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Streaming is all over the Internet, the news, and people’s devices. People use the term “streaming”, but for someone new to the topic it can all get confusing. So to clear it all up, let’s look at three terms related to streaming you should know in order to understand the hype, the truth, and the technology. Streaming What exactly is streaming anyway? It’s actually a technical term...

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Over the last several years Flash has been on a slow decline. It arguably started when Steve Jobs said Apple wouldn't support it. As HTML5 came along it slowly started replacing video on the web. Back in 2010 YouTube started using HTML5 video and earlier this year they announced all video would default to HTML5. There's a large contingent out there pushing for, waiting for, cheering...

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Earlier this year Encoding.com published the 2015 Global Media Format Report. Encoding.com is one of the largest cloud-based encoding services with over 2000 publishers. They have a huge amount of data they can use to say what sorts of video formats are actually being used and to identify trends. How much data do they have? Well, they took in 951TB of data (that’s the raw feed...

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We’ve talked quite a bit about smartphones in terms of form factor, browser support, and operating systems. If this new chart from Statista is correct, then soon there won’t be much talk about operating systems. There really will only be two choices: Android or iOS. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] You will find more statistics at Statista[/caption] The play on words for duopoly is almost more a monopoly...

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The headline read: “As Flash 0day exploits reach new level of meanness, what are users to do?” Wanting to know the answer, I read the article on Arstechnica.com about another set of hackers (or the same, who knows?) exploiting bugs in Adobe’s Flash software. Three times already in 2015 (at the time this blog was written) hackers had exploited bugs in the software. Research into the...

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hevc vp9 video standards

One of the main challenges facing Internet providers, mobile services, and content producers is delivering ever increasing amounts of video over the same networks (networks do get upgraded over time, but not nearly as fast as the rate of video usage). To do that they either need to make the videos smaller in terms of file sizes (how much they can be compressed), or make...

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Why doesn't the audio match up with your video?

You’ve just sat down to watch your favourite movie, TV show, or other video on your tablet. You’ve really been looking forward to it all day. After a few minutes you notice the picture doesn’t quite match the video. You’re hearing things that aren’t happening in the scene yet. The video might be frozen on a particular point, or moving slowly forward while the audio...

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sva - streaming video alliance

Have you ever wondered why some streaming videos work and some don’t? Maybe you’ve noticed a particular video or service works better on your iPad than your laptop. Perhaps the app on your tablet works just fine, but video won’t play when you try it in the browser. As good as online video has become, it’s still tricky. There are so many different aspects to the...

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