Flowplayer Flash Player Great Choice for Streaming

Posted by Derrick on November 3, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Flowplayer Flash Player is a great choice for streaming.  This is another excellent option for those that want to deliver Live Streaming and On-demand in the Flash flavor.  If you want to create superior expeiences with Flash Streaming then Flowplayer is the way to do it. Flowplayer also has some wonderful  plug-ins that support the following:

  • iPad and iPhone
  • RTMP
  • Bandwidth Detection
  • Secure Streaming
  • YouTube
  • Captions
  • Analytics
  • Pseudostreaming
  • Embed
  • Viral Videos

Flowplayer supports even more options than what’s listed here. What I like about Flowplayer is it supports automatic detection of Live Streams.  So, if a stream is interrupted and disconnected it will automatically be detected again once the Live Stream starts again.  This will happen even without the user having to refresh the browser.  There’s no doubt that Flowplayer is a great choice for streaming.

Sorenson Spark Video Decoder Included in New Lenovo Skylight Smartbook

Posted by Derrick on March 26, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Sorenson Media announced that its Sorenson Spark video decoder has been licensed by Lenovo to be included in the new Lenovo Skylight smartbook. Sorenson Spark will enable the innovative mobile consumer device to play the widest selection of videos available on the Internet.

Sorenson Media’s Sorenson Spark decoder was the first codec used in Macromedia Flash, now Adobe Flash, today’s de facto standard for Web video. Sorenson Spark is the industry’s most ubiquitous video decoder and enables the playback of hundreds of millions of videos on the Internet, including many of those on YouTube.

Announced in January 2010 and available in April 2010, the Lenovo Skylight harnesses the best of smartphones and netbooks to create a new device that boasts a sleek and slim design, all day battery life, robust wireless connectivity and custom interface with live Web gadgets. The optimized Sorenson Spark decoder is available on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ chipset, which gives the Skylight its powerful combination of mobile processing performance, optimized power consumption, connectivity and powerful multimedia capabilities.

“The Sorenson Spark decoder completes the Lenovo Skylight’s multimedia package,” said Peter Gaucher, executive director of the Mobile Internet Products Idea Product Group at Lenovo. “By including this ubiquitous decoder, we will be able to enhance the full experience of the Skylight users by giving them full access to millions of videos on the Internet that can only be played back using the Sorenson Spark decoder.”

“We are excited to be working with Lenovo, a proven leader in the mobile computing industry,” said Douglas Cebik, director of business development of Sorenson Media. “Web video is a must-have in every new mobile device, and we’re pleased that Lenovo’s unique Skylight smartbook device will now have access to the full world of Internet video.”

Samsung Licenses Sorenson Spark for Comprehensive Playback of Internet Video

Posted by Derrick on February 20, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Sorenson Media announced that Samsung has licensed the Sorenson Spark video codec to offer their mobile device customers broader access to the largest selection of videos on the Internet right from their mobile handsets. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, will integrate the Sorenson Spark decoder into its mobile phones sold in South Korea and China.

With the Sorenson Spark decoder, Samsung will be able to give mobile consumers access to the widest and deepest base of online video content, including hundreds of millions of videos inaccessible through any other codec.

Sorenson Spark is the industry’s most ubiquitous video codec and was the first codec used in Macromedia Flash, now Adobe Flash. Sorenson Spark enables mobile devices and other consumer products to playback the largest selection of videos on the Internet, including those on YouTube, the single largest online video destination site today.

“Samsung has established itself as a global leader in mobile communications and we are thrilled to partner with them to use Sorenson Spark to bring greater capacity to their mobile video technology offering,” said Douglas Cebik, director of business development for Sorenson Media. “Mobile device users want to view all online video content and cannot do it without Sorenson Spark.”

Digital Rapids Connects Top-Tier Content Owners to YouTube

Posted by Derrick on October 14, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Digital Rapids-the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences — announced that the company is working with YouTube to integrate support for Content ID, YouTube’s content identification and management system, directly into Digital Rapids’ award-winning range of media production and repurposing systems.

Digital Rapids’ encoding and transcoding systems are used by leading media organizations to transform live, tape and file-based video and audio content into the formats required for viewing on multiple platforms including broadcast, cable and satellite television; IPTV; the Web; mobile phones and personal media players.

The integration of YouTube Content ID support with Digital Rapids’ systems enables users to generate Content ID reference files — often referred to as “fingerprints” — immediately from the content during the encoding or transcoding process. These digital fingerprints are then uploaded to YouTube’s Content ID system. YouTube’s content identification tools compare existing and incoming user-uploaded videos against the reference file, identifying the ownership of such content and taking the action specified by the owner’s usage policies. Content owners can choose to block user-uploaded content, permit it on YouTube while simply tracking usage data, or monetize the uploaded media by running advertising against it.

The creation of Content ID reference files directly within existing encoding and transcoding workflows increases productivity and reduces operational costs by eliminating the need for separate steps to create the fingerprints. By generating the Content ID reference files during production, content owners also need only upload the much smaller ID file to YouTube for tracking and protection, rather than the actual content itself — increasing security and significantly shortening the time before YouTube can begin blocking, tracking or monetizing uploaded copies of the content.

“We’re excited to be working with YouTube to streamline their interactions with content owners. Content identification technologies are often thought of strictly in terms of protection against piracy, but they also enable new monetization opportunities,” said Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation. “The automatic identification of content and its ownership gives content owners the option of capitalizing on additional revenue opportunities wherever the content appears. The integration of YouTube’s Content ID technology into our systems makes it easy for media organizations to take advantage of these capabilities within efficient, automated media production workflows.”

“We’re pleased to be working with Digital Rapids to integrate our Content ID technology with their solutions, which are used by leading broadcasters, motion picture studies and content providers worldwide,” said George Salem, Content ID Product Manager at YouTube. “Easing content owners’ ability to identify their content on YouTube is critical to how they work with us to both control and monetize their assets. Support for Content ID directly within Digital Rapids powered live ingest, encoding and file-based transcoding workflows lets their customers easily provide us with ID files at almost the exact same time the content is produced, without changing how they currently do business.”

Adding Videos to YouTube Favorites

Posted by Derrick on October 3, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

If you need to add videos to your YouTube Favorites it’s a simple process. Navigate to your Uploaded videos in your YouTube account and click the check box for the videos that you would like to add to your Favorites.

Once you have selected your videos you will see new options available in the Add to drop-down menu.  From the drop-down menu click the Favorites option.  Now your videos will be added to your YouTube Favorites.