Archives for Traci Ruether

Traci Ruether is a Colorado-based B2B tech writer with a background in streaming and network infrastructure. Aside from writing, Traci enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending quality time with her kith and kin.

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Video Codecs and Encoding: Everything You Should Know (Update)

April 12, 2023

  Without video codecs, “Netflix and chill” wouldn’t have ever been coined. These two-part compression tools allow distributors to condense a video file for delivery across the internet via a process called video encoding. Codecs…

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What Is Video Encoding? (Update)

March 9, 2023

  Just a few decades back, cell phones weighed more than today’s laptops and home theaters overflowed with VHS tapes. The ability to fit more data into less space has been one of the most…

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History of Streaming Media [Infographic]

February 21, 2023

  We used to live in a world where watching a video on the internet meant waiting 28 hours for the file to download. I’m referring to the turn of the century, back when dial-up…

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SRT: The Secure Reliable Transport Protocol Explained (Update)

January 3, 2023

  What do ESPN, Microsoft, and Al Jazeera share in common? All three power their live broadcasts with Secure Reliable Transport (SRT). The cutting-edge protocol has gained prominence for its ability to deliver smooth streams,…

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The Impact of 5G on Streaming (Update)

December 21, 2022

  5G — the fifth generation of mobile communications — has been a buzzword for several years. And like any other trending term, it’s a difficult concept to pin down. Is 5G the next best…

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Top Blog Posts of 2022

December 12, 2022

  2022 was a big year for Wowza and the video industry as a whole. Major product releases, mergers and acquisitions, cutting-edge technology, and global events all made headlines. The world finally returned to a…

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RTSP: The Real-Time Streaming Protocol Explained (Update)

December 2, 2022

    The Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a tried-and-true video technology. It’s used to control audio/video transmission between two endpoints and facilitate the transportation of low-latency streaming content across the internet. Along with the Real-Time Messaging Protocol…

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5 Video Marketing Examples to Copy in 2022 and Beyond

November 17, 2022

  Using videos to promote goods and services is a no-brainer. Since the first U.S. TV ad aired in 1941, video marketing has taken on a life of its own. Catchy commercials dominated in the…

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RTMP Streaming: The Real-Time Messaging Protocol Explained (Update)

November 7, 2022

It’s a different world than it was ten years ago. Flash Player and the RTMP used to rule the landscape. In this article, we take a look at the RTMP specification, the history behind it, and alternative protocols to use.

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Streaming Protocols: Everything You Need to Know (Update)

October 27, 2022

    When it comes to online video delivery, RTMP, HLS, MPEG-DASH, and WebRTC refer to the streaming protocols used to get content from point A to B. Because different protocols play a role in…

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Converting RTMP to HLS: Advantages and How-To (Update)

October 25, 2022

  2020 marked the long-awaited death of Adobe Flash, and with that came the phase-out of the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) for video playback. While RTMP is still a reliable mechanism for transporting video between encoders and servers,…

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What Is WebRTC? (Update)

October 24, 2022

  For interactive live streaming solutions ranging from video conferencing to online betting and bidding, Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) has become an essential underlying technology. The proliferation of WebRTC comes down to a combination of speed…

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