Introduction to Adaptive Bitrate Encoding
This intro-level course teaches the terms, concepts, and technologies involved in delivering adaptive bitrate video to computers, mobile devices, OTT devices, and smart TVs.
very informative course.
very informative course.Read Less
Great essentials for anyone managing or beginning to implement adaptive bitrate encoding. Nice historical aspects as well as tests, practical examples and re...Read More
Great essentials for anyone managing or beginning to implement adaptive bitrate encoding. Nice historical aspects as well as tests, practical examples and recommendations.Read Less
Very practical and sound advice on ABR encoding. Jan demystifies a complex subject with his step-by-step lessons that gracefully take you through a complex s...Read More
Very practical and sound advice on ABR encoding. Jan demystifies a complex subject with his step-by-step lessons that gracefully take you through a complex subject with the minimum of confusion.Read Less
It's broken down into small sections which is easy to digest.
It's broken down into small sections which is easy to digest.Read Less
This two-hour on-demand video course teaches you how to produce an encoding ladder with H.264 encoded files and format the files for distribution via HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) or Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH). By taking this course, you will learn:
How to configure and optimize the quality of your H.264-encoded files
How to create an encoding ladder for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Delivery
How ABR technologies like DASH and HLS work
How to choose an ABR technology
And What You Will Learn
Hi there, I'm Jan Ozer. Thanks for having a look at this course.
I designed this course for students who have little or no experience with compression, codecs, or streaming production. In this 2-hour course, you will learn what adaptive bitrate (ABR) video is, how to choose an ABR technology, and how to produce H.264-encoded video for ABR delivery via two technologies, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH).
I'll list two other courses so you can find the course that matches your current expertise and learning goals.
Once you've mastered the basics in this course, you have two additional options. Encoding and Packaging Multiple Screen Delivery is a 2.5 hour course that builds on the concepts discussed here and adds lessons like how to create manifest files, encoding with HEVC, dynamic packaging for VOD and live distribution, and how to use metrics like VMAF to optimize your encoding ladder.
Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals, is a 9-hour course designed for those who need a complete immersion in streaming technology. It covers all the topics included in this and the Multiple Screen Delivery course but also covers a range of distribution and production-related issues, and includes exercises that teach skills like using MediaInfo, Bitrate Viewer, HandBrake, FFmpeg, and the Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool. Students acquire both the technical knowledge and the hands-on skills necessary to apply them.
Here's an overview of the six sections in the course (see complete curriculum below).
Section 1. Introduction and Greetings.
Section 2. Mastering Streaming Fundamentals (compression, codecs, distribution alternatives).
Section 3. Validating File Integrity and Quality with Tools and Metrics (MediaInfo, Bitrate Viewer, introduction to video quality metrics).
Section 4: Optimizing the Configuration of Your Encoded Files (data rate, resolution, frame rate, bitrate control techniques, I, B, and P-frames, reference frames).
Section 5: Optimizing Quality and Compatibility with the H.264 Codec (about H.264, H.264 profiles, levels, and entropy coding, AAC audio compression).
Section 6: Choosing and Using Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Technologies (HTML5 playback architecture, MSE, EME, DASH, HLS, Choosing an ABR technology, creating encoding ladders).
Jan is a recognized expert in streaming media who has tested codecs since 1993 (not a misprint) and has taught in-person and online courses on video and streaming production since 1995.
As an author, Jan has been a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine since 2008, where he tests and reports on codecs, encoders, and related products and services. Jan is the author of multiple books on streaming production, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video, and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg in 30 Minutes or Less.
In addition to his courses on the Streaming Learning Center, Ozer teaches workshops at Streaming Media online and in-person events. Via these on-demand courses, the Streaming Learning Center has served over 2500 students from some of the biggest names in streaming video.
Thank You and Greetings
Lesson: Codecs and Compression
Lesson: Codecs and Container FormatsFREE PREVIEW
Lesson: Distribution Alternatives
Lesson: Essential Tools
Lesson: Introduction to Video Quality Metrics
Lesson: Configuration Basics
Lesson: Bitrate Control TechniquesFREE PREVIEW
Lesson: Frame Type Overview
Lesson: Working with I-Frames
Lesson: Working With B-Frames
Lesson: Working with Reference Frames
Lesson: Introduction to H.264
Lesson: H.264 Profiles, Levels, and Entropy Coding
Lesson: Choosing an x264 Preset
Lesson: Encoding Audio: Codecs and Configuration Options
Lesson: Introduction to Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) StreamingFREE PREVIEW
Lesson: HTML5 Playback Architecture
Lesson: Choosing an ABR format
Lesson: Creating Encoding Ladders