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…

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Autoplay is Now the Default on YouTube - and That's OK

YouTube has made autoplay the default option for desktop users of the site, and of course it's a way of boosting views in the face of such overwhelming competition from Facebook, and now Twitter. You can disable the feature, but we think it's a good thing for YouTube, creators and viewers.
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As The Internet Grows Bigger, What Do We Do About Video?

The Internet is still growing at a fast pace, and video is playing a huge part of that. But, with consumers streaming more online video content than ever, ISPs are already feeling the pain of maintaining the bandwidth required. How will publishers and platforms cope with the ever growing demand for video?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?