Power your videos with Brid.tv 2.0 Video Player! Just when you thought there is nothing new to be said in video players world, Brid.Tv 2.0 player is here to prove the opposite. We are happy to announce our Brid.Tv improvements that we have cooked in our labs for the last couple of months. We’re thrilled to provide a solution to our customers that will optimize their social sharing options, improve their video quality, that could provide delivery of their video content directly to any device (both mobile or desktop) faster than before, and (with our new features) make their video experience one of a kind. Our publishers will now be able to enjoy real level-up of performance and smoothness like they could only expect from the most expensive enterprise video platforms on the market. Check out our new explainer video which underlines all benefits of our platform, and all the good stuff that Brid.tv, as an enterprise-level free online video platform and player solution, has there for you. It has never been a better time to sign for the Brid.Tv player, one true future of the free video publishing, than it is now.
You know that feeling of being anxious to find one particular spot in the video that you want to watch right away. The problem is that your video is too long and you’re repeatedly pressing the wrong part on a timeline bar over and over again. That can be frustrating and tedious to say the least.
That’s why a Storyboard Thumbnail Feature on a progress bar on any video player is a great way to find precisely what you need in a matter of seconds.
It lets you see an overview of the video content without interfering with video playback.
They way it works exactly is that it shows you thumbnail images of every 10 seconds of video length when you are hovering your mouse over the progress bar (timeline) without skipping to it until you press the button. It helps you navigate through the video content and easily find the exact moment in the video you’re trying to watch. (more…)
No one can deny that YouTube is the 800lb gorilla of the online video industry. Owning almost one fifth of the video advertising market, it is an influential video platform, to say the least. But being successful by and in itself doesn’t mean that everybody will get an equal piece of the pie. When choosing a video hosting and publishing platform, one should consider strategic business goals, budget disposal, and carefully evaluate all the available options.
One of the best ways to promote your business in today’s market would certainly be through rich video content. A strong video inventory is becoming an essential marketing tool, as video encourages brand engagement and shareability. (more…)
Gillian Anderson, the well-known American actress, most famous for her detective role in the X-Files series, announced her upcoming blockbuster movie “Robot Overlords” on her official webpage and shared her excitement over it with the tweet. This movie, which will invade cinemas on March 27th, is the British sci-fi action story about alien robots from another planet (no wonder Gillian is here) and one boy Sean (Callan McAuliffe) who is trying, of course, to save the world. In the movie directed by Jon Wright and produced by Piers Tempest besides Gillian, the leading role is played by an also famous actor, sir Ben Kingsley. We’re very excited to see this movie and we have watched the trailer over and over again already.
What makes us most proud here at Brid.Tv, though, is that Gillian uses Brid Player to promote the trailer for her movie. Brid Player is perfectly suited for HD trailers, especially after our 2.0 boost of performance and, we want to believe (no pun intended), that this is not an accident.
Saw a screening of @Robot_Overlords. So proud to be a part of this unique film. Can’t wait for it to be released on the world. -GA
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) March 1, 2015
10 years ago, online video was still in its infancy. It was inconvenient to publish video on the Internet, to say the least. You had to have a little bit of programming skills to be able to embed QuickTime or Flash videos on your website or upload anything on a cloud, for that matter. It’s really hard to comprehend a world where we didn’t have cat videos at the tip of our fingers to watch anytime and everywhere we like. And yet, that’s exactly the world we had at the beginning of 2005 on February 14th.
On that Valentine’s Day three young guys, former PayPal employees, wanted to give a world yet another adult meeting website, much like HotOrNot only with the emphasis on shared videos instead of pictures. They registered a domain with a weird name “YouTube.com”. They thought it was an idea worth pursuing but soon enough it turned out it was anything but. (more…)
Advertizers tried to spread a little bit of happiness, joy and positivity in 2014. No better example than the Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC). Being proactive, engaging and easily shared this campaign alone has helped to raise up to $120 million in donations with massive views on YouTube and Facebook.
What most marketers have learned from IBC is that the speed of social video sharing increased dramatically in 2014 and video content that is interesting, unique and of high quality is the key to engaging the audience.
It comes as a no-brainer that brands are using video content marketing to get emotional with customers. The more we feel about a video ad, the more likely we are to support its call to actions and more willing to share video content via social networks. Most brands realized that strong emotional storytelling is the key factor for engaging with your customers and audience.
So, what will matter in 2015 for video marketing and advertising?
HTML5 video player with all of the “usual” features, couple of exclusive ones and no restrictions or obligations (no watermarks, fees, etc.) – Here’s what you get:
Your HTML5 video player is ready even when HTML5 is not – with seamless switch to Flash, you will not lose any viewers ever again.
Wistia, JW Player, Flowplayer, Vzaar, Vimeo and “the other video platform guys” – how much is enough?
We do it like this:
With our publisher plan – you get the player and the whole platform – for free! This unlimited plan includes video hosting and encoding as well – you can forget about any additional costs, obligations and limits – Our ad revenue share model is designed to provide the best value in the industry. (more…)
Supercharge social interaction on your website with VEEPS – Let the people speak!
So let’s start. Become friends. And friends of friends. Include Facebook, make more friends – get to more people, stronger connections – chat – publicly, privately or incognito – calls – video calls – or no calls at all – all from inside the player – within and connected with other players, even on different websites. Expand your community – start something more than video.
Imagine any Skype-like application without the installation or configuration hassle! Works “out of the box” and without any plugins needed (so not a trace of Flash, either) – all you need to do is hit the play button!
Let the people chat and make (video) calls while watching your videos on your website. Social interaction inside the player will create a unique and unseen experience for all of your video viewers. With viewers connecting and experiencing a social aspect of every video or video groups, your website is getting a new, strong audience.
Today we’d like to show you a demo of Brid Video. It’s an HTML5 video player/platform that will allow you to easily embed and monetize videos in any page, blog or site using the latest modern web standards.
Browsers makers are constantly working on supporting the HTML5 video specification and improving it. We are constantly working and testing latest browser versions to ensure proper functionality.
Brid Video is absolutely free and you can start using it today!
Key Brid Video Features
- VAST compatibility
Our features support for VAST 4.0 tags. It can playback any kind of VAST ad template as long as the creative is HTML5 compatible. This feature eliminates slow load times, allowing for a buffer free ad experience.
- BridTV GEO Module
We offer you a chance to locate and zero in on website visitors by IP address within the BridTV Video Player.
- Header Bidding or Video Player Bidding
Creates an improved consumer experience, improved monetization and best of all reduced latency, all thanks to header bidding.
- Advertise your content
Add pre-rolls, mid-rolls, post-rolls or overlays to monetize your content!
- Ad Tag Waterfalling
Activating this in our player means that if an ad is not returned in a VAST tag or an ad errors out, the player cascades to another tag and tries to play the next ad. Waterfalling kicks off, the player goes through a list of 4 ad tags and if none of these returns an ad from any of available tags, content playback will be initiated.
- Full-screen mode
Supported across all latest browsers. Browsers which do not have implemented true fullscreen mode for HTML5, full-windowed mode is used instead.
- HTML5 video benefits
No browser plugin, no Flash dependencies!
You can also jump anywhere in the video without having to wait for it to buffer.