My recent column, MPEG LA’s HEVC Licensing Terms Are Flawed, Will Prevent Adoption, has generated lots of comments in the LinkedIn HEVC/H.265 Group. One comment, from Anthony Mai, sparked a lengthy response, which I wanted to share. By way of background, I don’t like the proposed licensing terms for multiple reasons, including: – They don’t match…Details
My Udemy course entitled, Mastering the Adobe Media Encoder CC, just got its first review, a five-star rating. Reviewer Jill Hoven commented: “The BEST Tutorial on Adobe Media Encoder!! Jan Ozer is already my go-to expert on everything streaming media, but this course quickly and easily helped me resolve an issue that threatened to…Details
Elemental Technologies has done a great job selling encoding appliances, becoming a force in the high volume H.264 transcoding market over the last few years. So when I saw that Elemental Technologies had released a white paper entitled, Software-Defined Video – a Game Changing Framework for the Video Marketplace, I was curious if this signaled…Details
Just got a short and sweet five star review on Amazon for Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery. Here’s a screen grab.
Ah, nothing does an author’s heart more good than to see a review like that. Thanks for taking the time to share, Alex.
Anytime a new codec is released, there are inevitable compatibility issues. Panasonic got bit first when one of their models proved incompatible with Netflix, with no fix available, now or ever. Beyond simple codec incompatibilities, there are several other issues to watch for when buying a UHD set, and some steps you can take to…Details
The more I think about MPEG LA’s proposed HEVC royalty policy, the more I think it’s flawed, primarily because there’s no incentive for Adobe to pay $25 million to add HEVC playback to Flash. Why is this important? Because Flash is still the only delivery technology that can reach 95%+ of desktops and notebooks in…Details
The DASH standard (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) is increasingly being implemented by premuim content distributors, though deployment is added on a device or platform-specific basis. In this transcribed interview between Streaming Media’s Senior Associate Editor Troy Dreier, and Baptiste Courdurier, a software development Lead for Hulu, you can read how Hulu is using DASH…Details
I got a email question yesterday that went like this: Please forgive me if this question sounds obvious but when I encode a master clip for different streaming outputs (using AME C6) I end up with a different file for each separate outlet. A file for YouTube, a file for the iPad etc. Do the…Details
I recently heard a story about the power of captioning and translation that I wanted to share. By way of background, I was writing a story about cloud encoding, talking to various users to learn why they choose to encode in the cloud, rather than on premise. One of the companies I spoke with was…Details
The thing about webinars produced from your desk is that they seem to invite you to use poor quality gear. Yeah, you could setup an external microphone, but that mic on your webcam is just sooo convenient. Or, you think that a $15 lavaliere mic from Amazon will provide the absolute quality boost that you…Details