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