Streaming Networks Speed Video
For video-centered and other content intensive websites, offloading video delivery to specialized hosting services is a proven way to boost perceived spped and please viewers.
These streaming and content delivery networks are gaining in popularity as prices drop and performance increases, making them popular choices for adult webmasters seeking to optimize their resources while minimizing overhead.
One such specialized company is HDDN (www.hddn.com), which according to its website, offers a total solution — including a powerful content delivery network for an optimal user experience worldwide — and a partnership with the popular Flowplayer (www.flowplayer.org), which brings users “ease of integration, maximum compatibility, and support for distributing video to today’s mobile audience.”
HDDN’s scalable services provide support for many formats, including FLV (Flash), MP4, H.264 (MPEG), MOV (Quicktime), WMV (Windows Media) and Silverlight.
According to the company, its network is spread over edge locations worldwide in the largest metro areas in order to provide audiences with optimal load times, using state of the art technologies for content acceleration, enterprise-level speed and global reliability.
HDDN offers high quality playback up to 1080p full high definition video, featuring bitrate switching to automatically optimize playback rates for the user’s screen size and Internet connection speed — providing a smooth viewing experience.
Content and bandwidth security is enhanced through the use of out of the box plugins such as Secure Token, RMTP streaming and hotlink protection; and a simple setup gets your videos up and running in as little as 10 minutes.
Friendly support via chat, phone or an email ticket system; a 10-day money back guarantee; plans to suit sites of all sizes; and a 25 percent discount for XBIZ.net members that use coupon code “xbiz25” make HDDN stand out from the crowd.