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Why CloudApp selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its video & image sharing platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

November 08, 2017 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut partners with CloudApp. CloudApp is an image and video sharing platform. Over 2 million professionals use CloudApp to report bugs, explain features, offer support, and sell more.

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We had the chance to interview Daniel Fisher, VP Engineering & Product at CloudApp.

Hi Daniel, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

Video encoding on the Cloud is obvious to us: scale. We need the ability to elastically scale.

Why did you choose Coconut?

We selected Coconut because the pricing seemed very fair, especially with the team willing to work with our needs as a startup; additionally the API was straightforward to work with.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Our integration as fairly straightforward. We setup a pipeline in AWS between SNS and Lambda to feed between our videos and Coconut then back again through webhooks.


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Daniel FisherVP Engineering & Product at CloudApp
Working with Coconut was fairly straight forward. We were impressed with the API docs.

Why Atomized selected Coconut to outsource video encoding for its visual marketing platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 19, 2017 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut partners with Atomized. Atomized is an omni-channel visual content calendar designed with creative in mind. This simple but powerful layout allows marketing teams to quickly and easily compare campaigns across all mediums. Their patent pending and cloud-based design encourages ideation, collaboration, planning, and comparing, on the go and from any device.

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We had the chance to interview Jon Lee, CTO at Atomized.

Hi Jon, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We work with a couple networks that like to have all of their video assets visualized on a timeline, doing this for multiple formats made it a daily headache when the encoding would break or audio sync was off.

Why did you choose Coconut?

Ease of setup and maintenance. Had previously tried HeyWatch at another company and was impressed with the progress made since then.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Simple and painless, had it up and running in our development environments the same day and in production a couple days after that.


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Jon LeeCTO at Atomized
Coconut has allowed our broad spectrum of clients to easily add their video assets in any format.

Why Catch & Release selected Coconut to outsource video encoding for its licensing platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

August 23, 2017 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut partners with Catch&Release. Catch&Release discovers, curates, and licenses media across the Open Web. They provide both expertise and a unique platform to help manage the process and bring calm to the chaos of media licensing.

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We had the chance to interview Michael Carey, VP of Engineering at Catch & Release.

Hi Michael, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

From the beginning we decided to use cloud video encoding. We're a small startup and we operate on the mantra of leaving anything that isn't our core business to people that know the technology better than we do.

Why did you choose Coconut?

We were previously using a different provider where the cost structure was untenable moving forward and the codec support was lacking. Asking our non-technical users to transcode videos before uploading was a non-starter.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

The integration generally went incredibly smoothly. The API is simple to use and the Ruby language integration worked as expected. We hit a snag with a particular type of video, those trimmed with Quicktime, but contacted support and had a fix out within a few days.


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Michael CareyVP of Engineering at Catch&Release
Coconut has allowed us to move forward much quicker and for much less money than the competitor that we were using.

Why zanmedia selected Coconut to outsource video encoding for its advertising platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

July 26, 2017 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut partners with Zanmedia. Zanmedia develops technology solutions for digital advertising on several environments like desktop computers, smartphones and tablets as well as integrated smart TV platforms. An important medium for their customers and users is video content due to it's unparalleled ability to communicate emotions and messages.

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We had the chance to interview Benjamin Bromberg, Managing Director at Zanmedia.

Hi Benjamin, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

Video encoding requires extensive know-how due to the amount of different video and audio codecs as well as scalable hardware setups, outsourcing this task to a reliable partner allows us to focus on our main platform.

Why did you choose Coconut?

With its extensive features and API Coconut to us is the best solution for cloud encoding at the market.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

The integration was extremely simple and straightforward, with quick and professional support we were able to integrate Coconut within hours.


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Benjamin BrombergManaging Director at Zanmedia
Coconut cloud encoding is an amazing solution for our video.

Why Charly selected Coconut to outsource video encoding for its on-demand marketplace

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

May 19, 2017 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut partners with Charly. Charly is a marketplace app allowing celebrities and experts to monetize their free time, enabling fans to have paid for one on one calls and videos with their idols.

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We had the chance to interview John Peberdy, CTO at Charly.

Hi Richard, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We decided to move to the Clpud to avoid complexity of a DIY solution.

Why did you choose Coconut?

We selected Coconut for the ability to ship output directly to our S3 bucket and for their competitive price.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

It was a very easy integration.


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John PeberdyCTO at Charly
We found Coconut reliable and extremely easy to use.

Why Diverxity selected Coconut to outsource video encoding for its social media platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

April 05, 2017 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut partners with Diverxity. Diverxity is social media platform for artist and freethinkers to showcase their creations and at the same time, monetize their work. Diverxity was created on the idea the fair trade and social awareness can change the creative landscape for models and photographers.

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We had the chance to interview Richard Young, co-founder at Diverxity.

Hi Richard, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We did basic testing with Coconut compared to another encoding provider and got a better level of service from customer service and we also noticed great performance. We contacted the coconut team to see if they could provide a larger customized package and they did.

Why did you choose Coconut?

Finally we selected Coconut because of the support and cost. We looked at building a small farm of encoding servers, but the time to build it and the return was not worth the price. We looked at other video encoding companies. However, coconut was fastest to reply to emails, quickest to address problems and they worked with us to get great high volume processing prices.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

We have a large base of users, so integration took a while because we had to extensive testing before deployment. However, once the testing was done, we have had no problems. It also allows us to grow and use HLS much easier than any other platform; we are just finishing up our HLS integration. Addationally coconut has an programmers than can help make sure they API has all the function you need.


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Richard YoungCo-Founder at Diverxity
Coconut has reduced our expense on video encoding over a 1000% and has also provided 100% uptime.

Why Tumblr selected Coconut to outsource video encoding for its community

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

October 10, 2016 Customers

Tumblr is one of the most popular blogging platform. The easiest way to share anything. Publish text, photos, videos, links from your favorite browser, smartphone, tablet, or even email. Customize absolutely everything from your background to your whole blog's theme.

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With 50 million blogs, 16 billion page views per month, and 30 billion posts, Tumblr is on fire. Thus, the main challenge for our video encoding service was to handle massive video activities on a daily basis. In addition, as Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform with short-form videos often uploaded from smartphones and tablets, users expect to interact in real-time and to have their videos encoded in a matter of seconds.


Why Adobe selected Coconut to outsource video encoding for its Creative Cloud suite

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

August 12, 2016 Customers

Adobe Creative Cloud is one of the biggest content marketplace on the Web with millions of photos, videos, vectors, illustrations and logos. Enjoy their crowdsourced library and find the right item that fits your creative project.

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The main challenge for our video encoding service was to have the same video encoded in multiple video formats and resolutions in real-time or near real-time. Adobe Creative Cloud has encoded more than 300,000 videos in many different video format such as FLV, MP4, SD and HD using specific video codecs, video containers, and audio codecs.

We had the chance to interview Ludovic Levesque, from Adobe Creative Cloud

Hi Ludovic, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

Adobe Creative Cloud chose to use video encoding in the cloud because building this video infrastructure by ourselves were too time-consuming at the beginning of our video business. We didn't have time to dedicate to manage hardware and software to handle all different video codecs.

Why did you choose Coconut?

Coconut API is very well designed, and service proved to be reliable, with only very short issues in all these months.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Given the good API documentation, our integration was very easy, less than few weeks to have all our needs covered.


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Ludovic LevesqueCTO at Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud has been using Coconut for months, and we never had any issues. Using latest video formats and codecs is possible just by changing some API requests, saving time and resources.

Why Unstock decided to outsource video encoding for its mobile-first marketplace for stock-video footage?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

June 21, 2016 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut partners with Unstock. UnStock is a mobile-first marketplace for stock-video footage. We believe that the best camera is the one that is always with you. New iPhone changed everything. Everyone can shoot great videos, even with 4k resolution and slow motion. We allow anyone to sell their mobile videos online, on the go - without using desktop platform. At UnStock you can find videographers all around the world, ready to answer our specific footage requests within an hour. UnStock just finished with success AngelPad #10 program in NYC and now is in growth stage.

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We had the chance to interview Adam Cellary, CTO of Unstock.

Adam, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We needed to take control of video formats that are displayed online on marketplace. Each clip uploaded via web uploader is converted to desired formats and displayed with watermark on our marketplace. Conversion time is crucial, so users don’t have to wait too long for their clips to be ready.

Why did you select Coconut?

We like the pricing and support of all professional codecs (eg. ProRes).

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

It was super easy, with well documented API and web hooks anyone who have minimum experience with working with APIs will do it in no time.


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Adam CellaryCTO of Unstock
It’s the 3rd project we are running on Coconut.
Integration, customer support and encoding quality are really great!

Why Jogg Studio decided to outsource video encoding for its video campaign creation & management platform?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

April 14, 2016 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut partners with Jogg. Jogg is designed to gather video from anyone, anywhere, on any device. Content creators then choose their favorite video replies and instantly publish those for everyone to watch. The requirements to secure, manage and publish video content across so many kinds of distribution channels demand a dynamic, cloud-based encoding solution.

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We had the chance to interview Chris Ordal, Founder and CEO of Jogg.

Chris, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We ran a campaign for Disney asking fans to share their StarWars story. We needed fast and reliable encoding at massive scale.

Why did you select Coconut?

We have been using Coconut for quite a while and find their solutions to be exactly what we need. After looking around at available options, Coconut was the obvious choice.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Coconut has been a dream. From the simplicity of integration to the swift and direct customer service, we're thrilled by how Coconut has enhanced our platform.


Jogg Studio
Chris OrdalFounder and CEO of Jogg
After looking around at available options,
Coconut was the obvious choice.

Why Box Office Buz decided to outsource video encoding for its video database website?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

February 26, 2016 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut partners with Box Office Buz. Box Office Buz is a movie, gaming and TV database website. Its goal is to keep track of every trailer, clip, TV spot, and featurette that is released for all of the movies, games, and TV shows in the database. Box Office Buz adds 100's of high quality videos a week to its database and currently has over 10,000 videos currently in its database. Along with it being a database website it is also an entertainment and pop culture website covering everything from gadgets, music, and gaming to movies, comics and television. Box Office Buz has been operating for over five years.

Box Office Buz


We had the chance to interview Ronald Nicholls, Co-Founder of Box Office Buz.

Ron, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

The encoder we where using at the time, went down for 2 days, while it was down we had no response from costumer support, resulting in us needing to quickly move our entire encoding strategy to a new system.

Why did you select Coconut?

Coconut was an encoder we already thought about utilizing so when our current encoder went down, it was a no brainer to switch. The fact that reaching out and getting a response right away from Coconut was the confirmation that switching was the right decision.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Coconut has by far been the easiest of all the encoders we have used to implement. we have a very specific upload flow within our CMS, and we did not have to change the way we do anything to implement coconut. Not only that, the implementation resulted in far less coding than any other encoder we have used. We at box Office Buz have utilized several cloud encoders, for our encoding needs. Coconut by far has been the easiest to implement into our CMS. Not only is the API simple, it is robust enough to meet all our needs. As a trailers database website it was imperative that the service we go with quickly encode videos, in multiple formats, with little to no lose in video quality. Coconut checks all the boxes and more.


Box Office Buz
Ronald NichollsCo-founder of Box Office Buz
With Coconut, the implementation resulted in far less coding
than any other encoder we have used.

Why Verly.io decided to outsource video encoding for its vertical footage platform?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

February 03, 2016 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut partners with Verly. Verly is the World’s First Vertical Video Marketplace. People hold their phones vertically 95% of the time - it is time to give them the only right - vertical content.

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We had the chance to interview Adam Cellary, co-founder & CTO at Verly.io.

Adam, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We wanted to automize the process of uploading video. Our videographers are giving us raw footage. We have to generate thumbnails and video previews instantly so we can show it on our marketplace.

Why did you select Coconut?

I already have another project running on Coconut platform and cooperation was really great. Project is running since 1,5 year without even one error response from Coconut. That is the proof of high quality service.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Coconut’s API is well documented and supports plenty of different features. Thumbnails, watermarks, cutting, croping - you name it - they have it!


Verly.io
Adam Cellaryco-founder & CTO at Verly.io
This was second time I choose Coconut over other services.
Coconut soft just works! :)

Why Atende Simples decided to outsource video encoding for its phone platform?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 30, 2015 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut partners with Atende Simples. Atende Simples is complete phone customer support solution for small and medium companies in Brazil. Atende Simples allows small and medium companies in Brazil to have a great phone customer support. It is an all-in-one solution that not only controls the phone process but also integrates it with their applications. Because of that we gave power to Marketing and Sales team that no longer depends on their IT department.

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We had the chance to interview Andre Santos, CTO at Atende Simples.

Andre, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

Developing a whole process of converting our audio files by our own would take us some weeks of development plus time and resource to maintain the whole infra-structure and applications. This process is a simple step in our solution and using a specific service that was built for that made sense.

Why did you select Coconut?

Our dev team thought it was simple and easy. We know you improved a lot since then (we use Coconut for more than 1,5 years). But we never had any major technical issue.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Super easy, I really appreciate support! We have to convert our video to squares (AWS was able to do that), and the Coconut guys added that option in a second!


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Andre SantosCTO at Atende Simples
Coconut was a perfect solution for us.
In 3 days we were up and running.

Why Distinct Marketing decided to outsource video encoding for its digital displays platform?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

August 15, 2015 Customers

We are so thrilled excited to announce that Coconut partners with Distinct Marketing. Distinct creates Award-Winning Digital Displays for displaying videos, images and other key information in an automotive, boat dealer, or retail showrooms. A touchscreen interface allows customers to view model information, along with tools such as interactive monthly payment calculators and options-lists. Even the most technologically challenged can create professional presentations in minutes on our Content Creator website: upload videos/images, enter in basic vehicle information and wirelessly deliver the presentation to a display of their choice.

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We had the chance to interview Jani Gyllenberg, Founder of Distinct, Inc.

Jani, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

From day one, our goal was to utilize the power of “the cloud” to provide the best experience for our customers.

Why did you select Coconut?

Great API (time saving), great support and a platform that simply works (its been over a year now and Coconut has not let us down once).

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

When we tested out other transcoding services, the integrations were always very complicated and took up a lot of time. Coconut had us up and running in a few minutes time. It just worked.


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Jani GyllenbergFounder of Distinct Marketing
Coconut was a no brainer: great API that saved us a ton of time, amazing support, and lighting fast processing.

Why Elly decided to outsource video encoding for its 1 second clips platform?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

February 11, 2015 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut partners with Elly. Elly is social network based on 1 second clips recorded via your smartphone. You can run your digital diary saving beautiful and important moments from your life, share them with friends and get inspired by other people life. Thanks to compilations of those clips, filters and hashtags you have it all organized and easy accessible on-line on our platform. Be part and watch life of people around the world!

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We had the chance to interview Adam Cellary, the founder of Elly.

Adam, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We had troubles with subscription plans while working with Amazon Elastic Transcoder. Elly is focused on shooting one second clips, and AWS was charging us for every second as for a minute…

Why did you select Coconut?

Coconut seemed to be the cheapest solution with API, and subscription based on transfer.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Super easy, I really appreciate support! We have to convert our video to squares (AWS was able to do that), and the Coconut guys added that option in a second!


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Adam CellaryFounder of Elly
Switching from Amazon Transcoder to Coconut was super easy. Thanks to well documented API, the integration took us one evening.

Why Media Prime decided to outsource video encoding for its woman UGC platform?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

January 26, 2015 Customers

We are so pleased to announce that Coconut partners with Media Prime to outsource video encoding for its woman-oriented content platform Ro Ba Dadonne. Ro Ba Dadonne is the biggest italian female community and the best italian way for a woman to discuss about being a woman. Its target is a dynamic and modern woman who love as trends as family and traditional values. With more than 4M followers on social media channels, the platform engages 8M people/week, envolving them in debate and reaching over 15M people/month.

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We had the chance to interview Marco Palermo, Digital Strategist at Media Prime.

Marco, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We wouldn't keep in house video encoding process cause of its cost in term of hardware and IT professionals, the cloud solution was a nice deal for us.

Why did you select Coconut?

HeyWhatch has a complete encoding formats offer, a very simple-to-use API and a good pricing rate.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

The integration in our system was pretty simple, it's pretty well documented so it took just a few working hours.


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Marco PalermoDigital Strategist at Media Prime
Coconut has insanely accelerated our video encoding process, letting us focus on our real goal: delivering great video contents to our followers.

Why Webcast-TV decided to outsource video encoding for its cloud-based video webcast platform?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

December 09, 2014 Customers

We are so pleased to announce that Coconut partners with WebCast-TV. WebCast-TV is a simple, powerful and scalable cloud based video webcast platform at an affordable price. Not trying to compete against the mega compaines such as YouTube, Livestream and Ustream etc... as a small company they focus on building close relationships with their customers and develop their service around what they are after. Their website platform has just undergone a major overhaul and their customer feedback has been just great. They have new features that were requested by customers that no other companies provide and more that are to come. They continue to grow and look for partners and investors that can make their ideas a reality.

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We had the chance to interview Tom Grey, CEO at WebCast-TV.

Tom, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

WebCast-TV started out using a large online video transcoding service but the price was too high for the volume of traffic we had. We set up our own encoding server several years ago but trying to make it scalable for the future ended up making us rethink. We made the decision that its better to use a third party who specializes in the technical aspect of online encoding as well as the hardware and infrastructure required leaving us to focus on what we do best.

Why did you select Coconut?

In the last year WebCast-TV has been working on a major overhaul of our platform. Around the time that we were about to go back to using our previous encoding service we got a personal email from Coconut after they had come across our website. Since we had some time to try out their services, we agreed to run some tests. We really liked their simple API and if we needed to ask questions we got answers promptly. We believe HeyWach has the performance to meet our own and our clients needs, and at a cost that is acceptable to all.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Within only a couple of days we had fully integrated the service into our platforms workflow and with successful tests.


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Tom GreyCEO of WebCast-TV
Using Coconut has really simplified our video transcoding by leaving the technical aspect to them as well as the hardware and infrastructure required.

Why Arreya decided to outsource video encoding for its cloud-based digital signage system?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

November 05, 2014 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut teams up with Arreya. Arreya is the only digital communication service of it's kind. Arreya lives and runs in the cloud providing companies the power to create, edit, manage, push and broadcast content using only a browser. By taking advantage of today's technologies digital signage can now have advanced analytics, real time viewing, multi-touch functions, social media, HD video, live RSS feeds and widgets. Digital signage now expands beyond the traditional reach to any internet ready device. No software to download, no special hardware, and no additional fees to have the same content on multiple screens. Freely share the link to your signage with others, or embed your content in your website, increasing your overall reach. A digital signage service that offers the capabilities you want with the reliability you need.

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We had the chance to interview Walter Moore, CTO at Arreya.

Walter, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

Arreya is a digital signage service that is HTML5 based and runs entirely in the cloud. Being cloud based, and supporting modern programming languages, Coconut's cloud encoding solution was a natural fit for our application.

Why did you choose Coconut?

Coconut has a straightforward API and tools, good documentation, and many supporting libraries.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Using the Node.js library and the web based tools we were able to integrate Coconut and filepicker.io together in Arreya, allowing users to record, upload, and display video from almost any device. Using Coconut we are able to confidently encode their content to the best formats possible for playback on almost any device.


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Walter MooreCTO of Arreya
Coconut has allowed us integrate video encoding with our cloud based digital signage platform quicker and easier than we previously thought was possible.

Why KaraokeSmart decided to outsource video encoding for its Karaoke platform?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

October 30, 2014 Customers

We are so happy to announce that Coconut partners with Karaoke Smart. Karaoke Smart is a multiplatform app that lets you sing your favorite karaoke songs. You can search your favorite songs or choose them according to your mood. You can add songs to your 'SmartList' and create your playlists with your friends. You can take full control of the content and play it on your Smartphone, Smart TV or Web browser.

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We had the chance to interview Manuel Solórzano, Co-founder & CTO of Karaoke Smart.

Manuel, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

Because the cost of deploy and maintain in-house servers for doing this stuffs is too high for a early-stage startup. Also there is a lot of services that can do this better and have more experience for this process, including improve performance.

Why did you choose Coconut?

First, I was looking for cloud services that can help me for solve this issues. I read a lot and found Coconut. For a first impression, this site have a good design and content that explain what they do. After that I found that big companies use it too, I decide to create an account and read more about its docs and API. The workflow for encoding one video was simple and model pricing was right for me (per GB) so I finally choose this service for all my encoding stuffs.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Since I read some pages of its documentation, it took me around half an hour to make my first encoding from Amazon S3 Bucket to Windows Blob Storage and some minutes for encoding all my video content to the right format.


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Manuel SolórzanoCo-founder & CTO of Karaoke Smart
With Coconut I don't have to worry for encoding a lots of videos and move that to my storage. It's so simple and easy to setup and run encoding. Love this product, possibly one of the best.

Why TryApt decided to outsource video encoding for its video advices project?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

October 22, 2014 Customers

We are so happy to announce that Coconut partners with TryApt. TryApt is a famous Norwegian web development agency. They made a campaign website for a client where the people of Norway could upload their best advices recorded on video. By the end of the campaign they had over 3000 advices on the website. Their client also bought every commercial break for 24 hours on Norway's biggest commercial TV channel. Over 1000 of the advices were shared with everyone on TV during the commercial breaks within the 24 hours.

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We had the chance to interview Marius Nettum, web developer at TryApt.

Marius, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

Our previous provider was missing some critical functionalities we needed when encoding this many videos for our project.

Why did you choose Coconut?

We needed to encode thousands of video files uploaded by users from their mobile phones, tablet or computer. Coconut offered fast and reliable encoding to all the required formats for web and television. The team could deliver the critical functionalities we needed when encoding videos. This includes encoding to all the required formats, generate thumbnails and automatic rotation of videos that is taken upside down or in portrait mode. Automatic rotation was really important for us to avoid doing this manually on thousands of videos. The price-model is also very affordable comparing to previous providers.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

The API was easy to understand and you have full control on what is happening with the Coconut control panel. It didn't take long to integrate the API into our project. The Coconut staff also answered questions and fixed minor bugs within hours after we reported them.


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Marius NettumWeb Developer at TryApt
We can highly recommend Coconut to everyone that needs video encoding of some sort.

Why Jogg decided to outsource video encoding for its audience response platform?

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

October 06, 2014 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut teams up with Jogg. Jogg is an audience response platform centered around video calls to action. By simplifying the process of gathering and curating video, Jogg inspires engaging social video.

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We had the chance to interview Chris Ordal, CEO of Jogg.

Chris, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We didn't have time to develop & maintain a video encoding server. So it makes sense to find a partner that we can count on.

Why did you choose Coconut?

We chose Coconut because we needed a fast, reliable, and scalable media encoding option that we could easily integrate into the Jogg Platform.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

The integration went smooth and we were able to fully integrate in just a few days.


Jogg
Chris OrdalCEO at Jogg
Jogg Users (Joggers), that are requesting video need a way to review the video responses quickly and efficiently. One of the awesome Coconut features we are using to help solve this problem is called Storyboard, where the preview image displays different frames of the video. Now Joggers can simply glance at the Storyboard preview image and know if they want to watch the video.

Bonzai selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its video ad platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 30, 2014 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut partners with Bonzai. Bonzai is a world-class, HTML5 rich media creation platform for crafting immersive ad experiences on mobiles and tablets. Brands, Agencies and publishers have easily created award-winning mobile creatives and widely published ads across leading inventories in realtime using Bonzai. In the last six months, more than 500 exciting HTML5 mobile ads made on Bonzai Studio have engaged with mobile users around the globe.

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We had the chance to interview Vandit Panvelkar, Creative Strategist at Bonzai.

Vandit, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

Scaling was a major factor in deciding whether to go on the Cloud or not. Scaling on the Cloud is much easier and we didn't have to worry about system failures or sudden, unexpected spikes in the usage. The great part is that it just works for us.

Why did you choose Coconut?

The ease of use and the quick start process was the clincher. It hardly took an hour to have our first encoding request to go through because APIs were very well documented.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Very simple. Thanks to your well documented APIs and Robot script that made the job much easy.


Bonzai
Vandit PanvelkarCreative Strategist at Bonzai
Coconut is an easy to use video encoding service. We've had a great experience using the service and have found no hiccups in its working. The well documented APIs and Robot Script are a boon. The start up process is quick and easy and it hardly takes any time to get going on Coconut.

Newzpoint selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its convergent publishing platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 18, 2014 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut partners with Newzpoint. NewzPoint is a powerful, multi-purpose, multimedia publishing, broadcasting and webcasting platform. It can be set up in a variety of configurations to serve a wide range of requirements including: Online Multimedia Publishing, Automated eNewsletter Publishing, Webcasting, Conference Archiving, Web TV Channels, Automated Content Distribution, Content & Information Libraries, Online Training Channels.

Many organisations need to communicate online or with mobile devices to a wide range of target audiences, in a variety of different ways. NewzPoint is powerful and versatile enough to handle most requirements, making it easy and affordable to publish or broadcast anything, anywhere, any time.

Newzpoint


We had the chance to interview John Robins, CEO at Newzpoint LLC.

John, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We moved our encoding to the cloud to improve the overall performance of our encoding cost effectively. We are expecting to grow exponentially over the next few years and we wanted a system that could scale progressively with our development.

Why did you choose Coconut?

We researched and tested a number of cloud encoding services before deciding to use Coconut as our primary encoding solution. It has made a considerable difference to the performance and delivery of our product to our customers. We loved the simplicity of the Coconut system and pricing structure. Being a start up we need a solution that is both affordable and powerful.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Integrating Coconut into NewzPoint was easy and when we did have questions the support team responded quickly. We would recommend Coconut to anyone.


Newzpoint
John RobinsCEO at Newzpoint LLC
We researched and tested a number of cloud encoding services before deciding to use Coconut as our primary encoding solution. We are delighted with the results. It has made a considerable difference to the performance and delivery of our product to our customers.

Edpuzzle selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its digital teaching platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 16, 2014 Customers

We are so happy to announce that Coconut partners with Edpuzzle. EDpuzzle allows teachers to make any video their lesson. Teachers can use videos from a variety of sources around the Internet as well as upload their own and, with easy to use editing tools, make them perfectly fit their students and classroom needs. Cropping, audio annotation and embedding quizzes at any time in the video are a few things teachers are doing with EDpuzzle. Once the videos are assigned to their students, they receive real time feedback on their progress and level of understanding of the lesson. With EDpuzzle, teachers can finally harness the power of videos in the classroom.


We had the chance to interview Santi Herrero, Co-founder & CTO at EDpuzzle.

Santi, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

As a member of small company, we try to optimize our efforts and focus on the core of our business. Moving our video encoding to the Cloud has allowed us to focus all our engineering efforts to what matters to our users, with the ease of mind that our growing database of educational videos is being taken care of by a scalable and reliable encoding system.

Why did you choose Coconut?

We have tried a couple of different companies for our encoding process but Coconut was the simpler to use from a engineering perspective, allowing us to quickly encode our videos to support all our different platforms. In addition, with Coconut, we have a more fine control on the aesthetics of our different video outcomes as well as their generated thumbnails. Our costumers want to see their videos shine in EDpuzzle and with Coconut, we can deliver that to them.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Our integration with Coconut was seamless. We had a legacy encoding system that we wanted to port to Coconut and it didn’t take us longer than a couple of hours. Besides that, with the quick help from the Coconut support team, we were able to generate new video formats overnight for our already big database of videos. What we anticipated to be a headache for us, ended up being a very enjoyable experience.


Edpuzzle
Santi HerreroCo-Founder and CTO at Edpuzzle
We have tried a couple of different companies for our encoding process but Coconut was the simplest to use from a engineering perspective, allowing us to quickly encode our videos to support all our different platforms.

Famipix selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its sharing platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 09, 2014 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut partners with Famipix. Famipix, founded in 2005, lets families and schools in more than 100 countries share their photos and videos privately and securely. Famipix is an easy-to-use and secure alternative to sharing photos on conventional social networks, because users have fine-grained control over who can access their albums, and no content is indexed or shared to external sites.

Famipix

We had the chance to interview Nathan Skwortsow, founder of Famipix.

Nathan, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

Instead of running our own FFMPEG instances, we'd rather leave this to experts who focus on what they do best, so we can focus on what we do best.

Why did you choose Coconut?

I liked the clear API, the available Ruby library and transparent pricing framework.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

The Coconut integration was a pleasure to integrate!


Famipix
Nathan SkwortsowFounder of Famipix
My development team was able to get up and running quickly with the transparant and well constructed Coconut API, which allowed us to quickly choose optimal encoding settings for our end users. I am impressed by the speed and quality at which videos are encoded.

Bulb selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its publishing platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

July 08, 2014 Customers

We are so happy to announce that Coconut partners with Bulb. Bulb is the place where students create and publish portfolios and projects while teachers use bulb to publish lessons and collaborate as a class. Note that Bulb has just raised $1 million in serie A to make digital portfolio better.

Bulb

We had the chance to interview David Anderson, CTO of Bulb.

David, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud?

We had our own solution using a Xuggler, wrapping ffmpeg, but Xuggler wasn't being maintained and we couldn't find a clear alternative. While researching whether to set up our own infrastructure for using ffmpeg directly, or purchasing a commercial video transcoder solution/service, we discovered Coconut and, based on the price, we realized it would be cheaper to integrate with Coconut, based on our current volume, than to create our own solution on top of ffmpeg or to go with a more expensive commercial solutions such as Kaltura, Sorenson, Telestream, etc.

Why did you choose Coconut?

Primarily based on the API, pricing, and supported video formats.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Since we already had our own solution, it was relatively fast to switch our integration over to Coconut. The APIs are relatively simple and intuitive. At the time, Coconut didn't have a java library, so we used made direct use of the http APIs. I presume it would have been even faster had the java library been available at the time.


Bulb
David AndersonCTO at Bulb
Coconut has greatly simplified our transcoding efforts and lowered our costs since moving away from our own solution. We also like having the costs based on the size of video rather than the length.

Rormix selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its music video community

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

July 03, 2014 Customers

We are excited to announce that we are teaming today with Rormix, the rapid growing platform dedicated to connecting emerging, independent artists to audiences who are hungry to discover new music videos.

Rormix

The Rormix App allows music lovers to discover quality music without the time-consuming hassle of having to go through thousands of videos to find one they like. With a few simple clicks users can access a vast catalogue of curated quality music videos and search for commercial artists they already like; the app then suggests the emerging artists you will also like.

The Coconut cloud video encoding service provides a lightning fast, flexible and affordable turnkey solution for Rormix to instantly outsource video transcoding for its huge video catalogue.

The Rormix App is available for iOS, Android and Firefox.


Rormix
Amman AhmedFounder at Rormix
Coconut has been cost effective and efficient for us as a startup. With a high volume of videos that we need to transcode the service has coped well with quality output for different formats.


Unruly selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its video ads platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

June 18, 2014 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut is teaming with Unruly. With offices in cities around the world such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, LA, London, Berlin, Paris, and Amsterdam, Unruly Media has been the leader in social video marketing .

Unruly

With more than 2,000 video campaigns delivered to 400 top brands across the world, video content is a key business for Unruly Media. Thus, they needed to convert every video into three different video resolutions to meet the highest industry standards for their clients. Unruly Media created 8 sub video formats with 8 different levels of video bitrate to make the videos viewable on every platform and device, no matter how the Internet connection is. To get even better video quality, Unruly Media enabled the 2-pass video encoding option.

Thanks to this feature, they got both superb video quality and an optimized video size.


Unruly
Matthew CookeCTO and Founder at Unruly
It's great to be able to rely on Coconut's fast and scalable video encoding service and to know that as digital video evolves we will always have the very latest video formats and encoding features available.

Dotsub selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its translation content management system

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

June 04, 2014 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut is teaming with Dotsub. DotSub has been the leader in video captions and translations as subtitles for years. dotSUB provides online video content and subtitles in hundreds of languages across the world for top brands such as General Electric, Adobe, and the TED Conferences.

Dotsub

DotSub provides a huge number of translations thanks to its large community. Thus, there is a great deal of interactivity between the video source, the subtitles' integration, and our video encoding service. This whole process must be seamless. They needed to have one keyframe for each second of the video so that users can easily jump to any part of the video. The more keyframes there are, the more precisely you can browse the timeline. Users can easily jump back and forth in the video.


DotSub
Brooks Lyrette CTO at DotSub
Simply put, having Coconut encode our videos allows us to focus on our core business of video captioning and translation. Coconut has been encoding Dotsub's video content seamlessly for over 5 years.

Digedu selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its learning platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

May 20, 2014 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut partners with Digedu. Digedu partners with schools and districts to deliver a comprehensive technology program that meaningfully enhances teaching and learning. With digedu, learning experiences are personalized, interactive, and measurable, and can be delivered on any device, anytime, anywhere.

Digedu

Based on school needs and academic goals, we create a digital learning ecosystem that includes intelligent software, the latest mobile devices, implementation and support services, and a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi infrastructure, the Classroom CloudTM. The Learning EngineTM, our cloud-based platform, allows teachers to individualize instruction, promote mastery, and unlock the potential of every student. Through access to more than 3,500 standards-aligned lessons created by award-winning teachers, educators can fully customize engaging content to best fit the needs of their classrooms.


Digedu
Justin VincentCTO at Digedu
Coconut has been flawlessly converting our videos in the background for the past year. What else is there to say? It just works.

Zooppa selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its creative community for brands

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

May 09, 2014 Customers

We are so pleased to announce that Coconut partners with Zooppa. Zooppa.com is the world's leading creative crowdsourcing platform. Over 100 leading brands and their agencies work with Zooppa to create fresh, on-brief content, including videos, prints, music and concepts. Zooppa is based in Seattle with 200,000 members around the world.

Zooppa

Zooppa provides high-standard video content management to major entertainment and media industries. Because of this, we had to offer a high-level video encoding service to perfectly fit their customers' expectations. It was imperative that we handled their projects perfectly.


Zooppa
Kunal Mahajan CTO at Zooppa
Our entire business model hinges on our ability to process large number of videos. Coconut made it all possible without breaking the bank. Now, we can scale up to hundreds of encoding jobs within seconds.

Fieldlens selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its jobsite communication platform

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

April 17, 2014 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut partners with Fieldlens. You have a construction project, you have deadlines, they have solutions to make both successful. FieldLens gives you an insight into issues that break your project's profitability. Discover a brand new mobile application to save time and avoid mistakes.

Fieldlens

FieldLens is the first and only social media technology developed specifically for the construction industry that enables entire project teams to instantly connect and collaborate with one another. Everyone on the jobsite, from subcontractors and general contractors to designers and owners, can use FieldLens for streamlined communication and collaboration in the field.


Fieldlens
David Small CTO at Fieldlens
Coconut is our magically transcoding black box. From their support for big & beautiful HD formats to their direct S3 drop offs, we can guarantee our customers great & speedy playback no matter the device.

SchoolTube selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its students and teachers community

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

April 02, 2014 Customers

We are so thrilled to announce that Coconut is teaming with SchoolTube, the world's leading video network for the K12 community, with hundreds of thousands of students and teachers each day and supported by US National Education Associations.

SchoolTube

Coconut is now providing SchoolTube with its powerful video encoding solution.

SchoolTube will use our online video encoder to make its transition to the cloud a brief. Our scalable cloud-based video encoding software will help them convert thousands of daily videos.

For this purpose, SchoolTube integrated Coconut thanks to a flexible video encoding API.


SchoolTube
Andrew Arizpe Co-Founder at SchoolTube
Switching to Coconut, our encoding success rate improved drastically. Perhaps as crucial, the transition from our previous service during a high volume period was seamless.

Sermonspice selects Coconut to outsource video encoding for its Christian community

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

February 16, 2013 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut partners with Sermonspice. SermonSpice.com provides inspirational and powerful videos to pastors and church and worship leaders to help them "spice up" their sermons. SermonSpice is the first churches', faith-based organizations', and Christian filmmakers' community.

Sermonspice

SermonSpice converts thousands of videos a month. Its requirement is that each video must be encoded in 10 different video formats, in both SD and HD, at the same time. SermonSpice's video formats are WebM, MP4, WMV, MPEG and MOV. For HD conversion, they adjust the video bitrate up to 10,000kpbs, which allows for very high video quality.