Ozer ships new book Video Encoding by the Numbers

I’m proud to announce my latest book, Video Encoding by the Numbers, Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video, which is available now on Amazon. You can read all about the book by clicking here, or click here for a detailed table of contents.  Briefly, after introductory chapters get you up to speed and familiar with objective…

HEVC Advance Makes Some Software Royalty Free

HEVC Advance says it hopes to speed the adoption of HEVC decoders among the installed base of computers and devices by making some software downloads royalty free Seeking to accelerate HEVC deployment to the installed base of computers and mobile devices, HEVC Advance announced this morning that it will seek no royalty on some classes…

Video: The Case for Custom Encoding, Part 2: Resolution

Streaming Learning Center’s Jan Ozer makes the case for custom, per-title encoding on the Netflix model, focusing on resolution issues in part 1 of this 2-part series from his Streaming Media West presentation. Following the model established by Netflix in December 2015, Jan Ozer argues against content providers applying a standard encoding ladder to all…

Video: The Case for Custom Encoding, Part 1: Bitrate

Streaming Learning Center’s Jan Ozer makes the case for custom, per-title encoding on the Netflix model, focusing on bitrate issues in part 1 of this 2-part series from his Streaming Media West presentation. Following the model established by Netflix in December 2015, Jan Ozer argues against content providers applying a standard encoding ladder to all…

Taxonomy of Video Quality Metrics

The sheer number of video quality measurement tools makes it difficult to choose the right metric. Here’s a quick overview of some of the options and what they offer. All compressionists should use video-quality metrics to make compression-related decisions regarding data rate, key frame interval, and other settings. Unfortunately, the sheer number of options and…