Posts Tagged ‘video’

New article on encoding video for Viddler

Monday, January 19th, 2009

As we’re slowly putting together our new developers site we are continously updating the documentation, articles, and projects that are on the site. 

Today we’ve just launched a new article How to: Encode High Quality Video for Viddler. We’ve had this article requested from us several times and we’re happy to finally offer it. Nothing too special in the article itself, really, no rocket science – however it is nice to have an easy to read reference on how to get the best out of your Viddler videos.

If you have any questions or would like to have something appended to the article, or would like to request a new article, please feel free to leave a comment.

The ViddlerPop! bookmarklet – beta 0.1

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I like watching video in Viddler’s player.  All of my favorite podcasts are now using Viddler including WineLibrary TV, DiggNation, Two Guys on Beer, just to name a few.  But sometimes I don’t like keeping a browser tab open to watch these longer videos while I’m doing other things like surfing the Web, writing code, or replying to the endless amounts of email I seem to get.

This is where ViddlerPop!, a new bookmarklet we’re playing with, comes in and saves the day.  Now instead of keeping a browser tab open dedicated to a Viddler video, I can watch this video in its own window.

Here is a quick video demonstration of how this first version works.

Please leave us some feedback to let us know what you think of the bookmarklet, how you’d like it to improve, and if you find any bugs.  Thanks in advance!


To install ViddlerPop! just drag the ViddlerPop! link to your browser’s bookmarks bar – or, right-click and “Add to bookmarks”. I believe in Firefox it is right-click and “Bookmark this Link”.

Questions?  Fire away!

Getting started with phpViddler Part 2: User authentication and sessions

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

If you haven’t already, please be sure to read part one that Kyle put together, which covers the simple task of initiating the phpViddler class and using it to list videos. Some of the code found herein may not make sense if you haven’t read part one.

I think you’ll find, through these tutorials, that using phpViddler makes it dead simple to use Viddler’s APIs. Please leave feedback if you have any specific areas you’d like us to cover.

Authenticating a user

To authenticate a user you will need both the username and password of the user. For this example, we’ll say the username is my username, cdevroe, and the password will be a fake password of ‘password’.


Getting Started With phpViddler Part 1: Listing Videos

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Over the next couple weeks, Colin and I are going to be guiding you through how to use Viddler’s API with phpViddler, the PHP wrapper for our API functions. We’ll be covering everything from embedding videos to registering new users, so keep checking back!

Today, I’ll be covering how to list videos using the Viddler API and phpViddler using the functions videos_listbyuser, videos_listbytag, and videos_listfeatured.

WPViddler: A Viddler WordPress theme

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

This is pretty neat. Viddler templamatic has put together a WordPress theme for Viddlers, on his site where he sells themes, utilizing our WordPress plugin and ViddlerRSS (a quick and dirty plugin that aggregates any Viddler RSS feed into a WordPress sidebar).

WPViddler was released via our Forums a few days ago and is already getting some positive feedback.  The theme is free for all registered users to Templamatic.

I’m hoping to see more of this type of development as we’d love to make it quick and easy for bloggers to get started using their Viddler accounts on their sites.

Update April 16, 2008:  There seemed to be a Safari bug in the code for this template.  An update has been issued as well as instructions for updating your theme if you downloaded and installed it already.