Hollybyte, to manage and distribute your video online
Hollybyte is an online Video platform developed by the Spanish company Novae just launched a promotion with a free trial for 30 days for users and businesses to make their services. Someone need to clarify that this free trial version does not allow full access to the features but only some, as I confirmed with them. If you want to try them all, you get a nice poster reminding us that we are using a trial account and we should do an upgrade to use other functions. Among these functions are for example customize the player, add metadata or other accounts associated video sites for publication.
In my experience, the free account without such functionality is not interesting, because it is quite limited in what it can do to the user. Corporate Account, on the other hand, allows what really interested in services like this: in addition to the logical, upload videos, add title and description; allows other additives. For example customize the player and add the components that will make this video “findable” by Google: labels and metadata. It also lets you add subtitles. Once uploaded to Hollybyte and edited, with the payment account can also share via YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo, and even download them to your computer in. MP4.
In another section you can create playlists, and organize them into categories and subcategories assigning specific metadata in each.
The customization of the player is an interesting point of payment account because this tool allows you to configure and save different designs, and also add the logo of our company or project, with a link to our site. Here there are also options to customize the player controls that appear on the video box, in both Flash and JS via CSS.
It also offers several very useful plugins: Carrousel, for the user to navigate between all your videos, Analytics, to find data views; Social to add social buttons, Search, to put a search box and for the Next Video Users can move to the next video in one click.
The site is also editable and have option to define which channels (or versions) we want to distribute our video: default, tablet or smartphone. From the same screen you’re ready to publish.
The templates are also customizable these channels but not through an intuitive but are more technical knowledge required for editing.
I must say that the screenshots I’ve seen in the promotions and the tutorial is not exactly like what I saw in my mind, so I advise you to check the screenshots gallery to leave at the end of the post to get an idea more accurate tool. The limited version can be tested for 30 days free of charge from the website of Hollybyte .