Video Platforms & Solutions

Information about online video hosting platforms and video streaming platforms (OVP) and online video companies. Coverage of the business of online video, video platform startups, and other internet video platforms. Ongoing industry coverage of the video hosing providers, video CMS platforms, video advertising platforms, internet sharing platforms and other video platforms dedicated to publishing and monetizing web video.

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLan (makers of the popular VLC media player) has been ported by Applidium and the the makers of the software are pleased. It's been submitted to Apple, but the question remains, will they [Apple] allow a video player that's not directly tied to their software, shopping ...

Google Makes A Push for Pay-Per-View Movie Streaming Service

Google Makes A Push for Pay Per View Movie Streaming Service

According to the Financial Times (free registration required), officials from Google and YouTube are in active negotiations with the major movie studios in Hollywood to develop a pay-per-view streaming movie service with a worldwide focus.  The films would be streaming—and not available for download—and would ...

Cisco Buying ExtendMedia, Three Screen Content Platform + Networking

Cisco Buying ExtendMedia, Three Screen Content Platform + Networking

Cisco knows the future of the Internet. They should, they build a lot of its infrastructure with super fast networking appliances. So it should be no surprise that they know the future of the Internet is video and are making moves to be there in ...

Vimeo SEO: How To Get Embedded Vimeo Videos Into Google

Vimeo SEO: How To Get Embedded Vimeo Videos Into Google

As I mentioned previously, Google is pushing hard to let people know that video sitemaps are the way to go when looking to get video into Google's search results.  And I am happy to report to you that video sitemaps DO work for Vimeo videos.

YouTube Testing New Video Player, AJAX Editing and Suggestions?

YouTube Testing New Video Player, AJAX Editing and Suggestions?

One of the ways that major websites test possible new layouts and features is through random select live testing--where only a handful of users are shown the new look while the rest of the public sees the familiar one.  And I think that may be ...

ReelSEO Behind-the-Scenes: MDialog’s HTML5 Streaming and Dynamic Ad Insertion Service

ReelSEO Behind the Scenes: MDialog’s HTML5 Streaming and Dynamic Ad Insertion Service

mDialog recently announced their ability to deliver both streaming video as well as advertising to the Apple platforms (iPad and iPhone specifically). So I sat down with them for a long chat about how they are doing that and to check it out for myself.

YouTube Increases Time Limits On Uploaded Videos To 15 Minutes

YouTube Increases Time Limits On Uploaded Videos To 15 Minutes

Mark and I are still putting the finishing touches on a video interview we hope to share very soon, and he noticed something interesting when uploading a test version to YouTube:  The time limit has been increased.  He was able to easily upload a 13-minute ...

In-Depth Review of InPlay Video Analytics

It's not quite Google Analytics, yet. But it is certainly a step in the right direction. While we originally had some implementation problems over at Gamers Daily News, TubeMogul was more than helpful in getting everything working properly with us.

Blip.tv Pre-Roll Video Ads Offer Downloads On Xbox 360

Blip.tv Pre Roll Video Ads Offer Downloads On Xbox 360

Blip.tv have taken interactive pre-roll ads to a whole new level in their bid to help Wieden & Kennedy get NCAA Football 11 in the public gamer consciousness. They created a click-to-download pre-roll mechanism that set the demo to download on the Xbox 360 console.

Hulu Plus Preview Hits US Sony Playstation 3, Users Must Pay Twice To View

In a glorious and unabashed cash grab, Sony and Hulu have teamed up to yank a lot of your hard earned cash out of your wallets and into their overflowing vaults thanks to the Hulu Plus preview that became available to some US Playstation 3 ...