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Biographical Information
Jan Ozer
Principal

Jan Ozer (jan@streaminglearningcenter.com) is a streaming media producer and consultant, a frequent contributor to industry magazines and websites on streaming-related topics, and the author of Video Encoding by the Numbers. He blogs frequently at streaminglearningcenter.com.

Articles By Jan Ozer

The Changing State of MPEG DASH Royalties: How Bad Will it Get?

MPEG LA's recent announcement of a DASH royalty pool is the first such royalty on free internet video. And this is only the beginning.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jun 2017

Facebook Live: A Progress Report After One Year of Growth

How are organizations such as PBS and TechCrunch using Facebook Live to reach and grow their audiences? The platform has been with us for a year now, so it's time to check in.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jun 2017

NAB 17 Codec Roundup

Netflix shared its encoding secrets, while Beamr, Capella, Haivision, Harmonic, Hybrid, and V-Nova showed off advances in HEVC, HDR, cloud encoding, and more
Featured Articles, Posted 05 May 2017

Bitmovin Pushes AV1 Forward, Joins Alliance for Open Media

Bitmovin announced that it's adding AV1 to its VOD and live encoding service, and will demonstrate live AV1 encoding at NAB. It's still too early to assess whether AV1's performance claims are true, though.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Apr 2017

How to: Dynamic Packaging

Need to reach the widest possible audience with the fewest encoding steps? Here's how nonprogrammers can use Wowza Streaming Engine to serve both live and on-demand video.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Mar 2017

How to Assemble the Perfect Production Platform for Facebook Live

Streaming live video to Facebook is easy, but if you want professional results you'll need to build a professional system first. Here are the best products to consider.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Mar 2017

Buyers' Guide to Blocking the Ad Blockers 2017

The best ad-blocking strategy doesn't rely on technology alone, but looks at the root causes that made viewers want to block ads in the first place.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Mar 2017

Buyers' Guide to Quality Analytics 2017

For both video encoding and quality of service, content providers need to make sure their viewers get the best experience possible. Here's how to select a quality control service.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2017

Ozer to Break Down HEVC Codecs, Royalties at Streaming Forum

Jan Ozer will share his test results comparing multiple HEVC codecs, and he'll also give his insights on royalties for HEVC, H.264, and MPEG-DASH in light of recent announcements from HEVC Advance and MPEG LA, as well as the possible implications of the Nokia-Apple lawsuit.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Jan 2017

What the Nokia-Apple Lawsuit Means for the Streaming Industry

If Nokia's standards infringement lawsuit prevails over Apple, the costs could be steep to any company relying on H.264 or even HEVC. Here are the issues at stake.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Dec 2016
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