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Adobe Open Sources RTMFP spec (real-time P2P in Flash)

Adobe’s Michael Thornburgh announced last week that they have submitted a companion specification to the original RTMFP spec, “Adobe’s RTMFP Profile for Flash Communication” to the IETF Internet-Drafts repository: Abstract: This memo describes how to use Adobe’s Secure Real-Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP) to transport the video, audio, and data messages of Adobe Flash platform communications. Aspects of this […]

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Posted in: Flash Media Server, HTML5, Ideas, Web Video News, WebRTC

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O’Reilly Fluent Conference 2014 – WebRTC for Everyone!

O’Reilly Fluent Conference 2014 – WebRTC for Everyone!

I’m back from Fluent and recovered from post-conference ‘ick’ that I always seem to bring back with me (when will I learn not to take the red-eye?) Speaking at Fluent was an awesome experience — being a featured speaker alongside the likes of Scott Hanselman (Microsoft), Paul Irish (Google), Chris Wilson (Google), Rachel Myers (GitHub) […]

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Posted in: HTML5, Interactivity, Speaking, Training, Web Video News, WebRTC

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

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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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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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Posted in: Code Examples, Ideas, Prebuilt Players, Prezi, Training, Web Video News

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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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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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Posted in: The Basics, Web Video News

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Meetings.io now offers free screensharing

I blogged in May about meetings.io and their accountless video chatting service. As promised, they’ve delivered free screensharing and several adjustments on top of video chat. The low down on screensharing: you first need to install something called the “Adobe ConnectNow” add-in. (This is a Flash Player add-in from Adobe that is also used to […]

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