Amazon has launched its own pay-per minute service for transcoding video formats for end-user devices that puts it in competition with some of its customers.
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China is asking online video websites to self-censor content. More specifically, they have to pre-screen anything that is considered vulgar, violent, or pornographic. If the new rules are not followed, site owners will be held accountable.
How do the three major web video formats compare in terms of CPU usage and battery life? You might be surprised at the results.
Blu-ray hasn't been setting any sales records, in no small part due to its higher price. That, however, doesn't alter the fact that Sony absolutely had to win the format war, even if media downloads end up supplanting video disc formats.
From camera phones to Webcams, more and more people are experimenting with these formats. Combined with video-sharing Web sites like YouTube, anyone can direct and star in a film. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi explores the shift toward 'disposable film.'
Playing games for kids is the most prevalent activity on the four key devices: 84% are gaming on a computer, videogame system, portable digital music player (PDMP) or cell phone, according to NPD. Also, more than 50% are listening to music, and one-third are communicating with images or interacting with various video formats. 46% of [...]
This week a number of Silicon Valley pioneers and practitioners of the NewTube--next generation TV, video, formats and business models--put on suits and testified before the Congressional Telecom and Internet Subcommittee on the "Future of Video.
You gotta love writing like this: "The future is indeed bright for those engaging in legitimate transference of DVDs to other video formats, as well as dirty, stinking, filthy, communist pirates stealing food from the mouths of the children of movie studio executives. The same sun shines on us all."
This is yet another continuation of our ongoing experimentation with video here at ZDNet. Today, in addition to our other themes (see our experimental Technology Breakdown, Product/Vendor Interview/Analysis, and Trade Show/Conference formats too), we're trying out something called the "ZDNet Tech Minute.
Thanks to Philipp Lenssen you can now view a video of Google Spreadsheets in action. See what happens as three people edit the same spreadsheet, add text, change formats... even play tic-tac-toe! A gallery of screenshots is also available.
Open document standards are crucial to guarding against software, hardware and operating system obsolescence, according to Michael Carden, digital preservation software manager at the National Archives of Australia (NAA).The NAA is responsible for storing government records and archival materials in a range of formats and has formerly relied on what Carden describes as, "boxes and boxes of paper, and cool rooms full of negatives and prints, sound, film and video".
Heavy buyers spent nearly $250 on average in 2005 on CDs. These core music consumers, who represent 41% of music revenue from CD purchases, remain passionate about collecting physical music from their favorite artists, whether on CD, or on CD/DVD and DualDisc formats that also offer video content.
CNET's James Kim looks at new digital camera that creates files in multiple formats, takes both stills and video.
HD-DVD and Blu-ray are two competing formats for the forthcoming wave of High Definition video on DVDs. They use the same laser technology but have enough differences (platter design, financial backers, etc.
At the Syndicate 2005 conference, a few dozen Web companies--including PubSub, Bloglines, Feedster, Meetup, Newsgator, Rojo, Sxip, CommerceNet and Broadband Mechanics--gathered behind a structured blogging initiative, using microformats and other open standards. "We need to make sure that all new formats, such as events, listings, reviews, audio and video blog posts, are compatible with each other.
VC-1 and H.264 are two formats slated to replace the venerable MPEG-2 digital video encoding standard. VC-1 has certain advantages, however, due to it's expected integration into the Microsoft software and hardware ecosystem.
Company seeks dominance in battle over video formats that could determine the future of TV and emerging applications.
Content delivery provider Speedera Networks adds Macromedia's Flash to the streaming video formats it supports.
LG Electronics’ GSA-4040B is the first drive on the market to support all five DVD formats -- and it's a good performer to boot.
The company plans to announce that its Windows Media technology soon will be supported by several DVD chipmakers, pushing the audio and video formats deeper into consumer electronics.
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