Jan Ozer is a trusted authority on codecs and streaming media production. Through his courses and writings, Ozer teaches streaming professionals the concepts, technologies, and skills needed to excel in their roles. In his consulting practice, Ozer helps streaming media producers optimize the quality and compatibility of their live and VOD streams and the efficiency of their encoding and delivery ecosystems.

Video on Best Practices for Delivering Live Video to Geographically Distributed Viewers

In this interview with Evelyne Kuo from BaishanCloud, we discussed technologies involved with distributing live streams to viewers across multiple geographic regions. The conversation included hardware HEVC encoders, QoS, QoE, using different encoding ladders for different content and potentially different regions, and considerations for choosing a CDN (get one that’s strong in each region you’re…

Lesson of the Week: Two Data Points for Producing Effective Webinars (and a Free Download)

As the producer of webinars and virtual training events for Streaming Media Magazine and Streaming Learning Center, I’m always interested in information that helps me produce more effective events. A recent report from Bluejeans, the Verizon-owned video conference provider, provided several interesting data points. By way of background, the report discussed survey data collected by IDG…

Webinar: H.264 Encoding for Newbies and Optimizers

The webinar is over; thanks to all who registered and attended. You can watch the recorded version by registering using the Register Now button. The handout is available here. Description: This free webinar teaches streaming media novices how to produce high-quality H.264 output delivered via efficient encoding ladders that optimize quality, compatibility, and bitrate efficiency.…

Lesson of the Week: Per-Title Encoding in 6.2 Dimensions

This updated lesson was just added to the course Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals. It details the evolution of per-title encoding from simple optimization technologies to complex, AI-driven systems. It’s an example of the technical perspective the course provides and our commitment to continually updating course content. Enjoy.  Per-title encoding customizes…

A Basic Decision Model and Breakeven Analysis for Deciding Whether to Add a New Codec

On a LinkedIn post here, Johan Skaneby asked: Technical comparisons and documentation on different codec performance are very interesting and important, but all development of technologies are always closely related to market requirements and business models. My experience is that the challenge for decision-makers in existing and profitable distribution workflows is to understand the business…

Bitmovin Licenses Training Content from the Streaming Learning Center to Include in Internal LMS

Bitmovin (https://bitmovin.com/) has partnered with Jan Ozer, a recognized expert in streaming media and encoding, to provide its new engineering and solutions employees with his Streaming Media 101 course (https://courses.streaminglearningcenter.com/). The course–which has been fully integrated into Bitmovin’s internal learning management system–provides industry-specific content that helps new Bitmovin employees quickly and seamlessly ramp up to…