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DRM Resources on Streaming Learning Center

Someone sent me an email this morning asking about DRM-related information. I collected these resources for him, and then thought it might make a useful blog post. So, if you're interested in Digital Rights Management, here are four resources you can...

Sayonara Silverlight: How Panopto Switched to Flash and HTML5

An interesting story on Silverlight, Flash and HTML5 just appeared on StreamingMedia.com. By way of background, Panopto is a lecture and presentation capture and sharing platform used by leading academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies around ...

Free Webinar: Replacing Flash with Media Source Extension and Encrypted Media Extensions

I'm producing a free webinar entitled Replacing Flash with the Media Source Extensions/Encrypted Media Extensions on March 16, at 1:00 PM EST. It's sponsored by Onstream Media. Here's the description.  Flash has dominated the streaming media landsca...

Try HLS for Adaptive Delivery to Smart TVs

As I've observed previously, one of the benefits I get speaking before technical audiences is to hear their insites and experiences. I learned two very valuable nuggets of information from my most recent talk with the VideoTLV group in Tel Aviv.  Th...

Flash is Dead Again (Yawn)

So, YouTube finally went HTML5 first with Flash Fallback, triggering another round of Flash is Dead articles. Hey, didn't Flash die when Apple shipped the iPad without it? I remember reading lots of articles back then telling me it was so. Well, in t...

The Changing Face of DRM: Where Do We Stand in 2015

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is in a state of flux and will change dramatically over the next 12 - 18 months. This introductory-level article explains what DRM is, why it's important, how it works now, and the upcoming changes to the Media Source ...

Wowza VP Chris Knowlton Demos New Streaming Engine User Interface

Wowza Streaming Engine (formerly Wowza Media Server) debuted its new graphical user interface in February, 2014. In the words of Wowza CEO David Stubenvoll: If you wanted to do iOS streaming in Wowza 3 you had to hand code in three locations, but now...

MediaPlatform PrimeTime Review: A Sleek Enterprise YouTube

I'm getting pretty excited about enterprise YouTube products in general; particularly after writing about the value eBay saw in their enterprise system (see eBay Embraces Enterprise YouTube). I also liked, but wasn't overwhelmed by, the Silverlight-b...

Don't Buy that UHD TV: It May Go Obsolete Faster Than You Think

Holiday buying season is right around the corner, and soon you'll be subjected to advertising from multiple sources to buy a new UHD TV set. I like shiny new objects as much as the next guy, but before you succumb, you should know that there's a good...

Insights from the Ooyala Global Video Index

Ooyala is one of the top three online video platforms (OVP) and releases a quarterly "video index" that "measures the anonymized viewing habits of viewers in 239 countries and territories, from Argentina to Zimbabwe, around the world," and reports...