RAMP is contributing to the open source PopcornJS project to advance the adoption of contextual video experiences made possible by HTML5
Our objective is to combine RAMP’s MediaCloud platform, which generates time-coded metadata, with the PopcornJS core and plugin architecture to create useful, contextual and compelling video experiences at scale.
The first implementation of this combined technology can be seen on The People’s Choice Awards. We used our MediaCloud platform to automatically created time-coded metadata across an amazing archive of red carpet interviews and award ceremonies dating back to 1975 and used PopcornJS to synchronize dynamic loading of information about significant celebrities whenever they are mentioned in the video. What you get is a cool and useful user experience giving you relevant, contextual information while the video plays. And it was all done with automation. Unlike other contextual video examples on the web, this was done without humans across thousands of videos.
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We’re excited to be part of the future of video through our involvement with PopcornJS and are contributing the majority of our code back the community. Check out our GitHub repository where you’ll find our Popcorn plugin for FlowPlayer and our FreeBase plugin for Popcorn.
And “Thanks!” to the great folks at Mozilla Foundation for kicking off the PopcornJS project and offering us great support in our efforts and to Bocoup, the go-to-guys for all things JQuery and PopcornJS, for their development help and contributions to the project!