WSJ Goes All YouTube On Us

Thursday, January 04, 2007 | 05:32 AM

The WSJ goes all YouTube on us (via BrightCove's technology). It allows the embedding of their video onto other sites, and is generally more user friendly than other type of video.

Its Shockwave Flash 8 based, rather than WMV or other video ( should have ran with this technology instead of whatever madness they have been using).

This is the near-term future of internet tv -- lighter and faster.

The only issue I've come across is there's a small glitch -- when you email this, ask for a URL, or embed the video, the software embeds the wrong code -- this was supposed to be "Parsing the Fed" -- and instead we get a random video.

It works correctly on this video, bit not on the vid I originally requested. Odd.

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Using MSFT technology is usually a recipe for disaster before the third iteration, but this is the first time I've heard Adobe praised by comparison.

The race to the bottom continues. (Also, several of us work with computers that are not SW 8-enabled; it would have to penetrate the corporate culture a bit more to supplant actually being able to see the video.)

Posted by: Ken Houghton | Jan 4, 2007 3:06:32 PM

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