Beginners’ Guide to Adaptive Bitrate Technologies

This document describes what adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming is and its components and operation. It’s intended for newbies and provides a high-level overview, not a detailed how-to for implementing ABR. These materials were adopted from lessons in the online course Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals. Overview ABR technologies encode live and…

Lesson of the Week: Two Data Points for Producing Effective Webinars (and a Free Download)

As the producer of webinars and virtual training events for Streaming Media Magazine and Streaming Learning Center, I’m always interested in information that helps me produce more effective events. A recent report from Bluejeans, the Verizon-owned video conference provider, provided several interesting data points. By way of background, the report discussed survey data collected by IDG…

Webinar: H.264 Encoding for Newbies and Optimizers

The webinar is over; thanks to all who registered and attended. You can watch the recorded version by registering using the Register Now button. The handout is available here. Description: This free webinar teaches streaming media novices how to produce high-quality H.264 output delivered via efficient encoding ladders that optimize quality, compatibility, and bitrate efficiency.…