Distributing your video


Handout for Encoding for iDevices Presentation

Download the handout for my presentation encoding for iDevices.

This seminar starts by detailing the playback specs for all iDevices, old and new. Then, learn the strategies used by prominent iTunes publishers to serve the complete range of installed iDevices. Next, the seminar switches to cellular wireless delivery, with a technical description of Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), including recommendations for the number of streams and Apple’s encoding parameters. The seminar concludes with a review of encoding options for HLS and techniques for serving multiple target platforms such as Flash and iDevices with a single set of encoded H.264 files.

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Handout for Encoding for Flash, Mobile, and HTML5 Workshop

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Learn the technological fundamentals behind encoding for both H.264 and WebM formats. You'll learn how to encode H.264 for HTML5 distribution and streaming to iOS and other mobile devices, as well as how to encode it for Flash, including live, on-demand, and RTMP, as well as HTTP-based adaptive streaming. For WebM, you'll learn the basics of on-demand streaming, plus get a look at live WebM encoders. Finally, you'll learn how the various H.264 and WebM encoding tools compare in regards to performance, quality, and features.

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Livestream: No Computer Required

While most live streaming service providers offer software encoders that integrate tightly with their service, Livestream is the first to offer a standalone H.264 hardware encoder that operates without a computer connection and can transmit via 3G/4G or via ethernet or Wi-Fi connections. The device, called Livestream Broadcaster, costs $495, including 3 free months of service on the New Livestream Platform.

Buyer's Guide: Live Streaming Services

If you can turn on the webcam on your notebook, live streaming service providers can convert this input into a full-featured live streaming experience that you can share with a few close friends or a global audience. With multiple service providers available, how do you choose the one that’s best for you? Let’s take a guided tour through the features table, and you’ll quickly learn the most relevant considerations.

NBA League Pass: The Future of Online Sports Video

Go in-depth with NBA League Pass and find out why this streaming service has friends in high places -- including the Oval Office.

Buyer's Guide: Online Video Platforms

Online video platforms (OVPs) encode, publish, and monitor on-demand and live video content. If your publishing needs are straightforward, any OVP will do, and price will likely guide your decision. Once you go beyond the basics, however, the field becomes narrower. In this article, I’ll focus primarily on the advanced features now available from a limited group of OVPs. I’ll include a checklist so you can identify the features important to you and track whether the OVPs you’re considering offer them.

Quickie Review of Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5

So, here I am at 3:38 on a Sunday AM, suffering from tummy rumbling insomnia fueled by massive chocolate over-indulgence at a dinner party last night (hey, I'm human). For some reason I thought vanity surfing would put me to sleep, but ended up findi...

Buyer's Guide: Live Streaming Services

Production capability and user experience distinguish services. If you're in the market, look to our comprehensive chart comparing Livestream, Justin.tv, Bambuser, MultiStream, and Ustream.

How to Produce for Adaptive Streaming

Adaptive streaming is the ideal way to deliver video content online. Here's how to do it right.

Buyer's Guide: Online Video Platforms

With dozens of OVPs in the market, it's harder than ever to select the right one. Here are some guidelines to help you choose.