Archive for the ‘Streaming Media Services’ Category

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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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WSJ: YouTube doesn’t make money, despite billions of viewers

February 26, 2015 11:47 am

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YouTube has never made money. Despite the top 3 videos on YouTube having well over 3 billion viewers, hosting millions of other (some viral, some ignored) clips and bringing in over a billion users per-month, YouTube can’t generate enough revenue to pay its employees and keep the doors open on its own. Why?

An easy answer is that the infrastructure that makes Google’s video empire possible (and all youtube’s video content partners), is not free as in beer or information. All the bandwidth used for watching high school kids ghost ride their parents cars, the server and datacenter infrastructure, video storage (think billions of GB of storage), transcoding (think millions and millions of hours of transcoding), and related video services has always required Google to have a revenue stream from YouTube besides “advertising” which they haven’t built out. I remember talking about this in 2007: how can youtube possibly sustain itself? Well, it doesn’t need to.

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Why has Netflix’s Transition to 4k HEVC been so challenging so far

January 20, 2015 8:43 pm

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Netflix’s chief product officer, Neil Hunt, talks about Netflix’s switch to HEVC, or Ultra high definition, or 4K content, refers to the size of images in pixels in a stream. Full HD or 1080p content has images with 1920×1080 pixels while 4K has 4096×2160 px images.

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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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One source video: Yours. Every Device: We handle that. Actually, we obsess about it, and that’s a good thing.

January 7, 2015 11:51 am

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Here’s the simple truth: You can’t just put a link in your website and hope for the best. International audiences, multiple devices connecting at different bandwidth speeds, Mac...

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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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Happy Holidays and Warm Wishes to all our clients, friends and family.

December 24, 2014 5:25 pm

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From the entire team at Gravitylab, warm wishes and happy holidays to you and your family. We have exciting stuff on deck and coming in January. See you in 2015!

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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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Gravitylab joins President Obama to demand net neutrality

November 13, 2014 6:35 am

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Today, President Obama issued a statement calling for strong rules to ensure net neutrality. This is a BIG deal for people who think the Internet should be a...

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Streaming video watching habits are sustained. Growth continues.

November 6, 2014 12:51 am

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Online video viewing is on the rise, and so are online video dollars. Driven by a huge overall growth in mobile advertising, digital video ads generated $1.5 billion...

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How to Encode Content for Every Screen

October 23, 2014 3:17 am

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Video via Streamingmedia.com Related video hosting services & informaion: Screen Space : How a website divides up the screen. Practically any web page layout can be categorized into...

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Why use Gravitylab for hosting streaming video?

June 24, 2014 3:00 pm

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Why Gravitylab’s streaming video hosting is a smart purchase and an excellent value. When we first launched our business, we started with a shared streaming video hosting environment...

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2014 Streaming Video Hosting Wholesale Pricing

May 13, 2014 11:51 pm

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  Here’s an overview of our video hosting prices and streaming bandwidth pricing, tiered by usage. The video hosting prices are on our global CDN, and transparently cached...

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Video helps businesses connect with their customers and leaves consumers with a positive impression

April 8, 2014 3:47 pm

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  Animoto has recently published survey results that show video is growing, and continuing to have an impact on purchase decisions. Video on your website (that works well)...

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net neutrality video effects & its effect on video hosting services

February 22, 2014 2:53 pm

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  What effect will I see if the net is not neutral with video streamed from the Gravitylab CDN?   The NY Times has a great article on...

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launching a beta project today: Radio Free Pacific

January 30, 2014 6:46 am

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    Radiofreepacific.com is a video hosting / streaming media industry aggregrator that pulls from literally 100’s of sources of video news outlets, video software, hosting, and CDN...

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HTML 5 Video Players you may use with our mobile video hosting

January 8, 2014 12:31 am

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Collection of HTML5 video players

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What is VP9? Where can I get hosting for VP9 video?

January 3, 2014 1:42 am

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  VP9 is a royalty-free codec that is open source. In theory, encoding with VP9 will reduce the video data needed for 4K (Ultra HD) video by about...

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html5, HLS player video demo

December 25, 2013 12:01 am

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Video Player Demo We hope all our clients had a restful holiday season. Here’s a player of holiday cheer! Have a prosperous 2014! … Load the video manually...

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HLS: HTTP adaptive bit rate and iOS streaming video

December 7, 2013 8:45 am

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    [vc_col_top_icon title=”Apple Dev’s best practices for iOS video encoding screen resolutions” icon=”mobile” url_target=”_self” title_color=”#919191″ title_hovercolor=”#a0c4f1″ icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_bgcolor=”#000000″ url_value=”http://gravlab.com/iphone.html”]   Table 1 H.264: Quick and dirty guidelines...

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Standard definition video streaming: Is it 16×9 ?

December 7, 2013 7:58 am

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      768×576, 720×576, 704×576, 720×480, 704×480, 640×480, which one do I use when? Which is 16:9 ? Let’s answer this question. [/vc_welcome1]       So...

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How to: Techniques to redirect an Android phone or tablet, and differentiate between android phone or android tablet

November 20, 2013 4:21 am

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  Redirecting Android devices for streaming video: Javascript and PHP You may also be interested in other .js and php redirects we’ve compiled: Here’s javascript to send iOS...

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What is 4k TV? What is SuperHD or Ultra High Def?

November 18, 2013 8:07 pm

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  “Ultra high definition is also known as Ultra HD, UHD, and UHDTV. In Japan, 8K UHDTV will be known as Super Hi-Vision since Hi-Vision was the term...

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Tablet screen resolutions. Size, dimension, etc: iPad Air, Galaxy, Kindle Fire, Nexus, Surface

November 17, 2013 6:17 am

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    [vc_message color=”alert-info”] Screen Size, Screen Type, Resolution, PPI, and Dimensions for iPad Mini, (2nd Gen), Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Kindle...

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Sample XML / mRSS file for jwplayer, and how to use mRSS for video SEO metadata

November 8, 2013 7:19 pm

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mRSS / XML playlist example 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23...

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The (bizarre) 2013 YouTube Music Awards video

November 6, 2013 7:29 pm

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    [vc_text_separator title=”YouTube Music Awards show: When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Sort of.” title_align=”separator_align_center” title_heading=”h2″ separator_type=”type4″ margin_top=”0″]   The player is loading …...

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What is an internet exchange point ?

October 16, 2013 12:17 am

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“The primary purpose of an IXP is to allow networks to interconnect directly, via the exchange, rather than through one or more third-party networks. The advantages of the...

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Using Wirecast to broadcast live using Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming with Gravitylab

October 8, 2013 2:15 am

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Step 1: Go buy a camera or webcam and hook it up to your encoding / broadcasting system. Step 2. Download and install Vara Software’s Wirecast Step 3....

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What is a ‘point of presence’ or streaming CDN POP ?

October 7, 2013 11:49 am

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    [vc_message color=”alert-info”] A point-of-presence, or CDN POP, is the physical connection where two communication protocols link. A traditional example of a point-of-presence is found with the...

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How do I publish my video to facebook?

September 29, 2013 12:41 pm

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Posting your self hosted video to the social sites is fairly straightforward, they’re looking for metadata before they ingest it, which I’ll go over now: Whenever someone publishes...

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