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Friday, December 01, 2006

Viral: Episode Three


Hosted by Sunny Gault, "Viral," is an "original weekly internet television news show from Veoh Networks offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the world of internet television."

Nice show.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Hmmm. Wish Viral had an RSS feed.

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  2. Veoh doesn't believe in RSS.

    Read their FAQ:
    http://www.veoh.com/corporate/faq.html

    "The weak point of RSS is that it does not actually distribute content; it simply notifies you that new content is available for you to retrieve with some other technology. Since RSS doesn't provide a standard way to retrieve the content, it is typically coupled with other technologies, such as BitTorrent or HTTP. In addition, it is common to subscribe to an RSS feed and not be able to get the content because it can only be retrieved with a technology that you don't have available. A combination of newer RSS readers and publishing with "accepted" distribution technologies reduce this somewhat, but not completely."

    They have their own technology called peercasting. You download the Veoh client and with that you can subscribe to Veoh content.

    It's described in the FAQ, here's a portion:

    "For each computer in the Veoh network, the Veoh network uses a portion of the system's capacity to "trade" small bits of video content between users, without compromising the security of any of the systems. The amount of resources used will vary from one computer to another, and will generally not be noticeable by someone using the computer."

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  3. Anonymous7:39 PM

    I don't know... sounds to me like they're shoveling against the tide on this. It's not generally a winning strategy to try to push a proprietary technology against an established standard. I think Blip has chosen more wisely.

    ps. Hope to see you Sunday at the media makers.

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