Beware of powerful tech companies

By | Blog

Online privacy is a much-discussed topic lately. We want to stay anonymous as long as possible. We understand that you might get ‘that sneaky feeling’ that somebody is mapping your internet behavior for commercial purpose. Nowadays we all use platforms like Google, YouTube or Facebook to gain insights. In turn for information, these platforms collect personal data. Your privacy is no longer safe and will be sold to third parties. Probably you are wondering how safe your personal information is. Do you have even a grip on your data when these networks are struggling with privacy threats?

Indispensable channels

Besides Facebook, YouTube or Google, which other social and search platform can we rely on? Nowadays, these parties are indispensable, at least that is what we think. We do our searches via Google and YouTube. But when these platforms have privacy issues, then we might have a problem. All our personal data can be exposed, and we don’t have a grasp on this.

YouTube and Vimeo

With no other platform alternative, we are powerless. We realize how great the impact of big tech giants like YouTube can be. Which video streaming platform can we run to? Vimeo would be a great competitor but has a smaller audience than YouTube. The advantage of YouTube is that it’s owned by Google, which means that the content comes higher in the searching results. In short, big tech companies can praise themselves lucky with no hard competition.

But what if there are alternatives? What are the pros and cons? In our internet scope, we found an article that responds to this current privacy issue event. What is going to happen when there are much more alternative platforms besides Facebook or Google? Read here for more context about this issue: cnet.com

“Efficiency and kwaliteit is key”

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As a sharing media platform we are the solution to your painpoints. Yes, we are aware about the problems by sending big media files. Don’t fight the feeling and get to know the wondering world of MediaLab. Our Managing Director, Hans de Heus wrote an article about sharing media and the threats that we come across. Read the article, please note that the article is in Dutch.

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What file types are supported?

By | Files

We are called MediaLab for a reason: our roots are in the media industry, specifically video. We have a dedicated transcoding farm and will process all uploaded videos to create a version that can be viewed online, without having to download it first.

In addition to video, we support most major media formats such as audio files and images for online viewing and playback. We also provide viewable versions of most Office documents such as Powerpoints and Word documents.

For all other file types, we fully support them for uploading, sharing etc, however we don’t provide online playback for these file types. For example, sharing a ZIP file using MediaLab is just as easy as a video, but of course the user will be required to download it before being able to browse it.

Regarding video, most of our clients are happy with the default formats we create (usually an MP4 h264 video with bitrate options between 500 kbit/s to 5 Mbit/s). However, we have a very flexible back-end and can create all sorts of formats on request. We have some clients that prefer to have an automatic MPEG-1 low resolution version for translation. Not a problem!

So if you have any particular needs when it comes to video transcoding, get in touch with us and let’s discuss how we can help you.

For automated workflows, we can also take this one step further and allow you to attach custom versions of your own to files you upload to MediaLab. This is a bit more technical, so not covered in this article, but drop us a line and we will happily talk you through this.

Omroepen & Media bedrijven

Met MediaLab is het mogelijk om alle soorten video bestanden te delendownloaden en te uploaden op een zeer snelle en vooral veilige manier. Je kunt een geautomatiseerde workflow opzetten om producenten direct hun formats te laten uploaden, welke direct bij het delivery platform kunnen worden afgeleverd.

Content Creators

Werk je met mediabestanden dan kun je niet werken zonder een betrouwbare deel/verstuurtool. MediaLab biedt meer dan alleen het delen van bestanden: voorvertoningen, makkelijk delen en reageren op tijdcodes zijn slechts enkele van de vele kenmerken.

Bedrijven & Merken

MediaLab levert gecentraliseerde opslag voor belangrijke onderdelen zoals productfotografie, kunstwerken, instructievideo’s, geluidsfragmenten en logo’s. Met onze tool is het mogelijk om je merk gecontroleerd te stroomlijnen.