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…

HTML5's Dark Horse Video Codec, ON2 VP8 From Google

While Google didn't make the VP8 video codec, they did purchase it recently and now, they're announcing [allegedly] that it will be Open Source. What's this mean for HTML 5? It might finally have found a winner of the codec race and a savior, in ...

Hippie Hostility To Web Video – The Capitalist Strikes Back!

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell shares his experience with the techno-phobes and "techno-know-nothings" who are hostile to the creation and marketing of online video, and why online video is actually very "hippie-friendly."

A Baker's Dozen List of "HTML5" Video Encoding Tools

A Bakers Dozen List of HTML5 Video Encoding Tools

These aren't really HTML5 video encoders but they do support the two currently competing encoding/compression formats - H.264 MP4 and Ogg Theora. With that in mind it means you could use them to encode your video to formats that work with the HTML 5 video ...

CBS Testing HTML5 Video Tag for IPad Support

Several sites on the web (The Other Mac Blog, MacRumors) noted that CBS.com had posted some iPad test videos. At first glance you might be confused as they show up in a standard Flash player, but MacRumors did some further digging and uncovered some HTML5 ...

Kaltura Helps To Spread The Word About HTML5

Hot hot hot on the heels of the IE9 HTML 5/H.264 news is an announcement from Kaltura that they're teaming up with some others to start some new open video initiatives, specifically in regards to HTML 5

My Theora On H(TML5).264 Support

My Theora On H(TML5).264 Support

Microsoft showed off what some are calling the killer app (a lame term really), Internet Explorer 9. It's got HTML 5 support (to what extent remains to be seen) and MP3, MP4 and H.264 support built in. That could be enough to push the industry ...

Video File Container Formats, Compression and Codecs - Oh My!

Video File Container Formats, Compression and Codecs   Oh My!

When I first took the dive into online video, I quickly found that there was a steep learning curve - especially with regard to new terms like codecs, video file formats, compression and the like.

The Basics of Web Video File Formats and Video Containers

The Basics of Web Video File Formats and Video Containers

Does all the technical jargon about digital video file formats drive you bonkers? Join the club! Confusion over video file formats is probably the single biggest hang-up for people wanting to upload video to the web. The good news is that with just a little ...

Streaming Production and Flash Delivery Workshop - March 23rd

Are you producing streaming video and wondering if your procedures and work flow maximize quality and efficiency? Perhaps you're on the distribution side and need to learn how to produce a Flash Player, or install or manage the Flash Media Server? If any of these ...

YouTube Embraces HTML 5 Video, Experimentally

YouTube recently stated that they want to help push HTML 5 to the forefront and have begun a more robust experiment to use it on their site. You have to opt-in to beta program in order to see the HTML 5 pages and there are ...