May, 2022

April, 2022

  • 27 April

    New Codec 2022 Lessons Added to Streaming Media 101 Course

    Just a quick note that I’ve updated the course, Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals, with new codec lessons for H.264, VP9, HEVC, AV1, VVC, LCEVC, and EVC. Each lesson, which vary in length from 12 to 20 minutes, covers the topics shown in the agenda below. …

March, 2022

  • 9 March

    Introduction to Streaming Media for Non-Technical Staff

    I’ve launched a new course entitled Introduction To Streaming Media for Non-Technical Staff. As the name suggests, the course introduces non-technical employees to fundamental concepts of streaming media. The basic concept is that even if you’re not an engineer, you should know what a codec is, why H.264 is still …

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 …

  • 14 January

    “Wonderful Course” for New Media Professionals

    This software development manager found Streaming Media 101 “worth taking” for all new media professionals.  I’ve never met Spoorti Hallur from Xperi Corporation in person (we’re connected on LinkedIn), but I’m guessing she’s a glass-half-full kind of person. At least she seems that way in the fabulous review she just …

October, 2021

  • 22 October

    Creating Compelling Lessons with Screen Recording Software

    screen recording software

    This article details how to plan, record, edit, and produce a lesson with screen recording software. So, you’ve been charged with producing a screencam-based training lesson for your organization and you’re wondering where to start. Well, you’re in the right place, because this tutorial will tackle the hardware and software …

  • 22 October

    How to Connect a Microphone to a Camcorder or DSLR

    connect a microphone to a camcoder

    This tutorial teaches you how to connect a microphone and soundboard to a camcorder and DSLR for live and on-demand video production. This article was derived from a lesson in my Live Streaming Bootcamp course, which teaches you the skills and techniques that optimize the quality of your webinars and …

  • 19 October

    Buyers Guide: Choosing a Software-Based Streaming Encoder for VOD

    Buyers Guide: Choosing a Streaming Encoder for VOD

    This entry-level article describes what an encoder is and how to choose one and focuses on VOD, not live. It was derived from a lesson in my Streaming Media 101 course, which teaches you the skills and techniques to succeed in a streaming media-related role. Click here for more details …

  • 11 October

    Announcing Updates to Video Quality Metrics Course

    Just a brief announcement that I’ve updated the course, Computing and Using Video Quality Metrics: A Course for Encoding Professionals, that teaches encoding professionals how to measure and apply metrics like VMAF, SSIMPLUS, MS SSIM, SSIM, and Apple’s AVQT. The updates include: Lessons on computing and applying Apple’s AVQT metric. …

  • 1 October

    New Course for Sales and Marketing Professionals New to Streaming Media

    The course teaches the technology and market knowledge necessary to effectively market and sell streaming-related products and services Just a brief note to announce the Streaming Learning Center’s newest course, Streaming Media 101: for Sales and Marketing Professionals. The course provides the technology and market knowledge necessary for new marketing …