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Free Webinar Today: HTML5 Video in 2014 & Beyond

Free Webinar Today: HTML5 Video in 2014 & Beyond

HTML5 video is Dead! Adobe's Flash reigns King! Kidding, of course. You should all know by now that HTML5 is the standard for delivering high-quality, cross-platform, rich content experiences.  As video and mobile continue to grow exponentially, it's critical that we stay on top of the latest …

Reddit Video: Random Online Video Just Got Better with Reddit Filter

Reddit Video: Random Online Video Just Got Better with Reddit Filter

Reddit.tv may have been around for five years and, wait, what? You don’t know about Reddit.tv? Well even if you did, you don’t because they just did a massive refresh on the site and are now making random video slightly less random and slightly more awesome. What channel or subreddit will you add?

JW Player Partners With Vid.ly To Simplify Video Across All Devices

JW Player Partners With Vid.ly To Simplify Video Across All Devices

Online video service Vid.ly has teamed up with JW Player and that means the guesswork will been taken out of encoding profiles for HTML5 browsers, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and connected TVs. The new partnership will ensure that publishers can keep up with the latest mobile devices and browsers on the market.

Vimeo Moves to HTML5 Player, Adds Captions and Subtitles

Vimeo Moves to HTML5 Player, Adds Captions and Subtitles

Indie creator favorite, Vimeo, kick off the new year with a long overdue set of upgrades including the ability to add closed captions and subtitles, plus improved in-player transaction support for creators. Oh, the new HTML5 player is 50% faster too.

Streaming Device Growth to Outpace World Population by 2017 [Report]

Streaming Device Growth to Outpace World Population by 2017 [Report]

The insanely rapid growth of second screen and other connected devices means that we could see video-streaming devices outpacing the population of the planet by 2017, with tablets and smartphones grabbing nearly 70% of the market share.

HTML5 Browser Support Growing Fast; Chrome Takes 33% Market Share [Report]

HTML5 Browser Support Growing Fast; Chrome Takes 33% Market Share [Report]

80% of browsers support HTML5 video technology and Chrome has a 33% share of that market, the biggest piece of the pie compared to others like Firefox and IE9+ which only have a 14% share. On the mobile front iOS and Android account for 8% each of total HTML5 browser installs.

Kaltura Offers Native Video App for Out-of-the-Box Video Portal

Kaltura Offers Native Video App for Out of the Box Video Portal

Open source video platform Kaltura has launched its new mobile video app which not only allow users to browse and view video but it also allows uploading of captured video, both live and pre-recorded. It’s a single piece of software for a full-featured social video platform on mobile devices.

The Pros And Cons Of DRM for HTML5

The Pros And Cons Of DRM for HTML5

DRM in HTLM5 has been a hot topic for years but what does imposing restrictions on digital content mean for the industry? Google, Microsoft, Netflix, and the W3C have all come out in favour of it which could mean huge changes in the future for every consumer of online content.

The Day In Online Video News and Views: October 31st 2013

The Day In Online Video News and Views: October 31st 2013

GoDaddy are already gearing up for the 2014 Super Bowl by announcing they will take a more subtle approach to next year’s half time ad push. No more scantily clad models say the company as that’s diluting their message. This and other news from the day in video.

Why Is The Video Ad Industry So Slow To Adopt HTML5 As Standard?

Why Is The Video Ad Industry So Slow To Adopt HTML5 As Standard?

HTML5 is widely considered to be the new standard for rich content and video advertising because of its advantages over Flash but there is still a long way to go in terms of mass adoption. With little incentive for publishers to change, Google themselves have addressed the barriers surrounding the new mark up language.

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