hmm… except China, that is. But that’s another story altogether.). Notice the name is “on Air” as in live, not “on AIR” as in Adobe AIR. This will be totally browser based live streaming, through Google Hangouts (part […]

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Posted in: Ideas, Interactivity, Prebuilt Players, The Basics, Web Video News

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Coolness: OSMF 2.0 released

[UPDATE: OSMF has been deprecated by Adobe, sorry to say] Adobe has released a new version of the Open Source Media Framework this week, with some major improvements to adaptive bitrate logic, and some new APIs that now include interesting attributes such as “Doneness” and “Liveness”. Updates include: Two modes for adaptive streaming: manual and automatic […]

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Posted in: HTTP Dynamic Streaming, OSMF, Prebuilt Players, 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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Quick way to play any video in Flash

[UPDATE: Adobe has discontinued the free Strobe player] There are third-party applications that will play Flash video files, but those require installation — and that is often not allowed on shared or corporate computers. One quick down-and-dirty option is to play the video in the browser instead. To do this, you can pass in a […]

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Posted in: OSMF, Prebuilt Players, The Basics, Web Video News

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Unbrand your YouTube player

[UPDATE: This feature has been deprecated by YouTube] One of the drawbacks of YouTube for business customers has always been the mandatory YouTube logo on the embedded player. Well, good news! You can now embed a YouTube player without a YouTube logo. Using this unbranded player is still free, and you can use it with […]

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Flash and the City 2011 OSMF Talk

Flash and the City 2011 is a wrap — and it went by at warp speed!  I closed out the conference Sunday night with the fastest presentation of OSMF for the Absolute Beginner I’ve ever given, as I only had 30 minutes before they locked the doors. Hopefully everyone who attended (thank you very much […]

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