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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

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

An Unhappy Surprise: MPEG LA Is Forming a Patent Pool for DASH

Just when Media Source Extensions and Encrypted Media Extensions are making HTML5-based video playback a reality, DASH royalties threaten to derail it.
Online Video News, Posted 27 Jul 2015

Choosing a Streaming Appliance

Need a streaming appliance for live event production? Read this to learn the history of the live streaming appliance market, then discover the features that matter when making a purchase.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2015

HTML5 Comes of Age: It's Finally Time to Tell Flash Good-bye

Media source extensions, encrypted media extensions, and DASH offer new possibilities for player-based DRM and increase HTML5's appeal to video publishers.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2015

Video Quality Measurement Requires Objective and Subjective Tests

How can video compressionists assess the quality of different files? Only by combining objective mathematical comparisons with their own professional judgments.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jul 2015

HEVC Advance Misses First Milestone

The second HEVC patent pool promised to announce licensing terms and royalty rates last month, but its press conference was cancelled at the last minute, and no information has been made available.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2015

HDR Is Here—But Don't Rush Out to Buy a New TV Just Yet

If you enjoyed the Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD standards war, you'll love the competing standards for High Dynamic Range. The rest of us, though, would be wise to wait until things shake out before upgrading to enjoy the undeniably better picture HDR has to offer.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2015

Review: Bitcodin, a Cloud Video Encoding Service From Bitmovin

While Bitcodin is still in development and has a few rough edges, it displayed impressive performance and quality in our testing.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jun 2015

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