Subtitles on Facebook may fail to show up in your video for several reasons; One is that the Always Show Captions is turned Off in your Facebook account, the other is that the subtitles you uploaded are not compatible. Format of subtitles on Facebook Starting with the last problem, subtitles on Facebook must be in … Read more Subtitles on Facebook don’t show in my video
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 What bitrate for HLS adaptive streaming video?
How to regulate Digital Rights Management (DRM) for streaming video raised many heated debates over the years and it looks like it ended in a bad deal. On the one hand, we have the civil liberty of the internet, on the other hand the rights of authors to protect their creations. On 18 September 2017, … Read more Squashed between Digital Rights Management and Civil Liberty, who won?
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 more Customize YouTube videos on your site
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 How to create a Vimeo Montage widget
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 Elastic Transcoder tutorial to convert a video
Updated: 08 August 2020. Since my long experience with various hosting providers (since 1997), I thought it would be useful to share my knowledge related to setting up a video or audio portal. This article is also useful to compare various options for regular websites. There are 5 main methods to host your website: Dedicated … Read more Shared hosting, dedicated server, virtual private server, cloud hosting, where do you fit in?
As explained in the older article, Vimeo.com has 3 standard ways to display videos directly on your website or blog. In this article, I explain how to use the standard method, embedding to place videos in WordPress. Since WordPress does not accept the iFrame method, we need to use the old embedding method. Vimeo makes … Read more How to embed a video from Vimeo in WordPress without iFrame
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 Big improvements on S3Media Stream for Joomla!
Billing Alert from S3 Amazon is a fantastic new feature. It gives you the opportunity to be warned by email when your bill reaches an amount you determine upfront. This will help you greatly to control your spending on AWS, since you can take immediate action when necessary. Sometimes, your audios or videos score a hit … Read more How to setup a Billing Alert for AWS Amazon/CloudFront
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 (affialate link) and indeed, playing video or … Read more S3 Amazon and DreamHost: a perfect marriage
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 more How to switch from low resolution video to HD – part 2
When you upload a 800×600 screen capture video tutorial to YouTube, the quality deteriorates so badly that texts in the video are hardly readable. The reason is that YouTube regards everything smaller then HD video as a free license to shrink the video to a resolution of 480 pixels wide. Viewing it full screen doesn’t … Read more How to improve quality of video tutorials on YouTube
It is a while ago since I did a test with an HD video on S3 Amazon, so I thought this might be a good moment to go for it again. As we all know, HD video on video services like YouTube, Vimeo and others play reasonably well, although they inevitably stutter at some point. … Read more Streaming HD Video test on S3 CloudFront
Since I write quite a lot about S3 Amazon related issues, we decided to dedicate a special category for it so that you can find everything on this subject in one place. So far, we plugged most of it in Video Channels/Networks which is a bit awkward. Therefore, if you bookmarked some of the articles … Read more New categories created
The information on this page is no longer relevant since RTMP streaming requires Flash, which ahs been condemned to death by the developer community. We leave this article in for history sake. To avoid problems with streaming video and audio, in particular private streaming, the way to go is to start with a fresh S3 … Read more S3 Cloudfront: How to setup a bucket for private streaming – revised
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: Private Streaming MP3 audios on CloudFront is a problem. The solution is simple.
With CloudFront you can not only stream your own videos, you can make streaming videos private on top of that! In other words, you can have paid videos on your site or membership area without the fear of copying the video. You can do the same thing with expiring URLs but private streaming has other … Read more S3: News from the CloudFront! Private streaming video – revised
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 more S3: Streaming video with CloudFront
Here you see how you can create expiring URLs to protect your files from leeching and this time we work with CloudBerry Explorer Pro, the competitor of S3 Browser. The Pro version does not differ much from the free version when it comes to creating expiring URLs, although there are a couple of features which … Read more S3 Amazon: Protect files against unauthorized use
You want to embed video or audio from S3 Amazon into your site? This article tells you how to deal with the code involved to get your videos and audios up and running. You can use this code in practically any cms or regular website. Now, for content management systems like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, … Read more S3 Amazon: How to embed video in your site
In this article I explain how S3 Amazon works related to video and audio. As I already wrote in my previous article, S3 is primarily a storage facility with little software on board. Luckily, there is some good third party software around that extends the service in a quite spectacular way. But let me first … Read more S3 Amazon: how to sign up and connect to the server -Revised
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 more S3 Amazon and video: introduction
Why are video channels on Vimeo so great? Because you can create several channels under the same account, unlike YouTube where you have to create a separate user per channel with login an password. Also, on Vimeo you can change the name of your channel at any time while YouTube channels are fixed. Imagine, you … Read more Video channels on Vimeo
The badge widget of Vimeo shows thumbnails of your video collections on your post or page. Once embedded on your site, just like the HubNut widget, when you change settings in Vimeo, the changes reflect on your pages immediately. The Badge widget has been replaced by the Montage widget, therefore this tutorial is obsolete. View … Read more How to embed Vimeo’s Badge widget