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Jan Ozer Releases Udemy Course: Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback; 75% Off for Streaming Media Readers

New course helps novice to intermediate streaming producers more efficiently encode top-quality compressed video for multiple target platforms

Galax, VA(05 Mar 2014)

The Streaming Learning Center announced the immediate availability of Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback, an online course hosted by Udemy. The course, which contains more than 7 hours of video instruction, was produced by streaming expert Jan Ozer. The course costs $59 and is available now at Udemy.

As an introductory offer, Ozer is offering a 75% discount for readers of Streaming Media Magazine and related publications. Click here or enter "StreamingMedia" as a coupon code to purchase the course for $15. This offer expires on March 30, and is available only to the first 100 students.

The course contains 42 lessons, and starts by delineating critical encoding concepts like resolution, data rate, bitrate control, and others. There are four lessons on H.264, from entry level to encoding with x264, and specific encoding recipes for common tasks like encoding for streaming, uploading to YouTube, or inserting video into iBooks.

The course covers how to optimize quality and encoding efficiency with common encoding tools like Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor, and the pros and cons of web distribution options like HTML5, or via third party services like user generated content sites like YouTube or online video platforms like Wistia.

Regarding the course, Ozer commented, “Today, video producers have an incredible array of distribution options for their content, but each platform or device has unique compression-related requirements. This course will teach novice to intermediate-level users how to efficiently deliver top-quality video to all of the most important distribution platforms."

For more information about the course, including a detailed list of lessons, visit

About the Author

Ozer is the owner and chief blogger at the Streaming Learning Center and is a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine. Ozer has been compressing video since 1993. Since then, Ozer has written over 20 books on video production and compression, most recently Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery. Ozer has also published screencam-based instructional materials for multiple publishers, including, Video2Brain and Online Inc. In the Virginia region, Ozer shoots concerts and other events for live or on-demand streaming and for distribution via Blu-ray and DVD.

For more information about Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback, please visit For additional information, or to request a review copy, please