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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 courses at Streaming Media West in October, though I’ve updated …

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Webinar: Deploying DRM with the Wowza Streaming Engine and BuyDRM’s KeyOS Platform

This webinar is designed for Wowza Streaming Engine (WSE) users who are adding digital rights management (DRM) to their live or VOD streams, particularly using BuyDRM KeyOS. It’s now available for on-demand viewing immediately below: 00:00 – Introduction 01:15 – About BuyDRM (https://buydrm.com/) 02:20 – About Derrick Freeman 03:14 – DRM Overview 03:39 – What is DRM 04:37 – How …

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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 Trescot. This is the group that created the Hybrik encoding platform acquired by Dolby in …

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Lesson of the Week: The New Rules of Codec Deployments

Adoption of MPEG-2, H.264, and HEVC was almost automatic in some markets because implementors assumed that royalties would be reasonable and that the codecs would succeed. Two factors have changed those assumptions; the HEVC royalty mess and the formation of the Alliance for Open Media. This short video details how these two factors have changed how codecs are deployed. If …

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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 and live training, and then …

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New AV1 Training Course Teaches How To Encode with AV1

A 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. If you’re looking for a structured AV1 training program to learn how to encode with AV1, this is it. Click here for more information or to purchase the course.  The AV1 …

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Webinar: Choosing a Codec in 2021 and Beyond

This video discusses how to choose a codec in 2021 and beyond.  Download the handout here. Here’s the video.  Here’s the Description Codecs like H.264 and AV1 are the key enabling technologies for all entertainment and business-oriented video distribution, whether movies distributed via Netflix or videoconferencing from Zoom and similar services. At a high level, codecs come from two …

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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 running fast. Here’s the video. …

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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 the same courses at the Streaming Media West event in …

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