"“As the mainstream consumer moves into watching video on the Internet it will evolve from short humorous clips into programming that’s meaningful to a broad cross-section of mainstream individuals, Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire said. "Top 100 Brightcove Buzz Videos.
Brightcove is now open to vloggers to make money off of their videos via ad sharing or pay per view.
Update, The Brightcove Network Launch:
There are a ton of other incredibly existing things that we're also introducing today, including our new PublishPod, a free desktop tool for Macintosh and Windows that allows anyone to easily encode and upload media into our system. It provides professional level encoding tools to anyone, ensuring high-quality content experiences. It also handles uploads of very large files -- say, a 3GB WMV HD file you're publishing to sell, or a 2-hour show for streaming distribution. There are no limits on file size or video length.Whoa.
I've been waiting to try out their new Macintosh upload tool. It uses a Sorenson codec to encode to Flash 7. the Windows cersion uses the On2 VP6 codec which encodes to Flash 8. You can still use your own encoder.
Uploading a 3GB video file? Unheard of. Until today.