Video Technology

Video Technology – Our look at streaming video technology, both today and in the future. You’ll read about online video and mobile video – production, video publishing technologies, streaming video delivery technology, etc… etc…

JW Player on The Latest in Video Technology Innovations

JW Player on The Latest in Video Technology Innovations

Jeroen (JW) Wijering, founder of JW Player, is one of the world's foremost experts in online video technology. At ReelSummit, his keynote address highlighted three exciting technical innovations for the industry: adaptive streaming, video transcripts, and hotspots for interactive video.

The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression [Video]

The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression [Video]

To an outsider, video codecs can seem almost impossible to understand. But, in reality, the main concepts behind codecs aren't so convoluted, particularly when an expert takes the time to break down the meanings. Filmmaker David Kong has created an excellent video tutorial that does just that.

Free Webinar Today: HTML5 Video in 2014 & Beyond

Free Webinar Today: HTML5 Video in 2014 & Beyond

HTML5 video is Dead! Adobe's Flash reigns King! Kidding, of course. You should all know by now that HTML5 is the standard for delivering high-quality, cross-platform, rich content experiences.  As video and mobile continue to grow exponentially, it's critical that we stay on top of the latest ...

YouTube Tests Out New Dynamic Video Player Feature

YouTube Tests Out New Dynamic Video Player Feature

YouTube is experimenting with a new video player size which will dynamically change the player's dimensions, depending on the size of the user's browser window. The site is testing the automatic responsive design of the player which means that users won't need to do a thing.

Adobe Creative Cloud: New Features for Premiere Pro Video App

Adobe Creative Cloud: New Features for Premiere Pro Video App

Adobe's Premiere Pro Creative Cloud is the most popular Non-Linear Editing suite on the market, and it's about to receive a host of brand new features. These include improved native 4K support, a Master Clip Effect and Live Text. More details inside.

Deep Learning Set to Help you Find More Movies at Netflix

Deep Learning Set to Help you Find More Movies at Netflix

Netflix is putting a lot of time and energy into modeling neural networks and so I strip out the amazing technical jargon and look at it from a "what does it do for online video and video viewers" as opposed to a "how many GPUs does it take to train an artificial neural network in under a week?" See, why I took the other approach?

Akamai's Future Seems Unfazed by Apple's Reported CDN Build

 Akamais Future Seems Unfazed by Apples Reported CDN Build

When the WSJ speculated earlier this week on the consequences of Apple's apparent ramp up of CDN specialists, indicating a build of their own Content Delivery Network, the next obvious question to be asked was how will this impact their major suppliers: Akamai and Level3? ...

Video is the Next Big Analytics Wave for Everything and Everyone

Video is the Next Big Analytics Wave for Everything and Everyone

From better traffic patterns to less perishable food loss, the potential for digital video as a big data source is unlimited. But we will have to choose wisely how it is used. Placing a new Starbucks? Sure. Trying to prevent crimes before they happen by profiling citizens? No thank you.

5 Stupid Chromecast Tricks (That Really Aren't Stupid at All)

5 Stupid Chromecast Tricks (That Really Arent Stupid at All)

Chromecast is a cheap, effective and cool way to add internet video to almost any HDTV. But that's not all this little device is capable of. Find out how you can use it to send any internet page to your TV or even hack your hotel TV to find something watchable.

What the Brightcove, Unicorn Media Deal Means to Online Video

What the Brightcove, Unicorn Media Deal Means to Online Video

Leading video technology platform, Brightcove, has agreed to buy Unicorn media, a video advertising technology company. What exactly does this mean for publishers and consumers in the online video industry?

An In-Depth Look At OTT And Live TV For 2014

An In Depth Look At OTT And Live TV For 2014

2013 was a huge year for OTT (Over The Top) devices and content providers, but that's nothing compared to the growth of original content that Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are promising for 2014, alongside some exciting developments in OTT technology.

4K Streaming Video - The Future Bandwidth Monster?

4K Streaming Video   The Future Bandwidth Monster?

Netflix and Amazon are rolling out 4K content and tech companies like Sony and Samsung are releasing 4K ready TVs but what is 4K? Do we really need it and what does it mean for online and streaming video?

HTML5 Browser Support Growing Fast; Chrome Takes 33% Market Share [Report]

HTML5 Browser Support Growing Fast; Chrome Takes 33% Market Share [Report]

80% of browsers support HTML5 video technology and Chrome has a 33% share of that market, the biggest piece of the pie compared to others like Firefox and IE9+ which only have a 14% share. On the mobile front iOS and Android account for 8% each of total HTML5 browser installs.

How YouTube Works: A Video About Videos

How YouTube Works: A Video About Videos

Are you sick of YouTube videos buffering? Well, the site hates it as much as you, and they are constantly trying to improve their technological infrastructure so it doesn't happen. That's not an easy task with all the challenges they face.

The Pros And Cons Of DRM for HTML5

The Pros And Cons Of DRM for HTML5

DRM in HTLM5 has been a hot topic for years but what does imposing restrictions on digital content mean for the industry? Google, Microsoft, Netflix, and the W3C have all come out in favour of it which could mean huge changes in the future for every consumer of online content.