New icons, new player and assorted improvements

We have been busy improving the video CMS, redesigning the player and fixing various small problems.

The weekend update: HLS fMP4 and a new uploader

The latest update brings many improvements, large and small.

The weekend update brings a new analytics system

This weekend we released some key updates to the system.

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.

Dynamic thumbnails, and many other improvements ...

We've been busy making changes to the video CMS.

A new homepage and improved analytics

When a user signs in, they can now see more of your videos.

An improved interface, a new type of user, plus more changes

The latest update introduces a new type of user, along with assorted improvements to the system.

Introducing our new, faster and modular player

Our video player has been redesigned. It now has a modular design, extra features and an improved interface.

HTML5 DASH and buffering options

Continued work on the back-end has further improved performance, with the addition of new options.

DASH, HLS and HLS fMP4

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.

The elves have been busy: new encoding profiles

The New Year update brings new encoding profiles, along with some useful minor changes.

Customise your video player

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

Events

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

The weekend update, including two new reports

The latest update includes many small changes to the admin panel, along with two new types of report.

Native HLS, content groups and a new Q&A overlay

New features being rolled out this week include native HLS support, grouping content - and a new Q/A format of overlay.

Pre-roll gates, plus other minor changes

You can now set your overlays, such as gates, to be shown before the video loads.

Video gating

Our latest update adds support for <strong>video gating</strong> and iframe-based overlays, along with general design improvements.

Our video player has been updated

This weekend we rolled out a new version of our player. It includes many improvements.

Introducing 360 video and VR

If you have a video filmed in 360°, our player supports that option.

Video DRM: Widevine and PlayReady

Protect your videos using Digital Rights Management.

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.

Improved commenting and improved documentation

The latest update includes a new way to let viewers comment on your videos, and improvements to our documentation.

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.

The new JavaScript video embed code

In common with all major video platforms, we use an iframe to let you embed a video player on your own pages.

HLS vs DASH

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

HLS, signed cookies ... and a new player

The latest update includes the roll-out of HLS, support for signed cookies and even a brand new HTML5 video player.

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.

Control access to the admin panel

When you invite a new user, you can now choose whether they can sign in to the admin panel

Channels

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.

General platform improvements

We have made some improvements - many behind-the-scenes, but some more obvious.

Additional single sign-on attributes

We support passing some additional attributes in a SAML Assertion.

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.

Automated, smart playlists

If you would like the system to build a playlist for you, you can specify how.

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: 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 guide.

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.

Quickly see how much data has been transferred

It is now even easier for you to see how much data has been transferred each month.

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.