New JW Player 8 Version Available for Streaming Delivery

Posted by Derrick217 on November 16, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

The New JW Player 8 Version is available for streaming delivery. One of the most popular media players leading the way in the JWPlayer.Logo.Redmarket has a new facelift. However, there are some items to consider before you perform and upgrade. For those self-hosting your player using JW Player 7, make sure you review the latest features before upgrading. RTMP and YouTube support are not available in the latest version 8. If you need RTMP or YouTube, you should hold onto your player for a little longer. Adaptive Streaming is the key these days and the latest player provides support for adaptive streaming technologies MPEG-DASH and HLS. Most importantly for the free users of the player, there is no longer a free version in JW Player 8. You’ll need to be prepared to pay $5 per month in an upfront yearly fee of $60 for the Starter version.  To get any future versions, you will need to upgrade within your account Dashboard.

Make sure you plan your migration from the old player slowly as to make sure you don’t have to update too many RTMP video URLs
to MPEG-DASH or HLS.

If you’re interested in learning more about JW Player 8 as well as video encoding or compression, attend our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training or our 1-Day Video Encoding Training On-line or On-site. You can call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more information. 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’d rather have someone set up your encoding, live streaming, streaming operation, or streaming workflow.

Utilizing Compression System Load in Squeeze

Posted by Derrick217 on October 28, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Utilizing Compression System Load in Squeeze Desktop is helpful when you want to take advantage of all of the CPU resources during encoding or if you don’t have the benefit of having a dedicated encoding workstation.

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If you have an encoding workstation that does  nothing but encode videos (which I highly recommend), you can set your Compression System Load setting to Heavy. This means that Squeeze Desktop will use as much of your computer’s resources  as possible during your encoding job. Overall, this helps the video/videos to encode much quicker.

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Setting Default Output Location for Watch Folder Encoding

Posted by Derrick217 on October 21, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Setting Default output location for Watch Folder encoding is key for file to end up in the right location. The default output location can be found in Squeeze Preferences and should be set to Same as Source. What I love about Squeeze Desktop is the software places source and output files in an intuitive location.

Here’s the breakdown of where source and output files appear after encoding:

  • CompletedSource
  • CompressedOutput

Notes: The files will appear in the created Watch Folder.

If you’re interested in learning more about video encoding or compression, attend our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training or our 1-Day Video Encoding Training On-line or On-site. You can call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more information. 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’d rather have someone set up your encoding, live streaming, streaming operation, or streaming workflow.

Understanding Watch Folder Encoding with Squeeze Desktop

Posted by Derrick217 on October 20, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Understanding Watch Folder encoding with Squeeze Desktop can help you on many compression/encoding projects. In part 9 of our “Encoding with  Squeeze Desktop Series” we’ll show you the process. Now, the first element that you need to recognize with Watch folder encoding is that the process is best used with content that doesn’t need to be trimmed. Essential, the content should be ready for delivery as soon as the output file is completed.

Let me show you how Watch Folder encoding works with Squeeze.

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First, create a folder on your computer were you will place files to be encoded.

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