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Wanna create your own version of YouTube? Check this out.

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api.video is a scalable microservice that developers can implement with only a few lines of ... More

Editor's review

Published 16 Jul 2018

Have you ever wanted to create your own version of YouTube, Hulu, WebTV... or Netflix, if it comes to that? You'd think that you'd have to take a course in coding and empty out the bank balance to have even half a chance of getting there, wouldn't you? However, with technology these days hitting new heights and being improved on every day, it's now possible to broadcast any number of long form videos for a small sum and  by utilising just a few lines of code. Because the camera is considered to be the new keyboard these days, the developer's mission was to make everyone's content accessible to and for everyone.

api.video is a scalable microservice that gives developers the opportunity to implement a richer form of communication into websites using a minimal amount of effort. It lets users create a webservice with an API that's based on the REST standard while its cloud infrastructure allows them to host and broadcast videos worldwide thanks to its CDN. This API can encode on the go and facilitates immediate playback for viewers, enhancing viewer experience across multiple devices and platforms.

The app takes all the complexity out of video management and you'll be up and running just minutes after signing up. It simplifies all possible problems and let's you quickly resolve any issues and solve errors by categorizing by type (eg HTTP) easily and quickly. It also accepts 4K broadcasts and can adapt the stream for any network. What's more, you can broadcast anywhere you wish. Encoding and delivery are optimized to guarantee your videos will stream to any screen and be delivered in the best possible quality. No matter what the screen, the size, the quality, or the bitrate, api.video can manage it for you. In regards to money, you just pay for the amount of minutes that your videos last. Encoding is charged at $0.03 per minute, hosting is $0.02 per minute per month and streaming is priced at $0.004 per minute.

This webservice was specifically built because there was a need for a place where any number of long tail, on-demand videos could be easily broadcast and curated. It was also built to answer the trickiest video and streaming needs. The API documentation was written for quick and easy integration into the user's application or service. Technical protocol is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all data is secured, regulated, and hosted in compliance with EU law. All videos are secured using AES 128bit encryption and the developer guarantee to only share the decoding key with authorized people.

api.video was built to deal with the most demanding video and streaming needs and allows users to embrace and offer a richer form of communication to its clients. It offers easy integration with their development framework and even deals with SDK clients. The app's SDKs simplify the integration with development platforms. It is provided in PHP and also very soon they'll introduce Ruby, Java and Node JS to the portfolio. Next up will be analytics, live video, channels, multi-user capability. If you sign up now, they are offering a $20 credit to get you started so I. look forward to seeing your version of YouTube up and running real soon.

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