Streaming Media Primer: A Free Filmmaker Resource

By Vince Matthews

Download an introduction to streaming media from DMA instructor Jan Ozer. The primer starts by defining commonly used streaming terms like bandwidth, streaming and data rate, and then explains universal encoding parameters like VBR and I, B and P-frames.

Learn about the big three codecs: H.264, VP6 and VC-1, and get a brief explanation about the differences between Flash and Silverlight. The primer finishes with a section on how to choose common encoding parameters like data rate and resolution.

Jan Ozer has taught several courses for Digital Media Academy, including Producing Video for the Web and Web Video Compression.