As social creatures, humans have an innate desire to gather together. Though the focal point has changed, moving the fire pit indoors to a fireplace and replacing the radio on the mantlepiece with a TV, the transmission of stories has always played a prominent role. Television is a basic tenant of modern society. It has… Continue reading The Social Future of Television
Last week, the media broadcasting community gathered together at the NAB Show to discuss industry achievements and trends. A wide range of speakers discussed various topics from optimizing end to end delivery, leveraging CDNs, and effective ad-insertion. Not to mention the numerous vendors touting live streaming monetization strategies. OTT Of course, the always growing OTT… Continue reading NAB 2018: What Was Missing
Sydney to Boston is quite a ways to travel; 10,091 miles in fact (or for those that enjoy a more logical measurement system: 16,239 km). Despite that, our end to end WebRTC latency still holds steady at 500ms (give or take a few hundredths) That’s 20,182 miles per hour or 32,478 kilometers per hour (I’m… Continue reading WebRTC Latency By The Numbers
Turns out, getting noticed is only half the battle. The extraordinarily popular quiz game HQ trivia has experienced explosive growth. Good for them, right? Here’s the problem: The game hinges upon thousands (and now millions) of users interacting and competing with each other in real-time. Players are given 10 seconds to answer questions (So no… Continue reading Solving HQ Trivia’s Technical Difficulties
It’s 2018; the start of a New Year and new beginnings. Sooo… how many resolutions have you broken already? It’s more than that though. The New Year is a time for reflection as well and 2017 continued to display the importance of live streaming and it’s continued impact on our lives. Latency was important last… Continue reading Red5 Pro: Reflections and Projections
Do you enjoy waiting? Of course not. Nobody does. Which is exactly why no one likes latency. Before we get too far, what is latency? Latency, according to how we like to define it, is the time it takes video (captured by the camera) to travel across the internet to actually appear to the person… Continue reading Why is My Latency so High: 9 Reasons Why
Slow Engine – Slow Product. Running an application with high latency is like putting a moped engine in a race-car. No matter how well the body is built, it will be going all but nowhere. The effort required to overcome inferior building materials will be costly and time-consuming. Even worse, it just won’t work as… Continue reading 3 Reasons You Need Real Time Video Software
Latency is a big deal to us, but why should it matter to you? Red5 Pro has a latency under half a second while everyone else has a 2+ second latency; so why all the fuss over 1.5 seconds? With communication as fast as it is, latency matters more and more. It may not sound… Continue reading Why You Need a Low Latency Streaming Solution
You’ve done all your research, analyzed the match-ups and laid out your perfect lineup. Your fantasy team roster is looking great! No frenzied, last-minute shuffling of players for you. All that remains is to sit back, grab a beverage of choice and watch your games as the roster deadline ticks down. Then you see it.… Continue reading Too Late or Too Latent?
Alright, fine. We admit it. Our assertion that low, near real-time latency, is always better has been proven wrong. Apparently, Facebook Live’s latency is so long that a band called The Academic recorded a song incorporating the seconds long delay to loop one of their songs. The multiple layers create an increasing complex song that’s… Continue reading High Latency Not So Bad?