YouTube Doesn't Just Want to Stream, They Want to Broadcast

In addition to earlier reports that YouTube will drop $100 million on original video content, they're also going to broadcast more live content to us all with their new YouTube Live service. » 4/08/11 1:53pm 4/08/11 1:53pm

The Boxee Box and Keyboard Remote in the Flesh

The one surprise left, besides the price, for the Boxee Box: A full keyboard on the back of the remote, so you don't have to deal with onscreen keyboard. Crucial, frankly, to get the most out of it. » 1/05/10 7:35pm 1/05/10 7:35pm

RealPlayer SP Rips, Converts, Shares and Syncs Internet Video

Real's new RealPlayer SP software, currently in beta, adds functionality to rip YouTube and other streaming videos from the Internet and get them onto whatever handheld you choose. It works well enough, but it's also crammed full of unnecessary features. » 6/24/09 3:00am 6/24/09 3:00am

Israeli Army Videoblogs Blowing Up Gaza, Gets Censored By YouTube

This is the Israeli Defense Force's official YouTube channel, where they are posting several gun camera videos per day of bombs falling on Gaza. That is, until Google temporarily shut it down. » 12/30/08 6:20pm 12/30/08 6:20pm

YouTube Now Playing Widescreen Videos

People who logged into Youtube today have probably noticed that everybody's favorite internet video site has undergone a slight change—everything has gone widescreen! That's right, now you can watch a dog humping a baby in 16:9, rather than the original boring ol' 4:3. Though, if you'd rather stick to boring ol' 4:3,… » 11/25/08 2:10am 11/25/08 2:10am

Hulu Private Beta Goes Live Tonight; Will YouTube Blink?

The bastard child of News Corp. and NBC's love-hate relationship with GooTube, Hulu, is making its public debut this week, with the private beta going live tonight. The log-in form's already up, but those of us at Giz who've signed up for the beta haven't gotten our invites in the mail yet, so we haven't stuck our… » 10/29/07 3:40pm 10/29/07 3:40pm

Joost, DivX Working Together For DivX Connected Content

The DivX connected platform, which we had a hands-on with back in August, may just get an injection of Joost internet video. DivX founder stated that their two companies were working together to enhance DivX connected—which already lets you stream music, photos and video from your computer—to add a Joost plug-in by… » 10/09/07 2:30pm 10/09/07 2:30pm

Building B Promises the One True Set-Top Box, Without Wires, PCs or…

The do-it-all set-top box market's about to get even more crowded, the newest kid on the block coming from start-up Building B. Their hook: wireless delivery of traditional TV content in HD, plus VOD and web video without a PC. The catch: They're not so forthcoming with the details in regards to the tech it's using… » 8/20/07 1:40pm 8/20/07 1:40pm

Open-Source Democracy Video Player Updated: Tastes Great, Less Filling

If you're fed up with Windows Media Player, the QuickTime player or any of those other pretenders to greatness, there's a new version of the open-source Democracy Player just released that's reportedly faster and more stable than its predecessors. » 11/28/06 10:53am 11/28/06 10:53am