The Zencoder Ruby Library is a Ruby Gem that assists developers with using and integrating the Zencoder API. The Zencoder API provides web-based encoding software-as-a-service, designed to quickly convert any video into web and mobile compatible formats, with various languages available.
Video conferencing is one of those killer applications that a lot of people get initially excited about, but wind up seldom using. The reason for this ranges from everything from a lack of interoperability standards to the fact that setting up an appointment to walking down the hall to a another room to use a video conferencing system is more trouble than it’s worth, especially when the setting up of that video conferencing session usually requires an administrator or someone from IT to actually set up.
Back in May we reported on a deal struck between Sony and Google to integrate the YouTube API into the PlayStation 3, allowing game developers to let players record videos during gameplay and upload them directly to YouTube.