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FLV Progressive Download and Streaming Video Formats

Initially, the cost of video streaming put it out of reach of most people and as technology has advanced, the cost incurred for streaming videos has reduced. There are many different formats available to create streaming video with the most common formats being: 1. Adobe …

How To Add In-File Metadata To Video Files

Many video formats support metadata attached directly to the file (in-file metadata). This metadata can sometimes be extracted by search engines to better rank and catalog your multimedia content. Additionally it is not lost when a user downloads the file to their computer instead of …

Video Accessibility, Closed Captions, and Video SEO

Many videos on the net simply aren't seen because they cant get discovered. This can be due to lack of promotion, search engine optimization or effort on the part of the creator. But adding closed captions to a video may be one way in which …

5 Tips for Quality Online Video Production

In the early days of Hollywood, you notice that a lot of filmmakers favored longer shots with less movement and transitions because the big screens of the era allowed for viewers to linger on the details of the shot.  Today we watch online video in …

Netflix Plugin for Windows Media Center

As one of our predictions for online video in 2008, we touched upon bridging the gap between computers and the livingroom as far as online video is concerned. And, we have already seen companies announcing new devices to support VOD (video on demand) and IPTV …

Online Video Streaming Guide – An Overview

Video streaming is basically a sequence of images that are in motion which are sent over the internet in compressed form and are viewed by the user as they arrive. Media streaming is just video streaming with audio functionality. With media streaming or video streaming, …

A Guide To Online High-Definition (HD) Movies

High-definition (HD) television is the hot new digital technology that is sweeping through cable television and computer displays alike. HD television refers to broadcasting signals with higher resolutions than more traditional broadcast format types such as PAL, NTSC, SECAM, etc. HD television, or HDTV, is …

Microsoft Silverlight Overview – Support for HD Video

Microsoft Web Silverlight 2.0 is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the net. It produces rich interactive applications and media experiences for the net that include video, animation, interactivity, and stunning user interfaces. It also offers flawless, quick installation for users …

Places To Find High Definition (HD) Videos Online

Places To Find High Definition (HD) Videos Online

Each day it seems we hear a news item related to HD video online. Just this week, we saw an announcement from Akamai about their HD Web site which offers videos from a host of television networks such as BBC, NBA, MTV, and CBS. So, …

Challenges for High-Definition On The Web – Is The Internet Ready for HD? Part-2

Is the Internet Ready for HD? Part-2 (part-1 here) Let's look the obstacles that we will need to conquer in order to bring High-Definition to the browser. Size: The biggest obstacle for viewing HD quality video in a browser is the size of the video. …

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