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…

Free OpenSource Multimedia File Properties Tool

Free OpenSource Multimedia File Properties Tool

Found a cool open source tool for quick reading of multimedia file properties, MediaInfo. MediaInfo is a cross-platform, light-weight, open source application that will enable you to view the detailed file properties for almost any audio or video multimedia file. Sure, you can find out …

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 …

Video Quality Comparison and Reference Table

Video quality reference table (arranged in order of best to worst): Source/service Codec Resolution Bit-rate Blu-ray H.264 or MPEG2 1920×1080 1080i/p 40 HD DVD H.264 or VC-1 1920×1080 1080i/p 28 ATSC HDTV MPEG2 1920×1080 1080i/p 19.39 Digital cable MPEG2 1920×1080 1080i/p ~ 16 Verizon FiOS …

Wikipedia Adds Online Video With Kaltura

Wikimedia is partnering with the collaborative video service Kaltura to start rolling out video to Wikimedia sites. Wikimedia and Kaltura have begun a process aimed at bringing rich-media collaboration to Wikipedia and other wiki websites. The vision of this project is to enable the Wikipedia …

Broadcast International and On2 Partner for HD Video

High Definition Video to Internet Computers, Cell Phones and Handhelds Aim of New Agreement Between Broadcast International and On2 Technologies Broadcast International ("BI") and On2 Technologies, leaders in video compression technology and solutions,today announced an agreement to make real-time, high quality video, including high-definition (HD) …

Adobe Quietly Launches 2 HD Websites

Yesterday, Adobe quietly launched two new HD websites that showcase High-Definition content using the Flash platform. As you saw earlier this week, Adobe announced an update to Flash player 9 to support HD contend and h.264 codec. content in HD quality using the Flash platform. …

Adobe Updates Flash 9 for HD Video H.264

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Flash® Player 9 Update 3 software, previously code named Moviestar. Adobe Flash Player 9 now includes H.264 standard video support, the same standard deployed in Blu-Ray® and HD-DVD® high definition video players, and High …

Details – Adobe Flash Player 9 – Support for HD 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, …

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