Here is a professional solution if you are activating on the streaming market and need the best video quality. ViewCast released the 2100 model which captures, encodes, and streams video using a very user friendly Web interface. This way nontechnical users can easily set up a streaming connection having full control from anywhere on the […]

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A set-top box is the device that enables a TV set to become a user interface to the Internet and also enables a TV set to receive and decode digital television (DTV) broadcasts. DTV set-top boxes are also defined as receivers. A STB is needed to the viewers willing to receive digital broadcasts via the […]

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The AVI Format The AVI (Audio Video Interleave) format was created and released by Microsoft. Being a very common format, computers operating Windows and also most of the web browsers as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari support it. The video files encoded in AVI can be easily recognized by their extension:example “videofile.avi” .Systems running other […]

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H.264 is an industry standard for video compression. Video compression can be defined as the process of converting digital video into a format that reduces the file size for when it is stored or transmitted. An H.264 video encoder carries out prediction and encoding processes to produce a compressed H.264 bitstream. Video compression (or video […]

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A codec is the technology being used for data files compression/decompression processes. In the broadcasting sector the term reffers to a device being capable of turning analog audio and video into digital form. It is also capable of doing the turn back process: digital to analog. Proper codecs installed avoids the situation when you encounter […]

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Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform and it is considered an international standard in the streaming industry. Flash is an important contender in this industry, in a close competition with Silverlight. This is the format we recommend most strongly. There are 2 Flash formats being used primordialy: – The first one is .swf – used […]

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Unicast streaming is a 1 to 1 connection between a server and a client, meaning each client gets a sepparate stream and only if they request it. Unicast streaming works either for live streaming or on demand streaming. Here is how unicast streaming works: Unicast streaming Unicast is the way being used by a WM […]

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Here is a short glossary with the terms you may need to know when streaming live or on demand videos: FPS = framerate, frames per second B = byte = 8 bits MB = Megabyte Mb or Mbit= megabit KB = kilobyte Kb or kbit = kilobit Codec (from coder/decoder) – software and/or hardware used […]

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Video conferencing is a technology integrating video, audio and specific content to offer a very close to reality communication experience. Participants need a computer,a microphone, a webcam and a broadband internet connection to participate in video conference. This way they will be able to see and hear each other in real time. Digital compression of […]

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Since last year there were rumours in the streaming media industry that a big number of IPTV providers will addopt the Pay Per View (PPV) platforms. Youtube, Vimeo or Hulu are just a few examples. For that reason I will present you here more about PPV. Wikipedia and tech-faq have described Pay Per View as […]

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