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Jan Ozer

Jan Ozer ( 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

Articles By Jan Ozer

Wowza's Anthony Lazaro Talks ClearCaster and Pro 1080p Streaming to Facebook Live

Jan Ozer and Wowza's Anthony Lazaro discuss the development, strategy, current features, and product roadmap for the Wowza ClearCaster, including support for professional 1080p streaming to Facebook Live.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jan 2018

HEVC in HLS: 10 Key Questions for Streaming Video Developers

Many who heard that Apple is adding support for HEVC playback in HTTP Live Streaming were left with more questions than answers. Here's what developers need to know.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jan 2018

Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media: What Does it Mean?

While Apple's technical motives might be simple, their strategic motives appear more complicated: If it wants to build a video service that competes with Netflix and Amazon, it has to deliver to all devices, not just its own.
Online Video News, Posted 05 Jan 2018

Review: Wowza ClearCaster

If you absolutely, positively have to stream a successful live event on Facebook Live, ClearCaster is very definitely worth a very hard look.
Online Video News, Posted 27 Dec 2017

Divideon Creates xvc, an HEVC Codec With Reasonable Pricing

The surprise royalty payments on HEVC have some publishers looking for alternatives. Learn how one company created a better codec price plan.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Dec 2017

Roundup: Simple and Affordable Videoconferencing Solutions

If you perform enough interviews for live streaming, before long you'll want to interview someone who's not at your location. For this roundup, we tested three videoconferencing solutions: vMix Call, Telestream Wirecast Rendezvous, and NewTek TalkShow.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Dec 2017

How to Choose and Use Objective Video Quality Benchmarks

If you're not using a video quality measurement tool, you're behind the curve. Here's a look at the most popular tools and how they work.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Dec 2017

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

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