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Example / Sample of HLS Streaming player with video m3u8 with demo

March 2, 2016 3:12 am

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How to embed HLS video player m3u8 video (various streaming methods) HTTP Live Streaming requires a metadata pointer file called m3u8 (e.g. ‘myvideo.m3u8’). The .m3u8 file is a...

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Encoding mobile streaming video and audio for Blackberry

September 29, 2015 2:26 pm

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This article provides information on transcoding audio and video files into a format that can be played on a BlackBerry smartphone.

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Streaming Video OTT FAQ: Acquiring video, Multiscreen streaming including Android and iOS, Streaming Video CC Compliance

June 4, 2015 7:30 am

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Learn more about streaming video OTT with some questions and answers. Focuses specifically HLS, DASH, Closed Captioning, Video Monetazation and more.   What challenges can I expect ingesting...

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You Are f*cked Without a Backup Plan: 94% of companies without a backup recovery plan are out of business within 2 years of loss

April 29, 2015 2:43 pm

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Why is backup so important? One answer to that question is that it’s not IF you will lose your data, but WHEN. Loss may be due to a contractor hitting the wrong switch and deleting critical data, or deletion by a trusted and valuable employee who didn’t notice the server GUI changed. You may have to cope with intentional vandalism by a rogue vendor with access to your network, or a massive attack of thousands of infected computers. Losing your data is a business reality. The question is, can you get your data back … and how fast?

 

The type of data you have, and what that data is precisely, will be a factor in how the data is backed up. Here are some critical tips to approaching backing up your company’s critical data.

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How to encode SD, standard def video, into HD… also how to: VHS to DVD

March 6, 2015 2:46 pm

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Transferring / encoding SD Video to HD Digital Video, a few notes on the capture and transcoding of legacy formats.  Specific instructions for capturing video and transcoding to...

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Android HLS Streaming & Encoding, Getting Android & iOS video together

March 4, 2015 11:29 am

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Here is a ‘how to’ overview of some best practices for HLS streaming transcoding to Android and iOS without needing to do it twice. Keep in mind that...

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HLS video javascript redirect for mobile video {ios / iphone / ipad / Blackberry / Android} or rollover to protected flash / rtmp

February 6, 2015 3:44 am

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  Instead of trying to force players to work well across platforms, occasionally we’ll find it better to redirect certain devices away from the embedded player directly to...

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Why you need to limit bots

January 20, 2015 9:49 am

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The use of bots and scrapers continues to surge, and they are pounding your web server resources, cloud or not. Bot behavior is for the most part benign, but poorly-coded and malicious bots can hurt site speed and performance. They look like DDoS attacks. They may be part of a rival’s competition monitoring, or re-purposing your content and presenting it as their own.

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iOS video format criteria for Apple app store approval

January 12, 2015 12:25 pm

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Here are the main considerations for encoding video for your iOS app, or your video is being used in an iOS / iTunes app that you would like to have available in the iTunes store:

If your app delivers video over cellular networks, and the video exceeds either 10 minutes duration or 5 MB of data in a five minute period, you are required to use HTTP Live Streaming. (Progressive download may be used for smaller clips.)

If your app uses HTTP Live Streaming over cellular networks, you are required to provide at least one stream at 64 Kbps or lower bandwidth (the low-bandwidth stream may be audio-only or audio with a still image).

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Using video hosting services to increase sales, with examples

January 8, 2015 6:15 am

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  Some great examples of how to use video hosting services on our CDN to increase sales Video continues to explode on the web, used as an effective...

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How to use MPEG DASH H.265 Video: the fast facts, main points and summary

January 6, 2015 11:35 pm

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MPEG’s Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH or MPEG DASH or H.265): Quick video container overview, a cheat sheet with all the basics.

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What is the Difference Between Streaming Video, Live webcasting and Progressive Download?

January 6, 2015 12:06 am

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To sum up the reasons you might want to use streaming, live broadcasting, or progressive download:

 

  • If your video project includes live coverage, you must use broadcasting, or live webcasting.
  • If bandwidth management, DRM and copy discouragement (e.g. preventing download) are paramount considerations, streaming video or token authentication is the way to go.
  • If bandwidth is not a paramount concern, you want users to be able to receive you media regardless of connection speed, and you don’t mind if users obtain the actual downloaded copies of your audio and video content on their computers and portable devices, progressive download may be viable.

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A few tips on making sure your video captivates from some pros at engagement

December 8, 2014 5:03 am

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Gravitylab is happy to share 5 streaming video tips from The Wall Street Journal’s John Crowley and Lucia Adams of The Times and Sunday Times.

Here are some key take aways as they talked about how they are consistently putting up engaging streaming video.

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Prevent seeking, scrubbing or skipping forward using HTML5 video + Javascript

November 1, 2014 8:54 am

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  There are 3 basic ways to prevent skipping of HTML5 embedded video via javascript (list followed by examples below*). If you’re not using an embedded player like...

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MPEG-DASH and H265: How do I use MPEG DASH, Part 2

October 18, 2014 7:42 am

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MPEG-DASH and H265 – How do I use MPEG DASH? Article Part 2/2 : Go to Part 1/2 A good solid overview of using MPEG DASH, compiled and...

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m3u8 player with in-line autoplay, sample video player embed

September 27, 2014 3:48 pm

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  Using JWPlayer, we can create an in-line m3u8 playlist that starts each new video automatically when the last one is complete:   Set up Jwplayer in your...

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HLS video embed + mp4 rollover + m3u8 + bufferlength

June 5, 2014 6:55 am

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JWPlayer 6.x HLS video embed with a h.264 mp4 rollover + m3u8 + rtmp bufferlength to specify buffer in rtmp flash streaming.

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How to: Redirect Android when using HLS video (Wowza or FMS)

February 13, 2014 10:06 pm

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      How to redirect Android when using HLS or Apple HTTP Live Streaming Example of using a simple javascript redirect to make sure Android works with...

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Embed video in HTML example: RTMP Flash to HTML5 H.264 MP4 and WebM with jwplayer

December 8, 2013 2:58 am

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Embed Video HTML: Embedding Video Using HTML5 and JWPLayer   JWPlayer 6 now requires either mRSS or SMIL (funny how the .smil file is kinda bouncing back lately....

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What is HEVC / h.265? Why would I migrate from x264?

November 18, 2013 4:15 pm

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  The H.265 standard, also informally known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), is designed to provide high-quality streaming video (HD and 4K video for instance), even over...

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What is the difference between Baseline, Main and High h264 mpeg4 / mp4 profiles?

November 7, 2013 8:18 pm

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  So what is the difference between using baseline, main or high profiles when encoding video?   I did a little video transcoding to find out with my own eyes....

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Flash streaming: flash is dead, long live flash! Are the RTMP protocol and flv codec fading into the sunset?

June 5, 2013 3:21 pm

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The streaming industry is becoming more fragmented as Google, Apple, and Microsoft jocky for position, with HLS, VP9, and DASH.

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Right now, we have HLS, HDS, HTML5 video, Smooth Streaming, and HEVC h265 is here and being deployed and hosted.

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Flash Media Live Encoder Manual

January 21, 2013 11:27 am

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Contents Chapter 1: Getting started Flash Media Live Encoder basics 1 Encoding and streaming 5 Resources 7 Chapter 2: Configuration and automation Configuring encoding options 8 Automating startup tasks 21 Configuring Flash Media...

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Broadcast Live Quicktime Video with Quicktime Broadcaster and DSS

January 1, 2008 12:20 pm

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Darwin Streaming Server (DSS) is the open source version of Apple’s QuickTime Streaming Server technology that allows you to send streaming media to clients across the Internet using...

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Converting DVD to Streaming Video

December 5, 2007 12:52 pm

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How to capture a DVD, transcode a DVD, and convert a DVD to streaming video. Step by Step.

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