Archives for Jacob Yoss

Jacob is Wowza’s resident content writer, creating blog posts, case studies, and more that educate Wowza’s audience. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Jacob currently travels the world as a digital nomad and is also passionate about social justice, art, and fantasy literature.

What is a Media Player?

March 12, 2024

While searching for a streaming solution, it’s possible you’ll come across two different terms: video players vs. media players. What’s a media player? How are they similar? More importantly, which one do you need?  …

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Video Analytics for eCommerce: Boost Sales and Conversions Like Never Before

February 22, 2024

Video is becoming increasingly ingrained into the eCommerce shopping experience. As convenient as many consumers find online shopping to be, nothing replaces the ability to physically touch an item and imagine how you would use…

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Video Analytics 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Data-Driven Content Creation  

February 13, 2024

Video is expected to account for 82% of video traffic by 2025, which means it should be an integral part of any business’s marketing strategy. From promo and explainer videos to interviews and live events,…

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7 Top Video Player Use Cases

July 11, 2023

If you’re new to the streaming game, then an essential component to be aware of is the video player. Every component of the streaming workflow affects a viewer’s experience — such as encoding, transcoding, and…

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ConveneAGM: Saving 50 Man-Days of Labor Per Month With Wowza

April 20, 2023

  How ConveneAGM Maximized Its Online Streaming Performance    ConveneAGM, a subsidiary of Azeus, leverages live streaming to facilitate virtual and hybrid annual general meetings around the world. These high stakes meetings are essential for…

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Encoding vs. Transcoding: What’s the Difference?

February 23, 2023

If you’re trying to stream video, you’ve undoubtedly heard the terms “encoding” and “transcoding” thrown around — but what’s the difference, and what does it matter? Essentially, encoding is the act of compressing raw video…

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Better, Stronger, FASTer: What FAST Means for the Future of TV

February 14, 2023

In an entertainment world where consumers are overwhelmed with choice and subscription fatigue, imagine a solution where you didn’t have to worry about finding the perfect thing to watch on a platform you hopefully already…

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LIVID: Taking the Future of Sales Online

February 6, 2023

  How LIVID Grew Leads for its Customers by 156% and Website Conversion by 300% Using Wowza’s Video Solution to Revolutionize the Sales Experience.     LIVID believes the future of high-value product sales is “phygital”…

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UDP vs. TCP and Which One to Use for Video Streaming (Update)

January 10, 2023

  If you’re weighing the virtues of TCP vs. UDP, we’re going to assume that you’re already familiar with the seven layers of networking and the all-important transport layer. As with everything, there are advantages…

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The 8 Biggest Mistakes Live Streamers Make

January 9, 2023

So, you want to be a live streamer. You’ve undoubtedly watched plenty of big shot streamers doing their thing, tuned in to a sporting event in real-time on a mobile device, or maybe even attended…

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How Much Latency Can Your Broadcast Handle? [Decision Tree]

December 20, 2022

Building a live streaming solution, but not sure how critical it is to reduce latency? For some use cases, video lag isn’t worth stressing about — but for others, it’s the most important factor. Follow…

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2022 in Review: Streaming Video News

December 15, 2022

It’s been a complicated year for video streaming. The pandemic throughout 2020 and 2021 spurred its meteoric rise when people forced to stay at home turned to live, VOD, and gaming content to occupy their…

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