by LongTail Video on 2010-07-22 17:34
Last week, Bits on the Run, our online video platform for streaming, hosting and transcoding, released a new and improved Dashboard. This release contains several significant improvements to both speed and ease-of-use, and completes Phase I of our dashboard upgrade. Phase II will be focused on improving reseller functionality,. Read on for more information...
Here are a few of the enhancements our new Dashboard offers you :
As of today, you can log in to the new Dashboard at dashboard.bitsontherun.com. The old Dashboard will remain available at manage.bitsontherun.com until our reselling functionalities are transferred to the new Dashboard.
If you have not yet signed up for Bits on the Run, try it out for free here.
Note to Resellers: The new Dashboard currently doesn't support resellers (and associated sub-accounts). Attempts to log in to the new Dashboard will be redirected to the old Dashboard. The next phase of our upgrade includes improved reseller functionality, at which point all resellers will have access to the new Dashboard. Coming soon....
by Pablo Schklowsky on 2010-07-14 17:51
We've released two player updates this week which bring bug fixes to the v4 and v5 players. JW Player version 4.7 is purely focused on bugs, and marks the end of life for the v4 product line. The 4.7 release fixes a number of bugs collected in the months since the release of 4.6, addressing streaming server support, bitrate switching and general stability. Noncommercial users can download the player here, and license holders can get the commercial version here.
You can find all of the complete v4 documentation here.
The patch to 5.2 (5.2.1151, for those of you keeping score at home) addresses a problem with loading external Media Providers, as well as an issue pertaining to the Flash Player 10.1 update (release notes). The new version is available on our Player Download Page.
by LongTail Video on 2010-07-14 14:15
We are pleased to announce that Jeroen Wijering, the creator of the JW Player, will be participating in a HTML5 Video Webinar with Philip Jagenstedt, a core developer from Opera, and Mark Robertson, founder of ReelSEO, next Wednesday, July 21st, at 2pm ET.
The webinar will cover a broad range of topics surrounding HTML5 Video: Why is HTML5 video relevant? Will HTML5 video eventually replace Flash? What should we expect from HTML5 Video in the future? In addition, the webinar will provide a series of tips and best practices to developers and designers using HTML5 video.
You can pre-register for the webinar by clicking here. We hope you enjoy the event!.
Since the webinar was a great success and the number of attendants was actually maxed out, here's a replay of the entire session for those who missed it:
Again, thanks for joining, and we'll see you at our next webinar.
by LongTail Video on 2010-07-14 10:00
We are happy to announce the new analytics plugin that our partner, TubeMogul, has built for the JW Player for Flash v5. Today, TubeMogul InPlay was officially added to our AddOns Library. With the TubeMogul Inplay Analytics Plugin, you can track detailed real-time viewership and engagement analytics on your videos.
The team at TubeMogul empasizes that TubeMogul InPlay is relied on daily by thousands of top video sites, media companies and advertisers, from Discovery Channel to Sony Music. Now, TubeMogul is proud to offer InPlay for free to users of LongTail Video's latest video player.
InPlay's self-serve suite seamlessly integrates within minutes. Real-time metrics tracked include streams, uniques, time-watched, city-level audience geography, video player embeds, what sites and search terms are referring viewers, completion rates and much more. Performance metrics include bandwidth delivered (and wasted), rebuffer rates by geography and more.
Note that metrics are easly accessed through a flexible user-interface, complete with options to share with others, export to Excel, data feeds and APIs. TubeMogul InPlay's metrics can also be set up to compare any custom dimension, creating endless possibilities to increase publishers' bottom lines. Read TubeMogul's how-to guide and get started with the plugin.
To access TubeMogul InPlay, visit our AddOns Library. Enjoy!
by LongTail Video on 2010-07-14 09:13
For those of you interested in learning more about HTML5 video and where it’s going, Jeroen Wijering, the creator of the JW Player, is speaking today on Dan Benjamin’s podcast, The Conversation, Wednesday, July 14th at 1:00 PM ET.
We expect a fantastic and informative discussion with leading experts on HTML5 video – its advantages, its drawbacks and its future.
For those of you that missed the live podcast, check-out the recorded version here.
The LongTail Team