Encoding by the Numbers “Shortcut” to FFmpeg Mastery

One of the least well known features¬†of the book, Video Encoding by the Numbers, is the content related to FFmpeg. Specifically, for most operations discussed in the book, from setting resolution and data rate to segmenting a file for HLS delivery, the book details the corresponding FFmpeg commands. The latest review up on Amazon includes…

Encoding by the Numbers Book Reviews Well in Russia

OK, so this news is a bit less compelling than the Republicans withdrawing their Obamacare replacement from the vote, but job number 1 for any book author is “flog the book,” and who doesn’t get excited about positive reviews, particularly if from behind the former Iron Curtain. So when a colleague sent me a link…

HEVC Loses Share According to Encoding.com Report

For three years, encoding.com has issued an annual report about the video files that it produces for its 3,000+ customers. For me, it’s a reality check on which formats are doing well, and which are flailing. The most recent report,¬†which you can download here, includes the following key insights. HEVC is losing share (from 6%…