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Cord-Cutters Watch 100 Hours of Video Each Month, Hog 54% of Internet Traffic

Cord Cutters Watch 100 Hours of Video Each Month, Hog 54% of Internet Traffic

A new report from Sandvine states that, in North America at least, consumers are watching 100 hours of streaming video each month, and video traffic accounts for around 54% of downstream bandwidth usage during peak time hours.

The YouTube Live Stream Tease: Game Developers Conference Causes Rumors

The YouTube Live Stream Tease: Game Developers Conference Causes Rumors

There are some whispers about the availability of YouTube Live Stream for everyone. No, no…we must settle down. Only people who already have it can use it, and it’s merely improvements to the service as-is. Still, we’ll discuss why this rumor took shape.

YouTube Working on Adaptive Streaming for Mobile and TV

YouTube Working on Adaptive Streaming for Mobile and TV

YouTube is working on adaptive bitrate streaming for mobile and TV, because buffering is awful. Buffering and other kinds of interruption caused $2.16 billion in lost revenue last year for the online video industry, and people tend to leave after a couple of seconds of bad video.

Low Quality Video Caused $2.16 Billion in Damages to the Bottom Line in 2012

Low Quality Video Caused $2.16 Billion in Damages to the Bottom Line in 2012

It's something that we all should know at this point: low quality video will turn your viewers off in a heartbeat.  And we're not talking just poor production values, we're talking buffering, slow startup time, and low resolution due to bitrate issues.  According to a …

Browser Adoption of HTML5 Video Continues to Grow, But Still Not Complete

Browser Adoption of HTML5 Video Continues to Grow, But Still Not Complete

LongTail Video just released the update to their longstanding State of HTML5 Video which gives everyone a clear cut, easy to read guide to what parts of the HTML5 <video> tag are supported, by what browser and to what extent. At present, 79% of the …

Tips for Optimizing Video Ad Campaigns on Tablets

Tips for Optimizing Video Ad Campaigns on Tablets

Rhythm put out their Q2 2012 Insights report which looks at advertising that's delivered to tablets and mobiles and they found some interesting things in regards to tablets, in my opinion. It seems that many tablets commonly have more than one user, so if you're …

List of Cloud-Based Video Encoding Tools and Services

List of Cloud Based Video Encoding Tools and Services

With the rise of software-as-a-service (SAAS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) I thought it was about time we started compiling a list of web-based video encoding options. This is not a list of online video platforms but rather a set of places that you can upload a …

MPEG DASH Gains Industry Support As “Streaming Media Standard”

MPEG DASH Gains Industry Support As Streaming Media Standard

Well, it seems some companies, including Netflix and Microsoft, have got together behind a single format for media streaming. The format, MPEG DASH, now has its own Promoters Group. DASH, or dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP, was just finalized in November and allows for, obviously, …

Future Proof Your Online Video Library With Vid.ly Integration with Encoding.com

Future Proof Your Online Video Library With Vid.ly Integration with Encoding.com

Some time ago I wrote about Vid.ly – one upload, universal URL, fire and forget sort of encoding service where you could upload video, grab one single URL and it would work just about anywhere. Today, they're announcing that everything Vid.ly offers will be directly …

5 Tips For Optimizing Videos For Mobile Viewers – Reel Video Producer Tips #20

5 Tips For Optimizing Videos For Mobile Viewers   Reel Video Producer Tips #20

With more and more people viewing videos on their mobile devices, it's becoming more and more important for video producers to ensure that their content is optimized for mobile viewing. Not just in how the videos are formatted, the bitrate it uses, or the video …

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