Customized Video Channel for Tumblr Blogs
It was recently brought to our attention that Tumblr is causing some issues with members embedded FrameSocket video channels. A recent update to their TinyMCE (HTML) editor is stripping out portions of our embed code. Consequently video channels are not working on certain Tumblr pages and posts. No worries! While we work to resolve this issue permanently, here’s a quick fix:
Step 1: Visit your Tumblr preferences page (see screenshot below). Look for the ‘Edit posts using’ section and select the radio button next to ‘plain text/HTML’. Save your changes and that’s it! Embedded channels should now work within your Tumblr pages or posts.
Step 2: Login to FrameSocket and select the ‘My Channel’ tab. Under the right side navigation, choose “Embed Channel’. Copy the code. NOTE: For Tumblr embeds we recommend setting your channel to a maximum of 640 pixels wide.
Step 3: Now visit your Tumblr blog and create either a new page via the ‘Customize appearance’ section or a new ‘Text’ post. Paste the FrameSocket code and save the page/post. Your channel should appear on the page and look something like this.
Looking to add video to your website or blog? Why not see how FrameSocket can help?
FrameSocket announced as one of 10 finalists to present at this year’s Disruptathon taking place Friday during the MoDevEAST Mobile Apps Conference in DC.
The following is a quick overview of the event via MoDevEast.com:
“Friday at 4pm on the main stage, ten companies will vie for bragging rights as the most disruptive new entrant on the scene. Each company will give a two minute presentation while audience members rate them using the Disruptathon mobile app. At the end, prizes will be awarded in several categories and an overall champion will be crowned.
This years finalists include: Chicken Coop, FastCustomer, FrameSocket, Goodzer Local Shopping, The Mashup App, Playmaker, Quotogram, Share With 911, SynkMonkey, and Vintage Radio.
Be sure to download the Disruptathon app if you’re planning to attend. Currently available on iTunes and Android.”
Sweet! Watch Michael Bloomberg totally check-in on Foursquare. Wonder if he’s the Mayor?
Video credit: David Levitsky, DPL ONE, Inc. www.dpl-one.com
Sites referenced in demo:
Co-Founder Phil demos FrameSocket at the October New York Tech Meetup.
Some key points from the presentation:
+ FrameSocket is for Content Owners and Developers.
+ FrameSocket helps direct traffic for your videos back to your domain as opposed to ceding traffic to a third party domain (i.e, YouTube, Vimeo). Embed your Framesocket Video Gallery on your domain, give us the URL, and we’ll point all traffic to your domain.
+ FrameSocket’s turnkey API engine powers media integration for development teams and businesses of any kind. Quickly implement video and photo uploads, custom CDN’s, encoding, hosting, and distribution into your products.
+ FrameSocket is a content management (library) tool for content owners. Gather videos from an unlimited amount of users and sources.
+ FrameSocket is completely plug & play. Partners can integrate their own players, hosting, advertising and analytics at their discretion.
+ FrameSocket offers video search/tagging technology which helps content owners chapter videos like a DVD. This is tremendously useful for long formatted content (i.e, NY Tech Meetup videos).
If you’re wondering why we built FrameSocket, here’s your answer >
Join Framesocket, Twilio, Boxee & Shelby.tv for Video Hackday @ General Assembly in NYC Sept 10-11th
We’re thrilled to be part if the first annual Video Hackday in NYC! The Framesocket API will be readily available for use by any developer and/or team that wishes to build video (or photo) services into their applications/services. Framesocket covers the entire video stack — integration, encoding, CDN hosting, distribution and analytics - allowing development teams to focus on the more unique and mission critical elements of their products.
Sign up for Hackday.tv is here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2072060589
With Framesocket’s Tools for Developers, Your Team Can:
+ Video integration (uploaders, mobile encoding, content management)
+ Universal device playback (mobile, desktop, iPad)
+ Video indexing w/ traffic forwarding
+ Customizable video player
+ CDN hosting (worldwide)
Learn all about what your team can build here via our framesocket API documentation →
via Hackday.tv’s website…
Q: What the heck is hackday.tv?
Hackday.tv is a 24-hour hackathon dedicated to showcasing innovation and creativity in the world of video
Q: Who is invited?
Developers, Developers, Developers! - What good is a hackday without bodacious hacks? Not much, if you ask us. If you’re a veteran video hacker or a local dev who just happens to love coming to hackdays (and has a killer idea) come join us and build some awesome stuff.
Videographers/Creatives - Right brained and feeling left out of previous hackathons? Team up with a hack team and put together a short video trailer for their hack. We’ll intro the hacks with the trailers and if your team wins, you just might see your handiwork on the Times Square jumbotron.
Demo Attendees - Demos are open to anyone. Shirt and shoes required, though.
Four Hot Digital Media Startups to Watch in Online, Mobile Video
Honored to have framesocket covered by Daisy Whitney (@daisywhitney) in this week’s, “New Media Minute” along with Fiksu, GoldRun, Encoding.com. Not that we ever had a complex or anything, but it’s always good to feel appreciated… hot…dead sexy…yes!! We’ll take it Whitney. Thank you.
How to Build An Online Video Platform In House
Summary: In this talk, David Overcash and Christian Sterner of Framesocket make the business case for hosting your own video content and then lay out the key elements of a successful video integration.
Framesocket, GigaOm and the Cost of Video
We were thrilled recently to have Framesocket covered by Ryan Lawler (@ryanlawler) on GigaOm, “Framesocket: A video platform with developers in mind”.
“Framesocket is designed to make it easy for publishers to create video sites and reach a number of devices. The platform allows publishers to build branded video players and archive pages, and has a flexible encoding engine that creates video files which can be viewed across a wide range of devices including as the iPhone, iPad and Android mobile phones and tablets.”
Ryan then went on to raise one important question, “Who really needs another online video platform?”
Our Answer: Developers
“Framesocket was built by the guys behind video real estate platform WellcomeMat and location-based photo- and video-tagging service PegShot. The idea behind creating Framesocket was actually to make it easier to develop their own video-based applications.”
It’s true we absolutely aim to help small teams quickly build media (video/photo) services into their mobile or desktop apps. It’s also true we intend to eat our own dog food. Most of the inspiration for Framesocket came from the challenges we faced building WellcomeMat and Pegshot. Our team has put years of research and development into building media solutions (encoding, hosting, partner API integration, etc.) for both services. All of this effort led us to ask the following question…
“Knowing what we know about video, what are the most valuable aspects of video platforms and how can we offer only these things at an affordable rate?”
Framesocket is our answer. As Co-Founder Christian Sterner likes to say, Framesocket is the beating heart, the engine powering all future Wellcomemat, Pegshot and client integrations.
The following presentation touches on some of the experiences that eventually led to our development of the Framesocket platform. Take note as the last few slides review how your team could save time and money implementing the Framesocket API.