In a world littered with an enormous variety of smartphones, tablet computers and browsers, it’s not easy for publishers to put up a video online that can be watched by anyone, anywhere. With vid.ly, Encoding.com aims to alleviate that problem by… → Read More
Video formats on the Web are a mess right now. Apple supports H.264, but not Flash. Google recently declared that its Chrome browser will soon stop supporting H.264 in favor of its own WebM. To make a video play on an iPhone or iPad requires support for different formats than for an Android phone, and other phones require yet other formats. → Read More
Earlier this week, Steve Jobs kicked the debate about the need for Flash into high gear, especially for Web video. As he explained, Apple products like the iPhone and iPad don’t support Flash because although 75 percent of video on the Web is in Flash ” almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, H.264, and viewable on iPhones, iPods and iPads.” The next day, Microsoft… → Read More
With the apparent lack of Flash on the iPad, video hosting platforms like Brightcove, Ooyala and Kyte are throwing their support for HTML5 playback on the device. Encoding.com, , a SaaS video encoding platform, is also announcing its support for HTTP streaming, to enable streaming of its video on iPhone and iPad devices. → Read More
Encoding.com, a startup that provides online video encoding services, has raised $1.25 million in Series A funding. The funding was led by Metamorphic Ventures and included angel investors Patrick Condon, Fred Hamilton, Zelkova Ventures, Dave Morgan, and Allen Morgan. The funds will be used to further sales, marketing, and partnership programs.
Launched in September 2008, Encoding.com provides… → Read More
Amazon Web Services has just named the seven finalists for this year’s $100,000 Startup Challenge. The prize will go to the most innovative startup built on Amazon’s cloud-computing infrastructure. The winner will get $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, and maybe even an investment from Amazon. The finalists are: → Read More