How SmartVideo works.
The short version? It’s pretty magical.
Once you install SmartVideo on your site 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 wherever you choose to store them (YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, 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, Hulu) to everyone in a simple package.
What is SmartVideo?
Who is SmartVideo for?
We built SmartVideo with two groups of people in mind: developers looking to build a professional but simple 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 and impacting their sales.
Who is SmartVideo not for?
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?
How do the auto YouTube conversions work?
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, Squarespace, or Adobe Muse, with support for other site builders coming soon. For WordPress users, we have a plugin that allows for even easier deployment. If you have any questions regarding the kind of sites we work on, just chat us up!
SmartVideo was made for site owners like you.
Get Netflix-like quality for your site today. Affordable. Professional. Effortless.