Streaming Video to a Browser with no plugins
The world of streaming video has been constantly evolving, with solutions moving from one browser plugin to the next (Real Player, Windows Media, Quick Time, Flash, Silverlight, etc.) However, with advances in the open standard MPEG-DASH as well as extensions to the W3C specification, it is now possible to stream video directly to a browser without the need for any plugins.
MPEG-DASH & dash.js
Connected TVs and Mobile Devices
As the lead architect on the dash.js project, Jeff has intimate knowledge of the inner workings of this project, and he is actively collaborating with contributors from Microsoft, Google and others.
The technology for dash.js is new, and it’s not yet supported on every device, but we are working with many of the key players to make it a reality and the list of supported devices grows daily. So join us as we explore:
- DASH standard
- discuss how dash players are built
- dig through the dash.js codebase
- see dash playing on mobile devices
Jeff Tapper has over a 19 years of experience developing Internet applications for a myriad of clients, including ESPN, Major League Baseball, CNBC and many others. He is actively involved in the Streaming Media industry, and is a frequent speaker at NAB, IBC, Streaming Media East and West. He has authored over a dozen books on internet technologies. Jeff is a founding partner at Digital Primates and the lead architect of the dash.js project.
Michaela Light is the host of the CF Alive Podcast and has interviewed more than 100 ColdFusion experts. In each interview, she asks "What Would It Take to make CF more alive this year?" The answers still inspire her to continue to write and interview new speakers.
Michaela has been programming in ColdFusion for more than 20 years. She founded TeraTech in 1989. The company specializes in ColdFusion application development, security and optimization. She has also founded the CFUnited Conference and runs the annual State of the CF Union Survey.
And to continue learning how to make your ColdFusion apps more modern and alive, I encourage you to download our free ColdFusion Alive Best Practices Checklist.
Because… perhaps you are responsible for a mission-critical or revenue-generating CF application that you don’t trust 100%, where implementing new features is a painful ad-hoc process with slow turnaround even for simple requests.
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No Brainer ColdFusion Best Practices to Ensure You Thrive No Matter What Happens Next
ColdFusion Alive Best Practices Checklist
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√ Easily create a consistent server architecture across development, testing, and production
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Learn about these and many more strategies in our free ColdFusion Alive Best Practices Checklist.