Tag Archives: Encoding your video

Workshop: Encoding for Flash, Mobile and HTML5

I just finished a seminar entitled Encoding for Flash, Mobile, and HTML5 at Streaming Media Europe. Click over to the main article to download the handout. the technological fundamentals behind encoding for both H.264 and WebM formats. You’ll learn how to encode H.264 for HTML5 distribution and streaming to iOS and other mobile devices, as well as how to encode …

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Be Your Own Compression Consultant

So. You’ve decided to add video to your website. Now it’s time to configure the streams.You’re either working with your own streaming server, or using an online video platform (OVP) that lets you configure your streams, so now you’re trying to figure out the best resolution, data rate and H.264 encoding parameters for your file or files. You could call …

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Encoding for Adaptive Streaming

My presentation on encoding for adaptive streaming from Streaming Media East 2011 is available, here's the description from the program: How To: Encoding for Adaptive Streaming This seminar identifies the most relevant adaptive streaming technologie

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Encoding for HTML5

I spoke on encoding for HTML5 distribution at Streaming Media East 2011, you can watch the video and download the presentation slides by clicking over to the main article. Here's the description from the conference program: How To: Encoding Video For

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H264 vs MPEG-2 Quality

I recently produced a webinar for Broadcast Engineering Magazine where I compared the quality of the same test footage encoded using the H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs. Since most production encoding in the broadcast space is live, I used encoding using constant bit rate encoding and limited both codecs to the Main profile, since not all playback devices support the high …

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What is H.264?

Executive Summary H.264 is the most widely used codec on the planet, with significant penetration in optical disc, broadcast, and streaming video markets. However, many uses of H.264 are subject to royalties, something that should be considered prior to its adaption. Other factors to consider include comparative quality against other available technologies, like Google’s WebM, as well as the general …

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Adobe ships Flash Player 10.2 – Way more efficient than WebM

Adobe shipped Flash Player 10.2 earlier this month, and I ran some tests for StreamingMedia.com. Depending upon the browser and platform, it delivers some pretty substantial performance gains, and makes Flash even faster than WebM.  Here’s an example for video playing on a MacBook Pro.                      Firefox Beta 4.0b11 Flash Player 10.1 Flash Player 10.2 Difference HTML5/ WebM 38% 28% …

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WebM Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared

This is a video that I produced for OnlineVideo.net on the subject. Here’s the description. In this video evaluation, Jan Ozer looks at and evaluates five popular WebM encoders: Miro Video Encoder Firefogg Wildfrom Flix WebM Telestream Episode Pro Sorenson Squeeze 7 You’ll learn why some are quite good and others aren’t worth your time. Ozer shows video samples of each …

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Adobe Provides Adaptive Streaming Presets for Adobe Media Encoder

Adaptive streaming is a hot topic for most streaming producers. If you produce your files with Adobe Media Encoder, you should know that Adobe has provided seven downloadable presets that you can use as a starting point. Click here to go to the download page.   You install the presets by manually copying them into your presets folder (a PDF …

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Neat Video Filter Reduces Noise for Higher Quality Compression

Two weeks ago, I was in Los Angeles at Streaming Media West. Sorenson Media was introducing a new product, Squeeze Server, and had volunteered to bring a camera and camera operator so that I could interview several Sorenson executives, and their product partners, Aspera and RightScale, for the StreamingMedia.com website. The interviews were at Squeeze Server’s launch party at the …

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