Be-At.tv is easily the best music-service I’ve seen in a while. Live-recorded electronic music from clubs all over the world including the biggest names in dance music, innovative UI & design, Facebook Open Graph-support etc. – plus its free.
trying out the new Xbox Zune video-marketplace, which is only available within the Xbox Live Update Preview-program for now. there are only few select movies available for the preview, even fewer in 1080p HD & 5.1 audio (Matrix Revolutions, Watchmen). HD-movies come both as on-demand streaming & download for 490 microsoft points or EUR 5,70 [...]
Austria’s original, privately held TV-station ATV launched their new video-portal into private beta just yesterday. the ambitious goal: to mesh their very own on-air content with user-generated video, therefor building ‘Austria’s answer to YouTube’ (my interpretation) while bridging the gap between on-air & on-line. the strong emphasize on geo-location of users & videos might add [...]
YouTube just announced some major extensions to their APIs (see official blog-post), which finally enable uploading of video to their site. seems like my own hack, PHPTube, is therefor rendered obsolete, and for good… . the new API (see the developer guide) seems to allow both user-triggered authentication (similar to what Flickr has been doing [...]
I’ve still got some invitation-codes for french video-startup Seesmic to share (thx, Hugh). Seesmic facilitates video-conversations among its users, similar to a Kyte.tv-channel or the video-reply of YouTube. while there’s currently no mobile client available, it’s quite easy to use Shozu to upload video directly from your cellphone – thx to an open FTP-interface on [...]
Steve Gillmor (The Gillmor Gang) is back from the dead with his new video-show Bad Sinatra. the first episode features Mark Benioff (Salesforce,CEO) alongside former gang-members Doc Searls, Dan Farber & Michael Arrington. bring it on!
just noticed that my YouTube-hack PHPTube has been nominated for June’s PHP Innovation Award at PHP Classes, cool! weither you’re using PHPTube or not, your votes are highly appreciated… [voters are required to sign up for an account, which I'ld recommend to PHP-developers anyways, PHP Classes being a constant source of quality-code for years]. thx! [...]
Google finally released their own (there have been some more or less well-working rip-offs in the past) mobile version of YouTube at m.youtube.com! the mobile XHTML-application utilizes external video-player software for playback (Real Networks’ media-player in case of most current Nokia-phones). unlike Robert Scoble, who’s on a Nokia N95 going for 750,- USD, everything worked [...]
Google Operating System has screenshots of the upcoming relaunch of YouTube’s flash-based video-player. although the embedded demo doesn’t work for me, it seems like the new player will feature cue-jumping to parts of the clip not yet downloaded as well as embedded thumbnail-preview of related clips.