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

Morning Workshops – Wednesday 1 November 09:00 – 12:00 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 … Continue reading W2: Encoding 2017: Codecs & Packaging for PCs, Mobile, & OTT/STB/Smart TVs

W4: Encoding Live and VOD for HEVC/HLS

Afternoon Workshops – Wednesday 1 November 13:30 – 16:30 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 … Continue reading W4: Encoding Live and VOD for HEVC/HLS

LS101: Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms

Live Streaming Summit – Thursday 2 November 10:30 – 11:15 Streaming to one live streaming service is so 2016. Today, in addition to streaming to your own website or app, you may want to distribute your live stream to multiple other outlets like Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Livestream, Twitter, or Twitch. Fortunately, there are a variety … Continue reading LS101: Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms

D103: HOW TO: Building a More Robust Cloud Encoder With FFMPEG & More

Track D – Thursday 2 November 13:45 – 14:30 With the speed of technology today, one of the most important parts of software is adaptability. By taking control of your own encoding and packaging, you can greatly reduce cost and maintain high adaptability and agility to meet your needs now and in the future. When working … Continue reading D103: HOW TO: Building a More Robust Cloud Encoder With FFMPEG & More

D105: HOW TO: Comparing AV1, VP9, HEVC, & H.264

Track D – Thursday 2 November 16:00 – 17:00 Many content distributors and aggregators still use H.264 as their primary, if not exclusive codec, but the bandwidth savings incident to newer, more powerful codecs are alluring. Those considering a switch must evaluate at least three options; HEVC, VP9, and the Alliance for Open Media’s AV1 codec, … Continue reading D105: HOW TO: Comparing AV1, VP9, HEVC, & H.264

C201: HOW TO: Comparing Per-Title Encoding Options

Track C – Friday 3 November 10:30 – 11:15 Per-title encoding techniques customize the encoding ladder to match the encoding complexity of the source, saving bandwidth on easy-to-compress videos and ensuring the quality of more complex footage. This session compares the efficiency, implementation issues, and costs of multiple commercially available and open-source alternatives, like Capella Systems … Continue reading C201: HOW TO: Comparing Per-Title Encoding Options

C203: How To: Reducing Latency and Startup Times

Track C – Friday 3 November 13:45 – 14:45 Low latency and fast startup times are KPIs for most streaming video producers, particularly for live events. Though a series of structured tests that measure startup time, latency, and network overhead, this session documents the results achieved by reducing fragment sizes, using hybrid fragment sizes, adjusting player … Continue reading C203: How To: Reducing Latency and Startup Times

Ozer, Jan

Jan OzerPrincipalStreaming Learning Centerand Contributing Editor, Streaming Media Jan Ozer is a digital video expert and frequent contributor to Information Today, Inc.’s Streaming Media magazine. Check out his website at www.streaminglearningcenter.com.