Our development team has been working diligently to bring you new features that enhance your online video business. In less than a week, we published the 5.3.9. and 5.4.5. platform updates that introduced improvements and added new options to our video player.
Furthermore, the latter update will especially please social media marketing enthusiasts and all those who create vertical videos! We are proud to reveal our brand-new feature that helps you go from portrait to landscape in a matter of seconds.
Everyone, please welcome the Vertical Video Converter feature!
Let’s find out more about it.
Horizontal videos have been around for decades and some say they’re the “old school” way we watch online content, TV shows, and movies. This format isn’t going anywhere and publishers are prone to making and displaying their content in this orientation.
However, more than 75% of worldwide video viewing happens on smartphones. In addition to that, one survey found that 94% of smartphone users hold their phones vertically. It’s no surprise, then, that vertical video has become a must for marketers. In fact, portrait orientation is second nature to Instagram, Facebook Story, TikTok, and Snapchat users.
As more and more brands turn to social media to engage and interact with their target audience, we’ve seen an increase in the amount of vertical video posted online. That’s why we decided to develop a feature that enables publishers to display any video in our player — regardless of whether it’s horizontal or vertical.
Additionally, Brid.TV’s Vertical Video Converter feature helps you reach your audience outside of social media platforms and deliver your content anywhere you want.
But, how does this feature work? Let’s find out!
Just like our other features, Vertical Video Converter is easy to use and doesn’t require any technical know-how. The only thing you need is a video in portrait orientation that our feature will convert and then play in Brid.TV’s player.
How do you use the feature?
All you need to do is access our CMS and login to your account. Select the website of your choice so you can start setting up the new feature. Then, click on the “Players” option and create a new player.
There, all you have to do is ensure that the height of this new player is larger than its width, which will prompt it to enter “TikTok” mode.
After you set up player size, go over other settings and adjust them to your liking. Press “Save” for all changes to take effect.
And that’s it! As you can see, the Vertical Video Converter feature is easy to set up and use!
What’s more, our latest feature also comes with a custom skin that we specifically designed for this purpose.
Want to see all of this in action? Here you go:
Isn’t it marvelous?
Continue making vertical videos, sharing them on social media, and start using our Vertical Video Converter to post them on your website!
We truly hope you enjoy this feature and make the most out of video content!