Jan Ozer

 

Jan has worked in digital video since 1990, and is the author of over 20 books related to video technolgy, including Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery and the Premiere Pro CC: Visual QuickStart Guide. Jan currently writes for Streaming Media Magazine and Streaming Media Producer, and consults widely on streaming media-related topics.

Content Posted by Jan Ozer

Flash Rocks on Android Handsets

I have to say that Google's support for Flash on the Android platform always seemed like a case of strange bedfellows to me. After all, Google is the company that paid over $100 million for On2 just to open source the VP8 codec (as WebM), reviving th...

Encoding for HTML5

I spoke on encoding for HTML5 distribution at Streaming Media East 2011, you can watch the video and download the presentation slides by clicking over to the main article.

Here's the description from the conference program:

How To: Encoding Video For HTML5

Learn the technological fundamentals behind encoding both H.264 and WebM formats for playback with the HTML5 <video> tag. Learn the basics of H.264 and WebM encoding and how to produce it for HTML5 distribution. In addition, see how the various H.264 and WebM encoding tools compare in regard to performance, quality, and features.

Speaker: Jan Ozer, Principal, Doceo Publishing

Encoding for Adaptive Streaming

My presentation on encoding for adaptive streaming from Streaming Media East 2011 is available, here's the description from the program:

How To: Encoding for Adaptive Streaming

This seminar identifies the most relevant adaptive streaming technologies and details the most critical factors for comparing them. Next, the seminar details how to choose the ideal number of streams and key encoding parameters. Then it provides an overview of options for encoding and serving the streams, and closes by describing techniques for serving multiple target platforms like Flash and iDevices with one set of encoded H.264 files.

Speaker: Jan Ozer, Principal, Doceo Publishing

If this sounds like something that you need to know, click over to the main article to see the video and download the PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Reviews for Video Compression for Adobe Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5

Some early reviews for my new book, Video Compression for Adobe Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5, have been published, and I wanted to share them here. One of the first was from Douglas Dixon (http://www.manifest-tech.com/blog) which he published both ...

Trim without Reencoding with MPEG Streamclip

Here's a video I produced for OnlineVideo.net that shows how a free tool called MPEG Streamclip, which runs on both the Mac and Windows platforms, can trim and perform other edits and save the result without re-encoding your file. It can be incredibl...

How to Encode Video for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

My presentation at Streaming Media East 2011 on Encoding for iDevices is up. Here's the description; click over to the main article to watch the video and download my handouts.

How To: Encoding Video for iDevices

This seminar starts by detailing the playback specs for all iDevices, old and new. Then, it shares the strategies used by prominent iTunes publishers to serve the complete range of installed iDevices. Next, the seminar switches to cellular wireless delivery, with a technical description of Apple's HTTP Live Streaming, including recommendations for the number of streams and Apple's encoding parameters. The seminar concludes with a review of encoding options for HTTP Live Streaming and techniques for serving multiple target platforms such as Flash and iDevices with one set of encoded H.264 files.

The Essential Key to Producing High Quality Streaming Video

I like making money as much as the next guy, but the last three or four consulting clients all shared a problem so basic that I was almost embarrassed to take their money. Specifically, they came to me concerned about poor video quality, and the ...

Telestream Episode Pro 6.1.1 Makes Great Strides

After a rocky start, Telestream is back on track; Episode Pro is now free of the problems that plagued Pro 6.0.

MediaPlatform WebCaster Review: A Strong Option for Webcasts

If you're considering presenting webcasts for training employees, communicating with partners, or retaining customers, MediaPlatform's WebCaster should be on your shortlist.

Jan Ozer interview about Video Compression for Adobe Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5

I chatted with Peter Cervieri of Scribe Media at Streaming Media East in New York City last month. Peter was kind enough to ask about my new book, Video Compression for Adobe Flash, Apple iDevices and HTML5, which I describe in this excerpt. S...