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New Lesson: AI in Video Encoding, Production, and Customer Experiences

I just posted a new lesson to the Streaming Media 101 course on AI in encoding, production, and customer experiences. The lesson is free to all current students; here’s the description. Lesson Description In this lesson, you will learn about the dynamic role of artificial intelligence in transforming media encoding, production processes, and customer experiences. The lesson offers an overview …

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Free “Must-Have” Applications for Video Engineers

Here are the free “must-have” apps I install on every Windows computer (and three for-fee tools for deeper analysis).  I just received a new Dell Precision 7820 server and had to prepare it for video transcoding and analysis. Here are the tools I installed to get up and running. I present the list and links first and then a list …

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Streaming Media 101: “I was Amazed at How Much I Learned”

A recent review from The Ohio State University’s Derrick Freeman highlighted what he learned from Streaming Media 101. Below is his review, which I’ve chopped up into bullet points. “I just recently earned my certificate from Jan Ozer’s “Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals” e-learning course at Streaming Learning Center. I was amazed at how much I …

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Build Your Own Live Streaming Cloud

I’m proud to speak at NETINT’s Build Your Own Live Streaming Cloud Symposium. We’ve assembled an all-star cast of experts to educate streaming engineers on how to build their own encoding and packaging infrastructure and save a bundle over cloud services.  Speakers include representatives from Wowza, GPAC, id3as (Norsk), Edgio, Greening of Streaming, two of us from NETINT, and two …

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Streaming Learning Center Goes Mobile

Man learning on his mobile device

Just a quick announcement to let you know that if you’re taking a course on the Streaming Learning Center, you can now access lessons via a mobile app. By way of background,  we use a learning management system called Thinkific to host all Streaming Learning Center courses. Thinkific recently launched its new mobile app for iOS and Android that we …

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A Guide to VVC Deployment

Below are six video presentations and downloadable PDFs relating to VVC deployment from a session at Streaming Media East in 2023, all from recognized experts from companies developing and deploying VVC. The session was sponsored by Access Advance.  The sessions begin with an in-depth exploration of VVC and how it compares to other codecs such as H.264, HEVC, and AV1. …

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Join Me at Streaming Media East in Boston in May

The Streaming Media East Conference Logo

Note: I’ve updated the descriptions below with links to the actual presentations. I will add the videos once they become available.  Streaming Media East is always a great event for learning, meeting, greeting, and catching up on the latest trends and technical innovations in the Streaming Industry. This year’s event will be held May 17 – 19 at the Boston …

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NETINT Quadra vs. NVIDIA T4 – Benchmarking Hardware Encoding Performance

NETINT Quadra vs. NVIDIA T4 – Benchmarking Hardware Encoding Performance

This article is the second in a series about benchmarking hardware encoding performance. In the first article, available here, I delineated a procedure for testing hardware encoders. Specifically, I recommended this three-step procedure: Identify the most critical quality and throughput-related options for the encoder. Test across a range of configurations from high quality/low throughput to low quality/high throughput to identify …

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How to Compare Hardware Transcoders

How to Compare Hardware Transcoders

This article details a methodology for comparing hardware transcoders considering cost/stream, watt/stream, and output quality. If you’ve ever benchmarked software codecs, you know the quality/throughput tradeoff; simply stated, the higher the quality, the lower the throughput. In contrast, for many first-generation hardware encoders, throughput was prioritized, but the quality was fixed; you got what you got. Finding the Key Quality …

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Streaming Veteran Jan Ozer Joins NETINT as ASIC Adoption Accelerates

I’m joining NETINT’s marketing team and will continue to write, speak, publish, and maintain and expand the courses at the Streaming Learning Center.  Vancouver, BC – August 8, 2022 – NETINT Technologies today, announced the hiring of Jan Ozer in the role of Senior Director, Video Technology Marketing. In this position, Ozer will lead industry benchmarking, technical validation, content creation, and the development of product …

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