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Archive for the 'Video-On-Demand' Category

Mele video-on-demand set-top-box

Posted by Charbax on 19th March 2009

Mele is a chinese manufacturer of video-on-demand set-top-boxes with BitTorrent and RSS download features among other intergrations of online video content sources.

Youtube links:
HD quality (2mbit/s, 1280×720 h264, 44hz stereo audio)
Normal quality (350kbit/s, 320×180 sorenson, 22hz mono audio)

Posted in CeBIT, Set-top-box, Video-On-Demand, p2p | 2 Comments »

Jesse Pattel, Director of Business Development of Miro

Posted by Charbax on 19th March 2009

Jesse Pattel discusses the latest news from Participatory Culture who is a group of programmers who are creating one of the best BitTorrent RSS client out there. To decentralize media distribution and make it easy for any content rovider to distribute up to HD quality to an unlimited amount of people for very low bandwidth costs.

Youtube links:
HD quality (2mbit/s, 1280×720 h264, 44hz stereo audio)
Normal quality (350kbit/s, 320×180 sorenson, 22hz mono audio)

Posted in CeBIT, Video-On-Demand, p2p | Comments »

Interview with Gej the creator of DivX

Posted by Charbax on 2nd September 2008

Introducing DivX 7 with H.264 MKV support, announcing new Blu-ray players with DivX and DivX HD support, announcing new DivX certification programs, new features for DivX web playing, support for DivX in the latest LG and Samsung phones, how DivX can be used to put near-Blu-ray quality movies on standard DVD discs. Detailing the latest plans for DivX, how they are going to provide us with more and better online video experiences.

Thanks to DivX Networks for sponsoring this IFA 2008 video coverage! I am using DivX HD for HD quality video streaming, not because DivX sponsored this IFA 2008 video coverage, but I’ve been using DivX for HD quality video streaming using the DivX Web Player since 2005 when I first started to post videos in 1280×720 3.5mbit/s HD quality on this video-blog. I just think that DivX works best if not being the only solution working for web-based high quality progressive downloading of videos.

Gej of DivX Inc IFA 2008

DivX HD 1280×720 3.5mbit/s: Play, Download (mb)

Flash versions: Sumo, Dailymotion, Yahoo, Google, Blip, Viddler, Vsocial, Vimeo, Revver, Youtube

The exclusive sponsor of this IFA 2008 video coverage is DivX, Inc.

Posted in High Definition, IFA, PS3, Processors, Set-top-box, Video-On-Demand, XboX 360 | 5 Comments »

Demonstration of the Archos Web TV and Radio plugin

Posted by Charbax on 26th April 2008

Demonstration of these new cool features at the 22nd April 2008 Archos event at the Dapper museum in Paris. This new awesome feature provides instant access to more than 11000 podcasts directly on your Archos, as wellas more than 600 live streaming Web TV channels, and more than 9600 webradios.

HD quality: See the video in HD quality (3500kbit/s, 1280×720, DivX, 123mb)

Flash versions: Blip, Dailymotion, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Revver, Sumo, Vimeo, Vsocial, Youtube

Posted in Archos, Portable Multimedia, Video-On-Demand | Comments »

Winbox Windows CE based set-top-box

Posted by Charbax on 14th March 2008

Niklas Samios, COO of Winbox, presents the worlds first Windows CE based video-on-demand set-top-box and media streamer, the EVO1-XS. It will be distributed by Medion in Europe and retail at 150 euros. It can connect on the Maxdome video-on-demand service in Germany. There is also a big hybrid device with a 250GB hard drive, dual TV tuners which will be available for 500 euros. There will also be a TV with the integrated set-top-box release to be called the Edison.

Filmed using the Sanyo HD1000.

CeBIT 2008

DivX HD 1280×720 3.5mbit/s: Play

Flash versions: Blip, Dailymotion, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Revver, Sevenload, Sumo, Vimeo, Vsocial, Youtube

Posted in CeBIT, Screens/Projectors, Set-top-box, Video-On-Demand | Comments »

Barry Schiffman COO of Viewdle

Posted by Charbax on 7th February 2008

Viewdle.com is using voice recognition, OCR and face recognition technology. Just type in Clinton in the search engine, it shows you the face of Hillary, Bill and Chealsea, then click on the face you want, and refine your search to include for example every video where Hillary Clinton speaks about Iran, and it’ll list them and play starting from just that sentence where she said that word. This video was filmed at http://liftconference.com using the Sanyo HD1000. You can watch this video in HD quality at http://techvideoblog.com
H264 9mbitps HD from camcorder:    PlayDownload
DivX SD 640×360 1.2mbitps:    PlayDownload
WMV SD 640×360 1.2mbitps:    PlayDownload
WMV HD 1280×720 3.5mbitps:    PlayDownload
DivX HD 1280×720 3.5mbitps:    PlayDownload

Posted in Lift, Video-On-Demand | Comments »

Watch TechVideoBlog.com on a DivX Connected video-on-demand set-top-box

Posted by Charbax on 23rd January 2008

A plugin to watch all the videos from this site directly on your HDTV or standard definition TV, with the remote control is available here:

http://labs.divx.com/node/1320

I think that the DivX Connected set-top-box standard is the beginning of the mass media revolution. Soon the box will cost below $100, currently it is available for £130 at Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-DSM-330-Connected-Wireless-Player/dp/B000X4F7RO.

Currently the DivX Connected hardware requires a Windows based computer on your local network to function, it uses a Windows software to stream content from the Internet to your TV using HDMI on a HDTV or using composite, scart and component connections. But there is probably a next version of DivX Connected hardware in the planning that would also provide the option to work without the need to have a Windows desktop or laptop computer in the home, which I think is crucial to reach mass market penetration, to reach and change media consumption for consumers who aren’t using broadband Internet much to watch videos yet.

You can watch my Interview with the DivX Connected products manager Dan Salmonsen demonstrating the technology at IFA 2007: http://techvideoblog.com/ifa/divx-connected/

Posted in Other, Set-top-box, Video-On-Demand | 1 Comment »

Ydcome set-top-box

Posted by Charbax on 8th September 2007

Set-top-box based on the latest Sigma Designs chips for accessing video-on-demand, functions as a full HD media extender with all codecs support including h264 support in the home, IPTV and more Linux based software can be made for it, and it can be bought in batches of 1000 starting at $100 each unit for the basic model and $10-20 more for the high end model that includes a HDMI output.

Ydcome at IFA 2007

DivX HD: Play, Download, Stage6
(filmed with the Sanyo Xacti HD2 720p camcorder using its built-in microphone)

Flash versions:Blip, Dailymotion, Facebook, Google, Metacafe, Myspace, Photobucket, Putfile, Revver, Sevenload, Veoh, Vimeo, Vsocial, Yahoo, Youtube

Posted in High Definition, IFA, Set-top-box, Video-On-Demand | Comments »

DivX Connected

Posted by Charbax on 6th September 2007

DivX Inc. is launching a new platform that is called DivX Connected, demonstrated by this first beta testing model manufactured by D-Link. It’s a standard suitable for any device that has an Ethernet port and that can playback DivX. It makes it very easy and cheap to add the functionality of accessing any content from the PC, from the local network and from the Internet using a computer in the house as the host and real-time DivX encoder. So anything that your PC can run, will be available directly on your TV using the remote control. Even advanced AJAX, Flash, 3D games, Applications, whatever, can be added as Plugins to the DivX Connected platform rather easilly using a DivX Connected Plugins SDK. The price for DivX Connected devices could be below $100 soon, since currently DivX Certified DVD players cost $39, then they just need to add an Ethernet port to those boxes to provide the DivX Connected abillity. Which will include all VOD content, Stage6 DivX progressive downloading and instant seeking in progressively downloaded video over the Internet. It also can support up to 1080p video, and the hardware can upscale standard resolution DivX video to make it look better on HD screens.

DivX Connected at IFA 2007

DivX HD: Play, Download, Stage6
(filmed with the Sanyo Xacti HD2 720p camcorder using its built-in microphone)

Flash versions: Blip, Dailymotion, Facebook, Google, Metacafe, Myspace, Photobucket, Putfile, Sevenload, Veoh, Vimeo, Vsocial, Yahoo, Youtube

Posted in High Definition, IFA, Set-top-box, Video-On-Demand | 3 Comments »

Archos Generation 5

Posted by Charbax on 6th September 2007

The Interview is with Rémi Durand, Archos products manager and marketing director about the Gen5, which is in my opinion one of the best value one can find today as a gadget, and which is gradually becoming much more then a gadget, this can be an integrated part of ones digital lifestyle with all music and video going through one pocket $199 Connected touch-screen 150grams device. This interview is longer and the questions subjects sometimes require some background knowledge about the Archos Generation 5, which I will soon review in full HD quality on this video-blog. I am a long time fan of Archos and I update the blog at http://archosfans.com and I administer the forum at http://forum.archosfans.com. This Gen5 also includes a $249 DVR VOD set-top-box called the TV+ that in my opinion could become Archos biggest commercial success so far if the VOD+DVR content turns out to be extremely user-friendly, and a $90 105 which places Archos I think comfortably in the affordable flash based color screen Mp3 player segment.

Archos at IFA 2007

DivX HD: Play, Download, Stage6
(filmed with the Sanyo Xacti HD2 720p camcorder using its built-in microphone)

Flash versions: Blip, Facebook, Google, Metacafe, Photobucket, Putfile, Revver, Sevenload, Veoh, Vimeo, Vsocial, Yahoo, Youtube

Posted in Archos, IFA, Portable Multimedia, Set-top-box, Video-On-Demand | 1 Comment »