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How the “Meet Me at Starbucks” YouTube Ad Works

A coworker sent over a link to this Starbucks ad campaign, interested to know more about the technology behind the YouTube integration. So of course I pulled it apart to get down to the secret guts. Basically, it’s an external web page, hosted on Amazon S3 and Cloudfront, that YouTube is just embedding as an

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The Twitch Hunts: How to Fix Automated Copyright Enforcement

  Well, here we are again. I’ve written before about the dangers of automated enforcement before, and very little has changed. This time it’s Twitch, which has implemented a system that will scan for, flag, and mute copyrighted music in VOD’s. It’s going about how you’d expect, even muting crowd noise from an official DOTA 2

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YouTube Has Lost Its Way

Today YouTube asked me for feedback. I gave it to them. I’ve worked in media production for my entire professional life. I’ve never once had to provide my software’s licensing agreement to a distributor until you flagged one of my videos. Two years ago I presented at conferences extolling the virtues of YouTube distribution; this

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Aereo Austin In-Depth Preview

Aereo, a service that lets you watch & record broadcast TV online for $8/month, is launching in Austin on March 3rd.  I took it for a test drive across iOS, Roku and PC – check it out.  

 
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Netflix Didn’t Win CES

Last week The Verge ran an article about How Netflix won CES – they also named Netflix “Biggest Story” in their Best of CES 2014 awards.   By the end of the show, every major TV company had announced support for Netflix in 4K. That’s a big deal: as 4K sets hit the mainstream, Netflix will

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Game Streaming Rules | Extra Life

With Extra Life coming up and copyright robots running wild, I thought I’d put together a list of links to the rules governing the streaming of different games. I’m not a lawyer, so none of this constitutes legal advice – but as I read the law and recent rulings, game streaming is illegal unless rights are

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“Mistaken” DMCA Notice Kills Benefit for Children’s Miracle Network

Well here we go again: another live stream killed by overzealous, negligent, and ultimately abusive application of the DMCA. Tonight’s UMG Gaming COD tournament was unexpectedly cut short, with viewers now seeing the following page:   What’s so much worse about this specific case is that all proceeds were supposed to go to the Children’s

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The Piracy Report

The Saga Continues! Even though I stopped doing these correlations, you can continue to follow the data over at piracydata.org. They use the exact same methodology as I did, for the exact same reasons – though as far as I can tell I don’t know any of these people. Regardless, the quest for knowledge continues! Week

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Matrox Monarch: Specs and Details from NAB 2013

I’ve been yelling a lot about the Matrox Monarch since it popped up at IBC last fall: a stand-alone H.264 streaming/capture device that has no competition, but does have tons of uses in production. It was officially unveiled this past Monday at the NAB 2013 show in Las Vegas. Conveniently, I was also in Las

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Want Video From The PlayStation 4? Ask Sony

All the #PS4 streaming and sharing: that’s on the hardware. Devs don’t have to do anything special to their game. #GDC — Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) March 27, 2013   On the gaming side, the above isn’t big news, beyond the obvious advantage that we won’t have 600 different streaming/sharing implementations done by 600 different devs.

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