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Questions tagged [video]

Questions with the video tag should refer to creating, editing, and displaying video on electronic devices. As video capture and playback vary significantly across platforms, it would be helpful to include a search tag with the target OS or platform (e.g., Windows, Android, YouTube, Java, QuickTime). Appropriate questions include "How do I set the frame rate for playing back video on Platform X?", but not "How can I download free movies from Pirate Bay?"

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What are my options for Private Video Hosting? [closed]

I have a client that basically wants YouTube between a login screen. I know that YouTube offers private video hosting but this service is restricted to 25 users. Question: I am in the need of '...
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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 ...
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What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming (but not live) video?

What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming video? Where would you start? Edit: Let's assume it is not real-time or live streaming, just canned videos.
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stress test video streaming

is there a way to stress test video streaming? Basically simulating a high number of people simultaneously streaming a video? This is an amazon 'cloud' service that will be enabled for my site.
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Are videos inherently good for SEO?

My business partner is convinced that having a video on a page is inherently good for SEO and will improve its ranking. I'm trying to find some evidence to confirm or deny this theory. My hunch is ...
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IIS7 Serving .mp4s, not playable on iOS devices

I've added the proper MIME type to the server, made sure it applies to not only the specific site but even the all of server's sites. The file is accessible and playable in my browser (Chrome) but ...
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Adding Video To Website - Embed or Vimeo?

I have been asked to add 3 short informational videos to a new page on the company website. I am trying to figure out if it would be better to embed them directly onto the page (html5) or use Vimeo or ...
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How can I get my site's existing flash videos to work on the iPad?

My website has a number of instructional videos that would be very helpful to be viewable on an iPad. The video player is SWF, and the video itself is FLV. Questions: Can I replace the flash player ...
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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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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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How to remove the related videos at end of YouTube embedded video?

I am trying to get the embedded videos to stop showing at the end of the embedded YouTube videos on my website. I have tried the ?rel=0 and it does not work. Any other ideas?
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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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Youtube - preventing ads of my competitors on my videos

I want to start and upload to youtube every day a new video for my commercial use. The videos are suppose to serve existing clients and potential clients and are given free to everyone . My problem ...
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Check website against corporate internet filters

So there are plenty of services to check your website in all browsers. There are many different scenarios to test a website with/without css, with/without javascript, many different screen resolutions ...
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When do videos appear in google's web search results?

Sometimes videos appear in google's web search results (and not only in Google Videos). For a video to appear in the web search results, does it have to appear in Google Videos first? Does each and ...
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Is it allowed to embed YouTube videos behind a paywall?

Is it against any legal law or YouTube TOS themselves to embed videos (which are available for embedding obviously) for streaming on your website and put them behind a paywall, e.g. give access only ...
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Why do sites still prefer Flash video over the HTML5 video format? [closed]

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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Creating a video upload form, what is a realistic file size limit?

My page is asking users to upload their photos and videos, but I want to limit the file size. What is a realistic size limit for short video (under 30 sec) shot on a iphone or android.
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Does display:none prevent a video from being downloaded

I have a 22MB video on my homepage but when the screen goes narrow, the entire div won't show, to prevent it loading slowly on a phone. Is the page still downloading the video and just not showing (...
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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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Best way to deliver HD video for a small userbase

I am developing a website with HD video sharing as one of its primary components. This is a bootstrapped startup and I was wondering what you would suggest for the best way to go about handling the ...
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How to create google video sitemap urls for very large video files with distinct segments?

I have a large video files about 1 hr in duration, with different sections of the video corresponding to different distinct sub topics . For example, the whole video may be about an yoga exercise ...
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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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Thumbnails for videos in multiple formats?

I have some intranet training videos made over the years in a bunch of formats (AVI, WMV, MOV, RealPlayer) and would like to provide something like a preview function - maybe a thumbnail animated GIF ...
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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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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 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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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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Encoding settings for HTML5 video

What is the best, free way to encode video for the new HTML5 video in browsers. I want to encode video in WebM, H264 and Ogg. I have looked at FFMPeg and it seems to be able to do it all but the ...
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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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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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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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JavaScript to stream video files

Is there a JavaScript API for streaming WMV/AVI/MOV files?
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Is it necessary to block googlebot and googlebot-video to block video crawl?

We have problem with declining CTR caused by unwanted video snippet on SERP. Therefore we have taken measure to block the Googlebot from crawling our video file. User-Agent: Googlebot Disallow: /*....
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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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Is Nowness.com using Flash to achieve the slideshow effect on their homepage?

The website I am trying to develop has asked for a slider much like the one on Nowness.com. http://www.nowness.com/ The specific functionality they would like is that at the end of the slide show or ...
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Html5 tag video VS Youtube video

Is it better to embed a Youtube video in an Iframe or to load the video on an HTML5 tag ? Which's better from an SEO point of view ? Is there any difference on the loading time, optimization and the ...
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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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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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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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Service for accepting short video clips as part of official documents?

I am looking for a service that can accept short video clips flexibly and convert to an archival format. So the process would be: Person in the field uploads a video by: Smartphone upload Upload ...
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Webhosting for a TV channel with streaming video

I'm making a website for a web based TV channel, so I'm assuming it will be heavy on bandwidth usage, but I'm no good at calculating bandwidth. Couple of questions: Assuming the site streams HD ...
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How to make money with video site?

What I really mean is i don't get how these smaller but still popular video/tube sites make money. They host their own videos not embedded ones. How do they afford the bandwidth? if bandwidth is 0.18 ...
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Is there a way to add embedded youtube videos to my website sitemap?

The goal is to make embedded youtube videos appear in video search results as part of my website. I searched very extensively how to do this; I found through google some articles that claim that it's ...
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Are YouTube videos Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 compliant?

When embedding a YouTube video on a organisation's website, what is necessary to make this accessible and WCAG 2.0 AAA compliant? It's my understanding that closed captions (toggleable subtitles) are ...
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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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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 to embed my website videos in facebook via status

I have a Joomla website having a lot of videos, I want to embed my videos in facebook by sharing via status update like you do when sharing youtube video. When you paste a link there facebook ...
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In HTML5, different browsers support different formats of video

Does it mean that I need videos of multiple formats so that it can be played on different browsers by adding multiple sources to the tag?
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Hosting videos for use in Flowplayer (pseudostreaming)?

Flowplayer's pseudostreaming plugin requires a specific server configuration to work. https://static.flowplayer.org/plugins/streaming/pseudostreaming.html What video services/hosts/CDNs exist that ...