First AV1 Hardware Acceleration at IBC

I’m not going to IBC, but if you are, please check out AV1 hardware encoding acceleration from Socionext. Here’s the blurb from the press release.  There will be a demonstration of the world’s first hardware-based implementation of an AV1 encoding system. AV1 is a new, advanced video data compression standard established by theAlliance for Open Media,…

First Look of AV1 Up on Streaming Media

My first look of the AV1 codec is up on Streaming Media Magazine. Here’s the pithy summary.  “These tests revealed glimpses of very alluring quality as compared to existing codecs, but at a current encoding cost that’s far beyond what the vast majority of video publishers can afford to pay. How many devices will play…

Saving Streaming Costs: Adding a New Codec

Number of hours of streaming required to recoup 60-minute encoding cost.  Author’s note: The author would like to acknowledge the shocking fact that he is not perfect and that this lack of perfection often reveals itself, quite embarrassingly, in spreadsheet-intensive articles. I did the best I could and checked every number and assumption multiple times, but…

Save on Encoding Costs: Cut Cloud Encoding Charges

This is the fourth article in a series on saving encoding and delivery costs. The first three articles are: Saving on Encoding and Delivery: Dynamic Packaging Saving on Encoding and Streaming: Deploy Capped CRF Saving on Encoding: Adjust Encoding Configuration to Increase Capacity Cloud encoding is a great alternative for producers who don’t want to…

Ozer Updates FFmpeg Book

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jan Ozer 276-235-8542 janozer@gmail.com www.streaminglearningcenter.com OZER UPDATES LEARN TO PRODUCE VIDEO WITH FFMPEG IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS Adds instruction on packaging with Bento 4, encoding and packaging HEVC for HLS, and Live H.264, HEVC, and VP9 transcoding Galax, VA, August 10, 2018 — Doceo Publishing today announced the 2018…

Saving on Encoding and Delivery: Dynamic Packaging

This is the third in a five-part series on how to cut your encoding and streaming costs. The first article was on Adjusting Encoding Configurations to Increase Capacity, while the second was on Deploying Capped CRF Encoded videos. You can dramatically reduce net encoding and storage costs by implementing dynamic packaging for your live or VOD…

Sorenson Squeeze RIP

Sorenson Squeeze was one of the first encoding tools that many streaming professionals used and now it’s officially end-of-lifed as you can see from the featured image atop this page (from here). It’s not really a surprise; in 2015, I interviewed new Sorenson CEO Marcus Liassides who described how Sorenson would be focusing on building tools…