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YouTube Commits to VP9-supported 4K, Asks LG & Sony Along for the Ride

YouTube Commits to VP9 supported 4K, Asks LG & Sony Along for the Ride

Google has been trying to get their own video codec off the ground for years and it looks like they finally have the weight of the industry behind them as they demonstrate VP9 enabled 4K video streaming for YouTube at next week’s CES show in Las Vegas.

The Day In Online Video News And Views 6th November 2013

The Day In Online Video News And Views 6th November 2013

Netflix escape a $10 Million payout as they win a lawsuit against a filmmaker who sued when they refused to carry his movie, Samsung may be creating a Google Glass rival and GetGlue gets snapped up by video discovery start up i.TV. This and other news of the day from ReelSEO.

Video Format Fun: Frames, Containers, Codecs And Compression, Oh My!

Video Format Fun: Frames, Containers, Codecs And Compression, Oh My!

The world of video formats can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with codecs, containers, frames per second, aspect ratios and compression. We’ve put together a quick guide to these topics which should give you a better understanding.

The Week In Video: It’s A Dog’s World

The Week In Video: Its A Dogs World

So much video news this week but we’ve managed to squeeze it all into one blog post. Read the latest on Digital Video vs. TV Ad Engagement and Yahoo’s purchase of the Qwiki video app. Also we have stats! Did YOU know that 500 years worth of YouTube video are watched on Facebook every day?

Google Announces New Video Chat Feature And Video Codec

Google Announces New Video Chat Feature And Video Codec

Google’s annual developer conference, the I/O, introduced a number of new features including a new video codec aimed at reducing bandwidth, a new cross platform ‘all in one’ video chat service and a music streaming rival to Spotify. Oh, and they also confirmed the latest YouTube stats.

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 …

Survey Says: MP4 the Leading Format for Video Professionals [Infographic]

Survey Says: MP4 the Leading Format for Video Professionals [Infographic]

Sorenson makes some pretty great software and video services and have a large user base. So they decided to ping the user base and see what kind of trends are ongoing in terms of video file formats and usage within that user base.

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, …

The State Of HTML5 Video – Growing, But Also Kind Of A Mess

The State Of HTML5 Video   Growing, But Also Kind Of A Mess

Remember all the hustle and bustle there was to get HTML5 off the ground and implement immediately even though there was no standard codec, it lacks tons of functionality and all that? LongTail Video does and they broke down just where it all stands now …

Flash Video Isn’t Dead, It Just Pivoted

Flash Video Isnt Dead, It Just Pivoted

HTML5 is the future of video. Probably. Or if not HTML5, its successors. It seems that the whole web has rallied behind the desire to get rid of third-party plugins – especially closed plugins like Flash. And so every major new web browser now supports …

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