With the exploding popularity of micro video platforms like Vine and Instagram video, we thought we’d take a closer look at the trend, the platforms, and how Encoding.com can be used to leverage micro-videos. First out of the gate, Vine was founded in June 2012, and was acquired by Twitter in October of 2012. They’ve led the charge in the micro video arena with their 6 second snippets. Following on the heels of Vine, Snapchat, the wildly popular impermanent content sharing platform, released a 10 second video feature in December 2012. Next in line was Facebook’s Instagram, rolling out a 15 second video feature in June 2013. Not be left out, the founders of YouTube launched MixBit in July of 2013. MixBit differentiates itself by allowing users to combine video content from other users to spawn their own unique creations. A few of the less popular apps include Poke, Vigi, TwitVid, TwitLens, Viddy, SocialCam, Lightt, Cinebeat, Cinemagram, Kinoptic, and Flixel. Wow. That’s a lot of micro video apps. Having used Vine, Instagram, and Snapchat extensively, I have no clear preference, but I do like the shorter 6 seconds of Vine to the 15 seconds of instagram. 15 seconds is an eternity in my short attention span world.
What video formats do Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, and MixBit support?
|Service||Supported Format||Video Duration|
|Snapchat||.mov (iOS) and .mp4 (android)||10 seconds|
Dreaming up your own micro video app? How can Encoding.com help in that effort? One word. Speed. Because Encoding.com is the world’s fastest cloud encoding platform, we can ensure successful transcoding and playback in a hurry. This guarantees a fluid user experience for your audience. Our SLA backed queue times, and infinitely scalable processing infrastructure ensures your files are ready to view almost immediately. Let’s not forget about Vid.ly, our Universal Video URL. Transcode once and your content is ready for playback on every device imaginable, with a nifty short URL and customizable player. Questions about how Encoding.com can support your next video project? Get in touch!