Posts By: Adam Podolnick

 

Embed.ly

SproutVideo has always tried to make video hosting as simple and intuitive as possible for our customers. In that spirit, we’re pleased to announce that SproutVideo videos are now available through Embed.ly.

Embed.ly is a service that makes it easy to embed content, such as video, images, audio and more, from nearly any site on the web. Embed.ly is used by companies like Yammer, bit.ly, 37Signals, Storify, Reddit, Kickstarter, SoundCloud, and others to make it incredibly simple for users to embed content by just using a link without a need for a messy or complex embed code. Check out the Embed.ly to learn more about the service.

Thanks for including us, Embed.ly!

custom player using JQuery

Ever wish our player had really customized controls, or a specialized design? Using our Javascript Player API, it’s very easy to create your own unique user interface for your videos.

Here is a quick example using JQuery UI to help demonstrate the possibilities. Before we get started, here is what we’re going to build.

Premium video content is a powerful and effective way to capture new leads for your business. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added a new feature that makes it incredibly easy to collect email addresses with videos, no programming required.

Keeping reading for details on how to use this new feature, and tips to optimize it as well.

Update – SproutVideo supports responsive video embed codes out-of-the-box. Now, you can ensure your videos will resize automatically without touching a line of code on the page.

If you’re in the process of building a responsive website or looking to add video to an already responsive website, here is a quick guide on how to make sure your videos resize as seamlessly as the rest of your site.

all about video seo and sitemaps

Video SEO is an important tool in any company’s arsenal when it comes to improving search rankings and click-through rates. So, how do you get your videos to show up in Google search results, and drive more organic traffic to your site?

New Analytics API!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added the ability to retrieve all analytics and engagement data through the SproutVideo API. All you need is a SproutVideo account on a plan that has access to either analytics or engagement data and you’re all set.

Have you ever wanted to collect emails for a mailing list or newsletter after a video has finished playing? Well, with SproutVideo’s post-play options and MailChimp’s embeddable signup forms, it is very easy. Just follow these simple steps, and you will be collecting emails in no time.

Video Engagement Metrics

With SproutVideo’s engagement metrics, you can now answer some fundamental questions about your videos. Are people watching the whole video or are they leaving before your call to action? Are there certain points in the video that people watch over and over? What other videos of mine has this viewer watched?

Starting today, you’ll be able to answer those questions and more using our video engagement analytics. With this new tool, you can not only see aggregate data for all views of a particular video but data for each individual play of your video as well.

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New! SproutVideo now supports subtitles on all modern devices, browsers, and operating systems. This ensures that no matter how your audience is viewing your content, they’ll be able to understand it. Keep reading for details on how to add subtitles to your videos, and important reasons for doing so.

Right when a video ends, a viewer is likely to be highly interested in the topic or product being showcased. So, what action do you want them to take?

The ability to sustain viewer interest after a video concludes is critical to driving traffic and conversions. Now, you can easily setup a post-play screen to display a custom message, link, or form after your video ends. Keep reading for tips on how to set one up for your videos today.

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