Beginner’s Guide to Live Streaming

This post provides an introduction to live streaming, particularly the technologies and services involved in producing, packaging, delivering, and playing live streams. It’s designed to help those new to live streaming to understand what live streaming is and the technological options available for producing it.  If you’re new to live streaming and need to get…

Dolby Finds That Streaming 101 Course “Enhanced Overall Productivity”

When I launched my online course, Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals, one of the first companies that signed on for multiple students was Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Several students came from the Enterprise Encoding division, which is headed by Senior Director David Trescott. This is the group that created the Hybrik encoding…

Train Your Streaming Media Professionals: Your Place or Mine?

COVID-related travel and meeting restrictions don’t obviate the need for employee training. This article documents the four training options available for streaming media professionals from the Streaming Learning Center.  I created the Streaming Learning Center to help train streaming media professionals, particularly those involved in encoding, packaging, and delivering streaming video. Initially, we offered books…

New Online Course: Encoding with the AV1 Codec

New Streaming Learning Center Course, Encoding with the AV1 Codec, teaches how to optimize AV1 encoding with four AV1 codecs (aomenc, libaom-av1, SVT-AV1, Aurora1). Available now for $99.95. Click here for more information or to purchase the course.  The AV1 codec is a complicated technology with many unique and idiosyncratic parameters like auto-alt-ref, lag-in-frames, and…

Free Video from Wowza Streaming Engine Training Teaches Streaming Basics

Derrick Freeman’s new course, Getting Up and Running with Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8, offers three free videos. This one, entitled Video Streaming Overview, helps Wowza implementors who aren’t familiar with streaming get up to speed on the critical concepts. The video demonstrates Derrick’s methodical, leave-no-student-behind approach that will help all Wowza implementors get up and…