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August, 2018

  • 21 August

    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 …

  • 10 August

    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 …

  • 10 August

    Download Free Chapter of Updated FFmpeg Book

    I’m releasing the 2018 update to my book Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg in 30 Minutes or Less, and you can download a chapter for free below. It’s Chapter 4 on bitrate control techniques which includes constant bitrate encoding (CBR), variable bitrate encoding (VBR), Constant Rate Factor (CRF), and Capped …

  • 8 August

    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 …

  • 6 August

    Saving on H.264 Encoding and Streaming: Deploy Capped CRF

    This is the second in a five-part series on how to cut your encoding and streaming costs. The first article was Saving on Encoding: Adjust Encoding Configuration to Increase Capacity. Article summary: Capped CRF encoding is a single-pass encoding method that can save encoding costs compared to two-pass VBR. Capped CRF …

July, 2018

  • 30 July

    Saving on Encoding: Adjust Encoding Configuration to Increase Capacity

    This is the first of five articles on how to cut your encoding and streaming costs. [dt_quote type=”pullquote” layout=”left” font_size=”big” animation=”none” size=”1″]This article discusses how you can cut x264 encoding costs by 73% without noticeable quality degradation and triple your x265 capacity while actually improving real world video quality. [/dt_quote] A …

  • 25 July

    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 …

  • 24 July

    Choosing a Cloud or On-Premise Encoder

    As corporations move their compute resources into public and private clouds, and other virtual environments, most encoding vendors are doing the same with their encoders, though not all markets are moving at the same speed. In my Streaming Media article, A Hybrid Approach Guides the Changing Face of On-Prem Encoding, I …

  • 23 July

    Crunch Technology Shines in Per-Title Comparison

    If you’ve been following my work, you know that I’m very bullish on per-title encoding and optimization technologies, and have reviewed them several times. One technology that I haven’t tested before is from Crunch Media Works, which offers video optimization tools that can be used on public and private computer …

June, 2018

  • 27 June

    Per-Title Encoding Resources

    For all talk about the new AV1 codec or HEVC in HLS, the simplest and fastest way to save bandwidth costs and improve your viewer’s QoE is to deploy video optimization or per-title encoding. I explore why in a column now up on StreamingMedia.com. You can implement a simple form …