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New Secure Video Player

This might just be our most exciting platform release yet. We are officially rolling out our new video player, with support for Ultra-HD video formats, variable playback speed, social sharing and downloading through the player, true adaptive bitrate streaming, thumbnail images displayed when seeking, and more.

This is a major change across our entire platform, and marks a huge step away from the Flash player it’s replacing. Keep reading to get the full scoop on our new player!

Share Corporate Video Securely

Corporate video is one of the best ways to communicate with large, dispersed teams. It enables people to stay coordinated and well-informed about the goings-on within the company. It’s especially important for big announcements, times of change, or on-boarding new team members.

The main sticking point for using video for internal communications, and one we hear about all the time at SproutVideo, is that online video is perceived as being extremely public – that once you post a video online, anyone could search for it, watch it, or share it.

That perception needs to change. To help with that, we are going to cover the five steps you need to take to ensure only designated people can view your videos. We’ll also cover how to track viewer interactions with your videos very closely to boot.

Corporate Video

It’s a message that no one wants to receive: your corporate video containing sensitive information was somehow shared outside of your company, and could potentially cause a PR nightmare. The question is, what do you do now?

A very common question we get asked at SproutVideo is pretty fundamental to the security of your online content: should I let people download my online hosted videos? Naturally the most appropriate answer is, “that depends,” but we can help you narrow it down for your specific circumstances, and ultimately make the best decision. Read on for our guide to allowing or disallowing downloads of your online videos, and how to do so securely.

Allow people to download your online hosted video

What to Do if Someone Steals Your Videos

One of the worst things that can happen to you is someone misappropriating your content online. Luckily, you can do a lot to prevent that from happening in the first place. Even in the worst case scenario, you still may have some recourse. Here are the key steps you need to take to ensure that your content will remain yours, and what to do if it falls into the wrong hands.

It’s now possible to limit the number of times a video can be played when using login protected videos.

Limit the number of times a login may be used with SproutVideo

When you’re creating or editing a login, you’ll see the field above. This makes it possible, for instance, to create a one time use login. If you set the number of allowed plays to 1, you can send someone a link to the video and once they watch it, they won’t be able to pass on their login information to someone else and share the video.

We’ve enabled SSL support for our iframe based embed codes. You can easily convert any iframe based embed code by replacing the “http” with “https” in the src attribute for the <iframe> tag.

As always, let us know what you think or if you have any questions!

Sometimes, videos are so popular that other folks want to be able to share them with their audiences. That can be a good thing, but in plenty of cases, you might only want your videos to appear in a specific location, such as your own website.

It’s now possible to make sure that your videos only play on websites you specify. Introducing Allowed Domains!

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