Better Quality Assurance Needed to Improve Streaming Media Viewing

Posted by Derrick217 on December 11, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

Better quality assurance needed by content providers to improve streaming media viewing experiences. One of the annoying experiences I’ve noticed in a post-Flash streaming era is that many times viewing doesn’t work consistently across various web browsers. Surprisingly, many high profile news websites showcasing streaming videos need to improve. This is because when many used Flash as a plug-in there was a guaranteed experience. Today, HLS or MPEG-DASH is likely being used and must be tested properly to confirm that it works well among the many browser flavors.

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Today, I’ll share an example of one of my frustrations with a website I actually like and view often, ABC News. I love experiences where videos can play continually in a playlist. I like to move my streaming video playlists and videos to the right hand side of the screen, which allows me to still get work done. This streaming video playlist above works well in Chrome and Edge.

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New JW Player 8 Version Available for Streaming Delivery

Posted by Derrick217 on November 16, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

The New JW Player 8 Version is available for streaming delivery. One of the most popular media players leading the way in the JWPlayer.Logo.Redmarket has a new facelift. However, there are some items to consider before you perform and upgrade. For those self-hosting your player using JW Player 7, make sure you review the latest features before upgrading. RTMP and YouTube support are not available in the latest version 8. If you need RTMP or YouTube, you should hold onto your player for a little longer. Adaptive Streaming is the key these days and the latest player provides support for adaptive streaming technologies MPEG-DASH and HLS. Most importantly for the free users of the player, there is no longer a free version in JW Player 8. You’ll need to be prepared to pay $5 per month in an upfront yearly fee of $60 for the Starter version.  To get any future versions, you will need to upgrade within your account Dashboard.

Make sure you plan your migration from the old player slowly as to make sure you don’t have to update too many RTMP video URLs
to MPEG-DASH or HLS.

If you’re interested in learning more about JW Player 8 as well as video encoding or compression, attend our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training or our 1-Day Video Encoding Training On-line or On-site. You can call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more information. Contact us about training times for other countries if you are an international student. Our company can also provide a consultant for your project needs if you’d rather have someone set up your encoding, live streaming, streaming operation, or streaming workflow.

Make the Switch from Windows Media Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine

Posted by Derrick217 on October 30, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Make the switch from Windows Media Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine if you’re still using Windows Media Streaming Services. Windows Media Streaming was very popular with many at Universities and in the Enterprise. Around 2007 and prior, it seemed like many of my client had the server. That has changed and for today, the streaming server of choice is Wowza Streaming Engine. Whether it’s RTMP, HLS, MPEG-DASH, Adaptive Streaming, Transcoding Live Streams, DRM, or DVR it has you covered.

We have a training class to get you up-to-speed quickl or we can set it up for you. Our company has 9 years of experience training students on Wowza and also providing consulting services of the streaming server.

Contact us about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Trainings On-line or On-site. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student. Our company can also provide a consultant for your project needs if you’re not interested in training.

Tricaster Mini Provides Streaming Features

Posted by Derrick217 on October 12, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Tricaster Mini provides streaming features. These boxes from Newtek appear to offer some nice portability for video and media production on remote locations. There are plenty of production features that I won’t get into but the key is the mini all-in-one production box provides Browser Based, Windows Media Streaming, and Adobe Flash RTMP Streaming. The fact that the Tricaster Mini supports RTMP means that it technically can also TriCaster Mini SDI Low Ressupport Facebook Live, YouTube Streaming, Wowza Streaming Engine, and any CDN or Streaming Server that supports RTMP. Even though Live Stream publishing might be to the CDN or Server using RTMP, viewers can playback MPEG-DASH and HLS streams depending on the service being used. Make sure you utilize the right service.

If you’re interested in learning more about other live streaming and compression, attend our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training or our 1-Day Video Encoding Training On-line or On-site. You can call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more information. Contact us about training times for other countries if you are an international student. Our company can also provide a consultant for your project needs if you’d rather have someone set up your encoding, live streaming, streaming operation, or streaming workflow.