YouTube has made autoplay the default option for desktop users of the site, and of course it's a way of boosting views in the face of such overwhelming competition from Facebook, and now Twitter. You can disable the feature, but we think it's a good thing for YouTube, creators and viewers.
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The Internet is still growing at a fast pace, and video is playing a huge part of that. But, with consumers streaming more online video content than ever, ISPs are already feeling the pain of maintaining the bandwidth required. How will publishers and platforms cope with the ever growing demand for video?
Jeroen (JW) Wijering, founder of JW Player, is one of the world's foremost experts in online video technology. At ReelSummit, his keynote address highlighted three exciting technical innovations for the industry: adaptive streaming, video transcripts, and hotspots for interactive video.
To an outsider, video codecs can seem almost impossible to understand. But, in reality, the main concepts behind codecs aren't so convoluted, particularly when an expert takes the time to break down the meanings. Filmmaker David Kong has created an excellent video tutorial that does just that.
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.
Adobe's Premiere Pro Creative Cloud is the most popular Non-Linear Editing suite on the market, and it's about to receive a host of brand new features. These include improved native 4K support, a Master Clip Effect and Live Text. More details inside.
Netflix is putting a lot of time and energy into modeling neural networks and so I strip out the amazing technical jargon and look at it from a "what does it do for online video and video viewers" as opposed to a "how many GPUs does it take to train an artificial neural network in under a week?" See, why I took the other approach?
When the WSJ speculated earlier this week on the consequences of Apple's apparent ramp up of CDN specialists, indicating a build of their own Content Delivery...
From better traffic patterns to less perishable food loss, the potential for digital video as a big data source is unlimited. But we will have to choose wisely how it is used. Placing a new Starbucks? Sure. Trying to prevent crimes before they happen by profiling citizens? No thank you.
Chromecast is a cheap, effective and cool way to add internet video to almost any HDTV. But that's not all this little device is capable of. Find out how you can use it to send any internet page to your TV or even hack your hotel TV to find something watchable.