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What is Roku?   – If you dont have one – do get one ASAP – Dubbed the “Cable Killer” its the fastest growing $50 web tv IPTV box. 

Roku introduced the first streaming video player in 2008, in partnership with Netflix. In the first two years nearly a million units have been sold in the US, and there are now over 700 channels available in the Roku Channel Store, with 3.5 MILLION subscribers to the service.. Roku is the most affordable product for consumers looking to stream video over the Internet to their TV, and the most open for developers and content owners looking to reach new audiences.

For content owners or distributors, Roku represents a very cost-effective means to deliver their content to a rapidly increasing number of households. Roku has relationships with leading Online Video Platforms and development partners to further simplify bringing your content to Roku.

So guess what…. Video content providers can now have a channel developed by FLV Hosting for inclusion in the Roku Channel Store. This is really important news folks, because now your business can monetize your content.

Roku is filled with free channels, such as 30a TV and thats great. But they also have the premium channels such as Hulu, Vudu or Neflix. Each of these charge a monthl fee to access and watch the content on the channel. Yeh but they are big names you say. Doesnt matter…. FLV Hosting can develop a premium channel so you can gain subscribers for your content, and now stream to your existing viewer/customer Television.
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An open platform, Roku’s Streaming Player enables content owners to bypass traditional distribution routes and reach views and consumers directly. Roku’s platform allows a wide variety of channels and monetization options.

Roku is offering content owners and publishers the ability to create their own channels on the Roku player and to make those channels available to Roku users. The Roku SDK documentation contains the necessary information for creating a Roku channel, including design tools and sample applications. The terms of use of the Roku SDK are contained within the Roku Channel Developer Agreement. After creating a channel application, content owners and publishers may upload the application to the Roku Developer Site for distribution to Roku users. There are two methods for distributing Roku channels through the Roku Developer Site after they have been uploaded:

The Roku Channel Store — Roku Public Channels 4k host

Public Channels created for the Channel Store should be those intended for the widest possible distribution, without restriction other than as required for business reasons, such as payment of a monthly subscription.

Public channels channels may be submitted to Roku for acceptance into the Channel Store. If accepted by Roku, a channel will be made available through the Channel Store to all Roku users.
Roku Private Channels

A channel may be uploaded to the Roku Developer Site and made available to users through the Private Channel mechanism. These channels are not available through the Channel Store, but can be accessed by Roku users by means of a unique channel access code provided to users. Channels intended for a very narrow audience, or carrying restrictions on access such as membership in a group or organization are better suited for Private Channels. There is no Roku approval process necessary to publish a Private Channel.

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Clicking the red circle starts recording your video. Then click the square (Stop) button. Make sure your webcam and microphone are plugged in. You will need an account before you can save recorded videos for future use. To use this recorder, you will need a FLASH MEDIA (RTMP) account or server such as www.flvhosting.com

Video Players Worth a Thousand Sales

Are you aware of the explosion in online video viewing? What if your business had a video commercial distributed online as well as on TV that could could very well be worth a thousand sales.

Considering that VIDEO now appears in 70% of the top 100 search results listings, and that viewers are anywhere from 64-85% more likely to buy after watching a product video – this is one marketing force you can’t afford to ignore. Here’s why:

Online video marketing has finally come of age. We no longer have to deal with a glut of sluggish connections, incompatible technologies or bland commercials begging for our business. These days, smart companies and innovative entrepreneurs are turning the online broadcast medium into a communications cornucopia: a two-way street of give-and-take.

What Kind Of Results Can I Get From Online Video?

Watching video is preferred over reading (just consider the last time you watched the news versus reading a newspaper!) It spans nearly every industry and demographic.

Household Blinds  e-tailer  and FLV Hosting client  www.blinds.com reported that visitors were 144% more likely to purchase after seeing a product video than those who did not. Their videos are now so popular they syndicate them to Sears, Walmart, Target, and other major resellers

Advance Auto Parts has found that including instructional and how-to videos both on its site and Facebook has led to some surprising findings.

Visitors who watch video stay on the site twice as long and visit twice as many pages versus those who don’t see video. And, sharing those how-to tutorials on Facebook further increases the retailer’s reach.

Online Video in 2012

18) Online video viewers will reach 169.3 million in 2012.

19) 53.5% of the population and 70.8% of internet users (up 7.1% from 2011) will watch online video in 2012.

20) Mobile video viewers will reach 54.6 million in 2012.

21) Smartphone video viewers will reach 51.2 million in 2012 **Data Source, hubspot.com

The Hard Part; Video Marketing

Increasing sales and getting more calls, clients, wont just happen by just sticking a product video up on YouTube or your website. First, it needs to be professionally produced. After that, its all about distribution. Having a youtube video with 20 views is a waste of time and effort.

The Future of Online Video – Commercials for your company/product

In the future, you can expect to see more websites and facebook pages include commercials, video testimonials, recommendations – more of a focus shifting toward personalization of online video. Videos can be developed to focus on real-time deals, weather and even the time of day.

For companies, it’s a win-win: not only are you making the video more relevant for the people who live in your area, but you’re also increasing its effectiveness and reach considerably.

Action Steps

Wondering how to incorporate these kinds of numbers into your own marketing campaigns? Here are a few important steps to keep in mind:

  • Hire a professional, local company to shoot your product videos. You want all the benefits of proper setup. Sorry, but your digital camera won’t cut it here.
  • Choose an outlet for your video. Preferably one with many Facebook or twitter fans, and a busy website.
  • Look for ways to involve your brand evangelists in the making or marketing of your products, similar to how Lands’ End uses live chat virtual representatives.
  • Focus on getting more mileage out of your videos by segmenting them for different geographic areas, different shopper demographics or other groups.

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FLV Hosting has received inquiries regarding mobile delivery and the options within the current system at FLVNetwork. The following document servers to address what is available now, and what's coming up within the FLV Network area, to cover as many end user eventualities as possible.There are 3 issues at hand when playing Flash on Mobile devices.. 

1. Video Playback
2. Video encoding suited to mobile devices
3. File protection.

For web use, Flash Players will still be around for quite some time to come. Mobile users however, have had conflicts due to never ending battles between operating systems such as Apple and Droid. One solution, while not perfect, is certainly a step forward in video delivery. It's called HTML5.

The main ADVANTAGE to using html5 video, is of course for multi browser multi device video viewing and playback. The disadvantage of HTML5 video is that there is currently no single video format that works in all browsers. The recommended formats are webm, ogv and h.264 (mp4). To avoid having to re-encode 3 types of video format, the best solution is mp4.

While fairly new, html5 can play and connect via a player that looks similar to Flash, to connect to compatible MP4 video files ( recommended for mobile)

HTML 5 definitely has the potential of upstaging Flash in more ways than one, but it is presently a work in progress. Even in its current avatar it helps make mobile phone applications more accessible, and developers are now able to create universal applications for different mobile phones. Additionally, there is no doubt that it offers more flexibility in website creativity. For now, this is enough. What happens in the future is pure hypothesis.

Allow us to offer you a small list of things that HTML5 can do and, in fact, can do very well. This can also help reduce the misconceptions in a big way.

  • You can create a single application that works on the iPad, iPhone, Windows etc. In other words, it facilitates platform/device independency — a huge benefit in itself.
  • Helps develop a single website that works on the tablet, mobile, and desktop at the same time.
  • If used well and the way it is supposed to be used, it can improve website performance.
  • Enables the use of audio and videos tags across all platforms, but be prepared to do a bit of hard work.
  • Video, audio and images are all written right into the codes, eliminating the need for any third party software.
  • Quicker load time as compared to its older version because of WebSockets implementation.
  • Offers great vector animations for graphics and light effect, but do not expect the moon, the sun, and the stars when it comes to animations; Flash is way ahead in this aspect.
  • Provides appropriate built-in form validation and type declarations to offer specific keyboard support.

Players;

FLV Hosting has added a (Beta version) HTmL5 player to the FLVnetwork system. To access the player, Log in to your account, choose any video in the system or upload and convert to mp4, then choose "Create Player" then select the HTML5 player for integration. Please note that FLV wont play on Apple IOS, we recommend MP4 files for Iphone/Ipad playback, and for most other browsers/devices.

Encoding:
As a minimum the video format needs to be in MP4 output, available upon upload in the drop down options.. Ideally, using as small a file size as possible while keeping quality at a reasonable viewing level. As with all video encoding, its best done on a desktop prior to uploading, but can also be converted upon upload from your computer. One such tool that can do that is Any Converter free version. Does a nice job in various sizes. MP4 can compress quite well and some tricks can be used such as larger screen dimensions output with lower bitrate. This looks better to the viewer when shown on a smaller screen size such as iphone. or ipad.

Browser Support
As of right now, the video tag is only supported by the more advanced browsers, such as: Chrome, Opera, Safari, and Firefox. Microsoft has promised they will include support in IE9, but current versions of IE will not support it.

This is where it gets tricky. Browsers who do support the video tag can’t agree on the method for video playback. Specifically, they can’t agree on which codec to use.


  • File protection. This is still possible by separating the web pages into mobile and web browser. HTML 5 and the URL to the video will still be hidden from the end user, and typically devices will connect and play but not transfer the video. When the system update occurs in FLVNetwork the players should be seamless in delivery.


 

Please let us know if you need help with conversion or with html5 integration for your videos.

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This player is designed to only work on domains you allow. If the embed code is posted on another domain, the player will not activate. Therefore, your videos can be protected from theft and bandwidth misuse. Download files here How to use this player. — Download all files and unzip to a folder. Use Notepad or EditPlus to open the PHP file called make_list.php
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The 21st Century Communication and Video Accessibility Act requires that producers and content creators of online video must provide closed captioning. The new law requires that the FCC create a series of guidelines that regulate and require web video to be closed captioned, just as broadcast and cable is now.This means that all content creators will be responsible for providing easy-to-access closed captioning tools on all of their video content. The impact for all content producers should be obvious. If you have video content on your website, you will need to ensure that there is strong closed captioning provided to be in compliance with this law.
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Our Turnkey PHP MYSQL Database driven video delivery system allows for simple video integration and updating. Install on your FLV Hosting account and wrap the Iframe code around your website page. Plays a default clip first before others, great for an advertisement or promotion, or instructions Simple admin area allows you to add descriptions and edit the clips after upload. This application will save you hours of integration time and effort.
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