All modern websites have already moved from this loading method because of numerous performance issues and delays in page load times.
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Loading your code asynchronously is significantly superior to doing it synchronously. Asynchronous loading means that the code will be processed simultaneously with the rest of the page’s content. In other words, the browser will have no downtime while loading a page as it will keep working while waiting for the request to be handled and the code executed in the background.
Once the background code finishes running, it calls the callback function to let you know the work is done or that something of interest happened. This approach makes much better use of the CPU power and will speed things up significantly.
We at Brid.TV strive to offer our clients the best service possible, so we’re always looking for ways to speed up our player on their web properties. That is why we allow publishers to choose whether they want to implement their player via sync or async embed code. Both of these options are provided in our CMS and WordPress plugin so that publishers can opt for either with a single click of a button.
If you want to improve your website’s speed and loading times, you can use our asynchronous embed code, which will work exactly as we’ve explained previously. When rendering the code, the web page will not have to wait for the scripts to load and execute but will instead do it in the background.
As soon as the player’s scripts and their dependencies are loaded, player initialization will start while the rest of the page will continue executing in the background.
Using this approach, Brid.TV scripts load separately from other scripts on the page and minimize the load on the page rendering process.
Although we’re talking about time differences measured in milliseconds, these can have a significant impact as Google and other search engines do recognize this. Having a speedier and more responsive site can improve your SERP rankings.
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Opting to load your video player asynchronously will not only improve your site’s speed but will also make much better use of your CPU’s processing power.
When using the asynchronous embed code, if four player scripts need to execute, and each needs 0.3 seconds to load, the total player load time will be only 0.3 seconds! That’s a significant improvement from the previous synchronous scenario where it took 1.2 seconds to finish all loading.
So if you need to boost your video-heavy site’s speed to prepare for the upcoming Core Web Vitals update, why not give Brid.TV a whirl? Try our player’s asynchronous loading feature and see for yourself just how big of a difference it will make!