Streaming fundamentals

Content in this category discusses the basics of streaming video and related technology.

Webinar: Leverage Existing Video End Points and Infrastructure with Webcasting

I'll be moderating a webinar for Talkpoint on how companies can leverage their existing infrastructures with webcasting. The date is August 19th, 2014 at 11:00am EST, and speakers will include Adam Bell, Global Digital Marketing, from Mastercard, and...

Producing and Distributing HEVC

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This session explores the current status of HEVC, identifying options for encoding live and on-demand HEVC and discussing player options in the streaming and OTT markets. Topics include the comparative quality and usability of HEVC encoders, how HEVC quality compares to H.264 and VP9 (if encoders are available) and known trials and deployments of HEVC.

Encoding for Multiple Screen Delivery

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This session details the playback capabilities and technology compatibilities of desktop, mobile, and TV screens, and explores the technical issues and feasibility of producing one set of streams for all platforms, including how technologies like transmuxing and live transcoding simplify the overall distribution workflow.

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Adobe Media Encoder Online Course a "Life Saver"

  My Udemy course entitled, Mastering the Adobe Media Encoder CC, just got its first review, a five-star rating. Reviewer Jill Hoven commented: "The BEST Tutorial on Adobe Media Encoder!! Jan Ozer is already my go-to expert on everything streaming ...

Video Interview: Is Elemental Technologies Turning Into a Software Company

Elemental Technologies has done a great job selling encoding appliances, becoming a force in the high volume H.264 transcoding market over the last few years. So when I saw that Elemental Technologies had released a white paper entitled, Software-Def...

Panasonic UHD Set Doesn't Play House of Cards (and Other Issues)

Anytime a new codec is released, there are inevitable compatibility issues. Panasonic got bit first when one of their models proved incompatible with Netflix, with no fix available, now or ever. Beyond simple codec incompatibilities, there are severa...

Understanding Adaptive Streaming in Three Short Videos

I got a email question yesterday that went like this: Please forgive me if this question sounds obvious but when I encode a master clip for different streaming outputs (using AME C6) I end up with a different file for each separate outlet. A file ...

Free Streaming Primer available for download

One of the most popular downloads from the Streaming Learning Center was our original streaming media primer. Now we're releasing a new primer, covering the materials shown in the table of contents below. The primer is a component of my new Udemy co...

New Udemy Review: "Great Introductory Course"

My online course, Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback has been live on Udemy for a couple of months. After two quick five-star reviews, a third has finally come in from Daniel Suarez, as shown below. Thanks, Daniel! Interest...

Ozer Book - "A Beacon of Light in a Valley of Half-Knowledge"

It's probably a serious faux pas, if not a clear sign of declasse, to blog about a tweet; someone let me know. But a recent tweet about my book really made me smile, and the sound byte--A Beacon of Light in a Valley of Half-Knowledge--is priceless. H...