Posts tagged ‘video’

Streaming media

While you have been reading our previous post on the work we are currently doing on videos, we have upgraded our Vimeo Plus account to Vimeo Pro. This gives us now the opportunity to combine the flexibility of JW Player with streaming media, which -in turn- allows the large files we are using to be displayed smoothly without waiting. Simply said: you’ll like it.

Here is an example:

Rather neat, right?

Pieter Kubben
IT editor Surgical Neurology International

Improving video experience

Soon you’ll see a lot more of videos on Surgical Neurology International. For that reason we are currently exploring better ways of displaying the videos. This post is about JW Player, and below you see an embedded video that is displayed using the JW Player WordPress plugin. The video fragment is taken from the “How I Do It: Carotid Endarterectomy” video by Dr Atos Alves de Sousa from Brazil.

In this case the video file is loaded directly from our server, which only works for small files. In reality, most neurosurgical videos have a large filesize and for that reason a technique called “streaming” is used. This is also done on our Vimeo channel, where our videos are hosted.

The next step will be to combine these two: the JW Player should display the streaming media from our Vimeo channel. This gives us all the advantages of the (highly flexible) JW Player while keeping all the advantages that Vimeo has offered us so far.

We’ll keep you posted!

Pieter Kubben
IT editor Surgical Neurology International

Endoscopic surgery from Spain

Dr Javier Sendra pointed our attention to his video blog on endoscopic neurosurgery, which seems to be interesting for our Spanish-talking visitors in particular. No registration required to watch the videos!