If you are looking to have video streaming functionality in your website, it’s mandatory to use a good script (unless you are happy embedding everything from video streaming websites such as YouTube or DailyMotion). There are many of these scripts available, but, today, I’ll share one with you that mostly has positive reviews. Well, the script is named as VidiScript and many consider it to be similar to YouTube. It has the power of building an online niche community and for starting entrepreneurs; this is awesome as the application is free to use. Below, I’ll try to point out the benefits of this script:
User Friendly Admin Panel
The script allows registered users to edit, upload, comment or rate videos. They can share the same through a click of a button as well. You can also organize videos depending on a user’s choices. Similar to MetaCafe and YouTube, subscribing to channels is possible through VidiScript as well. The members can be blocked. For better interactivity, they can send each other message as well. If the administrator gives them the required access, uses can even create their own interest groups.
Social Media Integration
Not only that sharing videos is possible, but, users can also discuss on a certain video, bookmark the same or even build a community. A user can comment on profile of someone else. A user, if interested, can follow someone else as well and become friends by sending friend requests. Through VidiScript, it is also possible to subscribe not only to a channel, but, specific members or videos as well.
Thanks to the usage of .flv streaming technology, the videos run seamlessly. Users can get a preview and also search for relevant videos. Depending on the user’s internet connection, several quality parameters are presented and the user can choose any of these. Similar to YouTube, a video can be switched to full screen, without the need of restarting the same.
Search Engine Optimization
Everything from URL, Meta Tags to Descriptions can be customized to satisfy the optimization requirements. You can also add Google Analytics to videos for proper tracking of visitors. To present the site to be dynamic in front of search engines, the top rated window can be displayed as this change depending on the popular items. The numerous user interaction options enhance the overall SEO score of a website powered with VidiScript.
As an open source product, VidiScript looks amazing to me. It has the powerful capabilities that many similar paid scripts lack. I’ll request the visitors to share their experiences on VidiScript through the comments feature as well.