The popular service for streaming video and movie/TV series renting, Netflix, on Monday announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. According to the data, Netflix in this period achieved revenues amounting to $1 billion and received 4 million new subscribers. Now they have more than 48 million subscribers, which is still less than HBO's 130 million.
The company BitTorrent, which is behind the eponymous popular protocol for file sharing, will soon introduce a mobile application for streaming of content. The application represents the company's latest attempt to show themselves in a good light as a provider of legal services.
The world's largest online video service, Google's YouTube announced that it will introduce a control system which will monitor the number of hits for the videos posted there. This is the reaction to more frequent suspicion that certain users artificially inflate the number of visits to their videos - either through automatic redirection to another page or simply buying visits.
Vimeo was always regarded as the alternative to commercially more popular YouTube, but professionals and users who want high quality video materials have always favored him. The reason for this in the large number of cases was very high quality video player of this service. However, Vimeo believed that they have more room for improvement, so they decided to fundamentally rewrite the source code of the player. Creating it from scratch, they designed even faster and better looking player.
Google has redesigned the Android YouTube app and now interface greatly resembles the Google Play store. On the left side tehre is still the previously known menu where you can navigate through your subscriptions and recommendations, while the rest of the interface is presented in the form of cards.
Google praised the increasing popularity of YouTube services for setting up and viewing video clips. The company has said that the new record was achieved marking huge one billion unique users per month.
Today Dropbox and Vimeo decided to team up and allow Dropbox users to directly upload their videos to Vimeo from their Dropbox folder. Besides that one very simple, but yet so often missed feature, they are also providing the ability to pause an upload in case you cannot upload it all at once. ”Integration within Dropbox is something our community wanted for a while,” said Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor, and with this collaboration they will try to give more popularity to Vimeo, an alternative to the most popular video hosting service Youtube.
Hurrah! YouTube has finally put in editing options for their video service. If you have ever browsed through some of the amateur videos hanging out on YouTube you will know what a great thing this is. Of course The tools are not professional quality so do not expect miracles but they have included some decent ones to help user make quick fixes to the video without having to re upload the video all over again. Some of the options are rotating the video, adding fill light for dark areas, changing the contrast and saturation and also adding in some cool effects. This last option is sure to mean that we are bound to see more amateur teen videos, but now in sepia, posturized and even “cartoonish” (won’t this be fun).
All kidding aside these types of tools have been needed for a long time and it is a welcome addition to the YouTube interface; even if it does mean an upsurge or bad videos. For those that are wondering you cannot apply these edits to non-original content so that vision of a re-mastered Lady Gaga video you had in mind won’t be happening.
It was the poor quality of many of the videos that prompted this move, according to a quote from that YouTube Product Manager Jason Toff gave Cnet; "We noticed a lot of videos that had extra footage at the beginning that could have been trimmed off, or some footage at the end that could be trimmed off, a lot of videos that were really shaky and could use stabilization, and dark videos, etc." All we can say is that it is about time they threw this up and made it easy to use for even the most novice videographer.
Source and Quote Cnet.com
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