Learn Encoding for Android Tablets and iOS Devices

Posted by Derrick on May 6, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Learn encoding for Android tablets and iOS devices in our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training as well as our 1-Day Episode Pro class. Many individuals need to know how to get content on these types of devices and these classes will get you up-to-speed. In the training, you’ll learn how to encode for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Your instructor will also teach you how to compress videos for Samsung, Galaxy, Amazon Kindle Fire and other devices. Learn about H.264 profiles, levels, key frames, and the best resolutions for preparing your videos. These trainings will teach you other invaluable encoding techniques and get you comfortable with these compression tools.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Episode Pro Trainings or 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Trainings On-site, On-line or in Columbus, Ohio. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Adding Mime Types for HTML5 Video Compatibility

Posted by Derrick on May 5, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Adding Mime Types for HTML5 video compatibility is extremely important because your videos can’t play properly in HTML5 supported browsers without it. That’s because many websites and servers will not inherently support the new formats such as WebM, Ogg, and possibly H.264. Although, with the popularity of .H264 many already will have added its support. To make the new HTML5 video formats supported by the <video> element playable from your website or server you’ll need to add these MIME types. To do this, somewhere in the .htaccess editor or wherever mime types get added, you can insert the extension and MIME type for the WebM and Ogg formats.


In this example with WebM, just insert the file extension for the format in the Extensions text box, similar to what’s seen above. For the extension you’ll add .webm. In the area for MIME Types add the MIME type for your video format. In this case, it would be video/webm for the WebM format. Save your .htaccess file or settings and now WebM videos should be playable in the browser.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Video Streaming and Compression Trainings or Wowza Media Server Trainings teaching HTML5 compatibility in Columbus, Ohio, On-line or On-site. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

All Eyes On Streaming To Mobile Devices

Posted by Derrick on October 5, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

All eyes are on streaming to mobile devices.  Around 2004 there was an explosion in regards to streaming video.  Just a few years prior around 2001 you had to actually to search for streaming video content and sometimes you still couldn’t find it. Well those days are over.  Streaming video is available everywhere on the desktop and now the primary target is the mobile device.  This brings lots of excitement as well as a new twist for those content providers already delivering streaming media. Most content providers are already implementing streaming to mobile or at least talking about it.

What’s nice about streaming delivery to mobile devices is that we’re finally seeing the benefit of having a streaming standard such as MPEG-4.  What were seeing today is much different from the desktop streaming format wars with Windows Media, Flash, Real Media and QuickTime.  What’s leading the way is H.264 which makes up Part 10 of the MPEG-4 Standard.  Many of the latest devices support H.264 which is key to providing exceptional quality at low datarates as well interoperability within mobile devices.  Just by having the option to move to delivering streaming video on mobile devices using H.264 and not MPEG-4 instantly improves the overall streaming video quality to many devices.  The mobile manufacturers deserve much credit for improving processors with their devices along with including the support for H.264. Now the stage is set with all eyes on streaming to mobile devices.  Let the next streaming explosion begin.

2 Day Training covers H.264 vs MPEG-4

Posted by Derrick on July 10, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Our 2 Day Training covers H.264 vs MPEG-4.  This is one of the benefits of our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training.   Besides learning how to encode to Windows Media, Real Media, QuickTime, H.264 and Flash students learn about MPEG-4’s and H.264’s role in the MPEG-4 standard.  Our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression class also provides students with fully functional web authoring templates for streaming video. Check our Video Streaming Training Schedule to participate in the next 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training. You can also call us at 407.477.5837 or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com to get more details.

Looping Video Playlists Possible With JW Player and Wowza Media Server

Posted by Derrick on June 5, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Looping video playlists are possible with JW Player and Wowza Media Server.  With the JW Player you can refer to the videos in your playlist that sit on your Wowza Media Server.  You can set the video playlist to autoplay and repeat the playback of your videos.  The videos that playback in your looping video playlist  can be either in the Flash .FLV, F4V flavor or as H.264 .mp4, .M4v video files.  Both JW Player and Wowza have some amazing capabilities and the ‘looping video playlists’ is another one to add to the list.