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Streaming Video Software – Get The Most Out Of Your Personal Videos

Streaming video software makes it possible for you to put all kinds of movies online on your site or blog – also the ones you’ve captured with a Flip cam. This article will give you a few tips to getting the most out of your personal videos.

If you’ve ever been on a bad connection to the Internet, you’ll know that pictures take a huge time to load. Videos consist of lots of pictures, so downloading a full film could take hours.

However, if the video is streamed, it means that you can watch it before it’s fully downloaded. You save a lot of time here. And so do your visitors, if you add streaming video to your site.

Instead of sending your videos to friends or family through email, which is, by the way, only possible with smaller videos, you could add them to your site as streaming video. You can do that easily with streaming video software.

Family Reunions

Did you videotape uncle Bob’s 70 year birthday? Or Britney’s and Paul’s wedding? Share those valuable clips by setting them online in a FLV player, so everybody can watch time and time again.

Family reunions are something we all value highly, and we can enjoy watching those old videos even years after.

Birthday Cards or Salutations

Use a Flip cam or video camera to record a birthday message to Grand-daddy, or send your best wishes to Aunt Audrey, who finally found a new house.

Newborn in the family? Show him or her to the world in a video on your home page.

Animals and Children

You don’t really need a special occasion to create a video with your children or pets. These always make fine subjects for a movie, and people — even strangers — love to watch funny or cute situations.

Gifts On a Secret Page

If you want to offer a special gift to somebody, but you don’t live near that person, you can create a very special gift with the help of streaming video.

Create your video with your own salutations on it. Find your gift online, or prepare a gift card from Amazon or another online store. You’ll get a number that should be used by the receiver of the gift card. Create a secret page with that number on, and another secret page to your video.

Setup your video with streaming video software, and make sure that the visitor is redirected to your special, secret gift page. Send the link to the person, you’re offering the gift to. He’ll watch the video, and afterwards, he’ll see his present.

Streaming Internet TV – Does The Roku Make Cable And Satelite TV Obsolete?

For some years now, my radio listening has come from the internet. This has meant that the once magical transistor radios have gone the way of valves and crystal sets. The convenience and choice offered by streaming very soon made it a ‘no contest’, so I wonder if a similar thing could happen with TV – now that we can get the Roku xd streaming player?

Entertainment freely available on demand has been the holy grail for many people and I believe we are taking great strides toward this ideal.

So what will this little box actually do? Well it is possible to watch movies from Netfix or Amazon Video on demand, all on the highest quality HD video. As well as this you can get most of the radio stations in the US and listen to your own iTunes choices. Imagine watching YouTube clips on your TV. Awesome.

The entertainment available is being constantly updated, so you will never run out of things to watch. With your $10 a month Netfix subscription, you can get more movies than you will ever have time to watch.

The Roku is so easy to set up and is compatible with almost any TV. However, remember you do need a high speed internet connection with a minimum speed of 1.2 mbps. In order to watch HD, it is recommended that your speed is 5 mbps. You also need the TV of course, but no pc is necessary.

I can strongly recommend this product, as can many other buyers who have posted their reviews. You can start watching movies on your TV in seconds and the wireless connection is built in. This means your PC or laptop is free to do other tasks.

In case you like the idea of a replay button, this machine has one of those as well. Miss a bit, hit the button and go back in 10 second steps – amazing.

All in all this is a great addition to your home entertainment and could prove an extremely popular gift as well.

Find out more and decide whether you still need your cable or satellite subscription. I have not given mine up yet, but it might only be a matter of time.

Movie Downloads Go Mainstream

Several years ago movies were available on the internet via peer-to-peer file sharing sites. Of course, issues of piracy and the risk of exposure to viruses prevented the average consumer from considering movie downloads a viable option however. More legitimate movie downloads came along a bit later in the form of Movielink and CinemaNow, but the selection was limited, download technology was a bit slow, and the equipment in the homes of most consumers made watching the films undesirable. For these reasons, movie downloads for the most part remained the domain of early adopters rather than the mainstream public.

Online movie rental services such as Netflix and Blockbuster have been more prominent forces in the home entertainment industry due to their much larger selection of movies. The primary drawback for such movie rental services was the delay between choosing the movie and receiving it in the mail a day or two later for viewing. However, the distinction between movie downloads, with their immediate gratification and convenience, and the world of online movie rentals, with their vast libraries of movie and television show titles, became blurred in 2007; benefiting the movie watching public.

Due to upgrades in how online movie rental services deliver their product, movie downloads appear to be going mainstream. In January 2007, online movie rental pioneer, Netflix announced they would begin offering customers the option of streaming movies to their PC although the availability of titles would be phased in over time. Within six months, Netflix announced that 5 million movies had been viewed using this download feature. The number of movies available to customers for downloading continued to increase and only six weeks later the number of movies viewed online had doubled to 10 million. Clearly, the popularity of downloading was catching hold within the average household.

In August 2007, Blockbuster the other major name in video rental, both online and off, announced that they had purchased Movielink. A joint venture between five major Hollywood movie studios, Movielink offered titles for rental or purchase and had provided early adopters movies for download to PC and portable devices. With the recent acquisition of Movielink, it is anticipated that movie downloads are soon to be an option with Blockbuster as well.

Certainly the events of 2007 appear to be headed toward a future of movie downloads becoming the preferred method of obtaining movies. If the escalating growth in the popularity of movie downloads evident at Netflix continues it would appear that local video stores will continue to lose market share. Similarly it would seem that mail delivery of rentals will begin to abate as well as downloading goes mainstream.