Building a Membership Website using Video

Membership website with video

Building a video membership website isn’t that easy for everyone. Luckily, there are platforms available that make life easy for you. One of them is Uscreen.tv which has many options to build a powerful video- and eLearning site with paid and free subscription. It is actually much easier to set up then a WordPress or … Read moreBuilding a Membership Website using Video

JW Player 7 vs JW Player 6

Updated: 2 December 2016. A comparison between JW Player 7 and JW Player 6. What are the differences? Do you need to update your embedding code? Price policies and other changes explained. Updated 10 November 2015. What is the difference between JW Player 6 and JW Player 7? With JW Player 7, the company JW Player in New York clearly … Read moreJW Player 7 vs JW Player 6

Private streaming video with JW Player 7 on WordPress

Updated: 2 December 2016. Private streaming video/audio with JW Player 7 on WordPress is now possible with S3Media Stream Enterprise 7.7.1, our WordPress plugin that works via private RTMP distributions and Web distributions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It ships and installs with JWplayer 7.x automatically, you do not need to download it separately. The plugin is ideal for coaches, media professionals … Read morePrivate streaming video with JW Player 7 on WordPress

PowerDirector Ultra 12 – video editor review

PowerDirector Ultra is a low cost video editor which is quite easy to use. Notwithstanding the low pricing, it is a good alternative for those who are not acquainted with video editing yet, because the learning curve is much lower than the professional packages like Adobe Premiere or FinalCut Pro. In this article, I share … Read morePowerDirector Ultra 12 – video editor review

Protected download links on WordPress, who needs it?

Protected download link

If you want to offer videos or audios for download, or actually any file type on your WordPress site, but you do not want the links to be leeched on other sites, you might be interested in this free WordPress plugin; S3Media LinkSafe Lite 1.0. It creates expiring links to files on your S3 bucket … Read moreProtected download links on WordPress, who needs it?

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 moreAmazon Elastic Transcoder review

Should I upgrade to JW Player Pro 6 or Premium?

Update 24 September 2014: A question that pops up regularly these days is: “Should I upgrade to JW Player 6?”  This depends on which features of JW Player you are using currently. JW Player 6 has a new set of advanced features which are surely worthwhile to investigate, but keep in mind there are quite … Read moreShould I upgrade to JW Player Pro 6 or Premium?

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 moreBig improvements on S3Media Stream for Joomla!

NaturalReader: voice-over software that does the talking for you

You don’t like your own voice on recordings, yet you cannot afford or have no time to hire a professional voice-over? Here is wonderful software that almost gets it right: NaturalReader. This software turns text into speech with voices that are way more sophisticated then any speech software of your Operating system. It is available … Read moreNaturalReader: voice-over software that does the talking for you

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

S3Media Stream™ to protect your video and audio on WordPress

Sometimes, you do not want to show video or audio to everyone. Or you want to show it to everyone, but you do not want third parties to publish your media on their site. S3 Amazon combined with Private Streaming can help you with this. I wrote already an article on this subject, namely S3: … Read moreS3Media Stream™ to protect your video and audio on WordPress

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 moreS3: Private Streaming MP3 audios on CloudFront is a problem. The solution is simple.

Joomla: How to serve videos based on subscription type

Here we discuss a free Joomla plugin to serve content on your site, depending on a subscription plan. For those not familiar with Joomla, you can register new users and give them a Joomla group status, like Registered, Author, Editor, Manager, etc… just as you would in WordPress. Depending on that status, a user can … Read moreJoomla: How to serve videos based on subscription type

S3: Streaming video with CloudFront

With CloudFront, you can stream your own audio and video without using any code or installing complicated server software. CloudFront is an Amazon service which works in conjunction with your S3 Amazon account (S3 AWS). What the service basically did so far was to serve content from your S3 account to the closest server in … Read moreS3: Streaming video with CloudFront

Handbrake review – Converting DVD to movies

Converting DVD to movies on Mac was a job for Visual Hub, but Tyles from Techspansion discontinued the application.  The new born King is: Handbrake!  Mac users were happy to work with Visual Hub for years and many are sorry to see the application go, partly because it could do a lot more then converting … Read moreHandbrake review – Converting DVD to movies

CamStudio review, free screen capture software

With CamStudio – Free Streaming Video Desktop Recording Software for MS Windows, you can create screen captured videos, ideal to produce video tutorials because it records everything you do on the screen of your computer. There are actually loads of things you can do with this kind of software if you are a bit creative. … Read moreCamStudio review, free screen capture software

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