By hosting your video and audio files at Amazon S3, you get fast, reliable and affordable hosting. To turn those files into players which you can embed and play on the web - you need eZs3 ! You get awesome player options and designs, you protect your intellectual property and most importantly, you can save time.
Use eZs3 to put video on your webpage in 3 simple steps:-
Step 1 - upload your media to your own Amazon S3 account
Step 2 - create your a player with eZs3's great player features
Step 3 - paste the embed code and your video is on your webpage
And that's it!
Click on the buttons to the left to find out more about the great player features at eZs3!
Increase security using the Timed Link and Encode URL settings
Get detailed statistics for your players to answer questions like: 'Do your viewers watch the video the whole way through?' 'Which countries do your audience come from?' 'Are your videos being re-watched?' by using Google Analytics to track your videos - learn more about Videolytics
Social Media Player
The world's first SEO optimized social media player
Do you want to go viral? Do you want your viewers to Tweet, post and bookmark your video?
Use the Social Media Player
Bookmark links at the bottom of your video re-direct your viewer to a social network site and auto-fills their tweet or post, including a shortened link back to your video
The tweet or post uses the headline of your page as its content
Imagine how great this is now that Google loves Twitter - you can increase your page ranking by using the right keywords in your headline
And with the link back straight to your video - you can increase your audience
Then utilizing a premium feature such as the Underlay you can auto-redirect viewers to a sales page, a sign up form or a buy now button at the end of your video
After user feedback - we realised we needed a way to make players even quicker..
..so we created 'Quick Players'
Quick Players are templates that you can create, using all the usual player features, to suit your site
With a Quick Player template, you can create a player in one click!
The player can also be changed afterwards, if you wish to tailor it
Or you can change the original template..
Or you can create as many templates as you like..
This feature is great if you want to create lots of players for one site or a set of training videos which you want to all follow the same look
Do you want to add a comments box, banners or download option to your video?
Do you want to turn your videos into an RSS feed?
Well you can do all this and more by adding widgets to your video..
..a video with widgets = vidget
You can add any of these widgets, or a combination of them, to your video to create a truly interactive display
social bookmarks (including Twitter and Facebook)
email to friend
Quick Vidgets brings together the interactivity of vidgets with the speed of Quick Players
Using all the usual widget options for a vidget, you can create a template using all your favourite widgets
This template can then be selected to create a Vidget in a couple of clicks
If you have a team of people, some uploading footage, others creating players and embedding on your site, you may need multiple access to your S3 account
But you don't want to share your log in details with a team - who can then access all of your files and folders in your account
To solve this problem eZs3 have created a Business User account - in 2 options
up to 3 users
up to 5 users
Both types allow you to manage your sub-users, cut off their access, hide your S3 keys and maintain your account security.
An eZs3 feature created to stop people from hot linking to your content. Hot linking is where people are linked directly to your content - not only distributing your content, but making you pay for the downloads! The Hot Link Protector also enables you to only show your content between allotted times. Learn more.
With eZs3 you can manage all aspects of your Amazon S3 account
Create folders in your S3 account for any of the four data regions (US Standard, Northern California, EU and Singapore) and choose whether to make it public or private
Upload to your Amazon S3 account using either our Desktop File Manager, specifically created to avoid many content issues such as access permissions and file names Or use our Java applet, ideal for when you are on the go as it doesn't require downloading
Use a file download link or one of our uploaders to also download media from your account - great if you have a large team so you can easily share files pre- and post- editing
Change access permissions
Allow your viewers to watch your videos but keep raw files or other media private - easy to use panel allows you to choose whatever settings you want
Create, delete, edit and update CloudFronts using eZs3 - see the CloudFront & Streaming section for more
With eZs3 you can create and manage your CloudFronts
Amazon CloudFront is a way of delivering your media that reduces latency, loading time and stuttering - making your video better and faster!
Using Adobe technology, you can also create streaming cloudfronts
With a streaming cloudfront you can achieve all the same things as with a normal cloudfront, but the viewer can also jump to any point in the video, forwards or backwards. You can also deliver even larger, better quality videos - with the same speed and reliability.
Amazon CloudFront allows you to serve up your data from edge servers - which are closer to your viewer and so speed up video delivery.
Amazon CloudFront can also now be served up from secure locations (https pages) - adding more protection to your file
Bulk Creator & Bulk Editor
With the Bulk Features, you speed up creating players and making changes.
The Bulk Features are only compatible with FLV or MP4 videos and MP3 audio files.
With the Bulk Creator you can select many files, and create a player for them. You will then get separate embed codes for each of the files, so you can post them on your website.
Quick Bulk Creator
Use the Quick Bulk Creator to select many files, then create a player using a template. This method means that you can create many players in 2 clicks! Again, you get an embed code per file so you can post on your site.
Want to update your start screen on many videos? Want to add a new watermark? Or use a new skin? Need to lock all your players to a new URL?
Do any of these and more to many players at once by using the Bulk Editor. Select a whole bunch of players and apply only the changes you want
Security & Protection
First things first - your video can never be completely secure
It seems shocking - but whatever lengths you go to - it's very easy to screen record a video and then upload it to a sharing site see - video piracy
However, there are some ways to protect your files...
With eZs3 you can add a video bug or watermark to your video like Jerry Springer or Oprah, marking your intellectual property. Use any image you want and even turn it into a clickable link - redirecting to any website you want.
Choose to stream your content so that your video is not downloaded to your viewer's cache - making it more difficult for them to acquire a full copy of your video. eZs3 gives you full access to creating and managing streaming CloudFronts in your Amazon S3 account. See CloudFronts & Streaming for more info.
Lock to URL
Use eZs3 player options to lock down your video player to one URL - so that it will only play on that one website. If someone copies your embed code and pastes it on another site, the video will not play, preventing you from paying to host content on other people's websites.
Hot Link Protector
With the Hot Link Protector, you can restrict your file - so that if someone pastes the file address elsewhere, it will only be live for a limited time. After that - the link will expire and the video will no longer play. You can also apply a start and end time, showing a custom message when the player is not active.