Sick of watching YouTube or Vimeo and getting a green screen in the video player, with audio but no picture? The ReelSEO virtual mailbag has been hit with the following question for some time, So how do you fix it? Well Reel Readers, the answer lies within.
YouTube is experimenting with a new video player size which will dynamically change the player's dimensions, depending on the size of the user's browser window. The site is testing the automatic responsive design of the player which means that users won't need to do a thing.
The battle of the four color logos is ready to blast through into online video as Microsoft readies a new video ad network featuring programmatic buying and a large third-party set of brand-safe sites. They're starting out in the UK at first but who knows what could happen as they try to take on Google and vie for a foothold in the massively growing video ad market.
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.
Vine is finally coming to Microsoft's Windows phone almost 11 months after it was released on Android and iOS. It gets all the same features but also a couple of extras exclusive to this new roll out. Users will be able to use the Window's "lenses" to capture footage and they'll also be able to pin their Vine account to the home screen.
Microsoft and Google have been arguing for months over the YouTube app available to Windows Phone users. Taken off the market in May, it's now back in the Windows store - with ads but without the ability to download videos. Some nice new extra features too.
We take a good look back at the week in online video to see how YouTube have made life a bit easier for those with more than one channel and how Netflix look set for a second series of Arrested Development.
Microsoft has created a YouTube app for Windows Phone that blocks ads and allows users to download videos. While these things are frowned upon by YouTube API standards, the question becomes, "Is Microsoft breaking the law by doing this?"
Oh Microsoft... all those anti-monopoly sanctions quietly end, and you go right back on the attack. This time with Internet Explorer 10 and its Metro version which will not easily support Adobe Flash. I think I smell another anti-competition lawsuit in the making.
With the rise of software-as-a-service (SAAS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) I thought it was about time we started compiling a list of web-based video encoding options. This is not a list of online video platforms but rather a set of places that you can upload a ...