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Microsoft will offer PlayReady encryption for live streams on Azure Media Services

Microsoft will offer PlayReady encryption for live streams on Azure Media Services | Online Video | Scoop.it

Microsoft is adding another option for encrypting content that media companies choose to live-stream over the Internet. In addition to allowing for the use of AES encryption on the Azure Media Services cloud service, Microsoft today announced that customers can tap the Microsoft-developed PlayReady encryption technology.

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15% of ALL YouTube Videos Relate to Gaming: Minecraft FTW

15% of ALL YouTube Videos Relate to Gaming: Minecraft FTW | Online Video | Scoop.it
Did you know that 15% of all YouTube content revolves around video games? Video gaming content also generates nearly twice as much engagement as other topics.
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Media companies looking to catch online video wave need to start paddling

Media companies looking to catch online video wave need to start paddling | Online Video | Scoop.it

It’s becoming commonplace to look at various year-over-year metrics that quantify the way online video and Internet TV is being consumed and to expect growth of 30% or 40% or more. But, what we may not be seeing or, perhaps, appreciating, is the speed at which the change is occurring, and the change in the magnitude of the growth.

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SeaChange opens up new OTT platform

SeaChange says its new OTT platform will cover every form of premium video experience. The new SeaChange Rave serves on-demand, time-shifted, live and downloaded content enjoyed on any device. A key feature is Rave’s ability to unify OTT and television delivery into a single platform.

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Cloud Encoding Startup Encoding.com Gets Strategic Investment From Harmonic

Cloud Encoding Startup Encoding.com Gets Strategic Investment From Harmonic | Online Video | Scoop.it
Cloud encoding startup Encoding.com has gotten a bit of validation from one of the big players in the more traditional video processing world. That's because..
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SVOD: Changing the Content Landscape Again

SVOD: Changing the Content Landscape Again | Online Video | Scoop.it
SVOD players are changing the television landscape daily – not merely through siphoning eyeballs away from broadcast and cable TV, but through altering the entire Hollywood content production and exch
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DivX HEVC Video Compression Software | HEVC Plug-in | DivX.com

DivX HEVC Video Compression Software | HEVC Plug-in | DivX.com | Online Video | Scoop.it
DivX HEVC Video Compression Software. Download a free video player and video converter that makes it easy to play and create DivX HEVC video up to 1080p.
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Amazon Prime Instant Video suffers from rebranding

Amazon Prime Instant Video suffers from rebranding | Online Video | Scoop.it
The rebranded Lovefilm service is down to 6% of consumers after its rebranding to Amazon Prime Instant Video. According to Decipher Media's latest Mediabug Wave 4 Netflix’s membership has continued...
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Envivio integrates Google Widevine for Android and Chrome

Video processing technology provider Envivio has integrated its Halo network media processor with Google Widevine digital rights management using MPEG-DASH adaptive bit-rate technology and common encryption for the delivery of video services on Android and Chrome devices.

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Netflix iOS app now supports Air Play and HD streaming

Netflix iOS app now supports Air Play and HD streaming | Online Video | Scoop.it
The Netflix iOS app rolled out two key updates Thursday: The app now supports Air Play, so you can stream from your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV. And the app will stream in HD if you have a fast enough internet connection.
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Cutting Through The Hype Of HEVC (H.265)

While the next-generation video compression technology, HEVC, is a hot topic, far too many people are getting caught up in non real-world use cases, like 4
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For YouTube Vs. Yahoo, It's Game On

For YouTube Vs. Yahoo, It's Game On | Online Video | Scoop.it
We all knew it was coming. It simply didn't make sense that all of the web's video would be housed at a single site, or within a single company.
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Don't touch that dial: How YouTube is bringing adaptive streaming to mobile, TVs

Don't touch that dial: How YouTube is bringing adaptive streaming to mobile, TVs | Online Video | Scoop.it
YouTube switched to adaptive streaming for its desktop player last year, reducing buffering by 20 percent as a result. Now it wants to bring the technology to TVs and mobile devices.
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OTT video – open browser, hit play and watch. But for how much longer?

OTT video – open browser, hit play and watch. But for how much longer? | Online Video | Scoop.it

Up to now, your viewers open their browser, go to your website, hit play and it just works. Right?

On web browsers, DRM plugins are being phased out. Next month, both PC and MAC users will be affected when Google stops support for the Silverlight plugin on Chrome. So, how is this impacting your viewer base?

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Wowza Predictions for Online Video in 2015

Wowza Predictions for Online Video in 2015 | Online Video | Scoop.it
When I first started working on streaming media products in 1999, my co-workers and I were convinced that online video was going to be big someday. Fueled in large part by mainstream successes within the last decade by pioneers such as YouTube and Netflix, few would argue that online video ubiquity is spreading across the globe and "someday" has arrived.
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Amazon Prime Instant Video begins streaming in 4K

Amazon Prime Instant Video begins streaming in 4K | Online Video | Scoop.it

Amazon just announced another benefit for folks with a Prime subscription: 4K video streaming. That's right, Ultra HD content is now available via monthly membership through the Instant Video app or on compatible smart TVs.

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The Case for VP9

The Case for VP9 | Online Video | Scoop.it
HEVC might be getting all the attention, but Google's VP9 appears to match H.265 in quality and might play a bigger role in the transition from Flash to HTML5
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Tronsmart releases world's first eight-core Android TV box

Tronsmart releases world's first eight-core Android TV box | Online Video | Scoop.it
For the spec lovers, this is a TV box to check out. 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 802.11ac WiFI and a mammoth eight cores are packed into this Android TV box. Oh, and it scores 55,000 on Antutu!
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Kaltura Intros eCDN Plus for Live and On-Demand Video

Kaltura Intros eCDN Plus for Live and On-Demand Video | Online Video | Scoop.it
eCDN Plus works behind the firewall, supporting multicast and unicast, to reduce demand on the company WAN.
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Elemental streams world's 1st live 4K broadcast over the internet

Elemental streams world's 1st live 4K broadcast over the internet | Online Video | Scoop.it
The Vienna State Opera will use Elemental video processing solutions to stream the world’s first live production in 4K high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) delivered via MPEG-DASH over the internet....
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4K Video Shows Promise, But Now Is Not the Time to Buy

4K Video Shows Promise, But Now Is Not the Time to Buy | Online Video | Scoop.it
Thinking about running a 4K? While early adopters with fat wallets are buying UHD televisions, most people should wait for more content and lower prices.
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The DRM dilemma facing the open web

The DRM dilemma facing the open web | Online Video | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee suggests that allowing content protection mechanisms into the HTML5 web standard may be necessary in order to help web standards fight back against the rise of proprietary platforms. But is that tradeoff worth making?
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Encoding.com: Streaming Media's Comprehensive Hands-On Review

While it delivered impressive results in our tests, Encoding.com isn't perfect: Read our review before paying extra for Turbo mode.

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HEVC/H.265: Everything you need to know

HEVC/H.265: Everything you need to know | Online Video | Scoop.it

In a major new article, Phil Rhodes explores the background to HEVC/H.265, and explains what makes it so good at compressing video

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Improving the Quality of Experience for streaming

The moment Pay TV operators deliver a service, subscribers expect a high Quality of Service from them and that has proved the case with multi-screen/OTT delivery, even when the services are bundled free. The more they rely on streaming video, the more expectant they will become. That is why there is an industry-wide push to raise the standard of streaming video, and indeed the audio that accompanies it.

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