How can I push a video with a separate cover shot?

Pushing a cover shot along with a video file is simple. The following Python script is an example on how to do it:

video = ziggeo.videos().create()
stream = ziggeo.streams().create(video['token'])
ziggeo.streams().attach_image(video['token'], stream['token'], {}, IMAGE_FILE_NAME)
ziggeo.streams().attach_video(video['token'], stream['token'], {}, VIDEO_FILE_NAME)
ziggeo.streams().bind(video['token'], stream['token'])

Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

How can I push a list of videos to your servers?

Pushing a folder full of videos to our servers can be achieved as follows. We also use the filenames as keys for the videos. The following Python script is an example on how to do it:

token = APPLICATIONTOKEN
private_key = PRIVATEKEY
rootdir = DIRECTORY

ziggeo = Ziggeo(token, private_key)

for subdir, dirs, files in os.walk(rootdir):
    for file in files:
        ziggeo.videos().create({"key": os.path.splitext(file)[0]}, os.path.join(subdir, file))

Here’s your video tip of the day:
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Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

A Hackathon for Grown Ups

Last month Ziggeo organized Video Hack Day dubbed “a hackathon for Grown-ups.” Sponsored by Google and held at General Assembly in NYC, attendees called it “the
best hackathon” they ever attended.

Here’s how we did it:

  • No overnights: it was a one day Hackathon that started in the morning
    and ended that same evening. That meant:
    –everyone could get sleep– no macho showing of staying up all night
    –attendees were away from home just one day, back in time for
    Mother’s Day (the following day)
    –sponsors and API providers stayed basically the entire time to
    answer any questions
  • A “no pizza” hackathon: we made sure to serve healthy, delicious food starting with freshly made egg sandwiches and ending with fresh Mexican food delivered from a local restaurant.
  • Grown up prizes: including a Social Impact prize that donated $250 to the recipient’s favorite charity (in addition to a special Mother’s Day prize)

If you’re interested in either attending or sponsoring next year’s event, you can sign up here.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Video Travelogues Powered by Ziggeo

For any site featuring travelogues, Ziggeo’s video technology is an ideal way to easily capture videos from any mobile device. With just two lines of code, you can enable travelers to record (or upload) and submit videos directly to their travel page (or wherever you’d like those videos to go). And given Ziggeo’s flexibility, those videos can be shared with whomever you (or your community) want — it’s all up to you.

Here’s an example of a travel video from Japan that could easily be taken and submitted directly to your site using Ziggeo

For your video tip of the day, here’s a graph showing you what time of day is best for reaching an audience on twitter.

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Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Ziggeo’s Video Technology for Travel Sites or Travel Apps

You can use Ziggeo’s technology to power travel videos. Either via an app or website, videos can be taken from anywhere in the world and submitted directly to where you want them to be. In fact, since videos can either be taken directly using a link or button — or uploaded later — Ziggeo’s technology can be convenient for any travel site looking for user-generated videos. Here are a few videos taken on a recent trip to Japan that can easily be captured and shared using Ziggeo:


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Using Ziggeo to Capture Expert Videos from Around the World

Here’s an example of how Ziggeo can capture videos of experts. In fact, videos can be quite short (or as long as you want them). In this particular video, an expert on Shinto shrines describes two trees in a Shinto garden — one male and one female — and the difference between them.

Here’s your video tip for the day (hint: sometimes less is more)

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Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Capture User-Generated Videos with Ziggeo

Here’s a fun video illustrating how Ziggeo can be used to capture user-generated videos — even from Kyoto.

In fact, this video stars Peter Wenger, the son of Ziggeo’s founder, Susan Danziger — together with his mom.

Video tip of the day: what is an API?


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Looking for Video Artists to Play with Ziggeo

We’ve always wanted video artists to embrace Ziggeo for their artwork. Here’s one simulated case we recorded a while back that illustrates one kind of use case for artists:

If you’re an artist that wants to play with Ziggeo, please contact us. We’d love to work with you!


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Ziggeo: A White-Labeled Video Recording/Playback Solution

 

The whole point behind Ziggeo is that it seamlessly integrates into any site or platform.  As such, it’s an entirely white-labeled solution with no visible Ziggeo branding. In fact, like a chameleon, the video recorder is made with CSS/HTML so it can change and take on the look and feel of your site.  The video recorder’s size, colors, shape, fonts, and language can all be altered to reflect your own branding and style.

Here’s an example of what the default recorder looks like:

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And here’s what another version of the recorder can look like:Modified Recorder


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Video Submission Using Ziggeo

We were asked recently to submit a video as part of a nomination process for a prize at Cannes Lions– and they requested a link to a posted video.  At that point, we realized that Ziggeo’s hosted solution was an ideal way to post the video on a page that would generate a link that could be sent out.

Here’s the page with our video — And here’s how you can set up your own hosted page on Ziggeo: Ziggeo Pages

 


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.