Setting Default Compression Filters in Squeeze Desktop

Posted by Derrick217 on September 30, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Setting default compression Filters in Squeeze Desktop is extremely beneficial if you’re performing the same types of encodes often. If you know nothing about adjusting filters, then leave the current Default Global Filter selected. You’ll learn how to quickly do it in this post.

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First, go to the Squeeze Pull-down menu and select Preferences.

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More Streaming Media Playlists Needed

Posted by Derrick217 on September 29, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

More streaming media playlists are needed on entertainment, sports, news, and university websites. Content providers can get more mileage out of their content by giving viewers options that let them view many videos over extended periods of time without having to continue to find video clips to watch from their website. Many of the popular media players have the ability to deliver a playlist of videos so it’s just a matter of creating the experience users.

These are some of the benefits of creating streaming video playlists:

  • Viewers will be more likely to stay on your website longer
  • Users could be directed towards the content you’d like them to view
  • Ads can be delivered before each video that plays (the longer the playlist the more ads)
  • Viewers could watch video playlists when they’re busy working on tasks
  • You could provide several different types of playlists for viewers

If you’d like to learn how to implement a video playlist for your website, attend one of our video streaming and compression training classes On-line or On-site. You can call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 for more information. We cover media player implementation during classes. You can also e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student. Our company can also provide a consultant for your on-demand or live streaming project needs if you’re not interested in training.

Live Streaming Training Classes Available

Posted by Derrick217 on September 27, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Live Streaming Training classes are available at Freeman Compression Inc. In addition, we also have a 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training class that includes hands-on set-up of Live Streaming from server configuration with Wowza Streaming Engine to configuration using Wirecast

Here are links to both classes:

1-Day Wirecast Live Streaming Training

Video Streaming & Compression Training (2 Days)

View our upcoming training schedule

Also, if you’re interested in attending one of our 1-Day Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings or our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training On-line or On-site, call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 for more information. We cover media player implementation during both of these classes. You can also e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for other countries if you are an international student. Our company can also provide a consultant for your project needs if you’re not interested in training.

Streaming Media On-line Player Experiences Need To Improve

Posted by Derrick217 on September 26, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Streaming media on-line player experiences need to improve. I often watch many popular websites that have thousands if not millions over viewers, and unfortunately many of these experiences are poor. I image most of this based on the media player experiences being implemented in a post-Flash Streaming, HTML5 browser supported world.

Now you can say what want about streaming Flash, but it did have tremendous support and many experiences appeared to be much better as well as consistently reliable. However, the reality is that the days of Flash Streaming are almost over adaptive options such as HLS and MPEG-DASH will dominate the streaming media space. Now everything will be based on the media players implemented on news, entertainment, sports, television and technology websites.

These are the type of annoying issues I’ve been seeing from many of the popular US websites:

  • Videos not be recentered when resizing
  • Streaming videos not playing at all on with certain browsers
  • Streaming Ads playing in a constant loop without showing the content requested
  • No ability to easily contact technical support for viewing issues
  • Thumbnails Appearing after clicking the play button for streaming videos
  • Inability to play videos in a smaller window

What I’ve noticed about the issues is that there’s no good constistence viewing experience on all browsers. Now how does this issue get fixed? I recommend better QA testing of media player experience between the various HTML5 supported browsers on desktops, tablets, mobile phones, and set-top boxes. As mentioned, these are popular websites with lots of traffic and I’m certain that a great deal of money is being spent on ads. So here’s hoping these experiences get better.

If you come across any poor streaming experiences, we would love to see what you’re experiencing. Send us an e-mail.

Also, if you’re interested in attending one of our video streaming or live streaming trainings On-line or On-site, call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 for more information. We cover media player implementation during both of these classes. You can also e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for other countries if you are an international student. Our company can also provide a consultant for your project needs if you’re not interested in training.