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 king, what DRM is (and why we need it), what functions CDNs perform, what a video player is and does, and basic workflows for live and VOD production. This course provides a quick and easy way to learn all that and more.
The lessons are high-level and include:
- What is Streaming (and How is it Different)?
- Why Organizations Stream?
- Codecs and Compression
- Choosing and Deploying New Codecs
- What is an Encoder and How Do They Work?
- Introduction to H.264
- Introduction to Adaptive Bitrate Technologies
- Choosing an ABR Technology (HLS, DASH, and CMAF; Oh My!)
- Introduction to DRM
- Introduction to Low Latency Technologies
- Introduction to Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
- What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) and When Do You Need One?
- What are Video Players and How to Choose One
- What Video Players are and How to Choose One
- VOD Production Overview
- Live Production Overview
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