Interlacing Issues Common With Streaming Providers

Posted by Derrick on October 30, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Interlacing issues are common with streaming providers.  This is really one of my pet peeves especially when it occurs on high profile websites.  With all of the video compression tools available today there’s no reason to see interlacing when your watching on-demand streaming content.  The problem can be easily solved by deinterlacing or making exports from Non-linear editors progessive prior to encoding.  If you’d like to learn more about the video compression process and how to deal with interlaced videos for streaming attend our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training.

Give Freeman Compression a call at 407.477.5837 or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com to register.  Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.

Generate Wowza Server Log Files Per Application

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Generate Wowza Server Log Files Per Application. What’s great about Wowza as well as other Streaming Servers is the ability to create logs files to keep track of all of the activity happening on your server. What’s unique with the Wowza Media Server is you can create logging for specific applications. This means you can have all of your logs end up in their own specific folder. This way you can analyze logs and create reports based specifically on the various applications you’re providing on your Wowza Server.  Attend one of our Wowza Media Server 2 Trainings to learn how to generate Wowza logs on an application basis.

Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 for more information or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.

Highwinds Wins Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award

Posted by Derrick on October 28, 2010 under Industry News | Comments are off for this article

Highwinds, a leader in content delivery, network and IP services, announced that its StrikeTracker console was selected as the winner in the Reporting and Analytics category of the 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards.  This year’s winners of the influential annual awards for the European online video industry were announced yesterday at a reception during Streaming Media Europe in London.

“The finalists in the 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards are a real who’s-who of the online media industry, both in terms of established players and up-and-comers,” said Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, editor of Streaming Media Magazine.  “What’s most significant about these awards is that they’re the only ones voted on by the people who actually use these technologies and services every day. The fact that more than 3,400 voters cast more than 12,700 votes — meaning that, on average, each voter cast a vote in three or four categories — is a testament to the impact that these companies and their products have had on the lives and work of their customers.”

Highwinds was also announced as a finalist in the best Delivery Network category.

This is not the first time that Highwinds’ StrikeTracker has received recognition from Streaming Media.  In 2009, the magazine selected the content management and reporting console as one of the top ten innovations in video streaming.

On Nov. 2, Streaming Media will announce the winners of the Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards (non-European edition) at Streaming Media West in Los Angeles.  Highwinds was nominated in four categories for those awards:

1.    Best Streaming Innovation 2010
2.    Best Online Video Company 2010 – Technology
3.    Global CDN
4.    Reporting and Analytics Solution

Mobile Streaming Training

Posted by Derrick on October 27, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:

Our Mobile Streaming Training teaches students how to deliver On-demand Streaming and Live Streaming video content to iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android and other mobile devices. This training is a half day class designed to get you up and running quickly. You’ll learn the Streaming Server Set-up side of things with Wowza Media Server 2. You’ll also learn the video encoding processes for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android and other mobile devices.

Students will learn in this training:

• Set-up for On-demand Streaming for iPhone and iPod Touch
• Set-up for On-demand Streaming for iPad
• Set-up for Live Streaming for iPhone and iPod Touch
• Set-up for Live Streaming for iPad
• Multiple Bit Rate iPhone Streaming (On-demand)
• Set-up for On-demand Streaming for Mobile Devices
• Redirect Set-up for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mobile Devices

Software Featured in Class

• Wowza Media Server
• Sorenson Squeeze

Class Overview

1. On-demand Streaming for iPhone and iPod Touch

Your instructor will walk you through the process of the set-up for the Wowza Media Server 3 for On-demand Streaming to iPhone and iPod Touch. This section of the class will cover server set-up and video compression for On-demand Streaming to your Apple devices.

2. On-demand Streaming for iPad

This portion of the hands-on training will walk you through the set-up of On-demand Streaming for the iPad with the Wowza Media Server 3. This section of the class will cover server set-up and video compression for On-demand Streaming to the iPad.

3. Live Streaming for iPhone and iPod Touch

Your instructor will guide you through the process of Live Streaming set-up with Wowza Media Server 3 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This portion of the training will teach you how to set up your Live Encoder for Live Streaming to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

4. Live Streaming for iPad

In this training module you’ll learn how to set up Live Streaming for the iPad.  You’ll learn about the Wowza Media Server set-up as well as how to configure your Live Encoder for Live Streaming. You instructor will provide hands-on instruction for video encoding to the iPad.

5. Multiple Bit Rate Streaming for iPhone (On-demand)

In this section of the training students will learn the set-up for On-demand Multiple Bit Rate Streaming for the iPhone.  This part of the training will teach you how to prepare the proper items server side with Wowza.  You’ll also learn how to encode various multiple data rate video files for iPhone delivery.

6. On-demand Streaming for Mobile Devices

This training module will teach you how to configure your Wowza Media Server for Real-time Streaming to Blackberry, Android and other mobile devices. Students will also learn how to encode their videos for On-demand Real-time Streaming to mobile devices.

7. Redirect Set-up for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mobile Devices

This portion of the training will teach attendees how configure redirect to their particular mobile devices.  Configuring redirect is better than having links for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android and other devices.  You’ll actually learn how to provide a set-up that redirects your viewers to the appropriate device if they’re not viewing from a computer workstation.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Mobile Streaming Trainings On-line or in Orlando.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.  Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.