July, 2021

  • 27 July

    The past, present, and future of per-title encoding

    Figure 2. Finding the Convex Hull.

    Maya Angelou once said that “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been,” and so it is with per-title encoding. What began as a one-dimensional data rate adjustment that reflected the simple reality that all videos encode differently is now a complex analysis …

  • 8 July

    MediaInfo and BitRate Viewer – Essential Tools for Video Analysis

    Streaming producers need tools to explore different encoding options and verify their work. Here are two free Windows tools that I couldn’t live without. MediaInfo MediaInfo is a video analysis tool that displays the most significant data points regarding a video file, including resolution, data rate, codec, bit depth, frame …

  • 8 July

    Computing Break Even on Codec Deployments

    To a great degree, video codec adoption is driven by the simple break-even formula presented above. You put your costs on top, your savings per hour on the bottom, and come up with the number of hours of video you have to distribute to recoup your costs and start hitting …

June, 2021

  • 29 June

    Per-Title Encoding Article up on Streaming Media Magazine

    We have been huge proponents of per-title encoding since its inception in 2015. Boy, has it come a long way. In this Streaming Media article, I recount the history of per-title encoding and trace its advancement from single file optimizations that could adjust only file data rate to AI-driven adjustments …

May, 2021

April, 2021