How SmartVideo works.

tl;dr: It’s pretty magical.

Once you copy and paste the text we provide you onto your site, SmartVideo scans for videos. Any videos found will be displayed in a clean, fast-loading player automatically, requiring no extra work on your part.

When a page with a video loads for the first time, it lets SmartVideo know to fetch that video, encode it, and store it on our network. From then on, the video is hosted on our global delivery network and served via our accelerated playback technology.

This means you can keep uploading your videos to wherever you choose to store them (YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) and placing them on your site. SmartVideo will continuously look for new videos and convert them automatically.


Who is Swarmify?
Swarmify is a video acceleration company focused on bringing the streaming technologies used by the biggest names in the streaming video industry (Netflix, YouTube) to everyone in a simple package.
What is SmartVideo?
SmartVideo is Swarmify’s mission realized: the power of Netflix-quality streaming made simple for everyone. The SmartVideo platform includes a professional, modern player making use of our proprietary delivery network switching technology providing stall-out free playback at maximum bitrates.
Who is SmartVideo for?
We built SmartVideo with two groups of people in mind: developers looking to build a professional but simple, native video experience for themselves or their clients and small to medium-sized business owners tired of YouTube’s branding and recommended videos cluttering their site’s video experience.
Who is SmartVideo not for?

SmartVideo is not for you if “free” is your only option. In that case, YouTube is probably still your best bet despite their branding, recommended videos, and purposeful intent of directing your visitors away from your site and onto YouTube.

Why should I choose SmartVideo over YouTube?
As stated directly above, YouTube is your best option if you are unable to pay anything for video delivery and don’t necessarily need your site to appear professional. However, YouTube is not providing playback on your site free of charge. They are funneling users from your site with recommended videos and capturing your visitor’s attention with their logo. If you don’t mind losing a steady percentage of visitors and having YouTube’s branding on your site, YouTube is a good option.
I use YouTube on my site. How do I transition to SmartVideo?

If you use YouTube on your site, your workflow is probably something like this: 1) upload to YouTube, 2) grab your embed URL or HTML from YouTube, 3) place the URL or HTML where you want it on your site.

Once the SmartVideo script is inserted into your header, you don’t need to change your current workflow at all to get a native video experience on your site. SmartVideo places all of your YouTube embeds into our clutter-free player without any extra work on your part.

How do the auto YouTube conversions work?
When you embed a YouTube video on your site, the SmartVideo script sees the embed, downloads the file, and re-encodes it. From then on, the video is delivered over our intelligent network, through our player.
What kind of websites can I use SmartVideo on?
SmartVideo works on any site you can add script to the header on. For now, that includes (but is not limited to) any site you create with WordPress or Squarespace, with support for other site builders coming soon. For Cloudflare customers, we have an app that allows for even easier deployment. If you have any questions regarding the kind of sites we work on, just chat us up!
How many sites can I use my SmartVideo account on?
As a SmartVideo user, you’re billed per video view. That means unlimited bandwidth and unlimited deployments. So, feel free to use your SmartVideo account to power the video of as many sites as you want!

SmartVideo was made with you in mind.

Get Netflix-like quality for your site today. Affordable. Professional. Effortless.