1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training

Posted by Derrick on February 18, 2014 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:

Learn about Wowza Streaming Engine 4.6 in our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training. This popular server software has become better with Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, the browser-based manager. Now instead of editing .XML files and other files on the server or from your desktop, users can set-up, manage and monitor the Wowza Streaming Engine from a web browser. Students can learn about all of the great features of Wowza Streaming Engine Manager in this training class. Wowza Streaming Engine Manager gives users and administrators what they’ve been desiring by allowing them to monitor, configure, manage and make adjustments to the server remotely from a web browser. Get up-to-speed with the Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 and Wowza Streaming Engine Manager in this 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training.

This training teaches the set up for On-demand and Live streaming for delivery to computers, tablets and mobile devices. It also covers encoding using the H.264 codec and how to deliver these files from Wowza Streaming Engine.  Students will also learn how to encode videos using VP9 and Vp8 codecs. Learn how to take advantage of cross-platform, cross-browser support for streaming video content using Wowza Streaming Engine and support provided for delivery to Android and iOS devices.

What students will learn in this training:

  • How to set up Wowza Streaming Engine 4.6
  • How to configure an On-demand streaming applications
  • How to configure Live streaming applications
  • Encoding for Wowza Streaming Engine (using H.264, VP9, VP8, AAC, and AAC-LC)
  • Live Streaming to iOS Devices, Android tablets and Android devices
  • On-demand Streaming to iOS devices, Android tablets and Android devices
  • HTML5 video delivery
  • How to use Wowza Streaming Engine Manager for server updates

Cost: $790

1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training

Class is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms (Training also available on Amazon EC2). 

Students are provided with the following:

  • Training certificate
  • 3 hours of post training technical support
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Software featured in the class:

  • Wowza Streaming Engine 4.6
  • Sorenson Squeeze
  • Wirecast 7
  • Bitmovin
  • JW Player
  • Switch

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Class Overview

1. Wowza Streaming Engine Set-up

Your instructor will walk you through the process of the set-up for Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5. This section of the class will cover installation, Vhost configuration, port settings and troubleshooting procedures to ensure that the server is functioning properly. You’ll also learn how to access Wowza Streaming Engine remotely with Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

2. Wowza Streaming Engine Overview

This portion of class provides students with an overview of how Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 works. In this training module the instructor teaches students about: Applications, Vhost, Modules, Properties, Server Listeners, Stream Types, AddOns, Media Playback types and Content Storage.

3. Wowza Streaming Engine Manager

During this training module you’ll learn about Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and how you can use it to manage the Wowza Streaming Engine remotely. You’ll gain a better understand of what can be set up and configured remotely along with where various features such as Applications, Publishers, Startup Streams, Server settings and other items are located.

4. Application Set-up

This portion of the training teaches students how to utilize the available applications on Wowza Streaming Engine using Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and how to customize these applications for streaming.  You’ll also learn how to create your new applications for your projects on the server.  The hands-on instruction shared in this portion of the training allows attendees to successfully navigate and use Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5.

5. Configuring On-demand Streaming

In this section of the training, students will learn how to set-up On-demand streaming for H.264 content. Students will learn where to place videos that are streaming from the server and how to reference on-demand streaming folders in their applications.

6. Configuring Live Streaming

This training module will cover the procedure for setting up Live Streaming with Wowza Streaming Engine. Students will learn all of the necessary configurations required for Live Streaming to work on the streaming server. This section will teach students how to set-up live streams using a popular tool for webcasting called Wirecast.

7. Authentication for Live Streaming

In this part of the training students will learn how to create an application for Live Streaming that requires Authentication from the Live Encoder. This limits who can stream to your Streaming Server. In addition to creating your Live Streaming application for authentication on publishing, you will learn how to add users with Live Streaming privileges using Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

8. Encoding Using H.264, VP9, VP8, AAC, and Vorbis Codecs

Learn how to encode Flash H.264 content for real-time streaming and adaptive streaming for delivery with Wowza Streaming Engine. You will learn how to encode Flash H.264 videos using Sorenson Squeeze. Students will be guided in the process for creating compression settings and adjusting presets in the encoder. Your instructor will teach you how to create great looking videos for streaming server delivery. Topics such as key frame interval, frames per second, frame sizes, audio codecs, and other compression adjustments will be discussed in this training class.

9. Authoring On-Demand Streaming Videos and Live Streaming Videos in Web pages

This portion of our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training will teach students how to create web pages for On-demand Streaming and Live Streaming. Many video editors, producers and multimedia professionals can encode their videos but don’t understand how to author their web pages to deliver streaming delivery  with Wowza Streaming Engine. This class will teach you how. Students will learn how to create and set-up On-Demand Streaming and Live Streaming content in web pages using JW PLayer and the Bitmovin Player.

10. Authoring HTML5 Compatible Web Pages for On-demand Streaming

One of the most important items about streaming today is delivering your videos properly for HTML5 compatible browsers. You’ll learn about the codecs supported and how you’ll need to encode your videos. The instructor will also share the code you can use to provide HTML5 compatibility. You’ll learn about HTML5 compatible browsers, HTML5 video formats and HTML5 players.

11. Streaming to iOS Devices (iPad and iPhone) and Android Devices

One of the benefits of Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 is that it provides video content providers with the ability to delivery On-demand and Live Streams to the iOS devices and Android devices . This class will show you how to enable your applications for this delivery using Wowza Streaming Engine. Our class covers set-up of both On-demand and Live Streaming to the iOS and Android devices.

12. Recording Live Streams Server Side

You’ll learn how to record your Live Streaming events using Wowza Streaming Engine.  Students will learn how to record Live Streams to the default content folder as well as in folders he/she creates.  In addition, users will learn how to record streams to a network drive.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Trainings On-line, On-site or in Columbus, Ohio.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Also, call for Wowza Streaming Engine consulting if you’re not interested in one of our trainings. Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.

Compression with Sorenson Squeeze and Episode

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

Compression with Sorenson Squeeze and Episode can improve your workflow for file conversion and video encoding. These two tools are likely the most popular desktop encoding tools among compressionists, producers, multimedia professionals, video editors and IT professionals around the world. If you have a video or an audio file that it’s the wrong format, you can use either of these tools to encode it to the proper format. There are many delivery options these days and both tools can encode for computers and devices. You can compress videos to H.264, WebM, Flash, QuickTime, Windows Media, and many other formats. Both Telestream and Sorenson Media have various options for purchasing Squeeze and Episode and the information is available on their websites.

If you’re interested in learning more about Sorenson Squeeze or Episode in one of our training classes, give us a call. You can attend our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training or our 1-Day Episode Pro Training On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. 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 other countries if you are an international student.

Editing Videos With Sorenson Squeeze

Posted by Derrick on November 22, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Editing videos with Sorenson Squeeze is a little different from editing using a non-linear editor. When you’re using Squeeze you really only trim your videos by selecting your start and end points of when your video will end. This is similar to selecting an in and out point in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or Avid. Sorenson Squeeze gives users the ability to encode to formats such as H.264, Windows Media, VC-1, QuickTime, WebM, Flash and many other formats. What’s great about compressing videos with Squeeze is you can add Fade In and Fade Out filters to your encoding tasks. Sorenson Squeeze has many of filters that you can use to adjust your video encoding output files. If you’d like to learn how to encode and trim videos with Squeeze attend our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training or our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training.

Give us a call to sign up to attend our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training or 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Trainings On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. 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. You can also call for video or audio encoding consulting if you’re not interested in one of the trainings.

On-site Training for Video Streaming and Compression

Posted by Derrick on November 21, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

On-site Training for Video Streaming and Compression is available for organizations interested in training a larger group of individuals. What’s great about the on-site training is with busy schedules you save on travel and it’s less time away from the office. If your organization is interested in learning more about streaming and compression, then you should consider having Freeman Compression teach our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training on-site at your location. The training teaches a host of topics including: Encoding for HTML5 Delivery, Adaptive Streaming, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), QuickTime, Windows Media, H.264, WebM and Flash video. It also covers Live Streaming, On-demand and Authoring for Video Playback on Android tablets, iOS devices and other mobile devices. Students learn about many great topics in our 2-day training.

Give us a call if you’re interested in our 2-Day On-site Video Streaming and Compression Training. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.

Encoding to Windows Media Standard in Squeeze 6 for Mac

Posted by Derrick on June 27, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Encoding to Windows Media Standard in Squeeze 6 for Mac is different than in the past with using Squeeze 4 and 5. Most likely you’ll think that it’s not possible in Squeeze 6 if you look under the Windows Media Presets. However, it is possible just a little hidden in this latest version.

The benefit of using Windows Media Standard is you can encode videos using 2-pass CBR and get other features for encoding Windows Media video files.   First, you must have a license of  Telestream’s Flip4Mac WMV. OK, so let’s show you where to look to encode to Windows Media Standard in Squeeze 6.

Navigate to the presets in Squeeze 6 and choose the Formats view.  Click on the + button similar to above and choose the creation of a QuickTime Export preset.

When the next dialog opens choose Windows Media from the Pop-up Menu.

Now on the right of the Custom preset dialog you’ll see an Option button on the right towards the top.  Click the Option button.

Now you can see all the options available for encoding to Windows Media. Bascially these are the Flip4Mac options.  Within Flip4Mac you can choose your desired output settings as well as 2-pass CBR or other compression methods. You can also select the Windows Media Standard option.  Once you make your adjustments click the OK button.

Now you should see your compression preset for output to Windows Media Standard listed under the Windows Media presets with the QuickTime Export options.