New Macintosh Lessons Added to Streaming Media 101

Just a quick post to advise potential students that we’ve supplemented the course Streaming Media 101 : Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals with five new Mac-based lessons, which are:

  1. Installing and using MediaInfo for the Mac
  2. Installing and using MP4 Bitrate Viewer
  3. Installing and using Apple’s Advanced Video Quality Tool (AVQT) (Also added to our course on video metrics)
  4. Installing and Using HandBrake (and Analyzing the Files in MediaInfo)
  5. Creating and Running FFmpeg Scripts on the Mac (and testing file quality in AVQT)(also added to our FFmpeg course)

To explain, exercises in the course teach students useful workflows and habits like checking file details in MediaInfo or Bitrate Viewer, or skills like producing test files in FFmpeg or Handbrake. Most exercises were Windows-based. One large customer mentioned that several employees in their studios ran Macs, so we created these lessons for them, and more are coming. If you’re a Mac-based streaming professional and are looking to get up to speed on streaming concepts, technologies, and workflows, Streaming Media 101 is now an even better choice.

We’re committing to serving the needs of our students no matter what operating systems that they run and delivering the best possible training experience for new streaming media professionals.

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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