Vimeo Adapts Player for Mobile Devices
Aug 17, 2010, 1:02 PM by Philip Berne
Vimeo today announced a new player that will use HTML5 and Flash video to work on compatible mobile device. The Vimeo Universal Player will detect the format usable on your phone, HTML5 for iPhone, for instance, or Flash for Android 2.2, and offer content in a suitable codec and resolution. The new player will also offer a Watch Later feature that will let users bookmark a video.
YouTube to Automatically Adjust Playback Size to Fill Your Screen
Google is about to make it easier to watch videos shot in different aspect ratios. With an update scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, the YouTube mobile app will "dynamically adapt to whatever size you choose to watch it in.
Apple's New Clips App Offers a Fun Way to Create Videos
Apple today announced Clips, an app for the iPhone and iPad that lets people piece together photos, videos, and music for sharing on social networks. One of the core features is called Live Titles, which lets people create animated captions by using their voice, rather than typing.
Facebook Video to Turn Up the Volume
Facebook is making several big changes to how it treats video on mobile devices. First, sound will fade in and fade out as users scroll past videos in their News Feed as long as the phone's volume is turned on.
Facebook Fully Commits to Live Video with New Tools
Facebook today significantly expanded the capabilities of its Live Video feature by adding more ways to connect and share with viewers. First, users can now broadcast live video to small groups or schedule live video events in advance.