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on demand streaming - pre-recorded video

If you've watched video on many websites, chances are you've used JW Player. Unlike a YouTube video, JW Player is integrated into a website which gives the owner more control over how it looks and what it plays. They reportedly have over a billion unique streams a month making them the most popular private video player online. Why a private player With so many public video platforms...

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Years of video are streamed every day. Yes, literally years worth of video are watched by the world each and every day over the Internet. From the perspective of a viewer, it's all really easy. But if you're interested in streaming your own content then there are a few things you need to understand before you get too far. One of those things is what online...

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Earlier this year Encoding.com published the 2015 Global Media Format Report. Encoding.com is one of the largest cloud-based encoding services with over 2000 publishers. They have a huge amount of data they can use to say what sorts of video formats are actually being used and to identify trends. How much data do they have? Well, they took in 951TB of data (that’s the raw feed...

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There’s been a trend over the last few years in web design: video backgrounds. Instead of static image or color, the background is an actual video that plays fullscreen. It isn’t something I see every day, but in certain sectors they’ve become quite popular. If the idea interests you, make sure you consider the following five things before you rush out and make a video. ...

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I've written a lot about understanding your video hosting options. Depending on what you're trying to achieve, you could use public, private, or a combination of hosting solutions. One place you should always use private hosting is on your website. That's because you can customise the look and feel of the player to match your website, avoid unwanted adverts, and control what videos people see in...

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Last week I wrote about using video for lead generation. This week I tackle a related topic – where you should host those videos. First, let’s list the options of where to host. For many people that list is short: YouTube, and everywhere else. And by everywhere else they mean other public hosting platforms like Vimeo. But they’d be missing a huge chunk of video hosting...

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The dreaded “THE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER IS REQUIRED FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK. GET THE LASTEST FLASH PLAYER” message. Or perhaps you’ve seen “This content requires Flash”. Either way, you’re most likely on an Apple computer or device trying to watch a video in your browser. But you can’t because it uses Flash, a video format created by Adobe. You get that error message because Apple doesn’t like...

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What’s the most important feature of a CDN? Most organisations that stream a lot of video know the value of a content delivery network (CDN). But what is the most important feature for the most critical video content? That was one of the questions in a survey conducted by Streamingmedia.com. They asked more than 1,100 people about their personal video consumption habits and their professional...

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mobile vs desktop

Not long ago there was much rejoicing as WordPress release 3.6 added an HTML5 video and audio player to the core (meaning it’s built-in to the program). WordPress.org announced that users no longer need to add a plugin to have a player that is HTML5 based and cross platform compatible. The secret of this new Wordpress player is mediaelement.js, a JavaScript that is able to...

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