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Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Cryptocurrency and Video. Featured today are APIs for Sewio real-time locating system, CivicFeed API for political action, and Mixer API for streaming video. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Video sharing platform Vimeo plans on adding the tus resumable upload protocol to its API in late 2017. The addition of tus to the Vimeo API will allow developers to build applications that provide new ways to upload videos and allow users to upload videos to Vimeo in multiple sessions.