There are many video related posts on this blog, but some of them have been pretty crucial to get better insight into the video space. Here is the list of my favorite and most noteworthy posts so far. 1) Streaming Protocol and Content Protection Quick Guide - Everything you need to know about the latest streaming and content [...]
Adobe Media Server 5 features support for closed captioning. But why is it important, and what are the options?
Why closed captioning?
This year accessibility with closed captioning became a critical component for online video with the The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA).
Unless you’ve been working in the streaming industry for years, the streaming protocol options are overwhelming to say the least. Here is a quick guide to give you an overview of the current options.
A must-attend session for all streaming technologists from Adobe’s streaming guru Sarge Sargent. Mark your calendar! AMSUG Meeting Tuesday, August 28st @ 10:00 a.m. (MST) RSVP: http://ams.groups.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=post.display&postid=43945 Speaker: Sarge is a Senior Applications Engineer on Adobe’s Video Solutions team. Formerly a FMS Technical Account Manager working with the top tier CDNs, Sarge has years of [...]
With a lot of conversations evolving around MPEG-DASH during NAB this year, including the joint Adobe / Akamai MPEG-DASH streaming demo, the question prevails: is MPEG-DASH more than a science project, and has true potential to become a future streaming standard? What appears to be clear is the consensus that HLS has deficiencies, but are the [...]
The Open Source Media Framework 2.0 is now available as a free open source upgrade. The OSMF Adaptive Streaming provides two modes: i) Manual switching and ii) Automatic switching. As part of the changes, we have improved the automatic switch operation; added more information to the Quality of Service (QoS) information and history; enhanced the [...]
PHDS is not related to higher education, but is a very powerful option to stream protected content to Flash and Adobe AIR clients. If you don’t have to protect your content, you properly don’t need to read any further – if you do, you should be aware of its functionality, and the benefits for your [...]
Released a couple of weeks ago, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming combines the features of streaming, with the advantages of HTTP scalability. Besides traditional RTMP streaming, and the P2P functionality of Flash Player 10.x, it offers an additional option to deliver your high quality video content – live and on-demand, with full Flash Access DRM protection. [...]
There are two significant product releases before the Memorial weekend: Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming and the official release of OSMF v 1.0. HTTP Dynamic Streaming Flash is known for video playback, which is one of the reasons this blog exists. There were two ways to deliver video content in the past. Progressive download (unprotected), and [...]
Learn the recipes of video compression — both as an art form and as a highly technical process. This comprehensive technical whitepaper is intended as a reference guide for those whose aim is to improve the overall quality of their encoded video, producing the very best quality possible. Discussions include: – Best practices – Quality [...]