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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

The Changing Cloud Encoding Market Leads to Cost Savings

New offerings in cloud video encoding let companies both large and small find the option that makes the most sense for them.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Oct 2016

Benchmarking PCs, Capture Cards, and Software Mixers for HD Capture and Streaming

To determine how powerful a system it takes to produce and deliver live event streams, we tested a range of computers, capture devices, and live streaming programs. Read on for the results.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2016

Livestream Mevo Review: An Essential Tool for Social Video

While it has a few rough edges, the hotly anticipated Livestream Mevo lives up to the hype. Create the appearance of a multi-camera shoot with one small 4K device. After testing, we call it a must-have.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Sep 2016

The Quality Comparison Conundrum

The sheer number of video quality measurement tools makes it difficult to choose the right metric. Here's a quick overview of some of the options and what they offer.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2016

Review: Livestream Mevo

If you frequently produce live or on-demand videos for social media sites, Livestream Mevo can help you produce more polished and engaging videos. While there are some rough edges in version 1.0, and there is a learning curve for operation, Mevo is an essential tool for any organization seeking to leverage the power of video in its social media marketing.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2016

Netflix Finds x265 20% More Efficient than VP9

Netflix compared 5,000 clips from 500 titles in its library using the x264, x265, and libvpx codecs. x265's implementation of HEVC was the clear winner on quality and efficiency, but whether that matters in light of compatibility and licensing issues isn't so obvious.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Sep 2016

Review: Capella Systems Cambria FTC Offers Per-Title Encoding

The benefits of per-title optimization aren't just for the major players, anymore. Streaming Media reviews the first solution for smaller content owners and finds the results promising.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Aug 2016

How to Stream to Facebook Live

Anyone can broadcast live on Facebook, but if you want to deliver live video from via a computer with streaming or encoding software, read on.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Aug 2016

Netflix Adding TLS to Protect User Privacy

The Netflix Open Connect team announced earlier this week that it would be using Transport Level Security. Here's a look at its innovative approach to protecting viewing data at scale.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Aug 2016

First Look: Microsoft Stream Preview Version

Microsoft's new enterprise YouTube isn't ready for prime time yet, but it offers several impressive features making it one to watch over the next 12 to 18 months
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Aug 2016

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