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Forum Presentation: Royalties on H264, HEVC, and DASH

I gave a recent talk on royalties at the Streaming Forum, entitled HEVC, H.264 and MPEG-DASH Royalty Update. Here's the description. Ten years ago, to stream video, you needed to know how to encode to H.264 and configure Flash. Now you have to be a patent lawyer. The end of 2016 was brutal from a ...Read more

By | 2017-03-08T19:40:33+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Forum Presentation: Royalties on H264, HEVC, and DASH

Download Handout from Rating HEVC Contenders

Below is the handout from my presentation at the Streaming Forum entitled, HEVC: Rating the Contenders Operators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but who has the time to evaluate their features, output quality, and performance? No worries – codec specialist Jan Ozer has done the work for you, ...Read more

By | 2017-03-08T19:44:37+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Download Handout from Rating HEVC Contenders

Webinar: Top 10 Encoding Mistakes Made by Streaming Producers

I'm co-hosting a webinar with MediaPlatform on February 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET entitled Top Ten Encoding Mistakes Made by Streaming Producers. Here's the description. Join MediaPlatform and Jan Ozer of Streaming Media Magazine for an in-depth discussion that will cover:Live webcasting and on-demand video allow your organization to leverage the power of streaming media ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:49:43+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Webinar: Top 10 Encoding Mistakes Made by Streaming Producers

Per-Title Encoding With the Capella Systems Cambria FTC Encoder

So, I was reviewing Camtasia 9 for Streaming Media magazine (review to appear later in the year), and I had promised Capella Systems a testimonial for their Cambria FTC encoder, specifically the per-title encoding feature. Below is the video I produced in Camtasia describing per-title encoding, discussing why it's important, and detailing how it works ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:50+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Per-Title Encoding With the Capella Systems Cambria FTC Encoder

Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm speaking on two topics at the Streaming Forum later this month in London, and leading two roundtable discussions.  On Tuesday, February 28th, at 11:30, I'll present HEVC: Rating the contenders. Here's the description: Operators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:27+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm speaking on two topics at the Streaming Forum later this month in London, and leading two roundtable discussions.  On Tuesday, February 28th, at 11:30, I'll present HEVC: Rating the contenders. Here's the description: Operators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:27+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

INXPO Publishes Q & A Session Regarding Video Encoding by the Numbers

On February 2, online event producer INXPO published a question and answer session regarding my new book, Video Encoding by the Numbers. The session included six questions, ranging from, "how did you get into writing a book on compression?" to "who is this book for?"The most revealing question was, "what's different from other books on ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:25+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on INXPO Publishes Q & A Session Regarding Video Encoding by the Numbers

YouTube Stops H.264 4K Encoding; Will Apple Adopt VP9?

Apple Safari has never supported VP8 or VP9, but a move by Google's YouTube pressures it to do so: Safari users can't see new 4K videos on YouTube. Apple Safari is the only current browser that doesn’t support Google’s VP9. In a move that may go a long way towards convincing Apple to do so, ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T00:50:40+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on YouTube Stops H.264 4K Encoding; Will Apple Adopt VP9?

First Book Review: Ozer Transforms Video Compression from Alchemy to Science

First Amazon book review is out from technologist Douglas Dixon, who blogs at the Manifest Tech Blog. I love the title of the review, Ozer Transforms Video Compression from Alchemy to Science, because it captures exactly what I tried to do in the book. Here's a snippet from the middle of the review.First, Ozer covers ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:47:56+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on First Book Review: Ozer Transforms Video Compression from Alchemy to Science

Facebook Live Resources

I spent a lot of time late last fall looking at Facebook Live, trying to understand who was using it and why, and which tools they used. This effort culminated in three resources available now on the Streaming Media website. Here's the main article entitled Facebook Live: A Progress Report After One Year of Growth. The ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:47:52+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Facebook Live Resources