Tag Archives: Choosing an Online Video Platform

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Video Quality of UGC and Inexpensive OVP Sites

This article contains the videos that I encoded for an article I wrote for OnlineVideo.net. Specifically, I encoded video on five UGC sites, YouTube, Vimeo, Viddler, DailyMotion and Metacafe, and VideoPress, which is the fee-based video publishing option available to WordPress users. After uploading the videos, I embedded them using …

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Book Excerpt: Choosing an Online Video Platform (OVP)

Here’s an except from my (Jan Ozer) new book, Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5. You work with an OVP the same way you work with a UGC site: you upload the file to the service; it encodes and supplies a player and embed code. Regarding the player, …

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Create an iPad-Compatible Video Site in 30 Seconds or Less

iPad compatibility has been top of mind for the last couple of months or so, and like all web producers, I’d like the ability to deliver video to the million plus iPads that have sold in the first few weeks since launch. Well here’s how in thirty seconds or less. …

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Choosing an Online Video Platform

Today, if streaming video is at all integral to your organization, and if you’re currently hosting your own videos or posting them to user-generated content (UGC) sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, it’s time to consider using an online video platform (OVP). The big question that this article tackles is …

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Reflections from StreamingMedia West

Just back from StreamingMedia West, it was a great, high energy show. I just posted a lengthy article on my reflections from the show on the main site, here.

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Interesting video on viewing analytics

The type and amount of statistics and analytics provided by an OVP is a critical selection criteria. Veeple is an OVP that features clickable hotspots in the video. Here's a short (under 3 minutes) video of Veeple's viewing analytics that I found

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Is your video player as good as your content?

Ten years ago, a streaming video player performed one function - it played your video. Today, the features of your player are critical to achieving the maximum return on investment from your video. Specifically, a well featured, properly designed

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New Online Video Platform Comparison Service

I'm very bullish on Online Video Platforms (OVPs) as a substitute for internal infrastructure for video streaming. They simplify encoding, reduce capital expenditures and development costs, provide a superior distribution platform for your videos via

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Choosing an Online Video Platform

Let’s assume that you’re a small to mid-size nonmedia company seeking to use video to acquire or retain customers, train your employees, and, perhaps, communicate with investors, and you’re considering inexpensive alternatives fo

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