Special MPEG-DASH Networking Event In LA, At Streaming Media West Show

The MPEG-DASH Industry Update Speed Networking Event at Streaming Media West Show in two weeks, will provide face-to-face access to the forces driving the adoption and success of the DASH standard. Attendees will be introduced to leaders from each of the attending MPEG-DASH Industry Forum member companies and given a chance to have a quick 1 on 1 conversation regarding what the member company’s DASH rollout plans are and how they “fit in” within the overall DASH movement.

The Event will be held on Tuesday Oct. 30th, at 6:00PM in the Beverly Hills Room at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, in Los Angeles CA. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Attendance to this event is limited to speakers, full conference pass attendees, and the MPEG-DASH Industry Forum special guests & panelists. So go online and register for a conference pass, enter my personal discount code of DRF1 in the box, and save $300 off the regular ticket price.

MPEG-DASH has gained a lot of attention over 2012 and this is the ultimate opportunity to engage on the topic. Conference sessions covering the topic at the show include:

C102: The Current State of MPEG-DASH in the Industry
The industry has been buzzing about the potential offered by MPEG-DASH as a complementary format that brings together the various adaptive bit-rate (ABR) specifications in use by the industry today. This panel discussion takes a fresh look at the key questions that were posed when MPEG-DASH came on the scene and sees what answers we have found. Panelists also tackle the next round of topics as we head toward mainstream adoption of DASH technology. What’s the technical reality in terms of encoding and players? Who is deploying DASH? Are there any early results in? And what can we expect over the next year?

  • Moderator: Matt Smith, VP, OTT Strategy and Solutions, Envivio
  • Kevin Towes, Sr. Product Manager, Adobe
  • David Price, Head of TV Business Development, Ericsson
  • John Griffin, Senior Director, Online Services and Gaming, Dolby Labs
  •  Joe Inzerillo, SVP,

A103: Making DASH Workable, The DASH-264 Recommendation
To make the DASH standard useful in the real world, a number of key industry players are defining a practical subset of the standard to serve as a baseline for device implementations. In this session, attendees learn what feature capabilities are available with DASH (multi-bitrate, multi-language, multi-channel, common encryption, trick modes) and how these are being defined and presented as a set of conformance and interoperability tests. If you need to ensure that DASH will work with your encoder, CDN, playback device or website, this is the session for you.

  • Moderator: Michael Luby, VP Technology, Qualcomm
  • Michael Stattmann, Managing Director, CastLabs
  • Will Law, Principal Architect, Media Division, Akamai Technologies
  • Jan Nordmann, Director, Marketing and Business Development, Fraunhofer USA Digital Media Technologies
  • Andrew Popov, CTO, BuyDRM

A202: HOW TO: Creating a DASH-264 Player
With all the device fragmentation in the market, it is getting increasingly difficult to provide content to all of them equally. The MPEG-DASH specification promises to unify the field and provide a ubiquitous format, which can be used by most devices. Within the DASH specification, several different Codec’s can potentially be supported, but among the most promising is DASH-264, which uses H.264 within the DASH standard. This technical session explores how to build a DASH-264 player using OSMF. This will be most useful for ActionScript developers familiar with Adobe’s Open Source Media Framework.

  • Presenter: Jeff Tapper, Senior Consultant, Digital Primates