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.
|Chrome / Safari / Mobile||Firefox||Opera||IE10||IE7/8/9|
|HTML5 / H.264 (.mp4)|
To annotate a video hosted on YouTube, simply copy the URL to the video in either the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<youtube id> or http://youtu.be/<youtube id> format and paste this URL into VideoANT.
Videos hosted on YouTube must either be public or unlisted. VideoANT does not currently support annotation of private YouTube videos.
VideoANT supports annotation of Media Mill videos. To annotate a video hosted on Media Mill use the following steps.
Currently the "Start VideoANT session: VideoANT Link" will direct users to the classic version of VideoANT. This will be updated shortly.