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

Stat of the Week: HTML5 Desktop Market Share at 58.1% Max

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According to the latest statistics from NetMarketShare, the current penetration of HTML5-compatible browsers in the desktop market is 58.1% maximum. To completely serve these browers, you'd have to encode in three formats, with 47.5% of desktops compatible with WebM, 44.1% compatible with H.264, and 8.3% compatible with Ogg (this is the Firefox 3.6 crowd). Click over to the main article to see how I calculated these numbers. 

Apple to Adobe & Microsoft: With friends like you, who needs enemies?

In the desktop/mobile streaming marketplace, most producers provide two sets of streams; HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for Apple iOS devices and Android devices and either Flash or Silverlight for the desktop. A number of content and technology companies...

Living on the Flash/HTML5 Roller Coaster

Wow, what a roller coaster. Just last week, Adobe announced their decision to stop developing the Flash Player for mobile devices, a decision that looks predestined in retrospect. Faced with the expense of supporting a diverse and growing range of An...

Two New Reviews for Video Compression for Flash (Both 5 Star!)

Two new Amazon reviews for my book, Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5, both 5 star, though the UK review was kind of ... mixed, shall we say. In the States, John Talbert was pretty positive, stating "This book is very technical and...

SOTW - On Android, Flash is 55%, HTML5 100%

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By now you've heard that Adobe will discontinue the development of the Flash Player on the Android platform, stating in part that "HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms."

Boy, they weren't kidding. I was interested to learned Flash's penetration on the Android platform, so I surfed over to www.riastats.com, and selected Android in the OS list box on top. In the main story I detail my findings.

Best Explanation of Adobe Withdrawing Flash from Mobile Markets

My colleague Tim Siglin wrote an insightful analysis of Adobe's decision to cease development of the mobile Flash Player that you can read here. To his credit, Siglin actually predicted that Adobe might withdraw Flash from mobile markets in his Augus...

HP EliteBook 8760W - the Ideal Mobile CS 5.5 Workstation

Depending upon the project type, rendering with GPU-acceleration in Creative Suite 5.5 can reduce rendering time by up to 92% over CPU-only rendering. Since NVIDIA's CUDA technology is the only GPU that currently accelerates rendering in the Adobe Media Encoder and Premiere Pro, buying a notebook without NVIDIA hardware for CS5.5 production is a huge mistake.

If you're in the market for such a notebook, the HP 8760w is a dream machine that performs as well or better than a single CPU desktop workstation. If you need an external eSATA drive for production work, the Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM should be on your short list.

Choosing a Graphics Card for Premiere Pro CS5.5

Suppose you’ve been running Adobe CS5.5 without an NVIDIA graphics card. You’ve heard about the benefits of GPU acceleration with the Mercury Playback Engine and you’re wondering how much time an NVIDIA card could save you. Or you’re buying a new system and you’re wondering whether to buy a dual-CPU system with an inexpensive graphics card or a single CPU system with a high-end card. Or you’ve got an NVIDIA card and you’re wondering whether a higher-end NVIDIA card will deliver substantial time savings. Well, if any of these cases apply to you, you’ve come to the right place.

Ozer Interview on Adobe Withdrawing Flash from Mobile Market

As discussed here, Adobe is withdrawing Flash from the mobile market. Here's a video interview that Larry Kless shot of me at Streaming Media West in LA. ...

Adobe to Discontinue Flash for Mobile

In a surprise move, Adobe has announced that they will stop the future development of Flash on mobile platforms. Here's a quote from their official blog post. "HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. T...