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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

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

How to Create Google+ Hangouts On Air: A Complete Walkthrough

While producing a Google+ Hangout is easy, pulling in participants and keeping them engaged demands making many smart choices. Here's everything a Google+ host needs to know.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Oct 2013

Cisco Open Sources H.264 for WebRTC

The announcement looks like a game-changer for WebRTC, but what does it mean for HTML5 playback in web browsers? Experts from Cisco and Mozilla provide the answers.
Online Video News, Posted 30 Oct 2013

Tutorial: Capturing Soundboard Audio for Live Event Video

Corporate and event videographers need to know how to connect to an external microphone or soundboard. The process can be surprisingly challenging.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Oct 2013

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