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Google Video Shuts Down

April 24, 2011
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Google Video Shuts Down

If you happen to have any videos stored at Google’s Google Video service, better head over and grab them. Google Inc. announced in an e-mail to users that from Friday, April 29 onward, that it is shutting down the service. Google Video was set up in 2005. YouTube was launched in the same year, and the popularity of the independent video platform outshined that of the Mountain View-based Internet search giant. Google decided that if you can’t beat them, you might as well buy them, subsequently purchased YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion. Although in the mail to the...

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H.264 versus Google’s VP8

April 16, 2011
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H.264 versus Google’s VP8

We have H.264, the tried-and-true industry codec for high-quality multimedia compression that has found itself caught up in a larger battle of open versus proprietary versus licensed standards for Web multimedia distribution. But let me just give you a short definition of the two codec. The H.264 is a standard for video compression, and is currently one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of high definition video while the VP8 is defined as a high quality, royalty free, open source codec deployed on millions of computers and devices worldwide. According to Encoding.com, 66...

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VP8 Tools for WebM

April 15, 2011
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VP8 Tools for WebM

Google wrapped up Vorbis and VP8 into WebM and is offering it as open source to help drive a fully open standard for media online including video. Nearly everyone and their brother have jumped on board and so it’s time to start looking at how to begin implementing it as it could be the next best thing. The tools are still in the proverbial Stone Age as it’s just been announced recently and you’ll need some tech savvies to get going. Here are the five list of free VP8 webM tools support that I found. First is the FFMPEG,a...

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How do you try WebM?

April 14, 2011
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How do you try WebM?

If you want to try WebM, the open video format released by Google, you first need a browser that supports it. Today, the easiest way is downloading a rough developer-oriented test version of two browsers that will have support built-in: Firefox and Opera. Programmers have been working to add support for some time, but only made the changes public after Google’s announcement. The open-source project behind Google Chrome, Chromium, has been updated with WebM support, but it’ll take until May 24 for it to sift into the developer channel of the Chrome browser for convenient testing. Apple has been...

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Kudos, WebM video!

April 13, 2011
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Kudos, WebM video!

Since the day WebM join the list of open and freely usable Web formats, video finally became a first-class citizen of the Web. That was a big deal, and the day will always be remembered in the history of the Web. At Fast Video Indexer, we’re proud to add support for WebM. A WebM file consists of VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams, in a container based on a profile of Matroska. The project releases WebM related software under a BSD license and all users are granted a worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free patent license. To get more control over...

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What are the browsers with webM support?

April 12, 2011
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What are the browsers with webM support?

WebM video files play directly in your web browser using a new technology called HTML5. No plug-ins are required, but you must install a web browser that supports WebM files. Whats great about WebM video is that its a very high quality video,which has a great video playback performance, even on older computers. It’s also 100% free, open to everyone and supported on popular video sites like YouTube. It supported web browsers like Mozilla Firefox 4, opera 10.60, Google Chrome 6 and Microsoft internet explorer 9.The easiest way is downloading a rough developer-oriented test version of two browsers that...

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Can WebM videos be frame captured by Fast Video Indexer?

April 12, 2011
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Can WebM videos be frame captured by Fast Video Indexer?

The WebM project is dedicated in developing a high-quality, open video format for the web that is freely available to everyone. WebM is supported by Mozilla, Opera, Adobe, Google and more than seventy other publishers and software and hardware vendors. It is a format that is backed up by the majority of browser developers. Fast video indexer is the leading professional software to capture images from video files. The Fast Video Indexer  video frame capture program that use the same video playback system as Windows media player. Windows media player uses a system called DirectShow to play video and...

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WebM is a codec–but what’s a codec?

April 9, 2011
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WebM is a codec–but what’s a codec?

A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal.A codec encodes a data stream or signal for transmission, storage or encryption, or decodes it for playback or editing. Codecs are used in videoconferencing, streaming media and video editing applications. A video camera’s analog-to-digital converter (ADC) converts its analog signals into digital signals, which are then passed through a video compressor for digital transmission or storage. A receiving device then runs the signal through a video decompressor, then a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for analog display. The term codec is also...

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Why do I want webM?

April 8, 2011
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Why do I want webM?

WebM is an open media file format designed for the web. Its files consist of video streams compressed with the VP8 video codec and audio streams compressed with the Vorbis audio codec. The file structure is based on the Matroska media container. A key factor in the web’s success is that its core technologies such as HTML, HTTP, and TCP/IP are open and freely implementable. Though video is also now core to the web experience, there is unfortunately no open and free video format that is on par with the leading commercial choices. To that end, the WebM project...

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Fast Video Software

April 6, 2011
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Looking for fast video software? Starting out in capturing images in videos is tough. I know … I’ve been there. Importing a video clip takes forever, you’re confused by the video editing time line, menus, buttons and all that jazz. Well, having good and fast video software is certainly a great help. For me, Fast Video Indexer happens to be one of my favorite video software. Go to http://www.fastvideoindexer.com and check sample screen shots and you may try downloading the free trial version. Check it out – you’ll find that it’s a powerful video software that’s suitable for both...

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