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Tutorials · 7 min read

Tutorial: video player customisation

api.video, in addition to fast video encoding, streaming and storage, has a fully customisable player that allows you to have greater control over how your video is presented. In this post, we'll go through all of the possible customisations for the player.

Doug Sillars · August 28, 2020

Video trends · 6 min read

Responsive video delivery

I'm often asked, "why should I stream video? Can't I just add the mp4 to my page and be done with it?" The answer is that yes, you can just do this, but it comes at a price to your users. If you add a 1080p video to your website - all your users, no matter the screen size or network throughput, must watch the 1080p video. You want to make your video responsive!

Doug Sillars · August 20, 2020

Tutorials · 6 min read

Analytics with api.video

How many people came to see my video? What can I learn about them? Enter api.video’s powerful video analytics API. Using the API, we can transfer all of the view data into our favourite database, and learn about the viewers of our videos.

Doug Sillars · August 13, 2020

Video trends · 5 min read

Delivering live video: Streaming vs. WebRTC

At api.video, our video streaming solution uses HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) to live stream video. Another technology we are frequently asked about is WebRTC streaming. In this post, we’ll look at the features and advantages of both, and the primary applications that they are suited for.

Doug Sillars · July 28, 2020

Product updates · 3 min read

api.video Funding Announcement

We just raised $5.5M! What does that mean for our developer community?

Doug Sillars · June 25, 2020

Product updates · 3 min read

Announcing our new video player

Our new player is rewritten from the ground up, built on top of the video.js architecture. In addition to the new sleek look of the player, there are a lot of new features that we would like to share with you (chapters, Picture in Picture, Live DVR and more!).

Doug Sillars · May 29, 2020

Tutorials · 3 min read

Create a Live Stream

Live streaming your content is a great way to connect with your audience. In this tutorial, we'll walk through he steps you need to follow to set up a video livestream.

Doug Sillars · May 4, 2020

Video trends · 4 min read

Creating unique video dashboards for individual users

Problem: We have many teachers uploading videos, and we want each teacher to see only their videos on their dashboard. Solution: We make use of api.video’s tagging feature on our backend.

Yitzi · April 30, 2020

Video trends · 5 min read

Video tags can make your app awesome

It is true that api.video is an API for video. However, we are also an API for developers! That is why we decided to bake a video tagging and filtering system right into our API.

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api.video · April 22, 2020

Tutorials · 3 min read

Adding chapters to your videos

When uploading a long video, it can be hard for your viewers to scan to the area of the video they are interested in. Rather than chop your video into smaller segments, you can use chapters to denote placeholders in your video so that your viewers can ‘skip ahead’ or ‘skip back’ to pertinent sections.

Doug Sillars · April 3, 2020

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