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Download Handout for Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms

Here's the description; handout is below. LS103 - Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms Streaming to one live streaming service is so 2016. Today, in addition to streaming to your own website or app, you may want to distribute your live stream to multiple other outlets like Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Livestream, Twitter, and ...Read more

By | 2017-05-22T14:46:03+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Download Handout for Comparing And Choosing The Best HEVC Codec

I'll be speaking on HEVC, VP9, and AV1 at Streaming Media East, though the presentation description mentions only HEVC. You can download the handout below. Here's the description. A102 - How To: Comparing And Choosing The Best HEVC Codec Content distributors and aggregators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, ...Read more

By | 2017-05-16T15:31:48+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Download Handout for Encoding 2017: Codecs & Packaging for PCs, Mobile & OTT/STB/Smart TVs

Download handouts from this session below. Here's the description. As video resolutions increase and target playback platforms multiply, video producers must leave their H.264/HLS/HDS comfort zone and expand into HEVC, VP9, and MPEG-DASH. This workshop is divided into multiple segments by target platform to teach you the applicable standards and best strategies for delivering live ...Read more

By | 2017-05-15T17:19:30+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

AV1/HEVC/VP9 Comparison at Streaming Media East

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Streaming Media East, I'm presenting a talk entitled How To: Comparing and Choosing The Best HEVC Codec. Unfortunately, I could only get two codec vendors to participate, x265 and MainConcept. It's not for lack of trying; I also asked Elemental, Beamr/Vanguard, and Fraunhofer if they'd like to participate and all ...Read more

By | 2017-05-15T16:28:46+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Lots of Flash Use Among Premium Content Sites

I was performing some research for my upcoming workshop at Streaming Media East (W4 - Encoding 2017: Codecs & Packaging for PCs, Mobile & OTT/STB/Smart TVs). Basically, I wanted to see how many of the larger advertising-supported websites like ESPN/CNN had transitioned over from Flash to HTML5. Last time I checked, few if any had, largely ...Read more

By | 2017-05-04T17:20:29+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Lots of Flash Use Among Premium Content Sites

Encoding for HLS Delivery-Understanding the Bitrate Rules

Apple could make all of this easier to remember if they changed the name of the BANDWIDTH tag to PEAK BANDWIDTH, which is really what it means. Since that's unlikely to happen, if you just remember that BANDWIDTH means peak bandwidth, you should be able to keep it straight.  In this article, I take a ...Read more

By | 2017-04-24T15:41:10+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Encoding for HLS Delivery-Understanding the Bitrate Rules

AV1 Gets Closer, HEVC Gets More Expensive

I really was positive about HEVC when there was one pool from MPEG LA with a $25M/year cap. It was three times the cost of H.264, but HEVC was a better technology, so it seemed reasonable, and there were no content royalties. Certainly the industry thought the MPEG LA pool was reasonable  as there was ...Read more

By | 2017-04-22T15:21:07+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on AV1 Gets Closer, HEVC Gets More Expensive

V-Nova Launches Perseus 2.0

On April 3, 2017, London codec developer V-Nova announced PERSEUS 2.0; you can read the complete release here. I visited V-Nova in March 2016, and wrote an update for Streaming Media that you can read here. Basically, the press release/announcement makes three key points. First, the codec is tuned for what V-Nova calls key "operating points, ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T11:19:01+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on V-Nova Launches Perseus 2.0

SLC Announces Webinar, HEVC: Rating the Contenders

The Streaming Learning Center will host a webinar entitled HEVC: Rating the Contenders on April 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST. The free event will review the findings of extensive comparisons of the x265 and MainConcept HEVC codecs with x264 and VP9. Specifically, the test protocol involved three test files, Sintel (an animated production), Tears of Steel ...Read more

By | 2017-04-04T12:07:38+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on SLC Announces Webinar, HEVC: Rating the Contenders