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ReactNYC: Building Modern Media Experiences in React Apps

ReactNYC: Building Modern Media Experiences in React Apps

Summary

In this talk, the audience learns everything they will ever need to know about playback controls, offline media, image & video optimization and transformation, pre-loading, deep learning with Images, audio & improving web performance by using the right tools while dealing with media assets in their react apps.

Contents

0:05 - Intro
0:15 - Google Developer Expert
0:40 - Community Evangelist
1:15 - User experiences Across The World With Media on Web
3:16 - UX: Loading Video on a slow 3G network
3:35 - UX: Watching Man’s Not Hot when device goes offline
3:59 - UX: Accessing an Image on second load when it doesn’t come instantly
4:47 - After 2 secs of buffering users start dropping off at around 6% per second
5:29 - Modern Media
6:38 - Anatomy of Modern Media Experience
6:54 - Case studies - Modern Media Experience
8:25 - Building the Modern Media Experience… Your turn!
8:35 - Recommended Video players
10:00 - Fast playback with adaptive bitrate streaming
11:24 - Fast playback with video preload
13:47 - Smart video preload considerations
18:38 - Great UX
18:44 - Screen Orientation API
20:21 - Playground Playback & Page Visibility
21:28 - Intersection Observer API
23:07 - Media Session API
25:17 - Image & Video Transformations
29:28 - Offline
29:38- Background Sync
30:38 - Background Fetch
31:46 - Modern Media Experience Demo

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