MPEG-4 Articles

MPEG-4 is a method of defining compression of audio and visual (AV) digital data. It was introduced in late 1998 and designated a standard for a group of audio and video coding formats and related technology agreed upon by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11) under the formal standard ISO/IEC 14496 – Coding of audio-visual objects. Uses of MPEG-4 include compression of AV data for web (streaming media) and CD distribution, voice (telephone, videophone) an...

A Baker’s Dozen List of “HTML5″ Video Encoding Tools

A Bakers Dozen List of HTML5 Video Encoding Tools

These aren't really HTML5 video encoders but they do support the two currently competing encoding/compression formats – H.264 MP4 and Ogg Theora. With that in mind it means you could use them to encode your video to formats that work with the HTML 5 video …

Video File Container Formats, Compression and Codecs – Oh My!

Video File Container Formats, Compression and Codecs   Oh My!

When I first took the dive into online video, I quickly found that there was a steep learning curve – especially with regard to new terms like codecs, video file formats, compression and the like.

The Basics of Web Video File Formats and Video Containers

The Basics of Web Video File Formats and Video Containers

Does all the technical jargon about digital video file formats drive you bonkers? Join the club! Confusion over video file formats is probably the single biggest hang-up for people wanting to upload video to the web. The good news is that with just a little …

Is Ogg Theora The Savior of Online Video?

Ogg Theora, the magical, mystical, savior of the online video movement? Tapped to be part of the Open Video Standards and set to take its position at center stage in the push for widespread online video acceptance, but is it all it can be and …

Sorenson Squeeze 5 In Avid Technology Editing Suite

Sorenson Media today announced that Sorenson Squeeze 5 is being shipped with the latest versions of Avid Technology Inc.'s suite of video editing applications, including Avid Media Composer (v 3.5), Symphony (v 3.5) and NewsCutter (v 7.5) software. Sorenson Squeeze 5 enables independent editors, producers …

Sorenson Squeeze Software for High Quality Online Video Encoding

Funny, just yesterday a friend and I were discussing how we felt that Sorenson had "missed the boat" so to speak in terms of offering a more simplified software solution for encoding web specifically for the web.  And last night, I found the following announcement …

Open Source and Proprietary Internet Video Codecs

Internet video broadcasting is rapidly becoming the medium of choice for delivery of video entertainment and news. There are no geographic limitations or technical licensing requirements for broadcasting on the Internet, which allows any individual to produce and distribute multimedia to a global audience. Content …

Mobile Video Apps for The IPhone – Mobile Video IPhone Applications

Apple's iPhone is changing the way we do, well, just about everything these days. With the release of the 3G version things are really heating up in the mobile market. The 3.5″ 480×320 pixel display makes for a great portable platform for video and with …

Video SEO Distribution Tutorial – Submit Videos To ITunes

So you have some video, vodcasts, webisodes that you think others might like to download, or you're creating a video podcast and want to get some new distribution channels… well one of the obvious choices for that is iTunes. But how do you go about …

Overview of Digital Video File Formats

Overview of Digital Video File Formats

The wonderful world of digital video is drowning in a sea of alphabet soup. Do you get frustrated not knowing an .avi from an .flv? To help you master the world of Internet and digital video, I have compiled a comprehensive, yet easy to understand …

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