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A Note on HTML5

June 21, 2016 by Jamie Sherry

Audiences continue to move beyond the desktop to mobile phones, tablets, and other devices to watch video, and each of these connected devices has subtle differences in terms of compatibility. HTML5 video is helping bring consistency and ease to the delivery of online video using a web browser. The HTML5 specification was released in late 2014 and HTML5 video has seen positive movement since then. Here are my observations and conclusions about the state of HTML5 video in 2016.

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Six Benefits of P2P Unicast Streaming

June 16, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

These days, video content distribution on the Internet supports an ever-changing variety of delivery architectures. When IP multicast was developed more than 20 years ago, it seemed to be the silver bullet for one-to-many or many-to-many content-distribution applications. However, relatively few commercial multicast applications are in use now. On the other hand, the increasing prevalence of peer-to-peer (P2P) unicast video technology reinforces the real-world benefits of fully distributed P2P video delivery. Let's take a look at the six main benefits of this approach.

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Wowza Streaming Engine Now Supports WebRTC Preview

June 14, 2016 by Charlie Good

Wowza Streaming Engine is currently previewing support for WebRTC. Wowza Streaming Engine software can ingest WebRTC content from a web browser and then record, transmux, and transcode it to other streaming protocols, such as Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, RTMP, RTSP, and Smooth Streaming. WebRTC is a free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications with real-time communications (RTC) capabilities via simple APIs.

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Broadcast Trend Predictions from the IABM State of the Industry Conference

May 26, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Each year The IABM State of the Industry Conference at NAB gives insight into the rapidly changing media-consumption landscape. This year the IABM director of technology and strategic insight, John Ive, chaired a panel—including Wowza CEO and cofounder Dave Stubenvoll—to discuss the state of the industry and future broadcast trends. Listen as Dave and others discuss digital delivery, today's market challenges, and the future of global business in this handy podcast.

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HTML5-Based, Flash-Free Multicast Streaming for Enterprises

May 24, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Ramp, a leading provider of next-generation video management and delivery solutions, recently announced an end-to-end platform that enables Flash-free content distribution on corporate networks, via HTML5. This solution, powered by Wowza technology, enables a more efficient distribution of streaming video in the enterprise. I recently caught up with Stephen Blankenship, Ramp VP of product and operations, to discuss why this solution is so important to the enterprise market and how it impacts the streaming industry. Check out the interview.

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Finding the Creative Spark: App Ideas Using the Wowza GoCoder SDK

May 16, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Now that the Wowza GoCoder SDK App Challenge is underway, it's time to start thinking about all the fun, innovative, and inspiring mobile apps you can create. Looking for ideas to spark your creativity? Here are a few we've been chatting about around the office. They build on the ability to capture gameplay from a game itself, to capture telemetry data, and to record and stream MP4 files.

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10 Tips for Live-Streaming a Graduation

April 20, 2016 by Anthony Lazaro

Another year has passed and graduation season is upon us again. While students and faculty prepare for closing ceremonies, media-services departments scramble in preparation for the biggest event of the year. Here are ten tips to help you not only successfully stream your event, but also create an engaging experience for your viewers.

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Top Three Broadcasting Trends from NAB 2016 (Video Blog)

April 20, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

VR, low latency, and ad insertion have bubbled to the top as the hottest trends at the NAB 2016 show. Check out the commentary on those trends from Wowza CTO Charlie Good.

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Don’t Forget About Online Radio (Video Blog)

April 18, 2016 by Dave Stubenvoll

When it comes to streaming, video streaming has stolen the spotlight. It's important to not forget about online radio and audio streaming. Take a look at CEO David Stubenvoll's thoughts on online radio and how it shouldn't be left out of the news.

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In-Room Entertainment for 30,000 Cruise Ship Cabins—UIEvolution and Wowza

April 7, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

For in-room entertainment and digital signage onboard cruise ships, reliability means everything to cruise lines, the crew, and the passenger experience. That’s why UIEvolution and Wowza teamed up to create a full-featured streaming solution that enables cruise lines—including Holland America—to securely and reliably stream content to thousands of shipboard connected screens.

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