Encoding for Flash, Mobile, and HTML5

Here are the handouts from my recent presesentation at Streaming Media West in LA. Here’s the description. Learn the technological fundamentals behind encoding for both H.264 and WebM formats. You’ll learn how to encode H.264 for HTML5 distribution and streaming to iOS and other mobile devices, as well as how to encode it for Flash,…

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Best Product Video Ever from Intel

Doing some research for an upcoming presentation and stumbled upon this i5 advertisment from Intel. It’s one of the coolest videos that I’ve ever seen, weaving through real-life and cyberspace at a frantic pace. With over 2.7 million YouTube views, I’m certainly not the first to notice. Guaranteed to make you smile, and more importantly,…

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Encoding for iDevices

Just produced this seminar for Streaming Media Europe in London. Here’s a description: This session starts by detailing the playback specs for all iDevices, old and new. Then, it shares the strategies used by prominent iTunes publishers to serve the complete range of installed iDevices. Next, the session switches to cellular wireless delivery, with a…

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Encoding for Adaptive Streaming

Just produced this seminar for Streaming Media Europe in London. Here’s a description: This session identifies the most relevant adaptive streaming technologies and details the most critical factors for comparing them. Next, it details how to choose the ideal number of streams and key encoding parameters. Then it provides an overview of options for encoding…

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Enough About HTML5 Video Already!

My latest column at Streaming Media Magazine. Here’s the teaser: HTML5 video appeals to “tree-hugging, sandal-wearing standards lovers,” says Jan Ozer, and he’s sick of hearing about it. Here’s the lead: I was speaking recently with a new consulting client from the U.K. It was a typical job: The client was starting a video-centric instructional site…

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Encoding for Adaptive Streaming

Adaptive streaming technologies like Adobe’s Dynamic Streaming, Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming, and Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming, use multiple encoded files to deliver the optimal viewing experience to video consumers watching on a range of devices, from mobile phone to workstation, via a range of connections, from FIOS to cellular. Though there are differences in implementation, all…

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New Review Calls Ozer Book a Home Run

Or, to be precise, the reviewer, Sundiata Cowels, say that I “hit the ball out of the park” (which won’t fit in a headline). Here’s the opening paragraph: The passing of Hurricane Irene (and the resultant power loss for five days) gave me ample time to catch up on my reading (by candle light no…

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