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Surround sound is a technique for enriching the sound reproduction quality of an audio source with additional audio channels from speakers that surround the listener (surround channels), providing sound from a 360° radius in the horizontal plane (2D) as opposed to “screen channels” (centre, [front] left, and [front] right) originating only from the listener’s forward arc.
Surround sound is characterized by a listener location or sweet spot where the audio effects work...

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Amazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?

Zencoder Loads Closed Captioning Support, Aspera Integration, Dolby Digital Plus

Zencoder Loads Closed Captioning Support, Aspera Integration, Dolby Digital Plus

Zencoder announced several new features at the NAB Show, I knew I should have been there, that will boost its usefulness and make it the first cloud transcoding provider to support closed captioning for multiple formats including Apple HTTP Live Streaming.

Silverlight Gets Streaming Surround Sound With SRS 5.1 Support and Toolkit

Silverlight Gets Streaming Surround Sound With SRS 5.1 Support and Toolkit

SRS Labs, Inc. has teamed up with Microsoft to offer full SRS 5.1 Surround Sound via a new toolkit for the platform. That means Silverlight will soon feature encoding and decoding of surround sound for streaming content.

Online Video Viewers Are Rich, Young, Early-Adopting Whippersnappers?

A report issued today by TDG analyst Michael Greeson, and based on research from GigaOM Pro, says that online video viewing audience is still dominated by the wealthy, teenagers, and those who are prone to be early adopters.  Somebody wake me when the findings turn …

Comcast Adds Even More Streaming Content Online for Subscribers

Comcast continues to enhance and improve its online offerings, and now they've announced something called Fancast Xfinity–get it? It's like "infinity", but with an "X."  It must be extreme or something.

Hollywood and The Web – Making The Case for Online Movie Releases

I'd like to talk about something tangentially related to online video but still near and dear to my heart:  movies.  I love movies.  I love them so much I went to work t a five-screen cinema at 19 and spent an entire decade managing movie …

HD Online – Watch Upload and Share High-Definition Videos

HD Online   Watch Upload and Share High Definition Videos

With the ever expanding acceptance of high definition video it's no wonder that making a list of sites that support it is an ongoing task. So this time around it's my turn to update you on all the latest and greatest places where you can …

Sony Introduces 5 New Full-HD Camcorders

Sony Expands High-Definition Camcorder Industry with New Range of Full 1920 x 1080 HD Handycam Camcorders Sony Electronics Asia Pacific broadens the camcorder category with the introduction of 16 Handycam camcorders in high-definition and standard definition. Within the range of hard disk drive, DVD, HDV …

DTS To Showcase High-Definition Solutions At CES 2008

New Sampler Discs in HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc Formats Featuring DTS-HD Master Audio™ Available for Show Attendees 2008 International CES DTS, Inc. returns to main floor of the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 7-10, Booth # 21913, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center, …

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