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Vid.ly Universal Video URL Service Goes Public Beta

Vid.ly Universal Video URL Service Goes Public Beta

A while back I wrote about the new vid.ly service from Encoding.com. Well they have been working on it for some time now and today it's ready to throw open its doors and welcome in the public for the rest of the beta period. Vid.ly, ...

What's The Optimal Bitrate for Encoding YouTube Uploads?

Whats The Optimal Bitrate for Encoding YouTube Uploads?

Almost every day I upload an HD video to one of my YouTube channels, whether it be a vlog, Q&A video, a skit or something else. I really enjoy almost everything about YouTube: the community interaction, editing, the creative outlet it provides, even the weird ...

TwitPic Adds Support for Video Uploads, Confuses Me

TwitPic Adds Support for Video Uploads, Confuses Me

TwitPic is moving beyond photos by rolling out support for video. In a blog post yesterday, the company states their intention to be your one-stop shop for sharing media of all varieties via Twitter. Users can now upload video from the TwitPic website, from their ...

Vimeo Custom URLs, Enhanced Privacy & More Cool Stuff

Vimeo Custom URLs, Enhanced Privacy & More Cool Stuff

Vimeo must think it's still the holiday season, because they're still handing out gifts to the members of the Vimeo Plus user community like crazy. Specifically, they're increasing the size of individual video downloads and giving users the option to use custom URLs, as well ...

YouTube Is The Third Most Blocked Website, Facebook First

YouTube Is The Third Most Blocked Website, Facebook First

A new report released today from OpenDNS--a DNS resolution service--casts some light on how businesses are treating social networking and online video websites--at least in terms of how employees spend their time while on the clock. While brands are racing to engage customers on social networking ...

Make Your Facebook Video Stand Out With Captions & Advanced Video Tags

Make Your Facebook Video Stand Out With Captions & Advanced Video Tags

More and more users are sharing video through Facebook, whether by dropping in links or uploading their own clips. Facebook is the fastest-growing referrer of video traffic, and users are beginning to upload videos to the site in higher numbers as well. And now a ...

Why Don't All Video Platforms Display Video View Counts?!

Why Don't All Video Platforms Display Video View Counts?!

When I was preparing a post about Red Letter Media's Star Wars reviews earlier in the week, I discovered something surprising.  Well, it was surprising to me.  Blip.tv--where Red Letter's latest video is hosted--doesn't share video view counts publicly on the website.  It was important ...

Hallelujah Chorus Vid Sets Record, Proves Flash Mobs Are As Popular As Ever

Hallelujah Chorus Vid Sets Record, Proves Flash Mobs Are As Popular As Ever

The flash mob, as a concept, is far from new.  It's been around for years.  And people have been uploading videos of flash mobs for as long as YouTube has existed.  And while almost everyone has seen at least one flash mob video, the genre ...

Goodbye Yahoo Video Uploads - Yahoo Shifts Away From User-Generated Video Content

Goodbye Yahoo Video Uploads   Yahoo Shifts Away From User Generated Video Content

Techcrunch is reporting that Yahoo Video is making some major changes in the wake of the company''s layoffs this week.  Specifically, they seem to be doing away with user-generated content altogether.  The upload utility is gone, and users are seeing a special message at the ...

Real Video Marketing Power Lies In Community Participation & Hard Work

Real Video Marketing Power Lies In Community Participation & Hard Work

There was a fantastic piece by Dennis Nishi yesterday over at the Wall Street Journal.  It's called "How to Sell on YouTube, Without Showing A Video.”  (Bonus points for the catchy title, Mr. Nishi).  The crux of the article is that businesses can find great ...

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