HTTP status codes

The status code lets you know whether a request should be retried

Introducing dark mode

A new dark colour palette can help improve battery life when using an OLED screen

Lazy load an iframe

Add lazy loading to your iframes so that they only load when they need to

Our new look

We have refreshed our site, with a new dashboard and API

Why not use YouTube?

Some people ask why not just use YouTube for all our videos, as it is free?

What is video SEO?

Utilize your video content to stand out and increase organic traffic from search engines

The new video player

A brand new video player is being rolled out for 2018. It has many improvements over the old one.

A new transcoding system

The transcoding pipeline has been completely rebuilt. Jobs are now queued more efficiently.


We've been working on the video transcoding pipeline and have made some big improvements

The weekend update

This week's update brought mainly behind-the-scenes improvements to analytics and other parts of the back-end

Customise your video player

Our standard player should suit most requirements however you can adjust its appearance to match your brand


As we roll-out events, a new report has been added to show them

Video gating

Our latest update adds support for video gating and iframe-based overlays, along with general design improvements

Adaptive streaming for all

Adaptive streaming (HLS and DASH) is our default method for delivering video content

Embed responsively

Upload a video, we process it, then, once complete, we provide a snippet of code you can simply copy and paste

What is HTTP 2?

Web pages are more resource-intensive than ever. The protocol used to deliver those resources - HTTP - needed an upgrade to match.

We have rebuilt live streaming

The latest update includes many improvements. The main one being the completely rebuilt live streaming system.


HLS and DASH are two rival formats for delivering video over the web

Updated video CMS

We have made managing video content even easier within our online video platform

New video thumbnail URLs

If you would like to incorporate a frame from one of your hosted videos (usually for a thumbnail image), it is now even easier

What is AMP HTML?

AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages. It is an open source initiative to optimise pages for mobile devices.


Since the platform is a video CMS, each account includes a channel which acts as a front-end to your content

API pagination

If you have built an application that uses our video CMS API, you can use pagination to handle a large set of results

Replace a video

You may spot a problem with a video after embedding it. You can replace it.

Tag groups

Organise your content using groups. These are like folders, but with the flexibility of tags.

Video pre-rolls

You might like to briefly show your logo at the start of your videos ... you can with pre-rolls.

Daily analytics report

You can be emailed a report that summarises recent views of your content

Redesigned admin panel

We have redesigned the admin panel based on Google's own design guidelines to make it even easier to use

New analytics report

We have added a new report to let you quickly see how many views each of your videos has had

New player

As part of this week's update, we have added a new player

Two-step verification (MFA)

Enable two-step verification (also known as multi-factor authentication) to add another layer of security

Grouped account settings

Rather than being split over multiple sections, we've added a new combined account section

New dashboard page

We are rolling out a new dashboard page that we think you will like

New roles

As part of our latest update to the platform, we have provided a selection of new roles

Choose your own frame

The platform automatically generates a selection of images but you can pick your own

Introducing Insights

We have made it easier to query your video analytics ... introducing Vidbeo Insights

Live streaming

If you need to stream a live event over the web, you can easily do so within our online video platform

Improved captions editor

The Vidbeo video CMS has always supported captions in multiple languages, but now it is even easier to add them

Moderate uploaded videos

If you permit someone (or an application) to add videos to your account, you can set their videos as needing approval

Pay online

We have updated our payment options

Improved bandwidth report

It is useful to be able to see how much data has been transferred and we've made it even easier

The just-discovered FREAK attack

Yesterday researchers disclosed a new vulnerability with encrypted connections. This is known as the FREAK attack.

Password-protect your videos

If you would like only certain people to be able to watch a video, you could ask them to enter a password.

Private, unbranded URLs

If you are using a custom domain, you will see we also make use of private unbranded URLs

Use single sign-on

Since configuring single sign on (authenticating using a SAML identity provider or Microsoft's Active Directory) is complicated, we've written a guid

Keep the same sitemap URL

We now let you rebuild video sitemaps, rather than having to request a new one. This means that you can keep the same URL

New help tab

On selected pages within the Vidbeo admin panel you will now see a help tab on the right of the page. Click that to find out more about the various options.

How do I use roles?

Assigning a role to a user is how you control what actions they can perform. We've written a guide to help explain how they work

Preview frames are now available

When you watch a video within our player, you should now find that when you put the cursor over the progress bar that a small frame appears

You can now transfer your videos

Previously you could only upload a video file from your computer's local drive. Now, you can simply provide a URL.

Dealing with Internet Explorer

We thought we would share an example of the technical problems we encounter dealing with Internet Explorer

We have a new site for developers

If you would like to incorporate the Vidbeo platform within your own application, we have fully documented our Data API and Player API