Affordable SSL CDN with AppEngine
socketmaster: Zero Downtime Restart for Your Apps
Hi developers! I have just released yet another Open-Source project. This was gracefully sponsored by PandaStream, so I thought I might as well post here. Let me introduce you to socketmaster. In the tradition of UNIX, socketmaster does just one thing but does it well; it helps your app to restart without losing or refusing a single connection. socketmaster is the gatekeeper, keeping your...
You're smart ! We're hiring.
Panda makes it easy for people to transcode their videos into any format, fast. We’re a profitable SaaS business, now part of MediaCore (working to transform online video learning). A large and growing number of customers depend on our platform on a daily basis to transcode large volumes of video. We’ve got big plans to push the platform forward with new encoding technologies and partnerships....
Customer Spotlight: Artplayer
At Panda, we have some truly great customers and are always interested to see how they’re integrating Panda with their apps and sites. Artplayer is a unique online video platform aiming to showcase the best video content from the UK arts industry. In addition to a desktop and mobile web presence, Artplayer offers mobile apps, exclusive editorial content, access to major UK Arts organisations...
PandaStream + MediaCore
We’re excited to officially announce that PandaStream has been acquired by MediaCore. Delivering the best online video experience has always been important to us and joining the amazing team at MediaCore will allow us to continue to pursue this goal with greater resources and a secure future. We believe video should be a seamless experience for everyone involved, from the content...
Efficient Realtime Dashboard with Pusher WebHooks
Today we want to talk about a code update we have made on Panda, taking advantage of the Pusher web hooks released a few days ago. This is a fantastic feature for us as it has considerably reduced the number of api calls made to Pusher, saving us bandwidth and money. One of the great features of Panda is it’s real time dashboard. Panda can display the new encoding jobs, their progress,...
Introducing stacks for advanced profiles
Friday we realeased a feature that we called Stacks. A stack is an encoding environment including a set of encoding tools and commands. This feature will provide us a way to upgrade ffmpeg without breaking your encoding commands. The current stack, called 'corepack-1' is still the one used by default. The new stack we are introducing is called 'corepack-2' and brings speed plus lots of new...
Interview with Panda co-founder
Last week we had the pleasure of being interviewed by the folks at VidCompare. Head over here to read the full interview where I speak about what got us to where we are and what the future holds for Panda!
It’s time we break the silence ! Since the last post, your host has arrived on the team. I am excited to bring my experience in Video, Linux, and Web development that I gained during the last years at STVS, another amazing company. But for now, let me tell you of the latest updates on the PandaStream platform. Web interface speedup After our ruby 1.9 migration, the average page response...
New features: custom output paths & iOS update
Today we have deployed some very interesting improvements on our platform. Let’s review them all. Custom output filename paths (store your files in subdirectories!) Many of you have requested a way to store video inside folders instead of having everything in the root of your bucket. We think we found a nice solution to solve this problem. When you upload a video there is now a new...
We're a 2010 European Readers' Choice Awards...
Head over to the site and vote for your favourite transcoding solution (Panda, of course!). Go on, make some Pandas happy!
A new uploader powered by HTML5 technology
File uploads have traditionally had very bad usability on the web. The standard solution was uploading files as part of a form, leaving the user to just wait until the process was done. We could offer barely any feedback of what was going on. Several options appeared to make the process more bearable for the user. Some alternatives were client-based, such as using some Flash-powered element...
Beta version of new Panda gem
We’ve just released a beta version of the new gem for Panda. The gem has an improved interface for accessing the Panda API and makes it much easier to find the right encodings for embedding. To find the url of an encoding it’s now as simple as this: video = Panda::Video.find("1234") mp4_encoding = video.encodings.find_by_profile_name("h264") mp4_encoding.url =>...
Panda mention by AWS CTO
Yesterday we were chuffed to hear that in his talk at Gigaom’s conference Werner Vogels, Amazon’s CTO gave a shout out to us as an example of an innovative service hosted in the cloud. Checkout the full video over at Gigaom.com (our mention is around 25:30).
Panda goes public today!
Over the past few months during our private beta we have had some incredibly useful feedback from you all. We’ve all been working hard to incorporate your feedback and polish the service to perfection. The service has been successfully processing many thousands of videos a month and several of you have even launched publicly in this time! Today we’re pleased to announce we are opening up the...
New hosted Panda service begins testing
Although things have been quiet for some time here, rest assured we have been working hard! We’re currently at the final stages testing the new managed Panda service internally. This service will allow people to make use of Panda without the fuss of managing the software installation and EC2 instances manually. The new version includes an improved API, with more control of the encoding options,...