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Microsoft Moves To HTML5 Video for ESPN Xbox 360 Application

Microsoft Moves To HTML5 Video for ESPN Xbox 360 Application

Microsoft has switched up its game or at least the technology you'll be using to watch the big game thanks to their ESPN3 video application on the Xbox 360. It's an interesting decision I think. It seems that they've nixed anything related to their own ...

Behind-the-Scenes: Qoof – The Evolution of Interactive Video Advertising?

Behind the Scenes: Qoof – The Evolution of Interactive Video Advertising?

Qoof, while having an odd sounding name (qoofy, even?), has an interesting product. While interactive videos and ads are nothing new the implementation is. Their in-player application allows you to quickly offer all manner of information and call-to-action. Jonathan Stefansky, Qoof CEO, took me on ...

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLan (makers of the popular VLC media player) has been ported by Applidium and the the makers of the software are pleased. It's been submitted to Apple, but the question remains, will they [Apple] allow a video player that's not directly tied to their software, shopping ...

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side-By-Side Comparison – What’s What?

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side By Side Comparison – What’s What?

Mark thought it would be cool to have a resource article about Google TV. I thought it would be cool to have one about the Apple TV (no, not really). So we compromised (or rather, I snuck off and wrote this instead). Instead of just limiting ...

YouTube Adds HTML5 Iframe Embed Code, Doesn't Work On IPhone

YouTube Adds HTML5 Iframe Embed Code, Doesnt Work On IPhone

On Thursday the YouTube blog popped up some new embed code. This time round they're giving us some <iframe> code so you can offer up both HTML 5 and Flash in one quick embed. That's pretty cool.The new iframe is a quick bit of code ...

Vzaar IPhone App Allows Video Uploads From The Road

No longer must you scurry back to your video editing lair to plug-in, transfer and upload your iPhone videos to Vzaar. As of last week, they have an iPhone App that will let you do it on the fly. Vzaar, the video hosting platform late ...

HTML5 Is Better Than Sliced Bread for Online Video Advertising!

A recent post over at Mediapost talked about how HTML 5 is going to completely rewrite the online video advertising landscape. I beg to differ because I, unlike many, don't buy into all the hype surrounding everything and I'm too lazy to hop on all ...

LongTailVideo Releases The First Flexible Open-Source HTML5 Video Player

Last week, LongTailVideo announced that they have created and released the open source JW Player in a new HTML 5 version (Beta) that features PNG skinning, Javascript API, fallback to flash and more. Perhaps this could become the new standard for sites looking to implement ...

Bits On The Run Gets A Long Tail

LongTail Video, who made the JW Player, have acquired Bits on the Run. They can now begin offering a full range of video tools and management as well as an easily embeddable player.

Changes Ahead for YouTube Video Page URLs

Over on the YouTube API Blog they're announcing an upcoming change to video page URLs that is interesting.  It's not a change that video viewers and every day users will notice, but is one that could impact developers--which is why it's showing up on the ...

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