It isn’t easy automatically and correctly to grab statistics from many sites, but both YouTube and Vimeo expose this data. The challenge is in correctly parsing and formatting this data for use. Here’s how I do it, and I hope that this helps you with your video statistics collection!
TechTarget contacted me late last year to return and present a series of One-Day Storage Decisions Seminars. The topic this time around is Storage for Virtual Environments, something I’m very interested in. In fact, I presented a similar series a few years back. But it’s important to stress that I’m neither a practitioner nor the world’s greatest expert on the topic. So I need your help!
The Internet is responsible for the demise of many “meatspace” industries, from magazine publishing to CD sales, but there are some things it’ll never do: No matter how much time you spend interacting online, meeting in person is something else entirely. I’m not trying to advocate a return to the old world of tech conferences and user groups. Rather, I envision a new breed of connected events that reinforce online communities with real face-to-face communication.
If you hate Flash-based video players, you’re in luck! YouTube and Vimeo can now be set to HTML5 mode on Chrome and Safari, no longer requiring Flash.