Wizzard Launches New Media Player At 2008 New Media Expo

Aug 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Podcasting Services, Podcasting Software, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

Wizzard Media has officially launched its Wizzard Media Player and is demoing it this week in Las Vegas at the 2008 New Media Expo (NME). The Player lets you embed video imported from an RSS feed on web sites, blogs and social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

An example of the new media player in action is embedded above. Give it a try. If you click menu, you get options for sharing videos, downloads, subscribing and viewing older episodes.

The player is highly customizable and can provide audience behavior statistics. Video views are integrated within the statistics on Wizzard Media’s hosting platform, Libsyn, and videos running advertising campaigns are captured and tracked with Nielsen NetRatings for third party verification.

Virtually every aspect of the Wizzard Player is ‘skinnable,’ allowing for a range of options from basic color changes to custom menu and button options. A sophisticated set of user controls and options such as sharing via email and embed codes, version selection (high resolution, low resolution, and HD when available), full screen and mouse-over have been carefully considered to provide the best viewing experience possible.

“The goal for Wizzard is to bring the latest, cutting edge video technologies to video producers and their audiences without sacrificing backward-compatibility for legacy users,” said Libsyn’s Dave Mansueto. “And, in doing so, we are simplifying the video producer’s workflow to one upload that enjoys all the benefits of total distribution.”

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