add bumper to your videos

Tutorials · 8 min read

Add bumpers to your video with bumper.a.video

Adding intro and exit 'bumpers' to a video help viewers know what to expect, but it can be a very lengthy manual process. This demo application automates the process for you.

Doug Sillars · October 11, 2021

swimmer false starts

Tutorials · 6 min read

False start: showing the video playback url before the video is ready

When your video has been uploaded to api.video, we return the player URL. Our video encoding is VERY fast, but generally, it does take a bit of time for the video to actually be ready for playback. In this demo, we'll use our Webhooks to push a message when the encoding is ready.. Once your server receives the notification, you can display the player URL with confidence that the video will be ready to play.

Doug Sillars · September 7, 2021

now serving 25

Tutorials · 6 min read

Count your live stream viewers with api.video

When you're live streaming - you want your viewers to know how many others are watching. This demo shows you how to build a counter for your live stream!

Doug Sillars · July 22, 2021

Live stream

Product updates · 4 min read

Live stream webhooks: We'll tell you when the stream starts

Webhooks are a way to *push* data to a server, rather than having a server constantly poll for updates. Last week, we launched webhooks that announce when livestreams start and end their broadcasts, making it easier for systems to keep track of the streams currently live.

Doug Sillars · July 19, 2021

post-it with Processing written on it

Tutorials · 3 min read

Why isn't my video ready yet?

A couple of times a month, we get queries about a video not being ready to play. In this post we'll walk through how you can check the status of your video upload using our API and using our webhook.

Doug Sillars · May 6, 2021

Product updates · 4 min read

New feature: Webhooks

We're excited to announce the launch of our first webhook. Now, when you upload a video, you can get notified when each version of the video has been encoded and is ready to playback.

Doug Sillars · March 23, 2021