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Vid.ly offers cloud-powered universal video transcoding for free

Vid.ly, a one-stop shop for uploading, transcoding and sharing video content for all screen-sizes and devices, has just come online. You'll need a beta key to sign up, which you can freely obtain from Mashable, TechCrunch or hacks.mozilla.org. In essence, Vid.ly simply lets you upload a raw movie, and await an email notification to tell you that the upload and transcode has been completed. You...

Boxee gets a business plan: Subscription content coming soon

Boxee is a media center platform that helps bring internet video to your TV. The software runs on Mac, Windows, or Linux, and works great if you have a PC next to your TV. Soon you'll also be able to pick up a Boxee Box from D-Link which is a small A/V device that you can stick next to your TV, no PC required. The company has gotten a lot of hype over the last few years, and the software...

Movie studios starting to push online releases before DVDs

I like to imagine a day when you can download or stream any TV show, movie, or other video before or at about the same time as it's available for viewing on TV. Oh right, the pirates have pretty much already made that possible. But I mean legally, where you either pay for a video or watch ad-supported media. While we're not quite living in my utopian world where cable and satellite boxes are...

AverMedia launches SnugTV: Stream Live TV to any PC over the web

AverMedia makes a line of TV tuners that let you watch analog and digital broadcasts on a PC. Now the company is making it (somewhat) easy to watch live and recorded TV even when you're away from your computer with a TV tuner. AverMedia's new placeshifting solution is called SnugTV, and here's how it's supposed to work. You download and install the SnugTV client on a PC that has a supported...

Format wars: Can DivX still go legit, or has H.264 already won?

Once upon a time, DivX was the hot video codec. That wasn't because any major company was backing the format. It's because it offered high quality standard and high definition video encoding at relatively small file sizes. In other words, it's ideal for encoding bootleg videos of movies and TV shows for uploading to the internet. In fact, if you download pretty much any movie from BitTorrent...

Amazon lets you stream some videos with purchase of DVD or Blu-Ray disc

Amazon is rolling out a new service called Disc+ On Demand that lets you instantly begin watching some video titles after you purchase the movie or TV show on DVD or Blu-Ray. In other words, you get the benefit of having a physical disc that you can watch on a dedicated player and take with you wherever you go. But you can also start watching the movie right away. Amazon's Video on Demand...

Google introduces machine-generated captions for YouTube videos

Google has given users the ability to caption their YouTube videos for a while now. But that can be a cumbersome, time-intensive process and most of the millions of videos hosted on YouTube are uncaptioned. That could change soon, as Google is beginning to roll out a new automatic captioning system that will analyze speech in videos and create machine-generated captions. This means that users...

Miro gets refreshed to version 1.1, Bit Torrent dramatically improved

The open source, cross-platform video platform, Miro, recently released version 1.1. The new update offers two main improvements. First, Miro has significantly improved BitTorrent performance by giving the user more control and settings for BitTorrent downloads. Miro's support of BitTorrent has always set itself apart from other media players with it's BitTorrent support and we're glad to see...

YouTube adds cool visualization for browsing related videos

For a while, YouTube was just, well, YouTube. Now under Google's wing, the popular video sharing site receives the random, occasional upgrade. Here's a new one: You can now browse videos related to the one you're watching through an interactive web-like interface. In order to access the feature, first full-screen your chosen video. At the bottom left corner, next to the play/pause button, you...

Put hyperlinks over your YouTube video with Asterpix

Asterpix is a free video service that allows you to take your regular run of the mill YouTube video and add notes and hyperlinks to it that are then clickable by your viewers. Adding links to video is as easy as clicking on your video where you want to add a note or link and then typing it in. Once you've added a link a box will show up in the video to let your viewers know the link is there...

ClipBlast- your personalized video search engine

ClipBlast is a search engine that specializes in video. On the site users can enter a search term, and ClipBlast will crawl the web and find all the video content available on that particular term. The site also has video broken up into genre categories such as Animal, Celebrity, Fashion, History. Film, and Golf so you can find video quickly on a particular topic that interests you. Unlike other...

iTunes movie rentals coming soon?

The thing about rumors is that they often turn out not to be true. But even in this day and age of Photoshop, somehow if you put a pretty picture in front of us we're more likely to believe it. So while we've reported several times before that Apple is on the verge of launching a movie rental option to the iTunes store, this time we really really (almost, kind of) mean it. Mac developer David...

YouTubeDesktop: a better way to watch online video?

How often have you visited YouTube to watch online video and thought to yourself, "wouldn't it be great if these video windows acted more like desktop applications?" Well, YouTubeDesktop is stepping up to solve a problem we didn't know anybody had. The web based application is basically a front end for Youtube. When you first visit the site you'll be presented with a thumbnail view of popular...

AOL relaunches Truveo video search engine

A year and a half after snatching up video search engine Truveo, AOL (this blog's parent company) has relaunched the site. It's bigger, better, and easier to use. But it's also not exactly a Google/Youtube killer. Like the relaunched Google Video site, the new Truveo's not so much about letting users submit their own videos. Rather, Truveo gives you a central location to search for web videos....

Google Video kills paid downloads and your video collection

It looks like Google Video's transition from a video hosting service to a video search engine is pretty much complete. Yesterday Google sent out an e-mail to the two or three customers who had actually paid to download premium videos from Google Video. In a nutshell, the messages said that Google would no longer be offering paid video downloads. Oh yeah, and if you've already bought movies from...