ExoPlayer, a media player for Android, was developed and is being maintained by Google as an alternative for Android’s default MediaPlayer. Among ExoPlayer’s advantages over MediaPlayer are dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP (DASH), smooth streaming, and common encryption. A major advantage, however, is ExoPlayer’s easy customization.
Originally developed for Apple, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is a video-streaming protocol, supported by Android and other mobile platforms. HLS uses adaptive bitrate to adjust video quality to each viewer’s internet speed and device capabilities. Presently, HLS is mandatory for live streaming on certain mobile devices and most HTML5 video players.
With video becoming increasingly popular, especially across social media, it’s as important as ever to ensure that your videos aren’t one of the hundreds that people just scroll on past. There’ve been a few successful techniques over the last couple of years to help with that, such as—
It’s human nature for most to want a sneak peek at upcoming content whenever possible. Think movie trailers or the “on next week’s episode” part of your favorite show. For video producers, an essential goal is to attract more views and clickthroughs.
Part of what draws us to retail stores is their ability to connect to our senses: sight, touch, hearing, and smell. Connections that extend beyond products include decor and store employees. When transforming the experience into online shopping, these natural senses are substituted with a sense of the virtual experience.
We’re thrilled to be sharing our enhanced WordPress Plugin for seamless image and video management with the world today. Available for free to all WordPress users here, the new plugin will help the millions of users relying on the popular CMS more easily create visual-rich websites, while cutting their content publishing times in half. You can learn more about key integration features in today’s announcement.
WordPress powers 34% of the internet and represents 60% of all CMS-built sites. From small blogs to large enterprise websites, WordPress is a popular choice for publishers and companies of all kinds. Media management within WordPress is an important component and one that, when done right, can significantly boost user engagement and overall site performance.
When was the last time you bought a product without looking at its images or videos? The chance of customers buying a product increases by an order of magnitude when you effectively showcase your brand and products with images and videos. And when you have customers interacting with your brand across different channels and devices, you must meet them everywhere as they go from discovery to purchase.
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Bleacher Report is one of many notable brands leveraging Cloudinary’s dynamic video platform to attract and retain audiences through visual storytelling. With nearly 90 percent of consumers relying on videos to help them make purchase decisions and video-filled homepages registering 80 percent higher conversion rates than text-only sites, this webinar will pinpoint a course of action for overcoming perceived barriers to video, such as high production costs and technological challenges.