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

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.


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.

Karaoke Smart
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.

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