Christophor Rick: ReelSEO Author

Christophor Rick is a freelance writer specializing in technology, new media, video games, IPTV, online video advertising and consumer electronics. His past work has included press releases, copy-writing, travel writing and journalism. He also writes novel-length and short fiction as part of Three-Faced Media .

Recent Posts by Christophor Rick:

H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding to be Help or Headache for Online Video?

H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding to be Help or Headache for Online Video?

H.264 is still, pretty much, the de facto for online video. But there could be a shift very soon as MPEG and VCEG have announced they've got H.265 in the works (still in draft) and could see it implemented for phones next year. Why? Because ...

Online Video Viewing Numbers Grow in July with Record Viewers

Online Video Viewing Numbers Grow in July with Record Viewers

It's the middle of the month and that means it's time once again for the comScore analysis of online video for the previous month. July saw, according to comScore (which we know won't mesh with Nielsen), 184 million viewers, which is a new record in ...

Monetize Your Online Video Content With These Paywall Solutions!

Monetize Your Online Video Content With These Paywall Solutions!

I have been working on this article for some time, since I came to realize that there was no information on their site about getting set up, how much it cost or even where to look. There's so much information to plow through and the ...

List of HTML5 Capable Video Players & Destination Sites

List of HTML5 Capable Video Players & Destination Sites

While one might think that every Tom, Dick and Harry video player is now HTML5 capable, you'd be wrong. Well, not totally wrong as most are. So here's a list of some of the more popular HTML5 video players.

Enterprise Video Conference to Coincide with Streaming Media West 2012

Enterprise Video Conference to Coincide with Streaming Media West 2012

Streaming Media events have been a mainstay in the ReelSEO realm for some time now because of the massive hoard of information that they pass on to everyone that attends. The information often proves educational, actionable and downright useful in so many ways that it's ...

The Big IPTV Network List: Where to Watch Original Web Series, TV and More

The Big IPTV Network List: Where to Watch Original Web Series, TV and More

I've been doing a lot of online video viewing lately as I cut the cord a handful of months ago (60 hours in July). I started thinking that what I needed to do, aside from shining the spotlight on great shows, was to also shine ...

A Non-Average Month of Personal Online Video Viewing - Chris Adds it Up

A Non Average Month of Personal Online Video Viewing   Chris Adds it Up

I took all of July and tracked how much online video viewing I was doing to see how I stacked up against the alleged average users in reports from comScore and Nielsen. It might have been an odd month as I had discovered a lot ...

List of Cloud-Based Video Encoding Tools and Services

List of Cloud Based Video Encoding Tools and Services

With the rise of software-as-a-service (SAAS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) I thought it was about time we started compiling a list of web-based video encoding options. This is not a list of online video platforms but rather a set of places that you can upload a ...

A Weekly List of What to Watch in Original Web Series

A Weekly List of What to Watch in Original Web Series

With the rapidly blossoming expansion of original online series, I've been pondering a way to start curating some content via what I watch, because as this month-long online video viewing project I'm doing is going to show, I seem to watch a lot. Considering that ...

Samsung Offering $300,000 and Distribution Deal for Multi-Screen TV Series

Samsung Offering $300,000 and Distribution Deal for Multi Screen TV Series

Samsung is holding their third annual Free the TV Challenge and the theme this year is Second Screen Storytellers which means they're looking for a full package production that will couple TV viewing with additional content meant to be viewed on another screen but tie ...

Is 'Do Not Track' the End of Audience Targeting for Video Advertisers?

Is Do Not Track the End of Audience Targeting for Video Advertisers?

There is a war brewing up on Capitol Hill where the government is becoming increasingly impatient with Internet giants who have been dragging their feet on a "Do Not Track" option which would allow Internet users to take control of their personal data and offer ...

Content Recognition Offers TV-like Video Ad Targeting but Still Missing Big Opportunity?

Content Recognition Offers TV like Video Ad Targeting but Still Missing Big Opportunity?

In the past I've written much about the pretty amazing technology that allows you to basically scan through video and pull out people, places, things and even skin flicks. Leaders in the space include Digitalsmiths, Affine and ClearStream (who have just announced a whole new buying ...

HTML5 Video SEO to Get Easier with Track Element Standard (WebVTT)

HTML5 Video SEO to Get Easier with Track Element Standard (WebVTT)

The track element has a lot of uses but for the ReelSEO audience, I think one of the best will be the ability to attach a ton of metadata to those HTML5 videos that we're all starting to publish. Sure, it is meant for other ...

Record 11 Billion Video Ads in June: Top 5 Ad Network Recommendations

Record 11 Billion Video Ads in June: Top 5 Ad Network Recommendations

It's that time once again for me to piece together the comScore Video Metrix report numbers for June and compress them into my own personal algorithm to give you my thoughts on where you might want to put your video ads for the upcoming months. ...

Online Video Viewers Stable, Average Video Length Up, Average Minutes Down in June

Online Video Viewers Stable, Average Video Length Up, Average Minutes Down in June

As the summer heat beats down upon us it seems that it's driven a lot of us indoors and into the cool embrace of online video. Over 180 million Americans tuned int to see 33 billion "videos" last month (June 2012) and a new record ...