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Putting Raystream To The Test, Does it Stand Up to Its Claims?

Putting Raystream To The Test, Does it Stand Up to Its Claims?

A while back, I wrote about Raystream's new technology that is set to revolutionize the online video industry, or is it? I sent them a 271MB video file and asked them to do that voodoo that they do to it and send it back. Might …

Encoding.com Teams With Roku To Make Video Channel Creation Easier

Encoding.com Teams With Roku To Make Video Channel Creation Easier

Encoding.com announced that they have worked with Roku to make several profiles for video encoding specifically for the Roku service. So now when you're wondering what settings you need to use to get that video looking crisp and streaming quickly for Roku users, you can …

Qwilt Allows Network Operators To Determine Video Traffic, Maybe Even Charge Separately

Qwilt Allows Network Operators To Determine Video Traffic, Maybe Even Charge Separately

This just sounds bad. On the surface you might think that Qwilt, a startup that was recently funded by Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Crescent Point Group, RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser and other investors, has some really good ideas. Their technology is said to allow network operators …

Rovi Adds DivX Streaming to Compete With Flash & Silverlight

Rovi Adds DivX Streaming to Compete With Flash & Silverlight

Rovi nabbed up the DivX line earlier in the year and now, they've laid down their cards to show us all why. They want a chunk of the adaptive bitrate streaming market. To get it, they'll need to take it from Flash and Silverlight, Adobe …

Vid.ly Grows Up, Goes Pro – The Universal Video URL Slam Dunk

Vid.ly Grows Up, Goes Pro   The Universal Video URL Slam Dunk

When I hop on a conference call and say "Go Team [INSERT BRAND] Woo!" you can be pretty sure that I dig your product. So Jeff Malkin and the team over at Vid.ly should be well aware of that fact now since I both opened …

The Secret to Encoding High Quality Web Video: Tutorial

The Secret to Encoding High Quality Web Video: Tutorial

I like making money as much as the next guy, but the last three or four consulting clients all shared a problem so basic that I was almost embarrassed to take their money. Specifically, they came to me concerned about poor video quality, and the …

What’s The Optimal Bitrate for Encoding YouTube Uploads?

Whats The Optimal Bitrate for Encoding YouTube Uploads?

Almost every day I upload an HD video to one of my YouTube channels, whether it be a vlog, Q&A video, a skit or something else. I really enjoy almost everything about YouTube: the community interaction, editing, the creative outlet it provides, even the weird …

Ways to Stream Your Home Video Content to your iOS Devices

Ways to Stream Your Home Video Content to your iOS Devices

JetStreamHD believe that they have the solution to you watching all that content you have amassed on your PC and want on your iPad2 via their new product, creatively named, JetStreamHD. It's really just a media server but they claim it to be "the world's …

Adobe Flash 10.2 Said to be 34% More Efficient, Includes H.264 Hardware Acceleration

Adobe Flash 10.2 Said to be 34% More Efficient, Includes H.264 Hardware Acceleration

Adobe recently announced features for the new 10.2 Flash. Among the claims are 34% more efficient, inclusion of the H.264 codec and support for more mobile devices and platforms. Also, and this seems to be the way the whole industry is going, they have included …

Video Is The Fastest Growing Mobile Application: 2/3rds of All Mobile Data In 2015

Video Is The Fastest Growing Mobile Application: 2/3rds of All Mobile Data In 2015

Cisco released their Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update just the other day and they have adjusted their predictions for online video usage over the next five years. Due to rapid uptake of tablets, smartphones and the expected superphones, they predict …

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