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Chrome's API Shutdown Spells Trouble for Smooth Streaming

Chrome's API Shutdown Spells Trouble for Smooth Streaming | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Google is phasing out support for the Netscape Plugin API in the coming months, so Smooth Streaming providers need to come up with a strategy soon.

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nanoStream Live Video Encoder Browser Plugins: The Easiest and Fastest Way to Create High Quality Internet Video Streaming

nanoStream Live Video Encoder Browser Plugins: The Easiest and Fastest Way to Create High Quality Internet Video Streaming | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

nanoStream Web Plugin is a browser based live video capture and encoding software for streaming live video and audio to internet based media servers and other network clients. nanoStream is compatible to latest generation internet video encoding standards and supports Flash and iPod compatible H.264 encoding modes, from low resolution mobile video up to Full HD highest quality video streaming.


Several Extensions are available, for 3d stereoscopic video encoding and streaming from multiple camera views, and additional coding formats; WindowsMedia, MPEG-2 and VP8.

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Microsoft Silverlight Turns 5 (But Will there Be a 6?)

Microsoft Silverlight Turns 5 (But Will there Be a 6?) | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Microsoft launches Silverlight 5, keeping a promise for GPU decoding and equality for browser-based applications.

 

Given the added functionality and lengthy formalized support cycle that Microsoft announced at the time of Silverlight 5's launch - the company says it will support the tool until late 2021 - the same pundits might want to take a second look.

 

First, let's look at the functionality. Microsoft announced two key features of Silverlight 5: graphics processing unit (GPU) acceleration for H.264 decoding and the ability for Silverlight to make a direct call to the kernel of the host operating system.

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Moonlight 4 Preview Now Available

Moonlight 4 Preview Now Available | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

The Mono Project, an open-source initiative sponsored by Novell, today announced the preview availability of Moonlight 4, an open source Linux implementation of Microsoft Silverlight. Having delivered Moonlight with full support for all prior version of Silverlight and preview support for Silverlight 4, including support of Microsoft-licensed codecs for Silverlight 3 and 4.

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Client Ecosystem for Windows Azure Media Services

Client Ecosystem for Windows Azure Media Services | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

This blog gives an overview of what kind of client support Microsoft offers as part of Windows Azure media Services. On one side, you could create, manage, package and deliver media asset through Windows Azure media services. Many popular streaming formats are supported, such as Smooth Streaming, Http Llive Streaming and MPEG-dash. On the other hand, we provide various SDKs and frameworks for you to consume media asset by building rich media applications rapidly on many platforms, such as PC, XBox, mobile and etc.

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Meztura webKeyer : overlay HTML5/JS, Flash and Silverlight content on top of HD or SD video signals

Meztura webKeyer : overlay HTML5/JS, Flash and Silverlight content on top of HD or SD video signals | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Meztura webKeyer is a software + hardware solution that makes it possible to overlay HTML5/Javascript, Flash and Silverlight content on top of High Definition or Standard Definition video signals.


In other words, the system is able to overlay on top of On-air video any Web page or Web application respecting the transparency values ​​(alpha channel) defined therein.


The rendering engine of the system, based on the WebKit project, ensures speed and compatibility with present and future standards (HTML5, Javascript, WebSockets, ...) as well as Flash and Silverlight.


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Five Things that HTML5 Video Currently will not do, but Silverlight or Flash will

Five Things that HTML5 Video Currently will not do, but Silverlight or Flash will | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
This article will cover 5 pieces of functionality that are not built-in currently into the HTML5 video specification that Silverlight and Flash can solve. This article covers potential workarounds and how HTML5 will handle these limitations in the future. Note a great deal of conent of this article comes from Nigel Parker's talk at MIX 2011 "Things You Need To Know To Start Using and Today".
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