What bitrate for HLS adaptive streaming video?

HLS ideal bitrates

What bitrate to use for HLS adaptive streaming video is a question many people struggle with. Bitrate (or “Bit rate” in proper English) is the amount of bits needed to produce a second of video footage. In this tutorial we try to give you the ideal bitrate to use per video resolution.  Although it depends … Read more

RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming video fall-back on AWS – Part 2

hls-rtmp-jwplayer-AWS part 2

RTMP streaming is obsolete as of end December 2020 but we keep it posted as a piece of history. In this tutorial we embed RTMP streaming with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back using JW Player 7.9.3 This tutorial is a follow-up of RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1 which explains the preparations to … Read more

RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1

hls-rtmp-jwplayer-AWS part 1

RTMP streaming is obsolete as of end December 2020 but we keep it posted as a piece of history. HLS adaptive streaming doesn’t work on IExplorer 11 in HTML5 mode as I discovered while testing my art site. But there is luckily a solution, namely RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back. That sounds a little … Read more

Flash support in Google Chrome under fire

Google Chrome and Flash

As from 6 December 2016, with the launch of Google Chrome 55, enabling the Flash plugin will become optional and HTML5 the default. Users will have the choice to decline using Flash. As this implies a serious impact for website owners using RTMP and HLS adaptive streaming videos and audios, we show you the possible options to ensure you can keep delivering video and audio to your … Read more

How to fix subtitle problems in foreign languages

Foreign subtitles errors

Subtitles in foreign languages can give strange results.  Here we show how to fix various problems with a French subtitle vtt file as an example, embedded in JW Player. NOTE: JW Player 7.7 and above solved the issue with special characters, while lower versions and various other players give problems. Some languages pose no problems, but as … Read more

How to create a Vimeo Montage widget

Vimeo montage

Via Vimeo you can create a Montage widget displaying thumbnails of your videos on your site. This replaces the old Badge widget, which did more or less the same thing. When the visitor clicks on a thumbnail, it redirects to the video on Vimeo. This is different from the Hubnut, which is a fancy playlist feature which keep … Read more

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial

A step-by-step HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player in two parts. It is easier than you think. This tutorial presumes you have already an Amazon Web Services account (AWS) and a premium license of JW Player 6 or 7. The advantage of HLS adaptive streaming is that you can serve videos according to … Read more

Using royalty free stock video and audio

Update 1 June 2016: This was a review of Revostock, which has been killed off by a Patent Troll. Revostock was founded in 2006, a library which offered royalty free stockvideo, stockaudio and sound effects. It was the first to sell Adobe After Effects templates to use in video projects. Like many image libraries it contained professional and … Read more

HLS streaming via AWS and JW Player 6

HLS streaming

HLS streaming (HTTP Live Streaming) has a couple of advantages over RTMP streaming in a sense that it can circumvent corporate firewalls and proxies and it plays on most mobile devices and desktops. RTMP streaming does not work on mobiles at all since it needs Flash, although JW Player has a HTML5 fallback method for mobiles. … Read more

What is your real ranking in Google?

Many website owners do not realize that when they use Google, it displays a search result according to their previous search history. As a result, the listing you see is not the same as the listing everyone else sees. So, how do you know where your page actually ranks for a certain keyword? There is a neath … Read more