MetaPlayer

The Web's First Metadata-Powered Video Player

Ramp MetaPlayer 4 provides a next-generation video player experience by adding features like “search within”, time-coded tags, “jump-to” navigation, interactive transcripts, social sharing, and contextually related content. MetaPlayer is also extremely flexible and wraps around virtually any third-party player.

New Features Walkthrough

MetaPlayer 4 brings with it a sleek, chromeless UI, but also enhancements to the player including localization, accessibility, a new metadata tags menu, new alternative MetaQ carousel options, and HTML5 Ad Support. It also comes Ramp’d up with performance enhancements that improve real and perceived player load time. Watch our new features walkthrough to see for yourself!
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Contextually Driven Related Content

Metadata is the key to delivering the next-generation video experience. MetaPlayer takes advantage of Ramp’s patented MediaCloud® technology to create high-quality, time-coded metadata, including transcripts, tags, scenes, and more. This metadata becomes part of the user experience, enabling contextually driven related content and advertising, dramatically increasing user engagement, streams per session, and advertising recall.

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"Search-Within" Video Search

Finding specific content within a video is difficult; and 80% of the time, users abandon the effort. MetaPlayer’s “search-within” feature solves this problem. With MetaPlayer, viewers can search the time-coded metadata of the video and easily see all the mentions that match their query. Using MetaPlayer’s search-within feature, viewers are 5X more likely to watch at least one additional video per session.

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Time-coded Tags & Interactive Transcripts with "Jump-to" Navigation

With MetaPlayer, search is just one of the many ways viewers can interact with your content. MetaPlayer also presents time-coded “Jump-to” tags and interactive transcripts to allow your viewers to engage with your content. Jump-to tags allow your viewers to clearly see the key terms and phrases and jump-to those spots in the video. Interactive transcripts allow the view to see the entire transcript of the video and use the text as navigation.

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Social Sharing

Video as a medium is inherently social, but often viewers just want to share a scene or quote from within the broader video. MetaPlayer’s social sharing feature makes this simple and intuitive. Using the interactive transcript as a guide, viewers can clip out their favorite quote and share the text and time-code with friends. This removes the tedious work of writing additional notes to indicate when to start the video – just one click and the specific content is shared.

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Flash/HTML5 Player Integrations

MetaPlayer works with both Flash and HTML5, making it suitable for both desktop and mobile. The open framework utilizes JavaScript and HTML and can be easily styled using CSS. All components are discreet and can be enabled and disabled as desired. Leveraging Ramp’s collaboration with Mozilla’s Popcorn.JS interactive HTML5 video framework, MetaPlayer has an integrated event handler making the building of custom synchronized interactions simple and easy to deploy.

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Contextual Video Experiences

Deliver dynamic related content during the viewer's experience. Optional, customizable, large time-synchronized “cards” to enhance the viewing experience. Cue related content or relevant ads from time-stamped metadata in and around the viewing experience. Fully integrated with Ramp MetaQ, broad-based rules for what to show and when, can be controlled by non-technical editorial staff without any IT involvement.

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Mobile and Live Video Viewing

Viewing habits are changing rapidly. Already, mobile video is overtaking desktop viewing and there’s no reason to expect this trend to slow. MetaPlayer has been designed from the start with mobile in mind, bringing to smartphones and tablets all of its metadata-driven features, synchronized related content, ad integrations, search within and jump-to tags. Ramp MetaPlayer also supports Ramp Video Live, Ramp’s live webcasting solution, with innovative features such as a live DVR that allows viewers to pause, rewind and replay live video webcasts.

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Developer and Partner Friendly

MetaPlayer integrates the popular Mozilla Popcorn library, is compatible with virtually any HTML5 video player, and has specific support for Brightcove, thePlatform, YouTube, FlowPlayer, JWPlayer, and many others. The Ramp MetaPlayer framework is also extremely flexible and wraps around and extends virtually any third-party player to include Ramp’s rich video transcription, tagging and context-sensitive advertising capabilities.