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HTML5′s Dark Horse Video Codec, ON2 VP8 From Google

While Google didn't make the VP8 video codec, they did purchase it recently and now, they're announcing [allegedly] that it will be Open Source. What's this mean for HTML 5? It might finally have found a winner of the codec race and a savior, in …

Brightcove Embraces HTML5, Passes On Theora Support

Brightcove recently announced that they're on the HTML 5 bandwagon (yah team!) and that they're now offering  HTML5 compatibility for their clients. They call HTML5 implementation cost-prohibitive which makes me wonder just how much work it would be to implement it. I think I smell …

My Theora On H(TML5).264 Support

My Theora On H(TML5).264 Support

Microsoft showed off what some are calling the killer app (a lame term really), Internet Explorer 9. It's got HTML 5 support (to what extent remains to be seen) and MP3, MP4 and H.264 support built in. That could be enough to push the industry …

Commoncraft and Wistia Team Up On Video Licensing and Delivery

Common Craft, whose series of In Plain English videos are some of the most cited and sourced video content online, has announced a new partnership with Wistia today.  You can read the blog post about it from Wistia.

Livestream Says NO To Piracy, Points Fingers At Competitors

Livestream recently let loose a seriously long-winded open letter to content and event owners seeking to find a streaming partner. In it they included a 'zero tolerance' statement about piracy and a lot of finger pointing at other major live streaming sites.

Remixing Copyrighted Video – Fair Use or Infringement?

Remixing Copyrighted Video – Fair Use or Infringement?

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell asks Harvard Law Professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig, what’s in it for businesses to be more lax in their enforcement of copyrighted video based on fair use culture?

Legal Online Video and Fair Use – Sharing Versus Ownership

Legal Online Video and Fair Use   Sharing Versus Ownership

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews interview Dr. Shay David, VP of Business and Community Development and co-founder of the open source video platform and network Kaltura, and founding member of the Open Video Alliance, about what he considers to be the most important legal issues with open standards and technologies with online video today.

New Opportunities for Web TV Shows – Media Minute

Remember when I told you the future of TV was international? Now we're seeing even more evidence of that trend because the popular Web series Break a Leg just sold the licensing rights to its show to Fox Italy, marking a big step for Web …

List of Royalty Free Online Resources for Video Production

List of Royalty Free Online Resources for Video Production

We here at ReelSEO like to do things on the cheap when we can. Not because we're cheap but often because video production costs can spiral out of control if you're not careful. Here's a list of available resources on the web for royalty free …

10 Things To Test When Optimizing Video for Conversions

Let's make one thing clear. Video works. The right video solution on your page will increase the number of people that reach your conversion goal. Whoa! Too much jargon? I'll make it simple. Your site has one main function – to make you money. The …

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