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Articles Tagged ‘media’

Pros and cons of implementing autoplay videos in your design

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 by Servage
videoplayerIf you are one of the people who like to stay up to date with current web design trends and popular features, you have probably noticed that more and more businesses tend to choose autoplay videos for their homepage or other pages. Even though they seemed kind of cool at first, you are still not sure if an autoplay video would be the right way to go for your business and you have a lot of questions about them. So what are the advantages of auto play videos and do they bring any real value to a business? What are the disadvantages of adding one to your website? Motion pictures are worth ...

Video files in multiple platforms

Monday, May 26th, 2014 by Servage
video We already know that one video format isn’t going to cut it in the real world. At the very least, you need to make two versions of your video: Ogg Theora and MPEG-4 (H.264 video). Some developers prefer WebM instead of Ogg because browser support is nearly as good and the files are smaller. As a fallback for users with browsers that don’t support HTML5 video, you can embed a Flash player on the page or use a service like YouTube or Vimeo, in which case you let them handle the conversion, and you just copy the embed code. In the markup, a series of source elements inside the video element point ...

New music service iTunes Match temporarily closed

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 by Servage
Music web services are really becoming mainstream at the moment. With older players in the market for years, now most large ones, have caught up. Most recently Apple with it's new music subscription. With the (late) launch of iTunes Match, Apple seemed to be having issues with the amount of new users from the start. PaidContent writes "Apple was overwhelmed in the first few hours the service was available, telling those who had downloaded iTunes 10.5.1 that 'new iTunes Match subscriptions are temporarily unavailable' and to check back later in the day." It's always interesting to follow current web trends, and on-demand media consumption will definitely play an important ...

Recycle digital music

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 by Servage
Recently we feature Spotify's start in Denmark. Now Springwise has discovered this interesting new media service for recycling digital music: ReDigi launched last month and claims to be the first platform enabling users to transfer a digital music file from one person to another without copying it. To achieve this, a Verification Engine first checks that the song the user is uploading for sale was legally acquired. If it was, the ReDigi Music Organizer removes the song being sold from the seller’s computer and all synced devices — songs that have been copied from CDs or other physical media, meanwhile, are rejected and returned to the seller’s library. Anyone is ...