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July 1992: Images are first invented for display online In July, 1992, a photo of Les Horrible Cernettes, a comedy band based at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, became the first the first image ever published to the world wide web.
June 1993: First live audio stream. Audio streaming began with a few pioneers in 1993 with the first live broadcast of the band, Severe Tire Damage.
Other pioneers of streaming audio include Mark Cuban, a cofounder of AudioNet in 1995, later creating Broadcast.com; also in 1995, RealNetworks out of Seattle.
With the advent of MP3 in 1996, recorded audio began to be heard on the web in abundance.
1998: MPEG becomes industry standard In 1998, the MPEG4 A audio/video compression format came to be through an organization known as MPEG-LA LLC.
Because of the power of its members; like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, LG, Pioneer, Sony and about 25 others in the technology industry, the MPEG4 format immediately became an industry standard for online viewing of digital audio/video movies.
2015 – C-Hear is Born
It wasn’t until one day in early 2015 that Adena wondered about whether or not there was a format for a single image and audio that was not a movie file.
Her husband, Butch, was under contract blogging for NASCAR racer, David Ragan. As she helped Butch, as she often did with this blog, A she specifically wanted to attach audio to a photo of David Ragan’s car making a high-speed turn during a race.
She wanted to add sounds from the race and report on David’s performance that day. The only way she could do that was to create and upload a movie file, or an MPEG4.
However, that was not her desire. If video is added, it has to be hosted, elsewhere, like YouTube, Vimeo or some other video hosting site. As everyone knows, once loaded on these sites, you lose control of your digital assets.
Adena decided to call Jesse about it because of his experience with internet production.
She asked if there was a file format that allowed someone to add audio to a single image. Jesse told her the only way he knew of, was to combine them to make an MPEG4 movie. She said, “NO, that isn’t what I want. I don’t want a movie file and deal with its size and bandwidth issues. ”
David, the NASCAR driver, didn’t want other people profiting from his content, e.g. Youtube or Vimeo; so the content had to live on his website.
Jesse told her there is no other way, it had to be a movie file if there was sound to be included.
She immediately asked “What if we could create one?…”
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