Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/06/14 12:03:45 PM
The Streaming Learning Center has released Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback, an online course hosted by Udemy. The course, which contains more than 7 hours of video instruction, was produced by streaming expert Jan Ozer.
The course contains 42 lessons, and starts by delineating critical encoding concepts like resolution, data rate, bitrate control, and others. There are four lessons on H.264, from entry level to encoding with x264, and specific encoding recipes for common tasks like encoding for streaming, uploading to YouTube, or inserting video into iBooks.
The course covers how to optimize quality and encoding efficiency with common encoding tools like Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor, and the pros and cons of web distribution options like HTML5, or via third party services like user generated content sites like YouTube or online video platforms like Wistia.