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.

HEVC – When Should You Care?

HEVC is the next-gen compression technology lauded as the enabler for a host of new services and capabilities. I discuss the historical development of HEVC and its technical underpinnings in my article “What Is HEVC (H.265)?” This article focuses on how quickly the average streaming producer needs to start thinking about HEVC.   According to…

Livestream Comes to Roku

As a leading live streaming service provider, Livestream continually seeks additional eyeballs for its live event producers and viewers. As a developer of a top-selling line of OTT devices, Roku continually seeks additional content for its device own

Example Files-Baseline, Main and High Codecs

This web page was created to accompany the webinar, Fundamentals of H.264 Encoding, produced on September 4, 2013. It includes sample files assessing the quality of output produced using the Baseline, Main and High profiles. The problem on the table is this; if you produce a set of adaptive files for mobile distribution, you must…