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

What is HTML5?

HTML5 rocketed to the forefront with Apple’s decision to forgo Flash and use HTML5 technology to deliver video to the iPad. Actual HTML5 usage, however, has been slowed by low HTML5-compatible browser penetration, the need to encode video into two or three formats for complete HTML5 compatibility, and the lack of feature parity with Flash, the predominant plug-in based technology for viewing video on the web.

HTML5 needs to be on the radar screen of all streaming media producers, but switching over to HTML5 does not appear to be a short-term priority as of this writing.

Less than 1% of Websites Fully HTML5 Compatible

Pretty catchy headline, eh? Well, I wrote it because I’m tired of seeing headlines like this one in CNET - “Mefeedia: HTML5-compatible video is on the rise.” Kind of makes you think that websites are adapting HTML5 en mass, doesn’t it? Well, ...

How to Upload a Video and Embed it on Your Website

You can use free sites like YouTube and Vimeo to host your videos for you, and then embed those videos into the pages of your website. This step-by-step video guides you through the upload process, and then helps you customize the embed code so the final result looks perfect on your site. Click over to the main article to watch the video.

H.264 Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared

Here's a video tutorial comparing the performance, quality and H.264 controls afforded by Adobe Media Encoder
Apple Compressor, Microsoft Expression Encoder, Sorenson Squeeze and Telestream Episode Pro. In seven minutes, you'll know which tool is fastest, which produces the highest quality and which gives you the most control over H.264 encoding.

Click over to the main article to view the tutorial.

Innovations in Live Event Streaming

If you produce live events, there are two relatively recent innovations you should know about. The first relates to supporting multiple playback formats, like Flash, Apple iOS devices, Silverlight and others. In the past, to support multiple outp...

What is Streaming?

A high-level view of streaming media technology, history, and the online video market landscape.

What is Streaming?

This is the first installment in a series of "What Is...?" articles, designed to offer definitions, history, and context around significant terms and issues in the online video industry.

Choosing a UGC Site to host your videos

I use UGC site Vimeo to host the videos on StreamingLearningCenter.com, because it's inexpensive and does a great job with my screencam-based tutorials and my videos play on computers and Apple devices. Using a UGC site to host the videos on your sit...

Learn how to create stories in DVD Studio Pro

I know it's a bit far afield for many streaming-oriented readers, but if you're a DVD Studio Pro producer, and don't know what stories are, or why or how to use them, you may want to check out this pair of articles on Digital Content Producer. Workin...

Adobe ships Flash Player 10.2 - Way more efficient than WebM

Adobe shipped Flash Player 10.2 earlier this month, and I ran some tests for StreamingMedia.com. Depending upon the browser and platform, it delivers some pretty substantial performance gains, and makes Flash even faster than WebM.  Here's an exampl...