I’m presenting on multiple screen delivery at the VideoTLV group tonight (February 4, 2015) in Tel Aviv. A download link to the handout is provided below.
So, YouTube finally went HTML5 first with Flash Fallback, triggering another round of Flash is Dead articles. Hey, didn’t Flash die when Apple shipped the iPad without it? I remember reading lots of articles back then telling me it was so. Well, in truth, it’s a lot truer now, but don’t send flowers to Adobe…Details
Sorry for the late notice, the webinar is at 2:00 PM EST, January 28, 2015, and is sponsored by OnStream. Sign up and you’ll get pinged when the archived version is available. Click here to register. Here’s the description: Most streaming producers must distribute to three sets of screens: desktop, mobile, and TV. There are multiple…Details
I recently finished evaluating Beamr Video. The evaluation included analyzing the quality of the resulting clips using objective measures such as PSNR, SSIM and VQM, and conducting extensive viewing of the optimized clips, assessing their subjective quality compared to the original clips. Following this evaluation, I concluded that “for 99.99% of the expert and average…Details
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is in a state of flux and will change dramatically over the next 12 – 18 months. This introductory-level article explains what DRM is, why it’s important, how it works now, and the upcoming changes to the Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). This story appears on the…Details
While HEVC is getting most of the buzz surrounding Ultra High Definition (UHD) codecs, it plays in exactly zero browsers at this point, while VP9 plays in 60% of the available browsers. In tests I performed for my sessions at Streaming Media West, VP9 delivered better quality than HEVC at similar encoding parameters. So why…Details
A recent consulting project necessitated that I add objective quality measurements to the analysis. The tool I used was the Moscow Statue University Video Quality Measurement Tool (VQMT), which enables comparisons using Peak Signal to Noise (PSNR), Structured Similarity Index (SSIM), and the new Video Quality Metric (VQM), which I found most useful. In this…Details
Just a quick note that I released a new course on encoding for Multiple Screen Delivery on Udemy for $29. For a limited time, you can buy the course for $24.99 by entering the coupon code MSD_book when you purchase, or by clicking here to buy the course. The course includes about 3 hours…Details
Sorenson Media hired a new CEO, Marcus Liassides, with big plans to change Sorenson from a sleepy encoding company to a media powerhouse. I intervewed Marcus on Google Hangouts, which you can watch below. Or, you can read a summary of the interview on streamingmedia.com.
Earlier this year, I released a Udemy course on the Adobe Media Encoder. Over the last couple of months, the course received a couple of five star reviews that I thought I would share. Here they are. From Evan Roberts: Jan does a great service by providing this course. This course is a must for…Details