A new version of VideoAnt will be released in early August. VideoAnt 4 will bring new features and an updated interface.
Existing annotated videos will be migrated to the new version. Please note, the appearance of embedded videos will also be updated.
If you have concerns regarding the upgrade, please send us a message through the feedback form.
You can now annotate your YouTube uploads without ever leaving VideoANT...
Users who are signed in with Google (or have added the Google authentication service to their VideoANT account) will now see the "Browse YouTube Uploads" button on the New ANT form.
Clicking the "Browse YouTube Uploads" button will present you with a listing of your YouTube uploads playlist. You can select any video from this listing to be loaded into the Annotation Editor.
When someone shares an ANT with you it will now appear in your ANT Farm.
You can also filter your ANT Farm by All ANTs, My ANTS, and ANTs Shared with Me.
The ANT Farm now displays the owner of each ANT.
ANTs that you own will display the number of users it is shared with.
VideoANT now supports annotation of private YouTube videos...
In order to annotate a private YouTube video you must have permission to view the video on YouTube AND be signed into your Google/YouTube account.
To share an ANT of a private YouTube, the person you share the ANT with must also have permission to view the video on YouTube AND be signed into their Google/YouTube account.
You can avoid having to manage permissions and authentications by using YouTube's "Unlisted" privacy setting.
For the last few months we've been working on some major updates to VideoANT!
People will still need to have either the "Annotate" or "View" URL to your ANTs in order to access them. They aren't exactly public - they work more like YouTube's "unlisted" videos.
Public ANTs work the same as ANTs in the previous version of VideoANT. All existing ANTs from before the update are currently set to public.
By setting an ANT to Private, only users that you explicitly give permission to either "Annotate" or "View" the ANT can access the ANT.
Last week's issues with the YouTube API caused a bug in VideoANT where annotations would be doubled and users had issues when removing them. This problem should now be solved.
Another fix has been pushed that prevents the application from scrolling to the top of the page when an annotation is deleted.
We have updated permissions for editing and deleting annotations and comments. The changes are as follows:
We have also updated our Twitter authentication library to work with Twitter's API version 1.1. This should fix authentication issues with Twitter that started on 6/11/2013.
Welcome to the new VideoANT! We have updated this page to begin redirecting VideoANT users to the new HTML5 version of VideoANT.
Annotated videos created with the classic version of VideoANT are still available and accessible via the annotate/view/embed links provided via email when they were created.
We have upgraded the VideoANT player for better compatibility across browsers and video formats. The VideoANT player should now support both YouTube and HTML5 videos in Chrome, Safari (both desktop and mobile on iOS devices), Firefox, and Opera.
We have also added the "Embed" option to the Ant Farm's Manage Video menu. To embed a VideoANT video, simply copy the embed code provided and paste it into your site.