Video trends · 4 min read

Encoding and transcoding: what's the difference?

Encoding and transcoding are video terms that get used interchangeably, but they actually have slightly different meanings. Discover the difference between these terms, and learn what transmuxing is too.

Erikka Innes · February 9, 2021

Tutorials · 14 min read

Sharing a video: sending a video via live stream

Video on demand (VOD) is a great way to give your customers a way to watch videos when *they* want to watch them. But what if you want that recorded video to be played at a specific time? This is not possible with VOD, but is possible with a video live stream. In this post, we'll walk through the steps required to convert a recorded video into a video live stream for scheduled playback.

Doug Sillars · February 9, 2021

Video trends · 5 min read

Common questions about video on demand services

When adding video on demand (VOD) to your application, you might be planning to integrate a number of solutions to create your end to end service. In this post, we'll respond to many questions we receive and show how can be your end-to-end VOD delivery service, rather than fill just one specific need in your pipeline. This can save you development costs and integration issues - since there are fewer moving parts in your video streaming integration.

Doug Sillars · February 9, 2021

Video trends · 4 min read

What is a Video API?

An end-to-end video API offers the ability to transcode video, deliver it publicly or privately, and play it back with a video player. Many video APIs also offer the ability to retrieve analytics about how your video content is being viewed. The value offered by a video API over a pre-built service is the flexibility and freedom to develop it however you want.

Erikka Innes · February 8, 2021

Tutorials · 5 min read

Upload a video to using a public URL

Video upload with the API. Move a video from a public URL to using Python.

Erikka Innes · February 8, 2021

No-code · 3 min read

Create video integrations without coding - So easy it's a Zap!

See how you can create your own video applications without coding through the magic of Zapier.

Erikka Innes · February 5, 2021

No-code · 5 min read

Upload a Video and Receive an SMS Notification (Zapier)

Set up an application with Zapier where you send yourself a text message every time you upload a new video to!

Erikka Innes · February 5, 2021

Tutorials · 3 min read

Understanding video Parameters: ffprobe

Have you ever wondered the settings of a video? Size, bitrate, frames per second (and more?) FFprobe is part of the FFMpeg suite, and will give you these details. This is a simple online version - where you drop the url of the video you wish to learn about, and you'll get a full output of the video's parameters.

Doug Sillars · January 29, 2021

Tutorials · 4 min read

Helpful PHP scripts Pt. 3 - Export all your video details to a .csv file

With this PHP script you can export details about all the videos you have in If you just did a bulk upload, you may want this information to see what characteristics each video has. You can use this information about what to do next for your content.

Erikka Innes · January 29, 2021

Tutorials · 7 min read

Helpful PHP scripts Pt 1: Upload videos from Google Drive to API video

If you love PHP and need to do a bulk video transfer to using Google Drive, this script will make it easy.

Erikka Innes · January 28, 2021