Finally, an OnlineOpen video platform

The first video platform that puts you in control. Your choice of 3 video players, 2 CDNs and device detection and transcoding from Encoding.com.

  • High volume or low volume ready integrate with our API or UI
  • Choice of HTML5 / Flash Player JWPlayer6, Flowplayer, or Vid.ly
  • Realtime Device Detection over 6000 devices and counting
  • Cloud Storage & Delivery from Akamai or AWS Cloudfront
  • Cloud Transcoding from Encoding.com 24 rock solid presets for the widest smartphone, tablet, and OTT coverage in the market.
  • Flexible Integration Embed code, QR codes, or Short URLs vid.ly
 

Choose the player that is best for your workflow

Responsive CDN hosted players, automatic upgrades, use a player system wide or mix and match players for each video.
  • New v6 includes:

    • All screens
    • All new UX
    • Javascript API
    • Video Analytics
    • And many more features
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    Free CDN hosted JWPlayer included. Need a valid JW license key to unlock advanced features
  • New HTML v5 includes:

    • Highly customizable
    • Cue Points
    • Playlists
    • GA Analytics
    • And many more features.
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    Requires Flowplayer license key to use
  • New v6 includes:

    • CSS Customization
    • Token Based Authentication
    • Freewheel Integration
    • GA Analytics
    • And many more features.
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    Complete player included

Intelligent Transcoding

We take all the guesswork out of encoding profiles to help you address the ever-changing landscape of HTML5 browsers, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and connected TVs. Send us any source video and we’ll intelligently transcode it into multiple formats to ensure industry-leading support for all newly released and legacy target platforms. Vid.ly will always keep up with the latest mobile devices and browsers on the market so you don't have to.

Cloud Storage and CDN

Your transcoded video content is stored on secure, redundant cloud storage for virtually unlimited scalability and file size support. All video content is cached and delivered from a distributed network of edge servers on your choice of the Akamai or Amazon CloudFront CDN networks for best-in-class video delivery across the globe.
Learn more about our vid.ly CDN delivery

Device and Browser Detection

Expand your audience using Vid.ly. Vid.ly includes a database of over 6,000 mobile devices, tablets and browsers mapped to multiple formats to ensure successful and optimized playback across iOS, web, Android and other platforms. As a result, Vid.ly provides the widest mobile coverage in the industry. When a user accesses your Vid.ly embed code or short URL, we will instantly detect his device / browser and other unique video requirements to deliver the highest quality playback experience.
 

Automated API Workflow

With the Vid.ly API you can easily plug a powerful, high volume video system directly into your website, application or CMS. Using a single API request, you tell us where the source video is stored (HTTP, FTP, Amazon S3, Cloud Files, Microsoft Azure, or DropBox) and how you want to be notified (email or XML post). We take care of the rest. Sample scripts are available in all popular languages including PHP, Ruby and C Sharp. Vid.ly’s powerful and well-documented API empowers you with features for Automation, HD, Analytics, Security, CSS Customization, and custom encoding outputs.
Learn more about our API Documentation

Web Interface

Create individual Vid.ly's quickly and easily using the Encoding.com client interface. Or, utilize the Encoding.com web-based Watch Folder to create multiple Vid.lys directly from a content library. Access powerful features such as vanity URLs, Security controls, player customization and poster image uploads. And, you can review high-level stats about your Vid.lys including views in the last 30 days and all time views per Vid.ly.
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Embed in a Snap

Each Vid.ly comes with a unique iFrame embed code that you can publish in your HTML pages or inline within Facebook. When the end user clicks play, we detect the device and browser to stream the correct and optimized video via an HTML5 or Flash fallback video player. Currently, each Vid.ly will generate more than 25 output renditions to ensure playback across thousands of devices.
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Short URL

With each Vid.ly, we generate a short URL (ex. Vid.ly/5u4h3e) that’s designed for sharing across Twitter and Facebook. When accessed from a mobile device (app, email client or mobile browser), Vid.ly’s device detection will deliver an optimized video format directly to the device's native video player. You can even replace videos within a short URL – perfect when including Vid.ly URLs in print collateral.
Try a vid.ly and create your own short URL to start
 

Vid.ly on lockdown

Enterprise-grade security features let you protect your video content by limiting the timeframe for a video’s availability and/or limiting the geographical locations or domains from which it can be viewed. Token-based authentication is also available to limit playback and embed to a single domain name.
Learn about vid.ly security

QR Code to Video

Use Vid.ly QR codes to connect offline brand messaging with powerful and engaging video messages. With each new generated Vid.ly, we will send a 300dpi QR code in the email confirmation or XML response that you can add to print collateral or in-store displays. End-users can simply scan the QR code with mobile devices to instantly launch and play your Vid.ly.

Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)

When an iOS enabled device accesses your Vid.ly, we will deliver video using Apple’s HLS format. HLS is an adaptive bitrate delivery technology that segments your video into 10s increments and multiple bitrates (300k, 600k, 1200k, etc.). HLS also updates your video to include a 64k Dolby HE AAC audio stream. When delivered to an iOS device, HLS conducts bandwidth detection and selects the ideal bitrate for delivery over a variety of bandwidth levels common to cellular, 3G/4G, and WiFi networks. Vid.ly prepares your video content in two different HLS resolutions to support both the iPhone and iPad.
Learn about HLS Streaming

CSS Customization

Vid.ly's HTML5 Video player provides a consistent set of player controls integrated with the HTML5 video element <video> to display a unified video experience across all HTML5 browsers. Users with older non-HTML5 browsers are presented with an identical video playback experience using our Flash fallback player. We offer features for customizing your Vid.ly player with a unique look and feel across both the HTML5 and Flash fallback players. Our HTML5 video player includes full-screen support across all compatible browsers, HD on/off controls and volume controls.
Learn more about player customization

Video in Email

A significant percentage of desktop, web-based, and mobile email clients will support playing video within the client. Unfortunately, each email client supports a different video specification. Vid.ly offers a new version of our embed code that will enable you to include beautiful inline video within your HTML email campaigns. If the email client does not support video, a poster image with an overlay play button will be presented to drive users to play the Vid.ly in web browsers or mobile native players.
Copy the email embed code

Video Analytics

The Vid.ly analytics package delivers real-time, detailed browser and mobile device consumption statistics for all your videos. Receive in-depth analysis of your audience with viewership data across 6000 mobile devices and tablets. Vid.ly analytics are available as a web service via our API’s “GetStatistics” function empowering you to customize this data to meet your organization's unique needs. Easily integrate this real-time data into your existing systems and media workflow. Vid.ly analytics data can be pulled from any date interval for a single Vid.ly URL, a group of Vid.ly URLs, or the entire account. Below is a snapshot of the data we return for a mobile device and web view.
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HTML5 Video

HTML5 includes the <video> tag allowing direct video playback within the browser. Playing video within the browser eliminates the need (and CPU playback overhead) for third party plugins like Flash or Silverlight. HTML5 video opens up new unique possibilites for creating interactions with within player and other elements of the page (e.g having a inline video advertisement pause the video) Unfortunately each browser that supports HTML5 requires a different video format (Safari-H.264, Firefox- Ogg, Chrome-WEBM) and some browsers like Internet Explorer 8 and earlier don't support HTML5 and require still require Flash video. When using Vid.ly we automatically transcode your source video to all compatible HTML 5 video formats and using device detection will deliver the correct format to the correct browser type.
Desktop Browser Support for HTML5 Video
Browser Vid.ly Delivers HTML5 Video Market Share*
IE9 H.264 Supported in 9.0+
March 2011
IE8> Flash (VP6) No HTML5 Video Support
Flash Only
Chrome WEBM 3.0+ Ogg Theora Support
6.0+ WEBM Support
Will remove H.264 Support
Firefox Ogg/Theora 3.5+ Ogg Theora Support
4.0+ WEBM Support
Safari H.264 3.1+ H.264 Support
* data from NetMarketShare May 2012
 

Pricing

With Vid.ly, you only pay for what you use - # of videos, storage and streaming (in GBs). No contracts and no monthly fees are required. To estimate your cost, check out the calculator below. Start generating your Vid.ly's now . For high-volume requirements, please contact us for a custom quote.
Calculate your Vid.ly costs
“I know how challenging it is today for video content developers to deliver cross-platform video. Vid.ly is an elegant solution to this problem and makes it easy for any business to publish videos.”
Christian Heilmann,
HTML5 evangelist for Mozilla.
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Your estimated cost per month*
* We assume that users will watch 50% of the video duration. Most videos are not viewed in their entirety.
Vid.ly URLs First Month
Active Vid.ly URLs - Up to 10 / month FREE
Active Vid.ly URLs - 11 to 100 / month 1.0
Active Vid.ly URLs - 101 to 500 / month 0.50
Active Vid.ly URLs - 501 to 1000 / month 0.35
Active Vid.ly URLs - over 1000 / month Call for quote
Storage Price Price per month
Data Storage (in GB) - first 1 TB / month 0.50
Data Storage (in GB) - next 49 TB / month 0.40
Data Storage (in GB) - over 50 TB / month 0.30
Delivery Price Price per month
Data transfer (in GB) - first 10 TB / month 0.17
Data transfer (in GB) - next 90 TB / month 0.12
Data transfer (in GB) - over 100 TB / month 0.08