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Digital Performance and Media Manager

Michael Doney

Course outline, modules, presentation are all very good. I would like to see more trends and insights featured at the front of the deck, possibly showing ...

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Course outline, modules, presentation are all very good. I would like to see more trends and insights featured at the front of the deck, possibly showing how different users of consumers globally engage with AVOD.

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Perfect

Natalie Philippi

Understandable, good timing, a bit of humour, even more pleasant to listen to (than it already is!) would perhaps be a professional speaker

Understandable, good timing, a bit of humour, even more pleasant to listen to (than it already is!) would perhaps be a professional speaker

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5 star rating

Streaming Media like never before!

Pasquale Vadalà

Thanks to the SLC I've learned in a fastest and engaging way all things I love about new codecs and technology about Streaming Media world. Since I'm basical...

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Thanks to the SLC I've learned in a fastest and engaging way all things I love about new codecs and technology about Streaming Media world. Since I'm basically a compressionist in post-production environment, I had the chance to have a first professional look over an ecosystem that I didn't meet before. Great experience. Thanks a lot!

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Introduction to Streaming Media for Non-Technical Staff

A high-level introduction to critical streaming-related concepts

All employees working in a streaming company or department should understand the fundamental concepts that underly streaming media production and distribution. Without such knowledge, they may not be able to meaningfully contribute to many operational-related tasks or have informed discussions with other employees, customers, or partners. 

Designed for non-technical employees, this course teaches concepts like codecs and encoding, what a content delivery network does, what QoS and QoE are and why they are important, and an overview of live and VOD production and delivery workflows. In under two hours of instruction, it provides the fundamental domain-related knowledge to help new employees thrive in their new roles.

Who this course is for:

  • New employees in administrative and other non-technical roles

  • New employees who will be interfacing with technical staff (like HR)

  • New employees who may be interfacing with customers and/or partners

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Section 1: Technology Fundamentals

    • Lesson: What is Streaming (and How is it Different)?

    • Quiz: What is Streaming (and How is it Different)?

    • Lesson: Why Organizations Stream

    • Lesson: Codecs and Compression

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    • Quiz: Codecs and Compression

    • Lesson: Choosing and Deploying New Codecs

    • Quiz: Choosing and Deploying New Codecs

  • 3

    Section 2: Encoding Overview

  • 4

    Section 3: Miscellaneous Topics

    • Lesson: Introduction to DRM

    • Quiz: Introduction to DRM

    • Lesson: Introduction to Low Latency Technologies

    • Quiz: Introduction to Low Latency Technologies

    • Lesson: Introduction to Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)

    • Quiz: Introduction to QoE and QoS

    • Lesson: What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) and When Do You Need One?

    • Lesson: What are Video Players and How to Choose One

    • Quiz: What Video Players are and How to Choose Them

  • 5

    Section 4: Producing Video On Demand

    • Lesson: VOD Production Overview

    • Quiz: VOD Production Overview

  • 6

    Section 5: Producing Live

    • Lesson: Live Production Overview

Instructor

Instructor

Jan Ozer

Jan is a streaming consultant and contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, where he teaches courses on Video Quality Metrics, FFmpeg, and other topics at Streaming Media Events in New York City, Los Angeles, and London. Jan is the author of Video Encoding by the Numbers, which uses video quality metrics to direct key encoding configuration decisions and differentiate codecs and encoders, and the author of Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg in 30 Minutes or Less which is available on Amazon and other online sites.