Key Features

  • Zero vendor lock-in

    We make it easy to stop using the service or to switch to an alternative service.

  • Own the URLs of your videos

    We host your videos on your own domain so they don't need to move if you change provider.

  • Fully customisable open-source video.js player

    Take a look at the video.js player designer to get an idea of how easy it is to customise.

  • Sensible defaults

    A set of output formats which will work on the majority of browsers.

  • Easily switch to a different video player

    It's straightforward to use another video player e.g. MediaElement.js, or SublimeVideo.

  • Transparent/simple pricing

    We make it easy to understand exactly what you're paying for.

  • Reliable technology

    Built on top of Amazon Web Services: S3 for storage, ETS for transcoding, and CloudFront for distribution.

Known Limitations

  • Upload speed

    We haven't yet optimised the upload process.

  • Transcoding speed

    We haven't yet optimised the transcoding process.

  • Output formats

    We're currently only encoding to 480p and 720p in 16:9 widescreen format.

  • Access to videos

    Transcoded videos are publicly accessible, but not discoverable.

Possible Features

  • Support for adaptive bitrate streaming

    e.g. HLS and MPEG-DASH to give a better experience on mobile devices.

  • Subtitle support

    Reach as wide an audience as possible by adding subtitles in multiple languages.

  • A Ruby gem and an API

    To provide programmatic upload, management of uploaded videos, and access to the URLs for embed code.

  • Serve your videos over SSL

    We want to make it as simple as possible to have your videos served securely using SSL.

  • Instructions on setting up video.js plugins

    e.g. SD/HD toggle, Google Analytics.

  • Instructions & examples for other video players

    Get up and running with alternative video players with a minimum of fuss.

  • More output sizes

    Create videos at both higher and lower resolutions than those we currently support.

  • Handle audio-only uploads

    Creating podcasts or your own music? Then we can imagine an audio-specific version of this service being just the thing for you.

  • Dropbox integration

    We want to make it as simple as possible for you to get your videos from Dropbox to our video service.

  • Heroku add-on

    We want to make it as simple as possible to integrate the apps you're developing on Heroku with our video service.