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All about the HTML5 Video Tag, codecs for HTML-5 Video (h.264, webM VP8, ogv, etc…), standards and best practices for HTML5 video publishing, HTML5 vs. Adobe Flash, HTML5 Video + Adobe, etc….

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The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - YouTube Update Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   YouTube Update Edition

As usual, there was plenty of news in the online video world this past week. And as usual, you were probably a bit too busy to keep up with all of it. We saw more major updates to YouTube's design and services, some important Google ...

Revision3 Saw Major Increase In Viewership, Revenue In 2011

Revision3 Saw Major Increase In Viewership, Revenue In 2011

Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback took to the Rev3 blog this morning and announced a 359% increase in total views and a 53% increase in revenue for the year of 2011.  Revision3 made smart acquisitions last year, including the extraordinarily successful Epic Meal Time, and by ...

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 ...

Flash Video Isn't Dead, It Just Pivoted

Flash Video Isnt Dead, It Just Pivoted

HTML5 is the future of video. Probably. Or if not HTML5, its successors. It seems that the whole web has rallied behind the desire to get rid of third-party plugins - especially closed plugins like Flash. And so every major new web browser now supports ...

How Consumers Use Tablets & Mobile Devices In The Home

How Consumers Use Tablets & Mobile Devices In The Home

Like most TV networks, Scripps Networks has launched programming on mobile devices and tablets. So far, the programmer has found that tablet usage is four to five times that of the other devices. We caught up with Scripps executive Jeff Meyer and he shared insights ...

Boxee Said To Drop The PC Client Biz With Latest Boxee 1.5 Version

Boxee Said To Drop The PC Client Biz With Latest Boxee 1.5 Version

Boxee version 1.5 will be the last PC client there is, it seems they no longer want to support that build your own Boxee box initiative. It's partly because they see the Internet TV revolution moving away from Boxee-style boxes and instead going to connected ...

Follow Up With Mixpo On New Frameworks Interactive Ads

Follow Up With Mixpo On New Frameworks Interactive Ads

If you read my previous article about Mixpo's new interactive video ads, called Frameworks (formerly Project Matisse I'm told), you know I had some questions I thought might need some expansion to get a better grip. So I went straight to the source, Walter Harp, ...

Introducing Mixpo Frameworks For Rich, Interactive Online Video Campaigns

Introducing Mixpo Frameworks For Rich, Interactive Online Video Campaigns

I just got the scoop on Mixpo's new Frameworks from Walter Harp and he tells me there's some interesting things going on with them in the near future as well. Frameworks basically offer you a set of pre-made interactive layer formats to help advertisers easily ...

Half Of All Mobile Video Views Are On Android Phones

Half Of All Mobile Video Views Are On Android Phones

Yesterday we looked at the recent report from Brightcove and TubeMogul entitled Online Video & The Media Industry - Special Features: Full Length Episodes, Mobile Engagement, and how the study showed that Facebook referrals for video dropped from Q1 to Q2 in 2011, while search referrals ...

Adobe Abandons Flash For Mobile Devices

Adobe Abandons Flash For Mobile Devices

Citing the growth and almost exclusive use of HTML5 on mobile devices, Adobe has decided to discontinue new versions of Flash on mobile devices in the future.  After the release of Flash 11.1 for Android and Blackberry PlayBook, Adobe will now focus on HTML5 applications ...

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