Customize YouTube videos on your site

YouTube has various options to customize display of videos on your site. For instance, you can remove the YouTube branding and control how the player behaves. This tutorial explains how doing this in great detail. First, we start with a standard YouTube video embedding, and then address the branding removal options, followed by more customization … Read moreCustomize YouTube videos on your site

How to create captions/subtitles for video and audio in WebVTT, SRT, DFXP format

Updated: 8 September 2016. This tutorial shows how easy it is to create captions/subtitles files in WebVTT, SRT and DFXP format for subtitling in videos and audios. Depending on the media player you use, you can even provide subtitles in different languages for the same media. Subtitle files are basically text files you can write in … Read moreHow to create captions/subtitles for video and audio in WebVTT, SRT, DFXP format

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

CNET comparison between video services

Cnet is a great source for reviews on hardware.  Whenever I buy a camcorder, I first go there to look up the reviews. This time, they did an excellent comparison test with HD videos between the most important video services offering high definition video hosting: YouTube, Vimeo, SmugMug, DailyMotion, BlipTV, Source and Facebook(which is not … Read moreCNET comparison between video services

Vimeo: the secret of good quality content

Updated 8 September 2016. Vimeo is to my mind one of the best video networks around because it has a high concentration of creative content providers.  It is not like on YouTube where if you type “art video” in the search box, you get loads of music clips or ” the art of making jam“- type videos.  … Read moreVimeo: the secret of good quality content

Brightcove: End of the free ride – revised

Latest news: Brightcove TV is dead Brightcove.tv no longer exists.  Brightcove has stepped out of the consumer arena altogether.  Their core business is now purely professional and beyond the scope of this site.  We will keep previous articles on Brightcove for history sake, though. Alas, it was written in the stars: on 17 December 2008, … Read moreBrightcove: End of the free ride – revised

How to make your video bigger without resizing

Let’s say you have a 320pixels x 240pixels movie and you want to upload it to a video channel? Then you need to adapt your video so that it will not stretch and look blurry. There is a rather simple trick for that: importing your video into a new one which is 480×360 pixels. That … Read moreHow to make your video bigger without resizing

Do you need high definition video for iTunes or YouTube?

The immediate answer is No, you don’t need High Definition Video for podcasting on iTunes or YouTube. With a regular standard video format you can do everything on the web you want and more. However, in the not-so-distant future, I’m sure there is place for the HD format on the web, Brightcove.tv is already experimenting … Read moreDo you need high definition video for iTunes or YouTube?

Brightcove, a neglected star by many!

Let me give you 4 reasons why you should consider Brightcove.tv as your prime video channel to start with as an entrepreneur. In the beginning I was not really charmed by the way Brightcove was set up to upload videos but when you understand how it works, it has some very convincing advantages over the … Read moreBrightcove, a neglected star by many!

Uploading big movies? Reset your Power Saving options.

Today I uploaded a video to YouTube of 459MB. It was a video of only 1 minute, but it contained only graphics and then you really want no compression before you upload or the result will be awful. It took about 5 hours and the end result was very peculiar because it was upside down … Read moreUploading big movies? Reset your Power Saving options.

Video channel reviews

Here you find a list of important video channels reviewed from the standpoint of the content provider, namely you. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an alterpreneur or an artist, changes in policies by those networks will affect you immediately. Therefore, the reviews are updated when there are important changes. www.videojug.com To upload helpful and practical … Read moreVideo channel reviews

Recommended movie settings for YouTube (17 April ’11)

Let me show you how to achieve the best results when uploading your video to YouTube if you have to edit the movie after shooting. Through extensive testing, I found the best way to upload with the least artifacts and blurry edges as a result. The test movie used for this purpose is a regular … Read moreRecommended movie settings for YouTube (17 April ’11)

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