Australia gets its own S3 Edge server

Finally, after a lot of nagging by various interested parties(me included), Australia gets its own Edge server on S3 Amazon, namely in Sydney. This will have quite some impact on delivery of streaming video and audio in the Land Down Under, because they have serious problems playing HD video. An edge server is especially useful … Read moreAustralia gets its own S3 Edge server

How to switch from low resolution video to HD – part 2

In this part, which is meant for S3 Amazon account holders, we are going to focus on streaming video. Streaming has a lot of advantages, which are explained in S3 Streaming video with CloudFront.   One extra perk not discussed in that article is important: when you use HD switching, the HD video picks up where … Read moreHow to switch from low resolution video to HD – part 2

How to switch from low resolution video to HD automatically – part 1

In this article, I’ll show you how to switch automatically from a low resolution video to HD video on your site.  Standard, the low resolution version will play and when the visitor hits the full screen button, the HD video takes over.  HD switching can work on any site, whether it is a WordPress, Joomla, … Read moreHow to switch from low resolution video to HD automatically – part 1

S3 Amazon and video: introduction

A reader asked what I thought of using S3 Amazon Web Services (AWS) for serving videos , so I did some research and found this interesting enough to share with the readers because the servers of Amazon have a couple of interesting possibilities. S3 Amazone is basically a storage space that can be used to … Read moreS3 Amazon and video: introduction

YouTube doubled the size for uploads

YouTube announces that as from today, the upload for standard videos doubles from 1GB to 2GB, making it possible to upload bigger videos at higher resolutions. New features In addition, the YouTube team’s implemented new features to make it easier to show your HD videos on your site or blog by appending &hd=1 at the … Read moreYouTube doubled the size for uploads

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