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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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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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How to create a video-on-demand service [closed]

I want to sell private video content on my website. What is the best way to create an online video-on-demand service with this requirements: The video must be private and secure Analytics Must use ...
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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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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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Online Video Platform for own servers

I need an application, similar to Ooyala, Vzaar, Brightcove, that manages & encodes all videos. The only difference, is that I want to host the software and content on my own servers, preferably ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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193 views

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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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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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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Closed Captions vs Transcripts of the video: Which one is better for SEO?

I have a few videos I have transcribed. I'd like to know how I'd better include them in my blog posts. Should I caption them (e.g. in Youtube) or just include the transcript at the end of the post. ...
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486 views

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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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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Host Private videos on my site or use third party video hosting

I’m working on a e-learning startup. We are going to have recorded video lectures from professors ranging from 30-45 minutes long which are going to be accessible to students once they register and ...
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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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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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I am 16 and want to learn how to develop websites (complex sites with video and members).. what language do you suggest I learn? [closed]

I am trying to get into programming for web development and PHP seems like a good language to use for that. I want to make complex sites with videos and member logins like a YouTube. I didn't know ...
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Streaming videos using Wowza

I need to view the streaming videos in my website. For that I have searched and get the answer to use Wowza (just like FMS). I need to know how can I stream the videos using Wowza and how to store ...
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Red5: Live Cam Streaming

We're looking to add public/private "cam rooms" to our site. Similar to about a thousand other sites on the web (Chat Roulette, Stickam, etc). We've been using Red5 for the past year with various ...
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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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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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Video for an ad-driven website

I have a website, which i will fill with a bunch of useful videos. I've implemented an ads rotation engine for articles and will do so for videos. The next milestone is to decide how video will be ...
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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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Video monetising and simple shop, platform? [closed]

I have this client that wants a single-product website. The product is a training-video that they want to deliver virtually and optionally physically. I usually do all the front-end design and back-...
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Video conference/chat tool that can be embedded in own website needed [closed]

We are looking for a means (a tool, a commercial service) to enable a closed user group to start a live video conference in a browser, as part of the company website. Something like Skype, but ...
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JavaScript to stream video files

Is there a JavaScript API for streaming WMV/AVI/MOV files?
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Multimedia web applications that perform well [closed]

There are a few multimedia web applications like PHPMotion, ClipBucket that allow playback of multimedia files. Beside the mentioned multimedia web applications, are there other similar multimedia ...
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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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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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Video Player for hosted videos

I'd like to add videos for a webpage, but I don't want to use Youtube or any other site to host them, i'd like to host them on my own server. what are some good tools availible for video players on a ...