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.

Wowza ClearCaster Streams 1080p to Facebook Live

Wowza ClearCaster is a $6,000 encoder from Wowza, that at first glance may cause you to repeat the company’s name loudly, as in, “Wowza, that’s a high price for a single channel streaming appliance.” Perhaps so, but it’s the only encoder that can stream 1080p to Facebook Live, and as I learned when I reviewed…

Check Your Dang Log Files

One of the more intriguing streaming-related numbers out there is the Netflix ISP Speed Index which topped out at a paltry 3.98 Mbps in the US during December 2017 (Figure 1). According to Netflix, “The Netflix ISP Speed Index lists the average prime-time bitrate for Netflix content streamed to Netflix members during a particular month. For…