Panda is an awesome open source solution for video uploading, encoding and streaming.
By providing an elegant REST API, Panda makes it completely painless to implement full video uploading, encoding and streaming functionality to your web application in a matter of hours.
- Runs completely within Amazon’s Web Services utilising EC2, S3 and SimpleDB.
- Everything contained within one elegant Merb application.
- Support for the numerous encoding profiles FFmpeg supports including FLV, h264 for Flash a iPhone formats.
- Lovely little admin dashboard for managing your videos.
Recently, Adobe announced the availability of the beta version of their latest Flash Player. With it came the good news about the future of high quality video on the Internet – support for H.264 video, ACC Audio, et al. Of course, the superior quality that H.264 will bring is definitely going to be a key factor in the future. However, what tagged along with the good news were some caveats and strings that will make you to think and ponder upon what it will cost you.