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on demand streaming - pre-recorded video

If you've watched video on many websites, chances are you've used JW Player. Unlike a YouTube video, JW Player is integrated into a website which gives the owner more control over how it looks and what it plays. They reportedly have over a billion unique streams a month making them the most popular private video player online. Why a private player With so many public video platforms...

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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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My son has started streaming his Minecraft adventures. I set up the recording software for him, but he now knows how to edit and upload himself. One of his Minecraft buddies wanted to start streaming too, so I offered to help him get set up as well. And that’s when I stumbled into the latest proof of the old adage, “If you want to learn something,...

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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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The dreaded “THE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER IS REQUIRED FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK. GET THE LASTEST FLASH PLAYER” message. Or perhaps you’ve seen “This content requires Flash”. Either way, you’re most likely on an Apple computer or device trying to watch a video in your browser. But you can’t because it uses Flash, a video format created by Adobe. You get that error message because Apple doesn’t like...

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In part one of this post series you learned about the options on how to capture and prepare your video for on demand streaming. Or maybe you picked out your capture device for a live streaming event and are ready for the next step. Either way, you’ll learn about what encoding is and the basics of how to do it in this post. First let’s take...

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