Digital Video Downloads

Dude Intros The Boxee Box, Noms On The Wheat Thins

Jul 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Video

You gotta love this – Boxee Chief Product Officer Zach Klein offers an introduction and demo of the first Boxee Box off the assembly line. Compared to the typical stiff demo or the hyper-prepped Apple intros, it’s sort of refreshing to see Boxee do this lo fi, even taking out time to nom on the […]

Update Your Apple TV Now To Avoid Losing Your Media

Nov 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Video

Apple is warning that you should update your Apple TV asap to avoid losing your media: There is an issue with Apple TV software version 3.0 that can possibly cause your content to disappear after a period of time. All customers running Apple TV software version 3.0 should immediately restart their Apple TV and then […]

Apple TV 3.0 Out, But Not The Update You’ve Been Waiting For

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Podcasting Hardware, Video, Video Podcasts

Apple today introduced new Apple TV 3.0 software, featuring a redesigned main menu, support for iTunes Extras and iTunes LP, as well as support for listening to Genius Mixes and Internet radio. While it’s great to see Apple finally update Apple TV, anyone looking for the platform to open up, add an app store or […]

YouTube Tops 100 Million U.S. Viewers For First Time

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Digital measurement service comScore today released January 2009 data from the comScore Video Metrix service, showing that U.S. Internet users viewed 14.8 billion online videos during that month. These figures represent an increase of 4 percent over December 2008. YouTube led the growth charge, accounting for 91 percent of the incremental January-versus-December gain in the […]

The Advertisers Are Now The Network: Tim Street on ADM Podcast

Mar 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Making Money with Podcasts, New Media Organizations, Podcast Quickies, Video

The latest episode of the Association for Downloadable Media (ADM)’s “Get The Download” podcast series is worth taking time to listen. The program covers much of the nuts and bolts of finding advertisers or sponsorships to monetize your Internet video creations. Interviewer Cathy Brooks of Other Than That (late of video creation site Seesmic) talks […]

YouTube Goes Offline: Adds CC Licensing, Free and Paid Downloads

Feb 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts

Google video site YouTube today announced a number of new options for content creators and consumers who want to “take their videos offline.” The site has entered into working arrangements with several “partners” to allow sharing their videos “universally” and away from an Internet connection. Citing an interest among some of their content creators to […]

Cable, DVD Industries Sag as Consumers Shift Attention To Online Media

Feb 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, General, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Todd Mundt, longtime public radio guy (and a favorite former Iowan) who writes as The Mediavore, is featured today in a CNN Money article about Americans’ changing media consumption habits. Mundt’s changing media consumption habits are reflective of similar changes taking place throughout many U.S. households. Many families are economizing on entertainment costs, as they […]

Blu-Ray Is Dead; Who Would Have Guessed?

Oct 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Video

ZDNet’s Tech Bits is declaring Blu-Ray dead: Blu-ray is in a death spiral. 12 months from now Blu-ray will be a videophile niche, not a mass market product. With only a 4% share of US movie disc sales and HD download capability arriving, the Blu-ray disc Association (BDA) is still smoking dope. Even $150 Blu-ray […]

PBS Programming Coming To XBox

Oct 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, General, Internet TV, Video

PBS has announced that it will launch a broad selection of full-length PBS television shows for download on Xbox LIVE, the online games and entertainment network for the Xbox 360. Included on Xbox LIVE are: WIRED SCIENCE CARRIER SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FRONTIERS NOVA Ken Burns’ Jazz Ken Burns’ America Ken Burns’ American Lives “Our commitment is […]

Michael Moore Tacitly OK’s Pirating Of His Latest Film

Oct 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Video

Michael Moore appears to be using bootlegging to ensure distribution of his latest film, Slacker Uprising, outside the US and Canada.  Torrentfreak reports that the film is actively being shared on bitTorrent around the world, despite only being freely available from the official source to people in the US and Canada. “What do you think I’m up to? […]