Five Star Review for Video Quality Metrics Course

Happy to report a five-star review for my course, Computing and Using Video Quality Metrics: A Course for Encoding Professionals. As far as I know, it’s the only course available that teaches how to compute and use metrics like VMAF, PSNR, SSIMPLUS, and SSIM, including how to create rate-distortion curves and BD-Rate comparisons.

The review came from Maria Ingold, a CTO/COO type who’s worked in and around streaming video for years. Here are her comments.

Title: Essential insights for anyone doing adaptive bitrate encoding

Comment: Great essentials for anyone managing or beginning to implement adaptive bitrate encoding. Nice historical aspects as well as tests, practical examples, and recommendations.

Thanks, Maria!  Click below for more information about the course.

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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