Download Free Chapter on HEVC from FFmpeg Book

Below you can download a sample chapter of my new book, Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg in 30 Minutes or Less. It’s Chapter 12 Encoding HEVC, and I’m making it available for free for two reasons.

First and most important, the HEVC-related content in my other book, Video Encoding by the Numbers, is flat out wrong. So if you have the Video Encoding book and need to output HEVC via FFmpeg, please download the chapter below.

Second, as you may have heard, Apple will soon add HEVC decoding to in the latest versions of MacOS, iOS, and tvOS. So, now is a good time to get up to speed on HEVC.

That’s it. The chapter is preceded by much discussion about basics like setting resolution, bitrate control, keyframe interval and the like, so it jumps right into HEVC encoding. As you’ll see, like the rest of the book, the chapter is short, sweet, and focused.

For more information about the book, or to buy, please click here.

Click HERE to download CH12-HEVC

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks and evaluate new encoders and codecs. I am a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, writing about codecs and encoding tools. I have written multiple authoritative books on video encoding, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video ( and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg: In Thirty Minutes or Less ( I have multiple courses relating to streaming media production, all available at I currently work as as a Senior Director in Marketing.

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