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…

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 ...

Youtube Is Testing High Quality H264 Encoding

So, just today I was speaking with a friend who could swear that the quality of a certain video on Youtube was much better than it was when we watched it just last week. Certainly Youtube knows that the quality of their videos needs improvement ...

How To Encode H.264/MPEG-4 Videos for Video Sharing

These guidelines will ultimately present a compromise between maintaining a small file size (less than 100MB for Youtube) and maintaining as much original information from the video content itself as possible to ensure the highest quality result. While this is our recommendation specifically for encoding ...

Online Video API Services Being Developed

Online Video API Services Being Developed

Here are 3 of the newest online video APIs available: blip.tv Blips API service gives video content creators free hosting and distribution along with an opt-in ad program. It focuses on episodic content like "shows”. The v2.0 of their REST API offers search capabilities as ...

Adobe Flash Player 9: Support for HD MPEG-4 Video

Adobe Flash Player 9: Support for HD MPEG 4 Video

Flash Player 9 is constructed on the improvements of Flash Player 8 by bringing more power to the runtime by the use of ActionScript 3.0. ActionScript 3.0 brings along strong programming model, innovative performance and observance with the ECMA Script standard. This provides up to ...

Places To Find High Definition (HD) Videos Online

Places To Find High Definition (HD) Videos Online

Each day it seems we hear a news item related to HD video online. Just this week, we saw an announcement from Akamai about their HD Web site which offers videos from a host of television networks such as BBC, NBA, MTV, and CBS. So, ...

How To Optimize Streaming Video - Video SEO

As I am writing all of these posts and guides related to Video SEO, it occured to me that I should mention how to optimize streaming videos as well.   Obviously, streaming video is not as hot as video sharing online but it is important to ...

H.264 Versus MPEG-4 - Video Encoding Formats Compared

Overview of MPEG-4 encoding format: MPEG-4 is a standard used to compress audio and visual data. The MPEG-4 standard is generally used for streaming media and CD distribution, video conversation, and broadcast television. MPEG-4 incorporates many features of MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and other related standards. MPEG-4 ...

Standard Encoding Format for Video - AVC / H.264

H.264 encoding also known as MPEG-4 Part 10, or AVC (for Advanced Video Coding) is ready to become the format of convergence in the digital video industry, regardless of which playback platform the viewer chooses. Big Internet players like Google/YouTube, Adobe, and Apple iTunes are ...