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- I've got only one New Year's resolution for 2018, and it is 3840x2160. 2 months ago
- Move over "The Handmaid's Tale", there's a new hit in town! https://t.co/xeB6puDKYn 2 months ago
- Sheesh, if I had known we were going to have guests from GeekWire I would've cleaned up my desk a bit. :) #hulu https://t.co/9k3zS4lsPU 3 months ago
Author Archives: Alex Zambelli
HTTP Live Streaming protocol, better known as HLS, was originally created by Apple for the launch of iPhone 3. Since its original introduction in 2009, Apple has maintained the official HLS protocol specification as an informational IETF Internet Draft, updating … Continue reading
Jan Ozer of Streaming Media magazine contacted me recently with a simple question about Smooth Streaming and HLS latency… and I provided a more elaborate reply than he perhaps anticipated. Here is my response in its entirety, for your reading … Continue reading
I promise to do a better job in 2015 of posting to this blog more frequently. 🙂 In the meantime you can find me on Twitter, where I will be posting and sharing content relevant to streaming media technologies. I am @zambelli24fps.
I’ve written an article for The Guardian’s media network blog about current trends in TV content distribution, how they’re affecting our viewing habits, and how ultimately those will affect the future of live linear TV. You can read it here: … Continue reading
The Olympics are upon us – again! Even though the ancient Greeks set the Olympic schedule 4 years apart (in fact, the literal definition of an Olympiad is “4 years”), the modern Olympics since 1992 have been only 2 years … Continue reading
As I glance at my blog I realize it’s been 7 months since my last post, which is probably as good of a sign as any that I should probably finally tell you a little bit about what I’ve been up … Continue reading
OK, so maybe it was a shorter break from blogging than I expected. As it turns out the world does not stop when I change jobs. 😉 The media world today is abuzz with news of H.265/HEVC approval by the … Continue reading
As we leave 2012 behind us and turn our attention to 2013, the time has come for me to share some exciting personal news. After 10 years at Microsoft I have recently decided to leave the company to pursue other career opportunities. … Continue reading
It’s been a busy summer with most of the team focused on Windows Azure Media Services, but I’d like to take a moment to highlight a few other Media Platform releases of the past few months: November 7, 2012 Player … Continue reading
I’ve been holding back this post for about two weeks now, wanting to make sure the service got rolled out to all major Windows Azure datacenters first, but here it is now: Windows Azure Media Services Preview has been launched! The new … Continue reading