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Author Archives: Alex Zambelli
If you’ve ever been in a situation where you needed access to MPEG standards, you probably discovered very quickly that they’re not easy to get. Standards created by MPEG working groups are published by ISO/IEC and the vast majority of … Continue reading
Jan Ozer, producer of Streaming Learning Center courses and contributing editor of Streaming Media magazine, reached out to me recently with an interesting question: If using per-title video encoding (or any other multi-bitrate encoding approach where resolutions are dynamically determined … Continue reading
I recently did a talk about SCTE-35 at the local Seattle Video Tech Meetup. If you’re interested in a basic overview of the SCTE-35 standard for in-band event signaling in live streams, here’s the slide deck: PDF download: SCTE-35 In-Band … Continue reading
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