Video Boost debuts in new Opera Mini 9 for iOS

Opera claims that its Video Boost is a first for mobile web browsers, offering faster loading time and money savings from data reduction (compression). Available now FREE from Apple App Store.

The new Opera Mini 9 for iOS comes with video boost feature that compresses video before delivering to your mobile phone, saving you from staring at the video-buffering wheel, as well as data savings.

The new Opera Mini 9 for iOS comes with video boost feature that compresses video before delivering to your mobile phone, saving you from staring at the video-buffering wheel, as well as data savings.

iPhone and iPad users will see less of the dreaded video-buffering wheel, using the new video boost feature in the Opera Mini 9 web browser.

“This is the first time video optimization has been integrated into a web browser, so your browser can now take pride of place as your favorite video app. Video snags are a small problem, but an annoying one — a pothole on the internet highway. And Opera fixed it,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.

People love watching video on their mobiles and tablets.

Unfortunately, this can eat up a data plan quickly, and stalled videos waste time and create frustration.

Opera Mini boasts that it can address this problem with video boost.

Video boost brings down buffering time for eager video viewers, by reducing the size of video data.

Using the Rocket Optimizer engine from Opera’s Skyfire division, video boost can also save users on their data bills.

Optimising videos is becoming increasingly important, as video viewing explodes on mobile phones.

Mobile video represented 53% of the world’s mobile-data traffic at the end of last year and is forecast to reach 69% of mobile-data traffic by 2018*.

Video stalling, lagging and buffering delays are widespread, according to Opera Software research conducted in five markets earlier this year.

Of all videos played in the United States, 40.8% experienced stalling across 2G, 3G and LTE networks, and up to 73.3% of videos played in India.

In all, 49.6% or more consumers in each market said they experienced mobile video problems “often” or “all the time”.**

How to get video boost

Opera Mini 9 for iOS is already available for free in the Apple App Store.

Video boost is available when users turn on video optimisation in Opera Turbo mode.

Video boost offers three levels of video data compression for Opera Mini 9.

Video boost offers three levels of video data compression for Opera Mini 9.

Under the “O” menu in Opera Mini 9, simply tap the data savings summary to change mode. Video boost also shows how many videos it has optimized.

Video boost offers three levels of compression:

  1. Full-on Opera Mini mode to crunch data to as little as 10% of its original size.
  2. Opera Turbo mode to offer some compression but better website compatibility.
  3. Turning off data savings for compression-free browsing and full compatibility.

Opera Mini is used by more than 250 million web-goers across the world.

The new Opera Mini 9 also sports extra options for editing Speed Dial website shortcuts, a revamped data- savings gauge and support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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