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Come see me at Streaming Media East in Boston this May!

Join Me at Streaming Media East in Boston in May

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 Westin Copley Place.

I’ll be presenting three times at the show, including a pre-conference session and two sessions during the show. Below are the summaries.

I hope to see you at the show.

W2: VVC: Ready for Action? A Comprehensive Guide to Deployment & Implementation

May 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This session, sponsored by Access Advance, is particularly exciting because it’s being taught by experts in the VVC codec and VVC implementation. The list includes:

  • Alan Stein, Vice President Of Technology at InterDigital, Inc, speaking about VVC, and how it compares to other codecs (download presentation here)
  • Robert J. L. Moore, Attorney at Volpe Koenig, describes the Intellectual Property and royalty picture (download presentation here)
  • Jan Ozer, NETINT; describing the VVC playback environment (download presentation here)
  • Igor Oreper, chief architect at Bitmovin, discussing VOD encoding and packaging (download presentation here)
  • Jan Outters, Director, Technology & Standards at Ateme, discussing live VVC encoding )download presentation here)
  • Patrick Griffis, Vice President of Technology, Standards, and Industry Engagement at Dolby, discusses the origins of HDR and VVC’s suitability for HDR (download presentation here)

You get to learn from the companies actually implementing VVC technology today, which is a unique opportunity.

Here’s the description:

Get ready to learn about the latest video compression standard, VVC, in this must-attend 3-hour preconference session. With the promise of being the most efficient and versatile codec available, VVC is set to revolutionize how we consume video content. In this session, we guide you through an in-depth exploration of VVC and how it compares to other codecs such as H.264, HEVC, and AV1. You gain a comprehensive understanding of VVC’s quality and features and the intellectual property picture, as well as learn why it will be the right choice for you.

Our technical experts dive into the VVC decoder, sharing valuable insights on when VVC decode will be available for closed-system deployment and mass-market distribution to the living room, mobile devices, and browsers. Other modules detail how to deploy VVC for VOD and live encoding, packaging needs for multiple screen delivery, and how VVC will handle HDR output. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in video compression technology. With VVC deployments happening now, register quickly to secure your spot!

VET101: Choosing a Codec in 2023

May 18, 2023, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Here’s the description: When choosing among H.264, HEVC, AV1, VVC, and VP9, you need to consider a wide range of variables. From playback device (mobile/desktop/connected TV/browser) to content type (VOD, live, and live with transcoding), from HDR support to encoding time and quality, myriad factors will impact your decision. Jan Ozer presents a 1-hour crash course that may not give you all the answers but will most certainly clarify what questions you need to ask for your content and workflow.

Here’s a link to the presentation (download).

VET201: Variables and Loops in FFmpeg Scripts

May 19, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Here’s the description: You know the basics of FFmpeg, and you’re ready for some intermediate lessons to take it to the next level. This session explores the use of variables, piping, and stream mapping. Understanding these concepts and how to use them will enable you to perform more complex operations in FFmpeg simply and efficiently.

Here’s a link to the presentation (download).

You can view the complete conference agenda at:

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks and evaluate new encoders and codecs. I am a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, writing about codecs and encoding tools. I have written multiple authoritative books on video encoding, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video ( and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg: In Thirty Minutes or Less ( I have multiple courses relating to streaming media production, all available at I currently work as as a Senior Director in Marketing.

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