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Jan Ozer

Jan Ozer (jan at is a streaming media consultant and frequent contributor to industry magazines and websites on streaming related topics and the author of Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5.

Articles By Jan Ozer

Ustream Review: The Live Streaming Service Evolves for New Areas

Not just a live streamer, Ustream supports video-on-demand, enterprise-level security, and lead generation. Its strength, however, is still with live video.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Oct 2015

Encoding 2020: Experts Predict the Future of Video Encoding

A Streaming Media survey shows big changes afoot in the next five years, with a move to the cloud, away from Flash, and towards 4K and HEVC.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Sep 2015

HEVC Advance Adds MediaTek as a Member and Plans to Adjust Fees

MLB Advanced Media says the proposed royalty isn't reasonable. With pressure mounting, the new patent pool promises an adjustment.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Sep 2015

How to Keep Enterprise Video Safe and Secure…Most of the Time

The CEO wants company videos shared in-house, but doesn't want trade secrets ending up on YouTube. Here's a primer on video security for the enterprise.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Sep 2015

Is the Alliance for Open Media Taking a Risk in Codec Creation?

In this Q&A with two video IP and technology investment banking professionals, we ask about patent risk, VP 8/9, and the possibility of a third HEVC patent group forming.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Sep 2015

Intel Updates Media Server Studio and More

New release includes HEVC support in the Premiere version; Intel has also updated Video Pro Analyzer and Stress Bitstreams and Encoder products
Online Video News, Posted 09 Sep 2015

Amazon, Google, and More Working on Royalty-Free Codec

The Alliance for Open Media—including Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix—hopes to deliver a video codec for internet delivery by late 2016 or early 2017; Cisco's Thor technology will be included
Online Video News, Posted 01 Sep 2015

Commentary: The Streaming Industry Gangs up on HEVC with the Alliance for Open Media

With Google, Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft, and others joining forces in the Alliance for Open Video to create a new royalty-free codec, an alternative to HEVC (and its controversial royalties) is on the way. Does this spell the beginning of the end for HEVC?
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Sep 2015

HEVC Advance Royalties: Onerous or Not?

A cost analysis reveals that while HEVC Advance's royalty structure makes HEVC a no-go for TVOD services like M-GO, an SVOD service like Netflix would achieve enough bandwidth savings to offset the royalty payment
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Aug 2015

HEVC Advance: What Do the Royalties Mean for Video Publishers?

While there have been some heated arguments against the royalties announced by the new patent group, the payments appear to be appropriate. We break it down with real-world numbers.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2015

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