- Broadband Days Are Here to Stay
- How Broadcasting Over the Internet Works
- Broadcasting with Microsoft's Video and Audio
- Broadcasting with Apple's QuickTime
- The New Kid on the Block: Macromedia Flash Video
- Using RealNetworks Solutions
- Searching for Video and Taking It with You on the Road
- Video Killed the Radio Star
- Tip Sheet
Using RealNetworks Solutions
The king is dead; long live the king!
Five years ago, I was setting up an intranet-based, video-broadcasting network for an international company. It was the beginning of video on the Internet, and there was a lot of competition. It seemed that only one company was leading the pack: RealNetworks. In many ways, RealNetworks was the pioneer of Internet video and audio; it popularized the technology that produced the supporting tools. Unfortunately, Microsoft aimed squarely at RealNetworks and took aim. For video, it was the shot heard round the world.
Today, Realnetworks is a shell of the company it once was. Other better technologies have succeeded and surpassed RealNetwork's steps. But RealNetworks used to be number one. The king is dead; long live the king.