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Video Platforms, Video Streaming APIs, and SDKs Explained

Building video into products and services is tough. Businesses need robust streaming infrastructure to store, encode, manage, deliver, and analyze video content. Plus, most dev teams have expertise in their company’s core competency rather than back-end video technology. 

That’s where online video platforms (OVPs), video streaming application programming interfaces (APIs), and software development kits (SDKs) come into play.

In this guide we take a look at each solution in turn to help identify the right approach for you and your team.

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How to Create a FAST Channel in Minutes with Eyevinn Technology

With the rise of open-source technologies and cloud platforms, launching your own FAST channel is more accessible than ever. The Open Source Cloud, with its array of tools and services, offers a comprehensive environment to deploy a FAST Channel Engine. This guest post from Eyevinn Technology guides you through the process of setting up a FAST channel using the FAST Channel Engine within the Open Source Cloud with content preparation using Bitmovin Streams.

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HTML5 Video Tags: The Ultimate Guide [2024]

Streaming video over the web or on connected TV devices are two main ways viewers watch their favorite content. To engage those audiences and provide them with the best experience, development teams typically choose to deploy an HTML5-based video player (see our latest blog on top HTML5 video players) that can be tailored to specific…

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Encoding VR and 360 Immersive Video for Meta Quest Headsets

This article was originally published in April 2023. It was updated Nov 14, 2023 with information about Quest 3 AV1 support. Whether you’re calling it Virtual Reality (VR) or 360 video or Metaverse content, there are a lot of details that should be taken into consideration in order to guarantee a good immersive experience. Things…

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Under the Hood of Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) – The Challenges of Implementing Ad Monetization Technologies

As the demand for video streaming escalates, so does the cost associated with maintaining and delivering high-quality content to viewers. Broadcasters, OTT Platforms, and any industry streaming video over the Internet are actively seeking robust monetization strategies to sustain and expand their businesses. While Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) and Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD)…

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5 Ways React Native & Flutter Can Simplify Video Streaming Workflows

Developing an application built to stream video can take a lot of work, especially for smaller development teams or those with minimal video technical expertise. Normally, to build on platforms such as iOS and Android, an experienced developer for each would be needed, but with frameworks such as React Native and Flutter, it’s gotten much…

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Developers

From Workouts to Wellness: Navigating the 5 Main Challenges of Health and Fitness Video Streaming Workflows

Video streaming has emerged as a powerful tool in health and fitness, enabling platforms to engage with individuals looking to achieve their health and wellness goals wherever they are. Whether in the comfort of their homes, on the go, or gathered in groups at physical locations around the globe, video streaming unlocks a new world…

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6 Ways to Unlock the Power of Video Streaming for Houses of Worship

In today’s digital age, houses of worship are embracing new technologies to extend their reach beyond physical walls. With the increasing popularity of online platforms and virtual experiences, live and on-demand streaming have become essential tools for houses of worship to connect with their congregations and deliver impactful sermons and religious events. However, to ensure…

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