A new service from encoder.com was released today called vid.ly Upload a video to vid.ly and they will encode it into a bunch of format and give you an HTML5 universal embed code which lets you share that video with a very long list of devices.
To try it out, I uploaded a 4:26 minute video and about 10 minutes later it was all ready to share. Given the list of formats into which the video is encoded I imagine that it would have taken me several hours to do the same series of encoding on my PC.
Assuming it all worked as advertised, the following video should play “everywhere.”
The direct URL is http://vid.ly/7u9m5i
and here’s the embedded version.
Vid.ly is free, with a pro version “coming soon.”