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

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.

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