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…

LongTailVideo Releases The First Flexible Open-Source HTML5 Video Player

Last week, LongTailVideo announced that they have created and released the open source JW Player in a new HTML 5 version (Beta) that features PNG skinning, Javascript API, fallback to flash and more. Perhaps this could become the new standard for sites looking to implement ...

The WebM VP8 BandWagon Rolls On - Who's In and Who's Not

Google announced the would open VP8 up as WebM, an open source video codec in a Matroska package with Ogg Vorbis as the audio encoder. So I thought it would be good to have a news round up of who's in, who's out and what ...

The Death of H.264 In HTML5? Google Opens WebM and VP8

The Death of H.264 In HTML5? Google Opens WebM and VP8

Google met our expectations today and announced that it's On2 Technologies VP8 video codec is now open source. It's supposed to outperform Ogg Theora and will be completely patent-free.

The "Reel" Deal With HTML5 Video - Not Quite There Yet

The Reel Deal With HTML5 Video   Not Quite There Yet

Online video is an exciting field to work in. As creator of the JW Player, I'm privileged to be at the forefront of the industry. Every week, our team receives thousands of emails from web developers regarding various bug reports, product feature requests and general ...

Encoding Video for The Web - Encoding Webinar Replay Video

Encoding Video for The Web   Encoding Webinar Replay Video

A few weeks back on May 5th, we held our very first ReelSEO webinar event titled, "Encoding Video for the Web."  The webinar was a great success and we had more than 250 attendees join us for the first hour with more than 150 remaining ...

BrightCove Free Wheels Into HTML 5 Video Ads

Brightcove and FreeWheel have teamed up to offer an HTML 5 ad solution. Now they've said that it's the first of its kind but I seem to remember already writing about some HTML 5 ad solutions so I'm not so sure about that point. We'll ...

Free Webinar - Got Questions About Encoding Video for The Web?

UPDATE - You can watch the entire webinar replay here - Encoding Video for the Web. Please join us tomorrow, May 5th at 11am Pacific, for our free webinar all about encoding video for the web.  If you are producing video for the web and ...

Steve Jobs' Flash Dance - Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Steve Jobs Flash Dance   Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Two big A's continue their row. The latest round was fired by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs in a lengthy blog post entitled 'Thoughts on Flash.' No it's not some new memory technique or a way to save your childhood before old age strips you of ...

Bits On The Run Gets A Long Tail

LongTail Video, who made the JW Player, have acquired Bits on the Run. They can now begin offering a full range of video tools and management as well as an easily embeddable player.

Motionbox Pro, Video Platform Review - Simple, Affordable and Simple

Motionbox, which is sort of an odd name though I guess it's motion (moving pictures) in a box (video player) and makes sense, is an online video sharing platform that allows you to upload, edit video and even share both online and offline. Let's take ...

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