Save on Encoding Costs: Cut Cloud Encoding Charges

This is the fourth article in a series on saving encoding and delivery costs. The first three articles are: Saving on Encoding and Delivery: Dynamic Packaging Saving on Encoding and Streaming: Deploy Capped CRF Saving on Encoding: Adjust Encoding Configuration to Increase Capacity Cloud encoding is a great alternative for producers who don’t want to…

Ozer Updates FFmpeg Book

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jan Ozer 276-235-8542 janozer@gmail.com www.streaminglearningcenter.com OZER UPDATES LEARN TO PRODUCE VIDEO WITH FFMPEG IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS Adds instruction on packaging with Bento 4, encoding and packaging HEVC for HLS, and Live H.264, HEVC, and VP9 transcoding Galax, VA, August 10, 2018 — Doceo Publishing today announced the 2018…

Saving on Encoding and Delivery: Dynamic Packaging

This is the third in a five-part series on how to cut your encoding and streaming costs. The first article was on Adjusting Encoding Configurations to Increase Capacity, while the second was on Deploying Capped CRF Encoded videos. You can dramatically reduce net encoding and storage costs by implementing dynamic packaging for your live or VOD…

Sorenson Squeeze RIP

Sorenson Squeeze was one of the first encoding tools that many streaming professionals used and now it’s officially end-of-lifed as you can see from the featured image atop this page (from here). It’s not really a surprise; in 2015, I interviewed new Sorenson CEO Marcus Liassides who described how Sorenson would be focusing on building tools…

Choosing a Cloud or On-Premise Encoder

As corporations move their compute resources into public and private clouds, and other virtual environments, most encoding vendors are doing the same with their encoders, though not all markets are moving at the same speed. In my Streaming Media article, A Hybrid Approach Guides the Changing Face of On-Prem Encoding, I spoke with about 13 vendors,…

Crunch Technology Shines in Per-Title Comparison

If you’ve been following my work, you know that I’m very bullish on per-title encoding and optimization technologies, and have reviewed them several times. One technology that I haven’t tested before is from Crunch Media Works, which offers video optimization tools that can be used on public and private computer servers, as well as mobile…

Per-Title Encoding Resources

For all talk about the new AV1 codec or HEVC in HLS, the simplest and fastest way to save bandwidth costs and improve your viewer’s QoE is to deploy video optimization or per-title encoding. I explore why in a column now up on StreamingMedia.com. You can implement a simple form of per-title encoding with FFmpeg…