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Jan Ozer
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Jan Ozer (jan@streaminglearningcenter.com) is a streaming media producer and consultant, a frequent contributor to industry magazines and websites on streaming-related topics, and the author of Video Encoding by the Numbers. He blogs frequently at streaminglearningcenter.com.

Articles By Jan Ozer

Apple Got It Wrong: Encoding Specs for HEVC in HLS

Adding HEVC to your HLS streams is looking like a no brainer, but if you decide to do so, you may not want to take Apple's HEVC encoding recommendations verbatim. You'll deliver noticeably higher quality video if you follow the advice detailed below.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Nov 2017

HEVC in HLS: How Does It Affect Device Performance?

If you're adding HEVC to your HLS video, you're likely concerned about the playback frame rate and battery live on the iPhones, iPads, and computers to which you're delivering. We tested a range of devices, and found the CPU impact to be negligible on most of them.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2017

One Title at a Time: Comparing Per-Title Video Encoding Options

Save on bandwidth and keep costs down: Per-title video encoding solutions let publishers break free from fixed encoding ladders. Explore the benefits of four methods.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Nov 2017

Status Update: Encrypted Media Extensions and the Future of DRM

While publishers wait for a single content encryption system that works across all browsers, standards bodies debate the future of EME. Here's what rights management will look like in a post-plugin world.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Oct 2017

Review: Blackmagic Design Web Presenter

Blackmagic Web Presenter ($495) is a standalone, dual-input capture device that can make SDI or HDMI sources look like a webcam for input into Skype or any livestreaming software program.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Oct 2017

Comparing Quality Metrics Up and Down the Encoding Ladder

How can publishers compare video quality at different resolutions? There's the theoretically correct answer and then there's how it's generally done.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Oct 2017

Demuxed: A Video Engineer's Nirvana

This year's Demuxed event was jam-packed with 19 speakers covering topics including HDR, AV1, per-title encoding, low latency, optimization, and more.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Oct 2017

The Changing Face (and Price) of the On-Prem Video Encoder

The last few years have seen huge changes in how video encoding gets done, and that means new pricing options. Explore the various choices before making a decision.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2017

Tutorial: Streaming Video Conferences with Telestream Wirecast Rendezvous

This tutorial details how to stream video conferences using the new Rendezvous feature introduced in Telestream Wirecast 8.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Sep 2017

MediaMelon QBR Review: Optimizing Video Streams One-by-One

MediaMelon says it saves bandwidth costs by analyzing individual encoded streams and delivering each at its ideal visual quality. We put those claims to the test.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Sep 2017

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