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How to Produce High-Quality H.264 Video Files

H.264 is the only compression technology that plays on all computers, mobile devices, and OTT players. This makes producing high-quality H.264 files compatible with your target playback devices an essential skill. Helping you acquire and/ or polish t

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Webinar: Setting Bitrate Control and Keyframe Parameters

You can watch the webinar on this page, or click the YouTube icon on the bottom of the player to watch on YouTube, where you’ll be able to add comments.

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Fundamentals of H.264 Encoding Webinar-see Replay

Transcript This webinar was held on September 4, 2013. You can click here to register and view the archived event. Learn the basics of H.264 encoding while standing on one leg (well, in 30 minutes, you can assume any position that you’d like). Click here to register; description below. Who this free seminar is for: H.264 is the most widely …

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Example Files-Baseline, Main and High Codecs

This web page was created to accompany the webinar, Fundamentals of H.264 Encoding, produced on September 4, 2013. It includes sample files assessing the quality of output produced using the Baseline, Main and High profiles. The problem on the table is this; if you produce a set of adaptive files for mobile distribution, you must use the Baseline and Main …

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Handout for Encoding for Flash, Mobile and HTML5 – SMWest 2012

Here’s the seminar description: Encoding for Flash, Mobile and HTML5: Learn the technological fundamentals behind encoding for both H.264 and WebM formats. Learn how to encode H.264 for HTML5 distribution and streaming to iOS and other mobile devices, as well as how to encode it for Flash, including live, on-demand, and RTMP, as well as HTTP-based adaptive streaming. For WebM, …

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H.264 in a Mobile World: Adios to the Main and High Profiles?

Now that mobile devices are such an important target for most producers, does it make sense to start encoding all H.264 footage using the Baseline profile? From the tests that I performed this week, encoding all footage using this profile might save encoding and storage resources with minimal loss in quality. Gosh, it’s hard to remember a time when we …

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FFmpeg Encoding Resources at Sonnati Blog

One of the brightest stars in the encoding universe is Fabio Sonnati, who blogs at Flash Video Technology and Optimizations. I was researching H.264 encoding parameters and revisited his site, noting that his presentation from Adobe MAX2011 entitled Encoding for Performance on Multiple Devices had just come online. You can click here to watch his 60-minute presentation, or click here …

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Encoding for Flash, Mobile, and HTML5

Here are the handouts from my recent presesentation at Streaming Media West in LA. Here’s the description. Learn 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 it for Flash, including live, on-demand, and RTMP, …

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Encoding H.264 for HTML5

Click the link below to download the handout.

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Free H.264 Encoders Plus Apple Compressor 4

I compare four H.264 encoders in this article on OnlineVideo.net. Here’s the gripping introduction: OK, so you’re cheap and in a hurry and you just want the answer to a single question, “What’s the best free H.264 encoder?” Well, you’re in the right place, in this short review; I compare HandBreak, Miro Video Converter, MPEG Streamclip, and Apple Compressor 4. …

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