Video Sharing

PopScreen Unveils Viral Video Prediction Tool To The Public, Sort Of

PopScreen has officially launched their viral video prediction tool, which they're calling "On Our Radar.”  You may remember we wrote about this new feature back in June when we were afforded a sneak peak (thanks again, PopScreen!).  Well, now it's out in the wild for ...

Vimeo Announces Creative Commons Licensing - But Are Users' Hands Tied?

Video hosting platform Vimeo yesterday announced on its blog its support for Creative Commons licensing, providing its members a more precise control over where and how others can use their own videos. But restrictions persist with how members can feature other rights-owners videos and other original works on Vimeo, even if they have the same clearances that Creative Commons provides.

Hollywood Directors Team With YouTube To Launch Historic YouTube Film Experiment

Everyone wants to leverage YouTube, and the professional film community is no different.  We've seen unknown directors land big Hollywood gigs because of a video they uploaded.  We've seen major film studios reap the benefits and word of mouth for new releases by adding the ...

PopScreen To Help Monitor and Predict The Rise of Viral Videos

PopScreen, which I first wrote about last fall, is a fantastic service.  I remarked at the time that it filled a definite void for me as a video viewer—specifically in how it allowed me to keep a running list of all my favorite web videos ...

Muppets, Stunts, and Illusions - Viral Video Round Up

It's time again for our weekly Viral Video Round Up series, where we analyze the very hottest viral video hits for clues about how we, too, can go viral.  We have some excellent examples this week—including a bonus forth example beyond our traditional three—and some ...

Comcast Announces Tunerfish, A Social Discovery Engine for TV… They Hope

Comcast is set to release their own social networking site for TV viewers.  The service, named Tunerfish, will be launched in beta sometime in the next couple weeks, and aims to let users share with their friends and families what they are watching on television ...

The New Beiber, Optical Illusions, and Star Wars Spoofs - Viral Video Round Up

It's time again to analyze some video successes from the past week and see what we can learn about what helped them get so many views.  We have a lot of great viral hits this week to discuss, mostly efforts from regular Joe's like you ...

YouTube's Unlisted Videos: Private Videos With No Audience Size Limits

YouTube is really on a roll lately.  The player page redesign, the makeover on the player itself, and now Unlisted Videos.  What are Unlisted Videos?  Well, they're private videos… in a sense. Previously, YouTube users could only allow up to 25 other people to see ...

Capturing and Measuring User Experience With Video

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell interviews Techsmith Product Manager Shane Lovellette at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, to talk about the ways that video recording software is capturing and measuring the user experience with video content online, before it goes online to the public.

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 ...

YouTube Finds Profitability Via New Textp Encoding?

You all know 720p, 1080p well now YouTube is trying to save money by utilizing Textp which saves them $1 a second when you watch videos in that mode by streaming text instead of costly images.  It's easy to do and looks really cool. This ...

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?

YouTube Diddles With Their Video Pages Once Again

Unhappy with the look and feel, YouTube has decided to do more with the space alloted them. That means more nifty changes for you to peruse should you opt-in to do so. But what exactly have they fiddled about with this time round? Well, of ...

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.

The YouTube Profitability Watch

Some people like to have death watches, others like to have jelly watches, some like to have Rolex watches and some just like to watch (pervs!). Us? we like to have the YouTube Profitability watch. Alright, so I made that last part up but really ...