Let’s meet in London!

I’ll be attending and teaching several workshops and seminars at Streaming Media Europe in London during the week of October 15-17th. If you’re interested in attending, you can get a 10% discount by clicking here and entering priority code SME10 for the discount to Streaming Media Europe and/or sister conference the Video Infrastructure Summit.

Here are the sessions that I’ll be leading:

Encoding for Flash, Mobile, and HTML5 – Monday, 15 October 2012; 10.00 – 13.00

Learn the technological basics 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, including live, on-demand, and RTMP, plus HTTP-based adaptive streaming. For WebM, you’ll learn the basics of on-demand streaming, plus get a look at live WebM encoders. Finally, you’ll learn how the various H.264 and WebM encoding tools compare in terms of performance, quality, and features.

HOW TO: Encoding Video for HTML5 – Tuesday, 16 October 2012;13.45 – 14.30

Learn the technological fundamentals behind encoding both H.264 and WebM formats for playback with the HTML5 tag. Find out more about the basics of H.264 and WebM encoding, and how to produce it for HTML5 distribution. In addition, see how the various H.264 and WebM encoding tools compare in regards to performance, quality and features.

HOW TO: Encoding Video for iDevices – Wednesday, 17 October 2012; 10.30 – 11.30

This seminar starts by detailing the playback specs for all iDevices, old and new. Then, learn the strategies used by prominent iTunes publishers to serve the complete range of installed iDevices. Next, the seminar switches to cellular wireless delivery, with a technical description of Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), including recommendations for the number of streams and Apple’s encoding parameters. The seminar concludes with a review of encoding options for HLS and techniques for serving multiple target platforms such as Flash and iDevices with a single set of encoded H.264 files.

HOW TO: Choosing an Enterprise-Class Video Encoder – Wednesday, 17 October 2012; 14.45 – 15.30

This session will discuss factors to consider when choosing an enterprise video encoding system from the likes of Ateme, MainConcept, Thomson Video Networks, and others. Factors incorporated into the analysis will include performance, output quality, quality control options, format support, expansion options, programmability, and other variables. If you’re considering buying an enterprise encoder or upgrading your current systems, you’ll find this session particularly useful.

Check the programs of the two conferences for lots more useful seminars. If you’re looking for knowledge, connections or both, these are two great shows.

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.

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