- 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
Broadcasting with Microsoft's Video and Audio
The 800-pound gorilla stomping through the park is Microsoft. Its video and audio solutions have come a long way from the humble beginnings of AVI files in the early '90s.
Microsoft pulls the following video and audio technologies together at Windows Media Services:
- Windows Media Player
- Windows Media Server
- Windows Media Encoder tools
- Windows Media API
Microsoft has done a very good job of pulling together the tools you need. The only downside is that the tools all require Microsoft Servers and Clients. This may not be an issue for you; if not, go knock yourself out. You'll find that the tools are relatively easy to work with and you can go a long way with them.
If you need to work with vendors on Macs and other devices such as Linux, you have to look at alternative solutions.