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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 266: Video for the Web 2020 and Beyond

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Jul 15th, 2020

Video for the Web 2020 and Beyond

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about the future of video for the web!

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Show Notes

08:19 - Scott's Background in video

  • Started editing in middle school
  • Worked professionally as an editor and production assistant for magazine
  • Created specialty flash video players
  • Have been hosting video content since the start of my web career

09:12 - Terminology

  • Transcoding - digital to digital conversion of one format to another
  • Ingest - bringing a video to a new facility (ie uploaded video file or data stream to server)

10:51 - Streaming vs Downloading

  • Streaming is basically chunks of content at a time, while download is waiting for the entire file to be downloaded before playing.

11:16 - Formats

  • MP4
  • WebM
  • DASH
  • HLS (HTTP Live Streaming)
  • m3u8

21:35 - Players

27:48 - Services Roundup 🐴

  • YouTube - free
  • Vimeo - $
  • MUX - $$
  • Wistia - $$$$
  • Cloudflare - $$
  • JW Player - $
  • Cloudinary - $$$
  • Brightcove - $$$
  • Azure - $$
  • Bit Movin - $$
  • AWS - $$

46:59 - What Scott did and how/why

  • upchunk
  • Mux
  • Video.js
  • Custom uploader
  • Using polling

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