Night Trap – Switching Branches

You can find parts 1 and 2 of this series here: Deconstructiong Night Trap Rebuilding Night Trap We’ve made a lot of progress with Night Trap this weekend. I started by further compressing the videos on the prototype site, which will allow for smaller and faster downloads, as well as quicker camera switching. I won’t……


Talking Azure Media Services w/ David Giard on his podcast

My peer in Chicago, David Giard, and I were at the INTX hackathon in Chcago this weekend to help developers with their video and streaming applications. During the trip we decded to record another episode of his video podcast, Technology and Friends.   The post Talking Azure Media Services w/ David Giard on his podcast…


Use this HTML5 video player sample for your hackathon projects

Last week Microsoft announced the new Azure Media Services video player. Here’s the biggest selling point for me: Azure Media Player utilizes industry standards, such as HTML5 (MSE/EME) to provide an enriched adaptive streaming experience. When these standards are not available on a device or in a browser, Azure Media Player automatically uses Flash and Silverlight……


Introduction to Azure Media Services, AES, PlayReady, and video transports

In the previous tutorial, I gave a high-level overview of HTML5 video and many of the transport standards that we can use. In this lesson, I’ll cover the way we can ingest our content using a video recording tool, as well as ways to encrypt or protect our video so that only viewers with permission……