Mp4/H.264 files give great quality for online video in web players such as the free Flowplayer. But they must ‘stream’. In other words they need to start playing before the whole file has loaded (which may take several minutes).
About ten days from now I should have a much-improved internet connection. For a number of years I’ve been on 1Mb broadband with UKOnline and have paid just under £10 per month. As I live in Manchester city centre, far faster broadband has been available to me for some time.
Watching the G20 protests on TV it seemed that every other person had a camera. Yet only two video clips of the Ian Tomlinson incident have come to light so far. One was shot by a member of the public, the other by a broadcast news team and despite professional cameras being outnumbered by ‘activist’ […]
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is one of a list of people who have used a Creative Commons music track, but give no credit.
Recently I wrote about the closure of free video-hosting services at both AOL and Brightcove. I suggested that no free hosting service can be relied on to be around forever, or even a year from now in the current economic crisis. Today the Daily Telegraph reports that social networking sites, such as Facebook, face a […]
AOL is to close its user-generated content site on 18 December.