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Will search engines index content in video caption files?

If I put an HTML5 video player on a web page and it has an associated caption file (WebVTT) using the <track> tag inside the <video> tag, will it affect my search results in a positive way?...
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Videos are “choppy”/“laggy” - Just aren't smooth on web server

I have a video (background) for my website and (I'm sure there's a much more technical word for this) it's choppy, to say the least. I'm wondering if a) I can render it into a better format (file ...
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Does it make sense to put Google Video Snippet of a non hosted video?

I have a website with a bunch of videos from an API which sends me the URL of the video, so not the <embed> nor the <iframe>. What I do is to play them with the HTML5 video element. Would ...
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Google DFP : how I can track the sub id to know which video has played which ad and how much earning is generated by the particular ad?

I am working on an online video website and planning to display the video ads from DFP ( Double Click for Publisher). Please let me know how I can track the sub id to know which video has played which ...
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Hosting HTML5 video on Youtube/Vimeo, without using player

I use the following <video> tag to play an HTML5 video as a background on my website: <video autoplay loop mob-hide> <source src="../Images/myvideo.mp4" type="video/mp4" /> ...
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Does background video affect SEO?

Does the extra loading time that a background video has, affect SEO? Or that does not really affect it because the HTML already loaded and the video is just streaming after? Does it make a difference ...
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Why don't all browser support the same audio/video formats?

When we're working with videos, we have to provide WebM, Ogv, and Mp4. When we're working with audio, we have to provide ACC and Ogg (or some other combination, I am not familiar on best practice for ...
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Best practice for generating sitemap

Some colleagues are looking at building a sitemap for our media (audio/images/video/slides) management website. I'm interested in finding out if there are any known, effective and manageable ways of ...
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Videos on homepage using JS will this effect SEO?

My website has videos on the homepage that open up in JavaScript without navigating to another page. Many other websites host videos on separate pages, will this effect my SEO?
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Does Google/YouTube allow downloads on embeded YouTube videos?

I have a music website where I embed music videos from YouTube. I plan to allow my website users to download these embeded videos using third party plugin for free. Does Google permit this or if I do ...
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Do good web pages including a good video get a better SERP click rate?

Several studies describe the average click rate distribution from position 1 to position 10 on the first page of Google results. Some people claim that web pages with videos are often not displayed ...
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How could Google identify if a video is duplicate? SEO duplicate content theme

A few days ago Google's John Mueller said this: We do try to understand when something is a duplicate and treat it appropriately. So we do that with textual content, webpages for example, we try ...
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Is there a way to make the text of a video SEO / browser find friendly?

One thing that's always annoyed me about videos (especially tutorial videos) is that you can't search the content, either in your browser or on a search engine. Now granted people have full ...
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What algorithms are used by search engines to rank videos for a search query?

I want to know about video SEO. How does a search engine determine the relevance of a video to a search query? Do they look at individual frames of the video, or does it determine the popularity of ...
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Why do sites still prefer Flash video over the HTML5 video format?

What is it about Flash video that makes sites still prefer it over the HTML5 video format? Why is Youtube's default format Flash, even though they have HTML5 version and they allow you to use it? Why ...
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Offer MP3 files on WordPress for listening only (prevent downloading)

I have a WordPress blog on which I'd like to share some large audio files to my visitors. But I want to prevent, or at least discourage, my users from directly downloading the MP3 files. I've seen ...
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Can I use sitemap index for media RSS (mRrss) files?

I have a lot of mRSS (media Rss) files. I plan to create sitemap index to contain them. Are sitemaps allowed to contain mRss files? To my knowledge, they are only allowed to contain image, video, ...
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Can Googlebot detect duplicate video content?

I downloaded a lot of videos from YouTube and uploaded them to my hosting. Can Googlebot-video can detect that my video is duplicate?
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Would a video have an effect on SEO if first time visitors to the homepage must watch it before seeing the content?

Plan is to have a video splash-page to showcase a product so that when the homepage loads it only shows the video and once the video has completed the content appears. The video would only play the ...
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Is a Video Sitemap feasible when the video is SWF and the other is a fallback copy in MP4?

I want to create a Google-friendly Video Sitemap (details here) for pages on my website that feature cartoon animations. The problem is, the video files are in two formats - SWF and MP4. I'm using the ...
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mp4 videos are showing up as “corrupt” after uploading them to web server?

I took a sample mp4 video from here and uploaded it to the web server via FileZilla. Once the file was on the web server navigating to it in a browser gives the error when viewed in Mozilla. Video ...
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How can I host videos on one server while using the bandwidth of others?

I have videos hosted on one of my servers, they simple stream from that server direct to users on my webpage using the DivX Web Player. NOTE I can use another player if needs must. Now I'm reaching ...
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How to find the traffic sources for a YouTube video?

My web site is mentioned very favorably in a third party video that was posted to YouTube. We have the video embedded on the website as "social proof" that you should use our site. In the last week ...
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Having embedded video from other sites in my video sitemap increases the ranking of the sites I am embedding from?

I have a website Mywebsite.com and I am embedding videos from site XYZ.com in my website and providing additional content like a review or anything else. By creating a video sitemap of my site for ...
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Can Google Bot index transcript of YouTube hosted video?

We have a number of videos on YouTube, which we embed on our site via iframe/object stuff. Now we want to gain more SEO value by indexing video transcriptions. I have checked one of our video on ...
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1Gb Video in high res: How to be downloaded in reasonable time into each user’s screen?

I have this 1 GB video in high resolution that I’ve uploaded to my Amazon S3 account in order to play it in my site. The video is an online class with the professor in video, talking and some text ...
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Should I use a video sitemap when my video URLs change every two hours to prevent hotlinking?

I have over 10k videos hosted on my server, and I'm using lighttpd to switch the video URLs every 2 hours because of hotlinking protection. This means that all video URLs in video sitemap is only ...
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Should Schema.org be used on embedded YouTube videos or only self-hosted videos?

Google supports and recommends using the schema.org on-page markup for videos. However it is not clear if this should also be done when embeddeding a YouTube video. Or really even a Vimeo video. Or is ...
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Making HTML5 videos stored on AWS S3 **difficult** to download (because I cant make it impossible)

I am building a website that hosts video's stored on AWS's S3 service. The videos are played thru a HTML5 player we have built. Ive just been asked to make sure "nobody can steal our video's". Now I ...
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Does CloudFlare cache videos, and would this wildcard Page Rule work for that?

I'm setting everything up in my website to use CloudFlare. This is my example: On videos.domain.com/Folder-A/Folder-B/ there are some HTML files that I would NOT like CloudFlare to cache. But inside ...
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SEO for Google: navigation, company info, video [duplicate]

I often stumble upon search results in Google that get a special treatment, like: having the site navigation (and more) being displayed on the search results page having a company's location, ...
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Does YouTube videos embedded on my website consume my bandwidth?

I will like to know if embedding YouTube videos on my website consumes my bandwidth when the videos are being viewed.
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Moodle Inconsistencies, Flowplayer, or Server?

We are trying to decide if an issue we're having with Moodle and our videos is a flowplayer issue, a video issue, or a network issue. Any input is welcome. We've had videos in our Moodle (version 1.9,...
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Protect streamed videos

I am for html5/flash video player to play videos (stream) on a website and we want to protect our material as much as we can. any suggestions ? Edit We want it to limit the download of the video and ...
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Which FLOSS Python CMS for video sharing in a school? [duplicate]

I have an university project in which we develop a video sharing system for schools. Our central use cases are as follows: The system has to manage videos (and associated arbitrary metadata) Where ...
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Are different resolutions of the same video stored as different files?

In websites like YouTube one is able to choose between this or that resolution for the same video. Is each resolution of that video stored as a separate file? I mean, is there a file stored in the ...
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No GUI on embedded video

I'm trying to find video hosting provider to embed a video (html5 preferred, with flash fallback would be boss), with enough settings to suit my needs : autoplay / loop / no gui. Just the raw video, ...
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Video Hosting for Customer Uploads

I am building a page for a client of mine for a video contest. He wants the users to upload the video directly to the site then the videos be viewable. While I can code this by hand for compatibility ...
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Prompting Facebook to embed Youtube videos from a site

On a website for a newspaper, some of our articles are video reports (embedded from Youtube) with small descriptions below. When these get shared on Facebook, perhaps when someone copies the URL into ...
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Does HTML5 video cache the entire video before playback or does it stream?

I have an HTML5 page that plays a small video (1.5MB) with autoplay and loop enabled. The problem is, sometimes it takes up to 10 seconds after loading the page before the video starts playing. I've ...
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How can I convert a series of images to a valid HTML5 MP4 video? [closed]

I am attempting to encode a video from an image sequence, for embedding as an HTML5 video. I have managed to encode into the WebM and OGG format successfully (so for example, it works fine in Firefox)...
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Symbolic link of file on ftp server to file on dropbox

Can I create a symbolic link from an ftp server (file on website) to a Dropbox URL? I'm trying and it's seeming to work correctly. My problem is a video isn't playing correctly on my site, but I know ...
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Hosting Video's on Youtube or a service like youtube with HTML5 / FLASH switching

We have 1000's of small product videos currently being played through a Flash player. We want to make this product videos work on apple devices. It's my understanding that Youtube auto switches ...
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Google's image search… but for video

The company I work for is preparing a user-submitted video contest. One problem that we're concerned about is that someone might download another video from Youtube/Vimeo/whatever and pass it off as ...
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Do videos bring more traffic than backlinks in general?

Yesterday, I had a conversion with a friend who was implementing SEO techniques on his websites a couple of years ago. He also stopped this activity since then. He claims that relevant YouTube ...
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Is there any way out so that a video available online cannot be downloaded?

Is there any way out so that a video available online cannot be downloaded ? I have checked almost every way out and found that everything can be spoofed. So does anyone knows anything else that ...
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Sharing password-protected videos on social media

We are developing a site where users will be able to watch and download videos that they've recorded of themselves in a public event. The videos will be password protected, and will be available only ...
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When embedding a YouTube video with a playlist how can the next video not autoplay?

Is there a way to stop autoplay of the next playlist video upon completion of the currently embedded video? I just want to play the one that's embedded but nothing else.
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How easy is it to code in-built videos?

First time poster so please don't bite my head off. Basically, I'm having a site built for me and I don't really know anything about coding but I'm not too sure if I trust my web developer. I asked ...
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Provide a YouTube videobar on my website

I want to embed a videobar (see image below) on my website. The video bar is for a playlist. I have come across a few articles outlining how to do this (such as this or this) but all point to a page ...