Streaming Learning Center Announces New Course: Getting Up and Running With Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8

Course created by Wowza Expert Derrick Freeman from Freeman Compression, Inc.

Galax, VA, November 16, 2020 – The Streaming Learning Center today announced the availability of a new online course entitled Getting Up and Running With Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8. The course was created by Wowza expert Derrick Freeman and is being offered at an introductory price of $199, which will increase to $349 on January 1, 2021.

The course teaches students how to install, configure, and stream live and VOD video in DASH, HLS, and other ABR formats to computers, phones, tablets, smart TVs, and other devices and endpoints. The course consists of about 40 lessons and quizzes and about three hours of video in concise and logical chunks that accelerate learning and enhance retention. Those interested in the course can view a detailed description and watch three free lessons here.

Freeman is an experienced media professional with extensive broadcast and video production experience who has taught media production at Sinclair Community College. He is currently the program manager and webcast producer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he produces on-line CME webcasts for subscribing hospitals. As a consultant, Freeman started working with Wowza Streaming Engine in 2009 and has helped clients like The South Carolina Legislature, The Public Theater (New York), Toronto Police Service, and El Paso Community College stream live and on-demand video for worldwide distribution.

Commenting on the course, Freeman related, “I’ve been teaching clients how to install and use Wowza Streaming Engine for 11 years, mostly in-person or virtually via Zoom or similar services. The pandemic has increased the need for organizations to implement Wowza for live and VOD streaming while complicating in-person training. This class, which is based on the training modules that I’ve used for years, is the perfect solution.”

Streaming Learning Center Expands Its Course Offerings

The Streaming Learning Center is a learning blog created by streaming media consultant and author Jan Ozer which includes multiple books and courses on streaming production produced by Ozer. Freeman’s course is the first by a third-party.

Discussing how the course came about, Ozer recounted, “I’ve been looking to expand our course offerings and thought a Wowza course would be highly useful and marketable. I Googled courses on Wowza Streaming Engine and Derrick’s website popped up first. I’ve known him for years, so I got in touch, floated the idea, and he agreed to create and allow me to distribute his course. I look forward to a long and mutually profitable partnership with Derrick for this and other courses.”

About Freeman Consulting

Freeman Compression Inc. was launched by Freeman, a video streaming and compression consultant, to meet the growing need for organizations to produce and distribute streaming video. Freeman assists individuals, companies, and organizations with training and consulting services for streaming and compression. Representative clients include Intuit, Harvard Medical School, Disney ABC Television Group (Singapore), and Apple Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom).

About the Streaming Learning Center

Streaming Learning Center was launched by Ozer to provide learning resources for streaming professionals and the site now includes over 1200 posts relating to all aspects of streaming and video production. Ozer is a recognized expert in streaming and encoding, a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, the author of multiple books on streaming compression, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video, and the producer of multiple courses like Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals.

For more information on the course, or to purchase the course, click here:

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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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