Why we chose WebRTC over Media Recorder API for HTML5 Video Recording

This post will look back at our decision to use WebRTC over Media Recorder API for recording video from a browser. Read on for the technical details. By Q4 2016 Safari was the 1st major browser to have taken a harder stance on Flash making Flash content click to run by default. Chrome was planning to roll out a similar feature to 100% of their userbase throughout 2017 . With our desktop video recorder client being...

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Troubleshooting WebRTC Connection Issues

Troubleshooting WebRTC Connection Issues

Failed WebRTC connections can be caused by restrictive networks behind symmetric NATs, port blocks and even protocol blocks at the application & transport layers. We will delve in the intricate process of establishing a peer 2 peer WebRTC connection and lay out the mechanisms that can lead to failed connections. Establishing a peer 2 peer WebRTC connection has 3 steps: Signaling Discovery Establishing the connection Problems can appear at any...

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All Top Logitech Webcams Compared (Including the 4k PRO/Brio)

Top Logitech Webcams Compared
Top Logitech Webcams Compared

The hardware industry has several very good examples of product naming. The Intel Inside campaign and iPhone naming immediately come to mind. At the other end of the spectrum one of the eager contestants is Logitech’s webcam lineup.  It got off to a promising start in 2012 with the Logitech C920 – the best webcam of it’s time – but across the next 5 years, Logitech’s top webcam lineup...

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Recording User Generated Videos With Formstack Forms and Pipe Video Recorder

Recording User Generated Videos With Formstack & Pipe

They say that an image is worth a thousand words. How about a video? Capturing user generated videos with your forms has never been easier. Whether you want to build a signup form, a contact form or a more complex questionnaire or qualitative survey that includes video responses, this tutorial will show you how to to do that using Formstack forms and Pipe. Formstack is a easy-to-use online form builder. No...

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Pipe’s HTML 5 WebRTC Based Video Recording Client Gets A Major Update

After more than a month of further development we’ve just pushed a major update to Pipe which includes several important updates to our HTML 5 WebRTC based video recording client. Proper handling webcam and microphone in corner cases The HTML 5 video recorder now correctly detects and works as expected in the following cases: When the user has a webcam but no microphone, it will record only video When the user has a...

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Pipe 0.20 Brings Some Early Christmas Goodies

With a final push before the holidays, we managed to improve Pipe even further. New Amazon S3 folder options and regions We’ve added the option to specify a folder name when configuring your Amazon S3 storage in your Pipe Account The default value of the option is “/”. This means the files will be stored on the root of your S3 storage. If you specify a folder name and...

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New HTML 5 WebRTC Based Video Recording Client Is Now In Beta

With the advent of browsers starting to slowly push away from Flash, the latest version of Pipe comes with a brand new HTML 5 video recorder. Developed with WebRTC, it uses the latest in real time communication and recording technologies. It is currently in beta and you can easily enable it per environment to try it out. Functionality and looks The new HTML 5 video recorder has total feature parity...

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Newly released Pipe version adds tons of improvements

Pipe on Android devices

Loads of changes and improvements were implemented during the last 3 months, a list that culminated yesterday with the release in beta of the 1st HTML 5 & WebRTC based Pipe video recording client. We’ll have a different blog post for that, for now let us delve into the newest Pipe updates. Improvements Ability to select pre-recorded videos on Android devices New preview for Pipe on Android devices...

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Correct Syntax for HTML Media Capture

While researching HTML Media Capture for recording videos from mobile devices with the Pipe video recorder we’ve came across several possible syntaxes. This post explains where they originate from and which one you should use.   Intro HTML Media Capture works by extending the <input type=”file”> HTML field with a new capture attribute which instructs the user agent to preferably use the camera and microphone to capture media on the spot...

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Flash is turned off by default in Safari 10 on macOS Sierra. Here’s what you can do about it [AS A DEVELOPER]

Flash blocked on hulu.com on Safari 10

macOS Sierra was launched yesterday, and with it came a new version of Safari, Safari 10. Along with new features like Apple Pay, Safari 10 in Sierra introduces changes in the way it allows Flash content to run. Flash is now off by default but it can be easily enabled for each site that needs it. Flash content embedded through object/embed tags Flash content embedded directly is replaced in the page by a Click...

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