Streaming Media 101: Training for App & Player Development/Testing Professionals

We are pleased to share this wonderful testimonial from a Streaming Media 101 student who published a review on LinkedIn. Srinivasa points out that if your goal is to optimize viewer QoE, your technical staff needs to be aware of all the factors that impact QoE, from your encoding ladder configuration, to encoding quality, efficient packaging, CDN-based delivery, as well as QoE and QoS monitoring. Students learn all of these subjects in Streaming Media 101. If you have new technical hires in streaming media-related positions, a comprehensive understanding of these issues can really jumpstart their ability to contribute.

Here are the comments.

Thank you for another certification, Jan Ozer. Great content. Besides the comprehensive coverage on streaming itself, I liked the methods you employ to analyze different codecs and the guidelines to evaluate what to choose and when. Although the title says Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals, I believe the content is equally relevant to App & Player development/testing professionals.

Since more and more organizations are turning towards proactively improving the QoE, by means of player performance optimization for the target streams or vice-versa, it is necessary for these teams to be “QoE aware”. And for that, I think this course is really really important. #QoE #streamingvideo #streamingplatforms #playertesting #playerdevelopment

I appreciate Srinivasa’s observations, which are confirmed by the fact that both Bitmovin and Dolby train their new streaming professionals with content from Streaming Media 101. Dolby because “Students learn about encoding, packaging, delivery, and the streaming media ecosystem. Our team has enjoyed the class, and it has accelerated their learning in streaming media and enhanced overall productivity. Definitely a good investment!”

Bitmovin found that “the integration of Jan Ozer’s Streaming Media 101 course into our Bitmovin Campus learning system instantly improves our ability to train new hires. From technology fundamentals to production level training sessions, our hires can rapidly deliver the highest quality back-end video technology products such as our Video Encoder, Analytics, and Video Player.”

Streaming Media 101 is available on-demand and contains about ten hours of video in about 80 lessons, 50 or so quizzes, and 14 exercises. It costs $299.

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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