Skyfire 4.0 for Android Now Costs Money to Play Video

Skyfire 4.0 for Android has some new customizable options in their 'Skybar', which is like a favorites menu that gives you quick access to Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Groupon, a "share" button and sports, news, and finance feeds. But! They're going to start charging Android users for their excellent video… » 4/21/11 1:34pm 4/21/11 1:34pm

Why Can't We Sit Still For Web Video?

According to a new study by Visible Measures, 44% of viewers click away from web video after just a minute. What's even crazier is that 20% give up after just 10 seconds. But that's probably a good thing. » 10/11/10 12:20pm 10/11/10 12:20pm

Does Streaming Video Work Well Enough To Be Enjoyable?

Live streams were a godsend for us office-folk during the World Cup this summer, because watching games in halting, blocky clips was better than not watching them at all. Otherwise, though, is streaming good enough to really be enjoyable? » 9/13/10 3:40pm 9/13/10 3:40pm

Google Opines On Flash and HTML5, But Defers to its Own WebM Project's…

In a blogpost titled "Flash and the HTML5 tag," YouTube has detailed its (slightly fence-sitting) thoughts on the ever-present Adobe Flash/HTML5 issue, saying that while both offer pluses, it's really Google's own WebM project that we need. [YouTube] » 6/30/10 6:37am 6/30/10 6:37am

Steve Jobs Is Not Impressed With Google's New Video Format

Google hopes to sidestep the entire HTML5 video debate with a new, open source, royalty free format called WebM. But will Apple ever support it? Judging by to the latest missive from Steve's iPad, things don't look great. » 5/20/10 5:18pm 5/20/10 5:18pm

Google Wants to Save Web Video With the New "WebM" Format

HTML5 video has a few hurdles to leap before it can fully replace Flash, but one looms larger than all others: Opposition to proprietary video formats, like h.264. Conveniently, Google has just open-sourced their own format, called WebM. » 5/19/10 12:33pm 5/19/10 12:33pm

YouTube Celebrates Five Years

YouTube turns five this month, and to celebrate the site is taking a look at the many lives it's reached over the past half decade. With two billion views every day, it's hard to imagine an internet without it. » 5/17/10 12:00am 5/17/10 12:00am

Opera Finds Flash Unappetizing For Web Video

Speaking to TechRadar, Opera product analyst Phillip Grønvold conceded that Flash is essential to today's web and will be for the foreseeable future. But for internet video, he says, there are alternatives that won't make your laptop a stove top. » 5/06/10 5:20pm 5/06/10 5:20pm

The H.264 Encoding Boom

Earlier this week, Steve Jobs said quite confidently that alternatives like H.264 have already made the lion's share of web video available to devices that don't support Flash. This chart shows why he's probably right. » 5/01/10 7:15pm 5/01/10 7:15pm

YouTube's Going to Look Mighty Different Soon

The new design elements YouTube introduced back in January to 10% of their users are about to be the standard across the site. While they've added a few things, it's mostly all about removing clutter. » 3/31/10 2:32pm 3/31/10 2:32pm

First YouTube, Now Vimeo: How HTML5 Could Finally Kill Flash Video

Flash powers almost all the video on the web nowadays, so it's obviously good enough. But is there a better way? YouTube, and now Vimeo, who're both giddily jumping into bed with HTML, sure seem to think so. » 1/21/10 5:39pm 1/21/10 5:39pm

Despite Funky HTML Encoding, Boxee Still Plays Hulu Video Just Fine

Yesterday you may have read reports of a tricky security measure Hulu put in place to scramble its video embed codes using JavaScript to thwart unauthorized viewing. Well, it didn't stop Boxee. » 4/02/09 10:10am 4/02/09 10:10am

Viddler to Bring Searchable Video to the Interwebs

As nearly everyone and his brother tries to figure out how to monetize a video site on the Interwebs like YouTube, in comes Viddler, an idea that just might work. Its major innovation is its searchable video, where uploaders tag certain sections of a video and then viewers can search within it, finding whatever spot… » 8/10/06 1:19pm 8/10/06 1:19pm