A leading expert on H.264 encoding for live and on-demand production, and as contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, has tested most cloud, enterprise and desktop encoding tools, worked with most online video platforms (OVPs) and live streaming services, and many webcast platforms.

Live Encoding and Transcoding Techniques

Here’s the description, click below to download the handouts. Live event transcoding used to be simple: you did it all in-house and you needed capacious outbound bandwidth, all of which cost a fortune. Now there are more live encoding schemas than you can shake a stick at, including live cloud transcoding and packaging from traditional…

Transition from Flash to HTML5

Download the handout from this excellent session, with contributions from Jeff Tapper (Digital Primates), John Luther (JW Player), and Mike Callahan (Elemental).¬† Transitioning from Flash to HTML5 is a complicated matter involving a change in player and encoding format and, for some, even new DRM, captioning, and advertising insertion technologies. Learn the current status of…

Encoding 2015: Codecs and Packaging for PCs, Mobile and OTT/STB/Smart TVs – Handout

Here’s the description: Click below to download the handout. 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…

Guest Blog: Bitmovin Says 80% of Our Streams are DASH

Editor’s Note: bitmovin is an Austrian company who built their business around the DASH format, including its cloud encoding service¬†bitcodin (reviewed here), and its bitdash player. After reading the blog post DASH: The Most Popular Format (almost) No One is Using, which reported that only about 1% of streams played by the JW Player were…

Upcoming Sessions at Streaming Media West

Here are all the sessions that I’ll be producing or participating in at Streaming Media West in two weeks. I hope to see you there. Monday, November 16, 2015 W1: Encoding 2015: Codecs and Packaging for PCs, Mobile and OTT/STB/Smart TVs 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. As video resolutions increase and target playback platforms multiply,…

Think Flash is Dead? Think Again

So here I am preparing for an upcoming session at Streaming Media West entitled Encoding 2015: Codecs and Packaging for PCs, Mobile and OTT/STB/Smart TVs, and I wanted to determine the current market share of MSE and EME capable browsers. I started with a quick trip over to NetMarketshare where I displayed the Desktop Browser…

Delivering a Useful Webinar Without Giving Away the Farm

Another webinar, another few lessons. Probably most important is the hard lesson facing many content developers who want to present a webinar for lead generation, but don’t want to give away their critical content during the webinar. It’s a pretty tough balance sometimes, how to give away enough information to make the webinar worthwhile, but…