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DIY Digital Movie Distribution For Short Content

It has never been a better time to be an independent filmmaker. Digital movie distribution continues to increase the opportunity for indie movies to be seen while helping creators make money from their hard work. It’s an entertainment win-win situation.

Content creators can instantly connect with viewers across the planet and in turn viewers can get instant access to a massive choice of original programming. The global village continues to expand the reach of entertainment.

I was reading a story in the Los Angeles Times Business section, for whatever reason I still like to get my news in print, that “Apple TV to fight Google” for a large piece of the booming market of streaming content from the Internet to your home entertainment center. According to the article nearly 40% of consumers polled said they wanted to connect their computers to their television to watch online video.

That’s awesome for independent producers because without content there is nothing for people to watch. I saw a show with Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel doing an interview with Wicked Pictures Steve Orenstein who made great points. When streaming content online there will always be piracy of entertainment.

But after a while when people no longer pay for content, then producers will stop spending money to create content, and then what is there to pirate at the end? Wedding videos? Viral videos? Viewers will always want quality entertainment in my opinion.

When speaking about DIY digital movie distribution it might turn a few readers off to mention the porn industry. But I would be doing readers an injustice if I didn’t. Adult entertainment has earned a proven reputation as cutting-edge media technology explorers. Mainstream media companies often look to the black sheep of the entertainment for what’s going to be the next big thing (no pun).

One independent digital product delivery company that is a true friend to producers with short videos is Digital Product Delivery. They provide a way for an indie filmmaker to be their own distributor.

It’s a rock and roll service that is fully transparent on being paid. You see your sales and you see what you earn. Instead of giving away high quality produced content on a viral video website you can offer your work for a price you set. This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing SMASH CUT:

Non Health Benefits of Watching Movies

You can enjoy benefits of watching movies, if you appreciate movies and in the present time watching movies certainly has become very much convenient for anyone. You can watch them in cinema halls, televisions or even internet, from the convenience of your home. In most cases you just don’t have to spend a dime to watch your favorite movies online as thousands of websites offer you with streaming movie facilities where you never need to rent them in order to watch them. You can always watch your favorite movies a few days after it has been released for public viewing. With the advent on internet, you certainly can watch movies of any genre and category.

There are a number of non-health benefits if you want to watch these movies online. One of the main benefits is that online it is possible to locate any movie that is yours favorite. There are a number of websites that allows you to perform your search on the basis of categories. You can try searching for movies on the basis of language, countries or even category. You can also try and perform your search on the basis of titles of the movies or even name of the actors. There are also a number of television stations that offer you with foreign language movies and these websites also offer you with links to your favorite movies for free. You always have the convenience of watching movies in the stream pattern without any interruption.

You certainly can enjoy better picture quality when watching these movies on your projector television or HD television. There are a number of people who like watching classic movies and this is one of the best ways to watch them at their own convenience. Most people prefer watching movies on platforms where they can get 24×7 access to their favorite moves and internet certainly is one such platform. You can enjoy watching movies from different categories like action, romance, comedy or even thriller.

Roku XDS Streaming Media Player – Why Your Cable Company Will Never Be the Same!

Cancel my cable please! Just saying it out loud feels good. For years I have predicted that the Internet was going to change the way that we watch our favorite television shows and movies. Of course until now, I wasn’t quite sure when or how this would happen. Keep reading if you want to find out how I am saving $1800 a year.

Being in the IT field, I am constantly asked about new products on the market. From iPhones, laptops, or the latest and greatest software applications, it’s a daily occurrence. This time it seems something has slipped “under the radar” and I wanted to tell everyone about it.

It all started in December of 2010 for me. My Mom was asking over and over “What do you want for Christmas?” Being a full-grown adult, this question didn’t excite me as it once did. So I asked her “What did my brothers ask for?” She says “Something called a Roku player.” So straight to Google I went, what in the world could this Roku thing be, I thought. As I read the product description I became more and more excited. It’s a tiny little box that hooks up to the TV that pulls media from the Internet. Sources that have television shows and movies, old and new, could play right on the big screen in my living room. Netflix, Hulu-Plus, WiFi, Ethernet, HDMI, 1080i! What more could a geek ask for? Best of all the Roku was less than $100. My decision was easy, and at the point I was eager to get that tiny little box in my hand.

Let me back up a little. For years I have been trying to figure out how I could cancel cable, yet still watch all the shows and movies that my family likes. With the economy the way it is, and the ever increasing cost of cable (Nearly $150 a month with DVR, pay-channels, etc). That may not be a lot to some of you, but I have two little girls and wife that need clothes and food! Not to mention storing the media. I have a box of VHS tapes that will never be used again. What is to come of DVDs and Blu-ray discs in the future? And who wants to handle them and place them in a machine and then put them back when there is a better way?!

Anyways, back to the topic at hand. Christmas comes and what do you know, there are 3 Roku’s under the tree. My brother Mike, myself, and Dad all had one to tinker with. Needless to say, we’re all hooked.

Setup:

After emptying the contents of the box, putting the batteries in the remote, there were only a couple of steps left. Oh, keep in mind, you’ll need an extra HDMI cable if you don’t already have one, if you want Hi-Definition, that is. Included in the box there is a Composite (RCA) cable, Optical (for sound), and HDMI. Simply connect the HDMI from the Roku to the back or side of your TV making a mental note of the input you chose. Now simply plug it in and you’re ready to roll. You will have to enter your wireless security settings, but if you know your wireless passphrase it shouldn’t take any longer than a minute or two. After that you basically just need to go to Netflix.com/roku and get an activation ID to enter into the Roku when prompted to do so.

If you don’t have a Netflix account you will want to go ahead and sign-up. I’m pretty sure they have a streaming only plan for $7.99 a month, or if you want to get new release DVDs or Blu-Ray’s in the mail, it’s $9.99. Hulu Plus is a must if you can’t live without your favorite television show; it’s only $7.99 a month as well. Personally Netflix has plenty of shows for my taste, the only real difference is Hulu broadcasts shows during their current season, while Netflix doesn’t air them until a season is complete.

Just a quick overview, because there are far too many channels and cool features to mention, Amazon.com has a video On-Demand channel to watch new releases, there’s a CNN Channel, one of my favorites is a UFC channel, you can actually watch live Pay-Per-View fights in HD for the same price you would normally pay through your cable provider.

If you’re like me and have tons of movies/pictures/music, be sure to get the Roku XDS with USB support. You can actually watch movies that you’ve downloaded, stream music, or do picture slideshows too. The list goes on-and-on, but the bottom line is, this is the best decision I have made in some time. Finally free from the greedy cable companies. In all honesty, in 5-10 years, I don’t think the cable/satellite companies will even exist. Certainly not in the fashion that they are running in today, not just from the Roku, but from the expansion of Internet based TV as a whole.

Even if you don’t cancel cable or Satellite TV completely, you can certainly cut back on paid movie channels and save a substantial amount.