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Jan Ozer at Streaming Media East

The Streaming Media East conference is back in New York this week, with some 60 exhibitors and the conference program featuring some 120 speakers in 36 programs (see post from last year).

Special features this year include a conference track on HTML5, and a broadband-enabled device exhibit pavilion with hardware devices and platforms from Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Apple, VUDU, Microsoft, Sony, Blockbuster, Amazon, Google TV, MLB.TV, ESPN, NBA and others.

A welcome highlight of the show is the return of Jan Ozer of Doceo Publishing, presenting seminars on encoding video for HTML5, Flash, Apple iOS and other mobile devices, and using adaptive streaming.

These were certainly hot topics at the conference, with the promise of embedded video support in HTML5 being fractured by the limitations of specific browsers, Adobe's move to leverage HTML5 to enable Flash-based sites to play even on the iPod and iPad, and the power of adaptive streaming to present a consistent stream by dynamically switching between multiple versions of a file at different bitrates.

For more on these topics, check out Ozer's StreamingLearningCenter.com site, with a wealth of information, including his articles from Streaming Media and EventDV magazines. Jan is a digital video expert who walks the walk as an active shooter and producer who is wonderfully open in sharing his expertise.

Ozer's trademark approach goes beyond technology explanations and product reviews to provide specific advice from his real-world experience. Then he goes further by publishing the results of performance and quality tests, and analysis of how popular sites are using streaming video. His site also includes video tutorials, sample comparison images and videos, and information on his webinars, seminars, and consulting.

Even better, Ozer has just released a new book on these very topics -- Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5 -- available now for $29.95

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