Technical Information

secure streaming options

You've created great content, or are planning to stream a live event. You only want certain people to see it and you're wondering how to make sure no one else gets their hands on it. You're not alone. Everyone from big name studios such as Warner Bros to individuals posting just for family wants to protect their intellectual property or ensure their privacy. Whatever your reason is, there...

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video streaming usage via cdns

Wearable technology is one of the hottest new product lines. What is available today, and what might that mean for streaming video in the future? Currently, there are fitness devices you wear on your wrist that measure everything you do and look like bracelets. Smartwatches with small screens offer the time as well as important information you need. They also have the potential for viewing video. Already,...

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Lights, camera, action, encode! There are many steps to ensuring a live streaming event’s success.  In addition to the logistics of the event itself, you have to consider how to provide the best streaming experience for your online viewers. One of the most critical decisions is what you will use for an encoder. In part one of this post, I’ll cover the basics of what you’ll...

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video seo and rich snippets

If you’re observant (or a webmaster) you’ve probably noticed the word “sitemap” on the navigation of websites. This sitemap is an HTML page that lists the website’s pages in hierarchical order. It helps you, the visitor, to find a particular page and can also be used by search engines to identify pages to add to its index. But there’s also another sitemap in XML format (XML...

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h.265 video encoder

High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) is the next generation codec. It’s designed to handle higher quality video at lower bitrates and file sizes than is possible with H.264. MultiCoreWare Inc. launched a joint project called x265 offering a commercial open source encoder for the H.265 standard. The goal of x265 is to offer lower bitrates and higher quality, but also to provide “Highest encoding and decoding...

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how big is the internet?

You probably never heard of a Gegobyte. Not many have as the name isn’t quite official yet. But it’s a really big number. And it’s new terms like this that we’ll use in the future. Particularly when we measure the Internet.  Of course, there are different ways to measure the Internet. Some count the number of users. Others look at the amount of data shared...

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Decided it was time to top up my understanding of PlanetStream's live streaming service and so spent some time with the fount of all such knowledge, PlanetStream's very own Matt Pygram. He started off by explaining how you can simply reduce the process to three elements: A camera A computer An internet connection The camera could be a handheld, or a broadcast quality device, or multiple devices all connected to...

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Did you know that years have been spent developing the PlanetStream Control Panel through our experience of working with customers on all types of projects. From small private weddings transmitted to an audience of one who couldn't make it on the day to large corporate events being transmitted globally to thousands of viewers we've learnt from every project to make our control panel what it...

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