Elastic Transcoder now available in eZs3 – create web-ready video in seconds!

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Want to create videos that target the iPhone, web connected devices and PCs?

Ever had issues with your video not playing on a device? Or waiting ages for it to download before playback begins?

Well now you can use the Transcoder to create web-ready videos in seconds!

Choose a preset to target a particular device…

… and the Transcoder will create and upload your converted video to a folder of your choice.

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Amazon announce even cheaper prices!

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Amazon Web Services today announced even lower prices for your video storage – reducing your costs and saving you money!

eZs3 uses the global reach, reliability and scalability of Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) to host your videos – and then integrates its unique customisable player – to deliver your interactive video to your audience.

The new costs will be applied from 1st April 2014 – and will be automatically applied to your account, instantly saving you money.

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Having problems with Java? Try our no Java needed uploader!

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If you are having problems with Java, then you should try our no-Java quick uploader

You don’t need any special programs running, it works right inside your browser

Just navigate to the bucket or sub-folder you would like to upload into

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Faster loading, faster video, happy customers!

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Three more edge servers were added to Amazon’s CloudFront network today – two in Europe and one in Asia.

An edge server will speed up loading time of your video, as your clients’s network will automatically pull in the one that is closest, geographically, as less distance travelled for your video bytes means quicker delivery to your client.

The three new servers are located in:-

  • Marseille, France
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Manila, Philippines
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More edge servers added – video delivery gets even quicker!

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Amazon S3 today announced the release of 3 more edge servers including a new location in Atlanta, Georgia.

A new server added to both of the existing locations of London, UK and Frankfurt, Germany takes their tallies up to three each.

These clusters of servers form a CloudFront – where your files are copied across the network.

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New! Responsive player – re-size your video to fit on any screen – from TV to tablets to smartphones

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Do you want your viewers to be able to watch your video on PCs, TVs, smartphones, tablets, phablets and more?

Frustrated that your video appears tiny on a large screen or can only see a portion of your video on a smaller one?

Do you want that video to effortlessly re-size to fit their screen?

Well now you can in just a few clicks!

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New – faster video playback for viewers in India

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Amazon S3 have announced the addition of two more edge servers; located in Chennai and Mumbai, India

This adds more coverage to the existing network of 40 edge servers in the Amazon CloudFront service

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New CloudFront edge sever added – Seoul, Korea

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Amazon S3 has just announced (today) a new edge server in their CloudFront service

It’s based in Seoul, Korea

It joins Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Osaka as edge servers in Asia

This means your viewers in Asia can now expect even quicker playback and no stuttering or pausing from your video

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Amazon AWS Elastic Transcoder – convert your video to be web-ready in minutes!

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Amazon AWS have announced their cloud-based transcoder, allowing you to convert your video to web-ready settings in minutes

Their existing infrastructure means the conversions are quick, scalable and reliable – they also encode directly into the video and codec specifications that eZs3 recommend

However, during our testing we noticed straight away that there was an issue with the moov atom and metadata being set at the back of the file – Amazon quickly fixed this – making the final renderings fit for the web

But there are three main points to watch out for when using the encoder for internet-proof video

3 main things we have noticed from our testing:-

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Android detection added to eZs3 players for auto-switch to HTML5

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For a long time eZs3 have had iPad, iPhone and iPod detection – if your viewer was watching from their Apple mobile/tablet we automatically switch to HTML5, ensuring that your customer could continue to watch your video

This was in response to Apple’s refusal to integrate Flash with its mobile devices. So we added HTML5 fallback, which meant that your video would instead play in the native Apple player

To add iWare detection to your eZs3 videos, all you need is an MP4 video/MP3 audio and to use a HTML5 player

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