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January, 2022

  • 14 January

    Review Finds FFmpeg Course on Udemy Amazing

    Few things please a course creator more than positive reviews and it’s been a good week for them. This one is for my FFmpeg for Adaptive Bitrate Production on the Udemy site. My goal for this course was to focus on the “why” as well as the “how.” So, students …

June, 2021

  • 25 June

    Real-World Bandwidth Savings from VP9, HEVC, and AV1

    This article is about a video lesson that computes the bandwidths savings afforded by the FFmpeg-based implementations of VP9 (libvpx-VP9), H.264 (x264), HEVC (x265), and AV1 (libaom-AV1). The lesson uses the Netflix convex hull analysis to build unique encoding ladders for each test clip and codec and shows why BD-Rate …

May, 2021

  • 12 May

    SVT Releases Open-Source Encoder: Simplifies Large Scale Encoder Development

    If you’re building a large-scale in-house VOD encoder, your job just got easier as SVT open-sources Encore, their VOD encoder.  One of the most fundamental decisions all streaming publishers must make is whether to purchase a commercial encoder, use a commercial cloud encoder, or build their own, the classic make …

January, 2021

  • 24 January

    Top FFmpeg Articles on the Streaming Learning Center

    These are the most popular FFmpeg-related articles on the Streaming Learning Center over 2019-2020. I hope you find this list of FFmpeg resources useful. Discover Six FFmpeg Commands You Can’t Live Without – FFmpeg is a free command-line utility that serves as the engine for most of the largest cloud …

  • 16 January

    Live and VOD Bootcamps at Streaming Media Connect

    I’m teaching two boot camps (virtually) at an upcoming Streaming Media Connect event, one for VOD and the other for live streaming; each costs $199. The courses are designed for newbies who need to get up to speed quickly on these topics. If the courses sound familiar, I taught both …

November, 2020

  • 23 November

    Streaming Media Bootcamps at Streaming Media University

    I’m teaching two boot camps (virtually) at an upcoming Streaming Media University event, one for VOD and the other for live streaming; each costs $199. The courses are designed for newbies who need to get up to speed quickly on these topics. If the courses sound familiar, I did teach …

September, 2020

August, 2020

July, 2020

  • 28 July

    Zeranoe Resolves AV1 Issue; Now Faster Than aomenc.

    Previous tests presented here showed that a Windows version of FFmpeg compiled by Zeranoe was about four times slower than a version compiled by a colleague who works in an OTT organization. Since then, Miguel Perez contacted the FFmpeg organization and Zeranoe, who researched the issue, recompiled, and created a …