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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Be Your Own Compression Consultant

So. You’ve decided to add video to your website. Now it’s time to configure the streams.You’re either working with your own streaming server, or using an online video platform (OVP) that lets you configure your streams, so now you’re trying to figure out the best resolution, data rate and H.264 encoding parameters for your file…

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