Ecency Video Feature Leads Media Content on Hive
The battle for the best User Interface on Hive has never been greater than it has been over the passed couple of years with a number of teams working towards constant development. We've come a long way since the early days of hiveblog.io which limited not only the abilities but was really off putting for many people who are used to using things like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.
PEAKD launched and it has become the Hive staple for many. Let's be honest PEAKd still has a lot of features in it and ease of use in relation to access to Hive Exchange is pretty good.
Leo Finance also arrived and it has been great for people focusing on Finance related content but coming up or more so taking over a fair bit of Hive lately is Ecency. It's main draw card at one stage solely relied on the ability to earn points to call in an upvote. It is a wonderful addition for new users and I wish it was around back when I started out as it would have helped me grow a lot. Also to reward other users when my upvote was only dust.
But Ecency's latest feature is nothing short of amazing and if you're producing video content, it reigns supreme.
Ecency Video Uploads
Now I am not too certain what god came up with this idea and I say god because by the time you finish reading this post you will understand why. But it is the best thing since sliced bread and the best Video content uploader on the Hive Blockchain.
About 10 days ago @good-karma published a post letting everyone know that Ecency now supports video uploads. Like the good Hivian I am I have been testing it out. It was a little choppy at the start and one of my videos didn't load but that's ok. I was amongst the first and there are always issues to iron out.
To use it, it is super simple all you need to do is head on over to the website not the mobile dApp as the feature isn't available on mobile as yet but will be soon.
Once on the Ecency.com website go to create a post as you normally do and now you will see the new feature of a video camera. Before you upload your video you will need to take a screen shot for a cover photo similar to Threespeak and have that ready otherwise you will get a basic threespeak and ecency image and it isn't too attractive.
Upload a video and let the process commence. You won't see the video right away because unlike Threespeak which shows you the upload and then post and encode after. Ecency does it all in one go and you can't select your video until it is fully encoded. Once it is just click insert and a Hyper Link will be added.
Here's where Ecency Exceed over Threespeak
It's not often a tribe (if you can call Ecency that as it is fast becoming a cult of awesome Hivians) exceeds the main but Ecency delivers on multiple fronts. The above video I just added is stored in the "gallery" section of the video player. All videos uploaded on Ecency go into your gallery which means I do not need to reupload a video or copy past a link and much about if I am writing a post.
All I need to do as like I did in this post and click insert and it will be automatically inserted into my blog and I can keep writing. That in itself is an epic feature because it allows me to now do more things. Like if I am creating a tutorial I can make multiple small videos that I can add text too each video and upload them all in the one blog. You can't do that on Three Speak.
But Wait There's Still more
One thing that I really struggle with on Threespeak and it is no fault of theirs as it is a video sharing platform similarly like YouTube, but it's the fact I can't easily add hyper links. I have to do the ol [ () approach and manually paste in the link. Unlike Ecency where I only need to copy the link and when I click on the link button it automatically posts the link I have saved.
The same issue with images, again Threespeak isn't one for images but Ecency really blends the Video sharing and Blogging together in once place where as you can see in this post I have added a number of Pictures and Videos to complete my blog. Allowing me to achieve a better outcome that helps me deliver my point in this blog.
Perfect for Cooking tutorials
My other love is Cooking and you might have seen a number of my cooking blogs around now with Ecency it takes my abilities to another level being able to put in the initial cooking video with the added benefit of images if there are core points I want my viewers and readers to understand.
A special shout out to @sandymeyer who yesterday reached out about how to upload videos. I hope this post helps and also covers some of the fantastic benefits that come with using Ecency to upload videos.
Well done to the Ecency team and I look forward to using Ecency as my preferred Video uploading UI. Keep on keeping on!