Ozer is a leading expert on H.264, H.265, and VP9 encoding for live and on-demand production. In his consulting practice, Ozer helps streaming publishers produce highly optimized and deliverable streams and to choose encoders, transcoders, and workflows that optimize cost, efficiency and flexibility. Ozer is the owner of the Streaming Learning Center and is a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine.

Beginner’s Guide to Live Streaming

This post provides an introduction to live streaming, particularly the technologies and services involved in producing, packaging, delivering, and playing live streams. It’s designed to help those new to live streaming to understand what live streaming is and the technological options available for producing it.  If you’re new to live streaming and need to get…

Dolby Finds That Streaming 101 Course “Enhanced Overall Productivity”

When I launched my online course, Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals, one of the first companies that signed on for multiple students was Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Several students came from the Enterprise Encoding division, which is headed by Senior Director David Trescott. This is the group that created the Hybrik encoding…

Train Your Streaming Media Professionals: Your Place or Mine?

COVID-related travel and meeting restrictions don’t obviate the need for employee training. This article documents the four training options available for streaming media professionals from the Streaming Learning Center.  I created the Streaming Learning Center to help train streaming media professionals, particularly those involved in encoding, packaging, and delivering streaming video. Initially, we offered books…

Five Star Review for AV1 Encoding Course

Just a quick note to celebrate the first review of my Encoding with the AV1 Codec course ($99.95). By way of background, I designed the course to help familiarize students with the confusing array of AV1 encoding parameters and to offer sample command strings that I have proven over weeks of testing. In other words,…