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…)
4K is currently the hottest tech in the world of video, no question about it. Many TV manufacturers and online video publishers are already producing 4K TVs or are starting to push video streaming in 4K. But what is all this fuss about 4K anyway, what are the actual benefits and can we live another couple of years without it?
4K (sometimes also called Ultra High Definition or UHD) has roughly 4X better resolution than the current HD format. Interestingly, 4K (i.e. 4000) applies to the horizontal resolution frame (or number of pixels) instead of vertical resolution which is used to describe previous versions of video formats like 480p, HD 720p or full HD 1080p. While 4K or full 4K, still has a 2160 vertical pixel count, it simultaneously has a 4096 (4K)
horizontal pixel count (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…)
According to Tubular Labs announcement, Super Bowl-related content, uploaded to the web across more than 30 platforms, broke the 1 billion view mark on Feb. 3, 2015. YouTube had the income of 368.1 million from these views or 34.9 percent of the total. The top 5 videos hosted on YouTube were created by brands, and the most popular videos were Budweiser’s “Lost Dog” and Clash of Clans’ “Revenge”. The views come from 42,000 videos published by 22,000 creators for an average of 8,738 views per video. Facebook had 321.8 million views, which is 30.5 percent of the total. The most popular video was, again, “Lost Dog” from Budweiser. Other three videos were movie trailers, and one is a parody of the Cialis commercials featuring the New England Patriots.These views come from 2,161 videos published by 1,116 creators. Seems like video advertisers did embrace this “Super Bowl” opportunity.
Music video hosting service Vevo announced its video views results for January 2015 and it’s significantly higher at 10.3 billion views this year, up to 86% more views than in the same period of last year where it stood at 5.4 billion views. Most of these video views are coming from outside of the United States which is not that surprising, after all, considering the popularity of the service in Mexico and other countries. Rising views are mostly due to the huge growth in mobile video views in the last year. Up from 38.8% last year to 50% this year.
This is in line with the expected growth of mobile views in 2015 and is confirming once again that this year, mobile views and online video services, are probably gonna come to par with traditional cable TV’s at the end of the year, if not sooner.
It seems that online video services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and others are seriously starting to bite a piece of the pie of the traditional cable TV business, and it’s now more noticeable than ever. Year over year, total live cable TV ratings were down by up to 12 percent across the networks of major media companies, according to a note from Nomura Research. They pointed out that this was one of the worst declines they have seen since they launched coverage of these companies.
Netflix’s subscribers, for example, watch an average of 90 minutes of Netflix programming every day. These numbers prove once again that online video viewing is not in any case addition to traditional TV consumption anymore. It is rather growing to become better convenience for casual viewers in the future, as they started to accustom themselves more and more to many VOD services and online video consumption, in general.
YouTube introduced HTML5 support all the way back in 2010. After five years, the search giant’s popular video site now defaults to HMTL5 on the web instead of Flash and also defaults on Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and Firefox browsers. In fact, It was only a matter of time before this has to happen, as the decline for the widely-used Flash platform was doomed even before 2010’s YouTube’s introduction.
It has to be that all started with the Apple’s decisive drop on supporting Flash platform way back in 2007 on first introduction of the iPhone. At the time, Flash was considered the standard for web-based video, although, it had many technical difficulties. It wasn’t a native component of most browsers and had to be enabled with a built-in plugin or a downloadable one from Adobe. It was also resource intensive and had a long history with security vulnerabilities that put users at risk. (more…)