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Video trends · 7 min read

The anatomy of a livestream

Streaming a live video to anywhere in the world seems like magic, but there is a lot happening to make this happen. In this post, we'll dive into the technology behind how live streaming at api.video works.

Doug Sillars · October 30, 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

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

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 team · April 22, 2020

Video trends · 4 min read

Start remote work with online video and Zoom.us

In October 2019, after many exchanges with the team, we decided to modify our internal organisation and become a “remote-first” company.

Cédric Montet · March 23, 2020

Video trends · 1 min read

Interested in moving your meetup online?

Stream your Meetups online with this simple walkthrough

Doug Sillars · March 18, 2020

Video trends · 2 min read

Organize your live streams and recordings on one simple page

With thousands of teachers suddenly teaching classes remotely, many new issues arise. What if your students do not have fast enough internet to use Zoom? Or cannot install the required software? How do you share the video recordings? Read more to learn how.

Doug Sillars · March 12, 2020

Video trends · 5 min read

Video live streaming in just 5 easy steps

Sharing live video is an exciting way to connect with your audience. Get a live video stream up and running in just 5 steps.

Doug Sillars · February 11, 2020

Video trends · 2 min read

How to build the next Netflix

Netflix is a global platform, not just a content delivery network. Along with your streaming content, there’s the recommendation system, content database, the global farm of servers, and a constantly reliable payments system to support it all. Quite a lot of tools to juggle!

Anne-Sophie Poupard · June 4, 2018

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