Blinkx Intros Embeddable Wall of Video

Oct 11th, 2006 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

blinkx, a leading video search engine, today unveiled an updated site featuring “video walls”, a new interface for Internet video that combines the ‘sit back and watch’ element of traditional television with the interactive experience of searching and watching video online.

Users will also be able to embed topical video walls in to Web pages and blogs.

“People are much better at understanding information visually, so we redesigned to display video in a way that’s both efficient and compelling to the eye,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx. “We’ve transformed the way we present the results to users. Video should be delivered visually, not as a text-based list of results.”

Here is an example video wall for “angelina jolie”:

Here’s another example, this time for “brad pitt”:

Key features include the following:

  • Video Wall – Users can now click “wall it” after searching to create a customized
    Video Wall of results. The Video Wall is a large screen composed of 25 individual screens, each showing a preview of a different video clip. In this format, users can see many more results at a glance than in a text list, and can scroll over the clips to watch a preview, making it easy to choose the most interesting footage. Users can embed their customized Video Walls in other websites, like their blog or myspace page, so they can share interests with others.
  • My Playlist – Users will have control over how they group and watch clips by dragging and dropping clips into My Playlist, which will then play clips consecutively as a customized channel. Once created, Playlists can also be shared with other users over e-mail.
  • Channels – Users will find auto-generated channels of the most timely and popular topics on the new homepage. In addition, when a user conducts a search, blinkx will suggest relevant channels based on the user’s initial search topic that will appear as suggestions in addition to individual video clips search results.

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