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Ask YC: Can someone recommend a Ted.com-like video player platform?
8 points by PACSPA on May 10, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments
I am looking to deliver lots of video lectures and wanted to see if there was an existing solution as a video player platform. It could be for pay, but ideally open source.

I like the Ted.com- elegant interface with large screen playback, and chapter-marking technology that lets users find/skip to key moments in lectures.

Let me know if you need more clarification. Thank-you.

Omnivisio, (http://www.omnisio.com/) allows you to annotate and add comments to the video.

This looks real good. Thank-you!

FYI we will be launching the slide-sync feature in the next couple of days which we hope will be really useful for video lectures.


Look at Viddler (http://www.viddler.com). You can put markers in the video progress bar indicating various chapters, and other supplemental information, such as lecturer names, etc. For an example of large sized playback with markers, check out http://tv.winelibrary.com.

Have you looked at YouTube's API:


THis was one of my options. I am looking into it, but thanks.

Google Video

How about ted.com?

TED.com doesn't let you upload videos. The site only hosts videos from its own conferences and the player is probably custom-made.

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