Eric Hausken

July 20, 2017

Webhooks for video applications: live and VOD

IBM Cloud Video has recently added webhooks for video applications. Built for both live and video on-demand (VOD) instances, these webhooks let content owners know when certain events happen. This can then empower content owners to create automated processes around these webhooks, both reducing workloads while improving the end user experience as well. If webhooks […]

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July 10, 2017

Live and on-demand 4K streaming video capabilities

Organizations and broadcasters looking to increase the end user experience can benefit from the recent advancement of 4K streaming video capabilities at IBM Cloud Video. This technology is available for both external and internal use cases. This means it works for unsecured, easily available marketing video content. It can also be used, though, to deliver […]

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June 27, 2017

Monitor network performance update for ECDN

For technology executives, being able to monitor video delivery performance to troubleshoot network problems has become increasingly important. Video is changing the workplace, with training, executive townhalls and other activities moved to streaming rather than done in person. Consequently, IBM Cloud Video has enhanced its ECDN (Enterprise Content Delivery Network) offering. This enhancement increases the […]

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June 20, 2017

WebSphere continuous delivery offerings provide functional and usability enhancements for 2Q 2017

As organizations increase their pace of digital transformation and the transition to a hybrid cloud world, WebSphere offerings can help facilitate this pace of change with our quarterly cadence of continuous delivery enhancements. This recurring blog will summarize these deliverables each quarter, the new and updated functionality that they provide, and offer references for more […]

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June 6, 2017

Enhanced Live Video Streaming With Chat

IBM Cloud Video has enhanced its live video streaming with chat capabilities. These enhancements include improved compatibility, usability and settings. One of the big changes is that the chat is no longer Flash based. This enhances compatibility over mobile devices, which have long been a roadblock when it comes to delivering Flash based applications. In […]

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June 5, 2017

Create Video Chapter Markers and Share With URLs

For content owners wanting to increase accessibility within a video, IBM Cloud Video has released a feature improvement for adding video chapter markers. These markers create moments within the asset that can be used to jump to that point in the video. This offers a way to make longer content still accessible, while new URL […]

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May 25, 2017

Geo-blocking security for VOD and live video

For those looking to navigate geographic rights issues for video content, IBM Cloud Video has introduced geo-blocking security features to its platform. Available from the cloud based dashboard, these features allow content owners to restrict access to their content based on the geography of their viewers. This feature, also referred to as “geolocking,” can be […]

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April 19, 2017

Add picture-in-picture video to your live streams

IBM Cloud Video has introduced a new picture-in-picture video feature. Available through a desktop encoder called IBM Cloud Video Broadcaster, this new feature offers ease of use functionality to do presentations or platform demos while incorporating live camera content to increase engagement. The encoding software was created in a way to empower user generated content […]

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March 28, 2017

How to make a new video from an existing video on-demand

A new feature, for both IBM Cloud Video Streaming Manager and IBM Cloud Video Streaming Manager for Enterprise, allows content owners to generate new videos from existing assets. This can be used to create highlight clips and showcase important moments. It can also be used to break up external or internal content into smaller segments. […]

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