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How to Encode for Adaptive Streaming

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"The concept of adaptive streaming is you encode multiple files so you can optimize the experience at both the high and the low end," said online video writer and consultant Jan Ozer, introducing his Streaming Media East instructional session on encoding for adaptive streaming.

"'Adaptive' means it adapts to changing experiences, so it's not click a high stream and it stays high the entire time. You click one button, it's transparent to the viewer, and the stream goes up and down depending on factors like CPU utilization and buffer status at the player," Ozer added.

In his session, Ozer covered transmuxing strategies, streaming Flash via RTMP and HTTP, HTTP live streaming to the iOS and Android platforms, and Silverlight.

To learn everything you need to know about adaptive streaming, download Ozer's presentation materials and scroll down to view the entire workshop.

How To: Encoding for Adaptive Streaming

This seminar identifies the most relevant adaptive streaming technologies and details the most critical factors for comparing them. Next, the seminar details how to choose the ideal number of streams and key encoding parameters. Then it provides an overview of options for encoding and serving the streams, and closes by describing techniques for serving multiple target platforms like Flash and iDevices with one set of encoded H.264 files.

Speaker: Jan Ozer, Principal, Doceo Publishing

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