Private streaming video with JWplayer 6 on WordPress


Private streaming video/audio with JWplayer 6 on WordPress is now possible with S3Media Stream Enterprise 6, a new WordPress plugin that works via private RTMP distributions and Web distributions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It ships and installs with JWplayer 6 automatically, you do not need to download it separately. The plugin is ideal for coaches, media professionals … Read more

Elastic Transcoder tutorial to convert a video


Elastic transcoder converts videos on your Amazon Web Services account. In this video tutorial, we show you how it works. Some video editors and screen capture software do not produce the correct format for streaming video via AWS. There are many good video converters around, like HandBrake, Squeeze, etc., but the Elastic Transcoder is a … Read more

Amazon Elastic Transcoder review

Elastic Transcoder is an online service of AWS Amazon. It converts videos online and you can chose from a range of presets to determine the format of the output. It is possible to set several formats in one go and have them transcoded/converted in the background. You can also create new presets based on existing … Read more

Big improvements on S3Media Stream for Joomla!

S3Media Stream is a powerful tool to publish private streaming video and audio with S3 CloudFront on Joomla sites. We are happy to announce big improvements on this extension. So far, it worked with a module to display the rich media. Like its WordPress version, it also has protected download links for all sorts of … Read more

How to Embed Streaming Video & Audio with HTML5 Fallback – using JW Player 5.6

Revised on June 2015 – JW Player 5.6 (up to version 5.10)  is a Flash video/audio player created with Adobe Flex which has the capability to switch to HTML5 fallback mode if a non Flash browser is encountered. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to download and install JW Player and how to … Read more

How to encode a video simultaneously for web, iPhone, iPad, iPod & other handheld devices using HandBrake

You want to ensure that everyone, or at least most people can watch your video? Then you have to create a video that works on the web and mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and other handheld devices. This is not evident and you may count on it that being compatible with these … Read more

S3 Amazon and DreamHost: a perfect marriage

By placing all heavy files on S3 Amazon/CloudFront, you only need a lightweight solution like DreamHost for your site itself. That way you have the best of both worlds. Both services are very cheap and easy to deal with. In the past, I had my doubts regarding DreamHost and indeed, playing video or audio from … Read more

Converting video to streaming MP4 for S3 Amazon with AVS Video Converter

Some video converters do not get it right when converting video to MP4 to stream on S3 Amazon/CloudFront. Especially the cheaper converters like AVS Video Converter for Windows tend to have problems. Luckily, there is a trick to fix this problem. Here you find a video tutorial on how to get the correct settings from … Read more

S3 Cloudfront: How to setup a bucket for private streaming – revised

To avoid problems with streaming video and audio, in particular private streaming, the way to go is to start with a fresh S3 AWS bucket without any content in it. Decide upfront which bucket is going to contain media for streaming and which one for private streaming. This way, you avoid confusion about the nature … Read more

S3: Private Streaming MP3 audios on CloudFront is a problem. The solution is simple.

Private streaming MP3 is problematic on S3 Cloudfront. It often does not play and you get no error message telling you what the problem is. The fastest and best way to deal with this is to convert your audio to M4a, the format used for iTunes. I know, you are not looking forward to this … Read more

S3: Managing files and folders with CrossFTP for Mac

It is hard to find a good application to manage your files and folders on S3 Amazon for MacOSX users.  CrossFTP Pro is luckily one of them and believe me, I tested quite a few, including Cyberduck, Transmit and others. Therefore, I think this is an excellent moment to create a video tutorial to demonstrate … Read more

S3: Rich media plugin for Joomla 1.5 – S3Media Pro™

It is so far! We just launched our very own commercial plugin for Joomla “S3Media Pro” which, apart from regular media, also supports video and audio from your S3 Amazon account, including expiring URLs to protect you media against leeching and unauthorized sharing as we discussed in  S3 Amazon: Protect files against unauthorized use. The … Read more