This article contains the videos that I encoded for an article I wrote for OnlineVideo.net. Specifically, I encoded video on five UGC sites, YouTube, Vimeo, Viddler, DailyMotion and Metacafe, and VideoPress, which is the fee-based video publishing option available to WordPress users. After uploading the videos, I embedded them using each web site’s players in…Details
HoustonFest is a festival in Galax to honor a musician, soldier and fireman killed in a motorcycle wreck in 2010. I’m (Jan Ozer) producing the webcast. Here’s the feed from LiveStream, and some earlier clips available on-demand.
This book is for anyone seeking to efficiently produce high quality video for streaming over the Internet or playing on Apple and other mobile devices. It provides detailed recommendations regarding which platforms to target and the appropriate configurations for producing streaming files and files for distributing via iTunes, with extensive comparisons of the most popular streaming encoding programs.
It also discusses considerations for choosing whether to distribute video from your own site (or the Cloud) or whether to host your videos on user generated content sites or online video platforms. There’s a chapter on choosing the best tools and workflow for live event production, along with chapters detailing how to accelerate encoding on multiple-core workstations and LAN clusters and various tools for analyzing and debugging streaming video files.Details
HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is an adaptive streaming technology created by Apple for streaming to iDevices, and submitted by the company to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for more general use. Over the last two months, both Google and Adobe have added HLS support to key products in their portfolio, which probably means that…Details
Here’s an except from my (Jan Ozer) new book, Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5. You work with an OVP the same way you work with a UGC site: you upload the file to the service; it encodes and supplies a player and embed code. Regarding the player, most vendors offer the ability…Details
Thanks to colleague Tim Siglin for interviewing the Adobe folks.
Executive Summary H.264 is the most widely used codec on the planet, with significant penetration in optical disc, broadcast, and streaming video markets. However, many uses of H.264 are subject to royalties, something that should be considered prior to its adaption. Other factors to consider include comparative quality against other available technologies, like Google’s WebM,…Details
On Tuesday, March 29, I held a webinar entitled, Encoding Best Practices for the Enterprise. The attendees learned: – How their streaming files compared to prominent Media, B2C and B2B sites. This segment presented the results of a survey of the codec and streaming configurations deployed by top network and corporate web sites, including which sites supported…Details
I usually stay pretty current on software, at least in the editing space, because I review most of the NLEs, and get review copies from the vendors. On the other hand, if I need software that’s mission critical to my day to day working life, or hardware, for that matter, I’ll buy it. For this…Details