Posts Tagged ‘video widget’

Gadget Lab Videos from Wired.com

December 28th, 2009


Gadget Lab on wired.com is quite popular and produces great gadget video reviews. You can see the latest gadgets with basic and detailed information all in a nice brightcove player. The player even provides an easy embed link so you can share your favorite videos.

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http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab

Vidrollr, a video conversation tool

December 17th, 2009

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Vidrollr is a new creation from Invokemedia, the makers of HootSuite.

What is Vidrollr?

With its crisp, simple interface and ease-of-use, it’s a slick new way to share thoughts and get people talking within your branded environment. Effectively, Vidrollr is a non-intrusive advertising platform that engages your target audience in a way no other platform can and is especially suited for Social TV.

What is Social TV?

According to Wikipedia Social television is a general term for technology that supports communication and interaction in the context of watching television, or related to TV content.

Until now there has been no easy solution to integrating the two mediums. Vidrollr makes this issue easily solvable and does so nearly instantly. It is low risk since it uses existing technologies and it becomes a revenue center because it is branded/sponsored.

http://vidrollr.com/

Embedr: Aggregate A Video Player Embed From Multiple Sources

February 24th, 2009

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Video Aggregators are nothing new. neither is the video player embeds that aggregate from multiple sources. but that don’t means there are many truly good. the options are scarce and having options is good to choose the ones that appeal the better good looking for you.

The idea behind embedr is to be mostly a tool to archive just that: a way to select videos from different video networks and they do a playlist with them in a single embeddable player.

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The video player embed you get is a cross of the vimeo video player design that pretty much now everyone uses and a ipod like frame with a coverflow video selector so you can get a visually rich and good looking experience. i am disappointed with the widget not having a proper high spread sharing module but at least it got some social bookmarking and code presentation feature.

That is pretty much it what the service and the widget does and is. the customization options are basic but they are good for better integration. a nice widget for those that rely on placing lots of video content in their blogs.

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Hulu Powered Splashcast Embeddable Content Channels

December 30th, 2008

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Some weeks ago, Splashcast announced that they would be building special Splashcast Embeddable channels with Hulu Content. a lot of these channels went live right with the announcement. but they have been evolving since then. that is the greatest point for those Widget Channels. they evolve.

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Many wondered the why of a Splashcast partnership since Hulu already has some really good Widgets. the reason is Facebook and General Spread.  the best positioned space for Splashcast is still Facebook and the fact it uses Gigya Wildfire for its High Spread Sharing. this gives Hulu extra lanes to distribute Hulu influence and in the case of Splashcast. it gets them not only a great gig but also better brand visibility. the same that should result in more white list gigs.

And while Splashcast also highlights MySpace as one of the main ways to use the widget. Hulu already got its bases covered there. so Facebook + Else is the biggest win for Hulu.

I think that should make it clear enough why it is a win-win for both. but from the user side. it is also a good choice since you can expect a quality widget and you can expect be able to take the widget without any effort to pretty much all of the relevant online destination thanks to gigya.

I like Splashcast Widget Channels. but i really wish if they were more customizable and offered lite versions of them. but as a fully featured media widget. it does the job and it does it well.

SplashCast Widget Channels

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