May 10-11, 2016 | New York Hilton Midtown

Streaming Media University - Monday May 9, 2016

Streaming Media Univeristy

World Class Experts Deliver Content-rich Training

Streaming Media University is a series of workshops at our Streaming Media events offers attendees the opportunity to get deep-dive training on online video and streaming technologies. These educational programs 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 and morning and afternoon breaks PLUS complimentary access to the Streaming Media East Expo on May 10 - 11, 2016. Workshops may be registered for separately or are included with our Gold Pass options.

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

W1 - Build vs. Buy: How To Deploy The Right Video Player For Your Needs

Today, there are more video platforms than ever, and it can be awfully confusing trying to choose. Should companies build their own video players, or choose an off the shelf one? Should they rely on open source, or proprietary solutions? Do you need a different solution for each mobile device, set top box, etc, or can HTML provide a build once run anywhere solution. These and other questions are answered in this how-to session that explores the options and demonstrates the relevant code. This is an intermediate session, for folks who are comfortable looking at code. We will explore using MediaSource Extensions to build solutions yourself, and look at the code needed to implement the various 3rd party solutions.

Jeff Tapper, Chief Architect - Digital Primates

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W2 - Encoding 2016: Codecs and Packaging for PCs, Mobile and 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, you'll 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, USA

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1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

W3 - Constructing an Open-Source Encoding Pipeline

Encoding workflows for both SMB and enterprise are no longer restricted to commercial encoding products. Powerful and “free” open source options, such as FFmpeg, are appealing to start-ups and 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. We 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

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W4 - Building an End-to-End Live Streaming Workflow

Getting started with live streaming can be challenging. Even relatively simple workflows can be daunting as you consider all the possible technologies and deployment options. What’s best for you, especially if you are just getting started with live streaming or retiring an outdated technology platform? Join this workshop to learn about streaming architectures and formats, plus current technologies available and solutions for specific needs. You’ll see hands-on examples for sporting events, concerts, broadcasting, enterprise webcasts, educational lectures, house of worship services, and more. We’ll cover options and best practices for each step of the workflow, including live event capture, encoding, distribution, content protection, playback technologies, and on-premises vs. cloud vs. hybrid.

Chris Knowlton, Partner & Chief Strategy Officer - BlueFrame Technology
Ryan Jespersen, Streaming Video Technologist - Wowza Media Systems, LLC

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