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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

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

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

Conference Videos from Streaming Media West are Available

I spoke at Streaming Media West on three topics, the first a 3-hour workshop which was not recorded, and two one-hour sessions that were. The PDFs used in the presentations have been available for awhile; I just added the videos from the two sessions. Here are the links.Workshop - Encoding 2016: Codecs and Packaging for ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:47:37+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Conference Videos from Streaming Media West are Available

Ozer ships new book Video Encoding by the Numbers

I'm proud to announce my latest book, Video Encoding by the Numbers, Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video, which is available now on Amazon. You can read all about the book by clicking here, or click here for a detailed table of contents. Briefly, after introductory chapters get you up to speed and familiar with objective quality ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:49+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Ozer ships new book Video Encoding by the Numbers

Meet Charles Web Debugging Proxy-My New Favorite Tool

According to the Charles Proxy website, “Charles is an HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet. This includes requests, responses and the HTTP headers (which contain the cookies and caching information).” From my ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:33+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Meet Charles Web Debugging Proxy-My New Favorite Tool

Meet Charles Web Debugging Proxy-My New Favorite Tool

According to the Charles Proxy website, “Charles is an HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet. This includes requests, responses and the HTTP headers (which contain the cookies and caching information).” From my ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:33+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Meet Charles Web Debugging Proxy-My New Favorite Tool

Choosing the Optimal Segment Duration

SummaryWhen choosing an HLS or DASH segment duration for VOD video, the nature of the server/player connection is critical. For persistent connections, a segment size of two-three seconds produces good quality and optimal system throughput. For non-persistent connections, a segment size of six seconds produces the best overall throughput. With live video, if latency is ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:47:35+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Choosing the Optimal Segment Duration