Author Archives for Chris Michaels

What Is Low Latency, and Who Needs It? (Video Series: Part 1)

May 14, 2018 1:05 am Published by Comments Off on What Is Low Latency, and Who Needs It? (Video Series: Part 1)

We field a lot of questions about low-latency streaming. While no one wants high latency, what does low latency really mean? And in what contexts does low latency really matter? Read on and watch a short video to learn the answers.


A Note on HTML5

April 16, 2018 12:04 pm Published by Comments Off on A Note on HTML5

Things have come a long way since HTML5 video came onto the scene in 2013. Here are some observations about the continued growth of HTML5 support.


UPDATE: What Is Transcoding and Why Is It Critical for Streaming?

March 7, 2018 2:03 am Published by Comments Off on UPDATE: What Is Transcoding and Why Is It Critical for Streaming?

If you're thinking about streaming media, odds are, you either already know something about transcoding, or you're wondering why you keep hearing about it. In this post, we'll explain what transcoding is (and isn't), and why it might be critical for your streaming success, especially if you want to deliver adaptive streams to any device.


5 Takeaways From CES 2018

January 17, 2018 6:01 am Published by Comments Off on 5 Takeaways From CES 2018

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show was surprisingly light on new innovations and swoon-worthy gadgets, but we still managed to gather five interesting takeaways in voice-assisted tech, autonomous vehicles, bigger and better displays and more. 


Reliable Low Latency Streaming With SRT: Now Available in Wowza Streaming Engine

August 28, 2017 12:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Reliable Low Latency Streaming With SRT: Now Available in Wowza Streaming Engine

From user-generated content to online gaming; from financial trading to security platforms; today’s streaming apps and services are highly interactive experiences, facilitated by low-latency streaming delivery. But achieving low latency, with high reliability and security simultaneously can be a challenge, especially when delivering over the public internet.


The Rise of StreamingPLUS

July 31, 2017 1:07 am Published by Comments Off on The Rise of StreamingPLUS

A growing number of streaming-media platforms are now “StreamingPLUS” apps: offering video streams augmented with interactive elements, which depend on low latency to provide direct-response user experiences.


The Latency Equation for Amazing UGC User Experiences

March 21, 2017 1:03 am Published by Comments Off on The Latency Equation for Amazing UGC User Experiences

Most live UGC videos capture random moments of everyday life—that may not be inherently fascinating to the average viewer. What makes this content compelling is the ability to interact with streamers in real time, where latency must be at an absolute minimum.


Low Latency Matters in Online Gaming

March 7, 2017 8:03 am Published by Comments Off on Low Latency Matters in Online Gaming

Since interactivity and real-time video is a cornerstone of the user experience for game streaming platforms, low latency is especially important in this market. To see how successfully this is being achieved, we tested the latency of seven well-known game streaming services with publicly available platforms. Here are the results.