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nobody likes splashscreens, I strongly advise you make any video a choice, even autoplay is annoying. It is not accessible There is no (reliable) way to make it only show once It will increase the bounce rate even for people who haven't seen it before On slow machines your site may be unusable and yes slow pages are ranked lower. (this will be a problem ...


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You need to understand that in order for the human user to view the content, the browser (or some other software) need to download it. And when the content has been downloaded to the user's computer, you no longer control the access to it. So-called "streaming" is just a download-mode where the standard viewer is programmed to automatically delete the ...


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"Inherently" is the keyword here. Just putting videos on your page has zero impact on rankings from a on site optimization stand point. What videos help with are your engagement metrics (time on site, bounce rates, etc). Google has started taking these metrics into a more favorable account when deciding how to measure a users "experience" of their ...


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A video in-of-itself is not a bad thing. However, the notion of hijacking the user experience by auto-starting the video and restricting access to the content is a bad thing. It is extremely bad. Listen, these days UX (user experience) is everything. Smart SEOs understand that bounce rates, time on site, number of pages read, time on page, are all metrics ...


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You may not use embedded YouTube videos behind a paywall. That is prohibited by YouTube in section 4 of the YouTube terms of service: D. You agree not to use the Service for any of the following commercial uses unless you obtain YouTube's prior written approval: the sale of access to the Service; Youtube does make exceptions for using the ...


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@Ryan Steel is correct, there is no inherent value, just the value based off of the quality. One way to assure some quality is to make sure you follow the schema on http://schema.org/VideoObject on your video pages so that Google knows as much relevant information about your video as possible.


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Avoid Vimeo but not because of SEO. Per their guidelines, http://vimeo.com/guidelines, they do not allow commercials and from everything I have read they can be very strict about this so if your videos come across as anything more than informational you may end up having to move hosts. That leaves you with YouTube or hosting your own. Using YouTube is ...


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The chart below shows the approximate size of a 30 second video on various high end video-capable mobile handsets. (Adapted from Engadget's video showdown here.) iPhone 4S iPhone 4 Galaxy S II Nokia N8 Amaze 4G 30s movie size 97.5MB 40MB 49.25MB 32.5MB 38.25MB Based on these stats, I'd suggest an upload limit ...


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Openmeetings perfectly embeds into web sites


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Are you sure you added the correct mime-type to the server? When I test it here locally the iPad seems to be sensitive to which mime-type is used in the response. I've tested it with video/mp4 which seems to work fine but video/mpeg doesn't work.


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You'll need to add some RDFa meta data to the header of your pages which contain video. For Facebook specifically, you'll need to add a <link rel="image_src" href="/URL/TO/VIDEO_THUMBNAIL.jpg" /> tag to indicate the video thumbnail, and a <link rel="video_src" href="/URL/TO/PLAY/VIDEO" /> to indicate the video player. Note that the video_src tag ...


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I found a good answer for you from this Stack Overflow question: Both the youtube player and the video content is streamed from YouTube's server. The only price you pay is the few bytes it takes to add the video player embed code in your HTML pages.


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The video would only play the first time a user visits the site. This is impossible to determine, deleted cookies, other PC, phone and "would play" means starts automatically? That's a no-go. When researching I preopen a lot of tabs and those that start some video get kicked out immediately. It is my decission when I want to watch it. You can offer the ...


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Yes, it’s a good idea. Structured data is not only useful for content you authored. It allows you to say anything about anything (see Semantic Web and Linked Data). You provide this video for your human visitors, possibly showing its title and other metadata. Why not also provide this data in a way that machines can easier understand? Or in other words: ...


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What you should look into whether or not there is an issue with the "byte range" HTTP requests feature of IIS7. Any issue with that would cause the byte_range_error_message error. For example, here's an IIS 7.5 hotfix for byte range requests that was causing problems with streaming PDFs: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/807/cpsid_80780.html Since IIS7 typically ...


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Most of the problems I've had serving mp4s (or any media for that matter) was that I had forgotten to whitelist those filetypes from the web server's compression.


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It uses HTML/JS for that. The only usage of Flash there is fullscreen mode of slideshow.


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Your requirements go into some things I haven't had to examine, but you might check out MediaCore. The underlying software is open source if you're also considering self-hosting. Cumulus is another "video platform" application, but self-hosted only. It's also a younger project, so may not have all the capabilities you need.


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Current browsers have the functionality to play video in certain formats, without requiring an extra plugin and few years ago all browsers needed a plugin that had to be installed separately. One of the reasons html5 video took so long was/is software patents. A browser can be downloaded freely, but to play a video the browser maker had to pay a patent fee ...


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This answer on StackOverflow to "Detecting if YouTube is blocked by company ISP" provides a JavaScript solution for detection of a blocked YouTube situation.


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It's not going to make a difference and the Panda algorithm isn't going to be a factor in this since it deas with lots of low quality content. Three pages of anything definitely isn't a lot. Use whatever is easier for you to manage. If you use Vimeo or Youtube you save yourself a lot of trouble and bandwidth. But if you find working with video to be easy and ...


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It really depends on what you're doing with video as to which choice you make, you may need to use both technologies to make the most efficient use of your bandwidth and streamline user experience. e.g. streaming may be more appropriate for longer videos, progressive for shorter ones. The main advantage of progressive is that you only need a conventional ...


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As mentioned by Prasad, there is a lot of free tools over the internet that you can just copy and paste and it's done. So I would say it's pretty easy for us developers to do that... Where it could raise the price is if you want some king of interface where you can add or delete videos yourself on your website. That's the more complicated part because the ...


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If you're looking for absolute security, then no. Everything that can be seen can be downloaded. You can just make it harder. Screengrabbing will always work.


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Do Videos Bring more Traffic than backlinks in General? Yes and No.. It really depends if your page(s) are already ranking, and then the quality of backlinks you have. Ultimately if your number one on the page then no, it simply won't. You should consider YouTube as a Social Tool to bring in more visitors to your site on phrases that you may not be ...


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As I posted on StackOverflow... Assuming your video content is simply a file downloaded over HTTP/HTTPS (and not streamed over some other protocol) then it appears that CloudFlare might actually support this. I just tested an MP4 video file on a client's website and it appeared to be cached by CloudFlare correctly. My CloudFlare settings page rule: The ...


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In order to use HTML5 features to play an MP3 file the browser would need to know the URL to the MP3 file, and therefore it would need to be included in the the source code. There are some tricks however that can help make it more difficult for people to find the URL, such as: Obfuscating the URL using HTML character code substitutes For example: http:// ...


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There is a lot more to matching video than just comparing file hashes. Google developed and entire video matching system for YouTube called ContentID which checks every video uploaded against a library of copyrighted videos. For a simple explanation, let's start with images. (Google does more than matching hashes there too.) Resizing/cropping any image, ...


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Vimeo has the option to give you a link if you have a paid account. You can generate a privaté download link to do this for multiple resolutions if needed. An other option would be to just embed there player and add the "?background=1" in the embed link as explained here: https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011183028-Embedding-background-and-...


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The video loads from YouTube so you do not incur any bandwidth usage from having this video embedded in your site.


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