Overview

Learn to efficiently deliver high-quality video to computers, mobile devices, and OTT

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, AV1, and MPEG-DASH. This will teach you the applicable standards and best strategies for delivering live and VOD adaptive video to viewers on all platforms, both with and without DRM. Along the way, you'll learn options for producing H.264 and HEVC; the status of standards like the Common Media Application Format (CMAF), Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME); and how and when to utilize them. You'll learn the technical requirements for delivering to all key platforms and the best practices for making it happen. All lessons include quizzes to make sure that you understand the content and you'll receive a certificate after successfully completing the course.
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What You Will Learn

Learn to efficiently deliver high-quality video to computers, mobile devices, and OTT

  • How to create and configure an encoding ladder for H264 and HEVC encoded video

  • How to encode and package your video for HLS and DASH delivery

  • Strategies like transmuxing and dynamic packaging to reduce the costs of supporting multiple formats

  • The strengths and weaknesses of codecs like H.264, HEVC, VP9, AV1, and VVC

  • How to use objective quality metrics like VMAF to perfect your encoding parameters

  • What per-title encoding is and why you should consider using it

  • What CMAF is and how it can reduce your encoding, storage, and packaging costs

  • Each lesson has a quiz and those who complete the course will receive a certificate

Instructor

  • Jan Ozer

    Instructor

    Jan Ozer

    Jan is a streaming consultant and contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, where he teaches courses on FFmpeg and other topics at Streaming Media Events in New York City, Los Angeles, and London. Jan is also the author of the Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg in 30 Minutes or Less which is available on Amazon and other online sites.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Adaptive Bitrate Formats and How They Work
    • Chapter Description
    • ABR Formats and How They Work
    • Adaptive Formats Quiz
    • Handout
  • 2
    Choosing an ABR Format
    • Chapter Description
    • Choosing an ABR Format
    • Handout
    • Choosing an ABR Format Quiz
  • 3
    Choosing a Codec 2019
    • Chapter Description
    • Choosing a Codec 2019
    • Handout
    • Choosing a Codec Quiz
    • Choosing a Codec: Updates
  • 4
    Container Formats: What They Are and How to Use Them
  • 5
    Manifest Files: What They Are and how to Create Them
    • Chapter Description
    • Manifest Files What They Are and how to Create Them
    • Handout
    • Manifest Files: Quiz
  • 6
    Introduction to Encoding Ladders and Per-Title Encoding
  • 7
    Introduction to Objective Quality Metrics
    • Chapter Description
    • Introduction to Objective Quality Metrics
    • L6_Intro_to_Objective_Quality_Metrics
    • Introduction to Objective Quality Metrics Quiz
  • 8
    Building Your Encoding Ladder with VMAF and CRF
    • Chapter Description
    • Building Your Encoding Ladder with VMAF and CRF
    • Handout
    • Building Your Encoding Ladder with VMAF and CRF Quiz
  • 9
    Encoding ABR Videos, Keyframe Interval and Segment Size
    • Chapter Description
    • Encoding ABR Videos, Keyframe Interval and Segment Size