Distributing your video


Royalties on DASH? Say it Isn't So!

Just a quick note regarding an article in Streaming Media Magazine that you should read entitled, An Unhappy Surprise: MPEG LA Is Forming a Patent Pool for DASH. As the article details, we've known for a long time that the Dynamic Adaptive Streaming...

Article and Resources on High Dynamic Range Video

I just finished an article/essay/opinion piece on High Dynamic Range (HDR) video technology for Streaming Media Magazine. The bottom line is that there are so many different standards, that unless you have money to burn, you're not going to want to ...

Gen X? Millennial? Who's Who in Streaming Viewing

We all hear and throw around terms like Generation X, Millennials, and Baby Boomers all the time, but what do they really mean? Leave it to accounting firm Deloitte to specify the terms (from their Digital Democracy Survey). Here's their taxonomy ...

Choosing the Number of Renditions and Encoding Sets

I recently received an email inquiry that asked, "on average for multiple devices, how many different renditions/encoding sets do you recommend?" The answer was complex enough that I figured I would answer it in a blog post.  There are multiple inte...

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 ...