May 16-17, 2017 | New York Hilton Midtown

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HOW TO Sessions

Join some of the industry’s leading instructors in five “how-to” sessions on the various technical aspects of the industry.

Tuesday, May 10, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

A101 - How To: Identifying Real-World Options for Live Streaming Playback

The tech world at large believes that we’re ready for a Flash-less world, and that HTML5 has had plenty of time to play catch up and surpass Flash capabilities. In this session, learn which transport technologies from HTTP, WebRTC, RTSP, and even RTMP work best, when to use them, and where to put your development dollars for maximum return.

Robert Reinhardt, CTO - videoRx
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A102 - How To: Comparing And Choosing The Best HEVC Codec

Content distributors and aggregators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but who has the time to evaluate their features, output quality, and performance? No worries—codec specialist Jan Ozer has done the work for you. He’s evaluated leading contenders like x265, MainConcept, Beamr, Intel, and NTT and he’ll share his results. You'll walk away from this session with a much clearer picture of the strengths and weaknesses of your HEVC encoding options for VOD streaming.

Jan Ozer, Principal - Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A103 - How To: Publishing Tools & Content Discovery on the Roku Platform

Roku is the creator of a popular way to stream entertainment to the TV and offers a unique platform for developers to distribute content. In this session, Roku will provide an overview its tools available to publishers, how to make the most of them and what monetization strategy is right for your content. Some topics covered will be new enhancements to Roku Direct Publisher, advertising tools and capabilities and some updated features and content discovery tools available to publishers.

Ben Strong, Director, Product Management - Roku
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A104 - How To: Getting Started with VR/360

Virtual Reality (VR) and 360-degree are emerging as two of the most innovative live streaming trends, powering events such as sporting events, concerts, corporate meetings, education, medicine, military applications, and many other areas. In this interactive session, you’ll get to try live demos and get more familiar with the technology as we walk through some common 360-degree live streaming workflows, including the Lollapalooza Berlin 2015 music festival that allowed virtual attendees to attend the live concert series and be immersed with the band on stage. Most VR technologies use industry-standard streaming protocols that can be implemented with common streaming servers and platforms. We’ll show a few examples of fresh on the market 360-degree camera examples, and also review how playback is achieved using common player apps.

Tim Dougherty, Senior Solutions Engineer - Wowza Media Systems


Wednesday, May 11, 2017

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A203 - How To: Fine-Tuning Your Adaptive Encoding Groups With Objective Quality Metrics

Choosing the number of streams in an adaptive group and configuring them is usually a subjective, touchy-feely exercise, with no way to really gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of the streams. However, by measuring stream quality via metrics such as PSNR, SSIMplus, and VQM, you can precisely assess the quality delivered by each stream and its relevancy to the adaptive group. This presentation identifies several key objective quality metrics, teaches how to apply them, and provides an objective framework for analyzing which streams are absolutely required in your adaptive group and their optimal configuration.

Jan Ozer, Principal - Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

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