Nov 2-3, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

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Streaming Media University - Wednesday, November 1

Streaming Media Univeristy

Streaming Media University features world class experts delivering content-rich training. This series of workshops at our Streaming Media events offers attendees the opportunity to get deep-dive training on online video and streaming technologies. Three-hours in length, these workshops give you the sound theories and practiced techniques to become a top performer in the online video field. In the end, you’ll walk away with a Streaming Media University Completion Certificate, and the professional know-how to enhance your career.

All Streaming Media University workshops include a light continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks PLUS complimentary access to the Streaming Media West Expo on November 2 -3, 2017.



9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

W1: Making the Transition From Flash to HTML5

As Flash continues to decline, HTML5 video technologies increasingly bring the promise of heightened performance and better QoE. This workshop provides an in-depth look at HTML5 players, their features, and strengths, as well as the open-source media engine frameworks available on the market today. We begin by examining the main components in a video player and then discuss how to choose a player adapted to one’s use case, examining how several open source solutions compare. Finally, we use an interactive example to build features and demonstrate several optimizations, offering tips and best practices and pointing out potential production issues as we go along.

Erica Beavers, Head of Partnerships - Streamroot
Nikolay Rodionov, Co-Founder and COO - Streamroot

W2: Encoding 2017: Codecs & Packaging for PCs, Mobile, & OTT/STB/Smart TVs

As video resolutions increase and target playback platforms multiply, video producers must leave their H.264/HLS/HDS comfort zone and expand into HEVC, VP9, and MPEG-DASH. This workshop is divided into multiple segments by target platform to teach you the applicable standards and best strategies for delivering live and VOD adaptive video to viewers on that platform, both with and without DRM. Along the way, attendees learn options for producing H.264, HEVC, and VP9; the status of standards such as the Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME); and how and when to utilize them. Attendees walk away knowing the technical requirements for delivering to all key platforms and the best practices for making it happen.

Jan Ozer, Principal - Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

W3: Creating an Open-Source Encoding Pipeline

Encoding workflows for both SMB and enterprise can utilize powerful and free open source options, such as FFmpeg, which appeal to startups and established businesses for the flexibility in customization that they offer. In this workshop, learn the pros and cons of utilizing open source software in your encoding workflow. You also learn how to implement an encoding workflow by deconstructing a sample PHP and FFmpeg architecture. The presentation will also explore extended encoding options for FFmpeg including HEVC/H.265, to maximize compatibility with a wide range of mobile and desktop browsers, as well as streaming media servers.

Robert Reinhardt, CTO - videoRx

W4: Encoding Live and VOD for HEVC/HLS

Apple’s support for HEVC in HLS is a ground-breaking event that opens up hundreds of millions of HEVC capable players. If supporting this spec is on your short term development schedule, you’ll want to check out this workshop. The workshop starts by reviewing the new spec and sharing playback details, like how well HEVC plays on hardware supported and non-hardware supported devices. Then it focuses on the HEVC codec itself, describing encoding options, royalty costs, and other implementation details. Learn how to create the necessary files and manifest files for mixed H.264/HEVC encoding ladders, and finish with a look at how to produce live content compatible with the new specification.

Jan Ozer, Principal - Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunset Welcome Reception

Enjoy the sunset as you mix and mingle. A perfect way to kick off your Streaming Media experience! Open to all full-conference attendees, speakers, and vendors.

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