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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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Getting the best quality video with YouTube

Jan Ozer (streamingmedialearningcenter.com) has updated his very helpful article on YouTube video settings over at StreamingMedia.com. He goes into great detail about overall quality, keyframe intervals, framerates, and codec recommendations. The aim is to get the best quality video after YouTube has its way with your source file (they re-encode your file, no matter what […]

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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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Need help calculating encoding settings?

If you have an iPhone or other iOS device, VidBitCalc is for you. Created by Jürgen Kaiser, this handy app will help professional compressionists (or those who want to be) efficiently calculate the right settings for desktops and devices.   VidBitCalc contains: A Bit Budget Calculator: Enter the available disc space, the video duration and the audio bitrate to […]

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Posted in: Announcements, Encoding, The Basics, 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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Confused by Flash Media Playback’s Set Up Page?

Configuring Flash Media Playback’s general settings This FREE video shows how to configure Flash Media Playback, Adobe’s free pre-built media player, by using the Flash Media Playback Setup page which generates the HTML “embed code” for you. Want to see the whole course but not signed up for Lynda.com yet? Enjoy a 7-day FREE trial […]

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