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YouTube to Stream Olympics

Olympics/YouTubeIn an agreement with the International Olympic Committee, YouTube will be streaming 3 hours of recorded Olympic coverage per day. Countries like the U.S. and UK will be blocked since they will be receiving it on BBC and NBC. About 77 territories will have access to highlight reels and wrap-ups, but they will not be showing live events. Director of television and marketing for the IOC Timo Lumme claims that “for the first time in Olympic history we will have complete global online coverage.”

Read More | The Inquirer

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NBC to Stream Olympics

NBC logoHave you ever watched the Olympics only to find that they didn’t televise the event you wanted to see? No need to leave your computer this summer as NBC has made plans to stream the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games when they begin August 8. They estimate 4,000 hours of events which adds up to 200 hours per day. NBC’s SVP of Digital Digital Media Perkins Miller says that viewers can isolate events by sport or individual and can rewatch those that they want to see again. Over 17 different technology partners will be involved worldwide.

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Jukefly Keeps Your Tunes for You

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Music,

Jukefly logoJukefly is a free streaming music service that you can use to access your music as well as dig new stuff from others’ suggestions. Sign up, create an account, and download its server. Select folders and stream the music. It will be there any time you want to throw a mini-music party. Jukefly supports WMAs, OGGs, MP3s, and DRM iTunes. Expect FLACs in the future. We can see this as a handy way to access your tunes without taking up space on your own computer and finding new music from those who have the same taste.

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NetFlix Offers Unlimited Streaming

Netflix logoNetflix subscribers on unlimited rental plans are now allowed endless streaming of movies on their PCs. Previously, the company offered a limited amount of viewing depending on a subscription rate, but it seems that now that it has a library of over 90,000 titles, this is their time to shine over the competition. If you now are on the $4.99 singular DVD Plan or 2 a month option, you will still receive two hours of instant streaming per month. It remains to be seen just how the competition will react to the news, not to mention the dwindling supply of local neighborhood video stores.

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CES 2008: Logitech Squeezebox Duet Network Music System

Logitech Squeezebox

Building on their line of Squeezebox and Transporter music network devices, is introducing the Squeezebox Duet.  Consisting of a brand new controller with a full-color 2.4 inch LCD screen and a receiver that utilizes 802.11g, the Duet allows users to stream music from any computer to any room with an audio setup in the house, browse their music collection, and view album art.

When the Squeezebox Duet’s receiver is registered, users can even use the receiver and remote to browse Internet radio stations, subscription-based music services, and music that the user has uploaded to the open-source SqueezeNetwork, no computer required.  Additional receivers can be added in order to control the music in every room in the house, separately or synced so that every room is playing the same thing.  For people already using the Squeezebox (and Transporter) system, controllers can be purchased alone and integrated into an existing network.

Squeezebox Duet will be released this month and will retail for $400.  Individual receivers will retail for $150, and standalone controllers will retail for $300.

Read More | Logitech Press Release

Bleeding Edge TV 153: VeriSign Intelligent CDN Technology

VeriSign is throwing down the content delivery gauntlet with their Intelligent CDN technology. We are talking about full high definition video content streamed directly to your television at very high speeds. They show off a 200 MB file that is encoded at 5 mbps 1080p, which downloads completely in under 30 seconds. This is the kind of technology we hope to see on our set top boxes in the near future, and VeriSign is promising that it isn’t far away at all. Give it a view, and let us know what you think. Could both and be dead in the water with tech like this soon to be available everywhere?


2006 Holiday Gift Guide: Buffalo LinkTheater Wireless Media Player

LinkTheatre

The Buffalo LinkTheater Wireless A/G Media Player is new in town, but looks to be a winner. The device allows you to stream just about any video or audio format you can think of from your PC to your home theater system. This new model even has a few optimization specifically targetted toward Intel Viiv PCs, so if you have one of those, it’s a plus (though it’s not required.) The device is even compatible with DRM movie downloads from the likes of CinemaNow and MovieLink. Definitely worth it if you store a bunch of multimedia content on your PC, and you want an easy way to get that to your HDTV.

Price: $249 (Compare Prices)


Xbox Team Details Xbox 360 WMV Support

Posted by Christopher Sasaki Categories: Xbox 360,

Windows Media PlayerOne of the new features added to the Xbox 360 in the recent Fall Update is the ability to playback WMV video from a variety of sources, including PCs running Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player 11, the Zune client, optical disc, and USB storage. Now, the Xbox development team has detailed exactly which codecs and video formats are supported.

Microsoft’s Windows Movie Maker can be used to create movie files, and the Xbox Team recommends that any videos created be at least 360 pixels high so scaling is minimized. Anamorphic content is unsupported, so videos should be re-encoded in a square-pixel format. According to the Xbox team, the following codecs are supported:

NameFourCC
Windows Media Video 7WMV1
Windows Media Video 8WMV2
Windows Media Video 9WMV3
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced ProfileWVC1

The Xbox team also listed a number of common WMV formats that are currently unsupported, including the Windows Media Screen and Windows Media 9 Image (Photostory) formats.

Read More | Xbox Team

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