Twilio, a provider of cloud-communications products and services, has announced a new set of APIs that will enable embeddable live-streaming technology for voice and video. Twilio Live aims to provide cloud-based interactive voice and video experiences in real-time and at scale.
When it comes to video (and audio), it seems every device uses its own special format. There is a good chance the format used by your camera can’t just be copied to a web site and viewed as is. The process of converting between formats is known as transcoding. It is a CPU intensive job, and with hundreds of formats to choose from presents developers with a significant challenge. Zencoder is a new web service that is looking to provide a solution.