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Biographical Information
Jan Ozer
Principal

Jan Ozer (jan at doceo.com) 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

MPEG LA Announces Proposed HEVC Licensing Terms

The news is good for content owners and not so good for encoding/decoding vendors, but gives everyone a feel for how the issue will play out.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jan 2014

Telestream Wirecast 5: The Definitive Review

The newest version of this popular live video production tool offers significant improvements and is a no-brainer upgrade for existing customers.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jan 2014

How to Produce High-Quality H.264 Video Files

It's time for an H.264 tune-up. Lean how choose the right encoding tool and optimize H.264 encodes for ideal quality and device compatibility.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jan 2014

YouTube and VP9: A Made-for-Press-Release Event

YouTube demonstrating 4K video encoded with VP9 is all sizzle and no steak. Until hardware manufacturers and big names like Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft announce support, it's hard to take any of the noise too seriously.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jan 2014

First Look: Apple Compressor 4.1

A nice new interface and a boost in output quality make this a worthwhile upgrade. Just be prepared for a bumpy installation and a slow learning curve; there's nothing intuitive about it, as you'll see in this article and video tour.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Jan 2014

Review: Brightcove Video Cloud Live

Brightcove customers should look to this new service for inexpensive real-time event transcoding, but several rough edges mar the experience.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Dec 2013

Presenting the Ozer Paradox: Simple and Pricey Don't Go Together

Expensive products have complicated interfaces and inflexible features, while free applications like Handbrake can be used by anyone.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Dec 2013

HEVC Likely to be Subject to Similar Royalty Structure as H.264

Or, What I Learned During My HEVC Presentation at Streaming Media West
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Nov 2013

New VLC Player Release Incorporates HEVC and VC9 Playback

VideoLAN's addition of HEVC, along with Rovi's addition of it in DivX 10, should help speed the codec's mainstream adoption
Online Video News, Posted 18 Nov 2013

How-To: Calculating Outbound Bandwidth Requirements for Live Events

Outbound bandwidth used to be easy to calculate, but with more and more streams and encoding/transcoding alternatives, today it can be a challenge. Here are some tips to figure out how much you need for your event.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Nov 2013

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