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The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

Real Networks has put together a quick history of digital file formats for video. While they glaze over the pre-digital era (which would have probably been really interesting) they did dive deep starting in 1984 with the first digital video standard. Accompanying all the major …

Survey Says: MP4 the Leading Format for Video Professionals [Infographic]

Survey Says: MP4 the Leading Format for Video Professionals [Infographic]

Sorenson makes some pretty great software and video services and have a large user base. So they decided to ping the user base and see what kind of trends are ongoing in terms of video file formats and usage within that user base.

The Official YouTube DVD Collection: Get The Magic of Online Video, Offline

The Official YouTube DVD Collection: Get The Magic of Online Video, Offline

In a huge step for the industry today, YouTube announced perhaps the boldest new innovation for the online video industry since its start….The ability to watch and collect your favorite online videos, offline, on DVD. That's right.  Even though people are starting to watch videos online and …

Firefox to Stop Pushing WebM and Give in to H.264? What’s that Mean to You

Firefox to Stop Pushing WebM and Give in to H.264? Whats that Mean to You

It's a dark day indeed for online video, H.264 has seemingly won the war without any real battles being fought. Google has yet to remove H.264 from Chrome and now someone high up at Firefox has pretty much stated that they're throwing in the towel …

YouTube Captions Expands Features & Capabilities – You Don’t Have An Excuse Anymore

YouTube Captions Expands Features & Capabilities   You Dont Have An Excuse Anymore

Captions were introduced by YouTube in 2006, and according to a blog post today there are 1.6 million videos that have uploaded caption files. That's… pretty pathetic, considering the huge boost for video SEO that captions can bring (I've ranted about the under-use of captions …

The State Of HTML5 Video – Growing, But Also Kind Of A Mess

The State Of HTML5 Video   Growing, But Also Kind Of A Mess

Remember all the hustle and bustle there was to get HTML5 off the ground and implement immediately even though there was no standard codec, it lacks tons of functionality and all that? LongTail Video does and they broke down just where it all stands now …

How To Integrate Online Video Ads And TV Ads

How To Integrate Online Video Ads And TV Ads

What do you get when you combine a $500,000 online video buy with a $2.6 million TV campaign? A 14% percent boost in reach, an 18% jump in frequency and an 11% reduction in the cost of the impressions. Or so says YuMe, the online …

Future Proof Your Online Video Library With Vid.ly Integration with Encoding.com

Future Proof Your Online Video Library With Vid.ly Integration with Encoding.com

Some time ago I wrote about Vid.ly – one upload, universal URL, fire and forget sort of encoding service where you could upload video, grab one single URL and it would work just about anywhere. Today, they're announcing that everything Vid.ly offers will be directly …

Watch It Button Will Revolutionize How You Watch Movies

Watch It Button Will Revolutionize How You Watch Movies

Plexus Entertainment has looked at the Internet and has said, "If there was only a way people could read a review or watch a trailer for a movie and then click a simple button to be notified when and where that movie becomes available on …

VUDU Adds Downloads To Streaming Options, Some Competitors Follow

VUDU Adds Downloads To Streaming Options, Some Competitors Follow

The times, they are a' changin. It seems that every time we turn around the online video industry takes a step more towards what users want. This time round it's Wal-Mart's VUDU who is getting in step and showing us that they have been listening …

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