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Re: New Video Blog post from the DNC

By Eric Rice | "Eric Rice" <eric@...> | audioblogdotcom
July 30, 2004 | Post #465 | Topic #449

Let me dare ask that 64 million dollar question: has the internet become the backbone for other things, one of which is the Web? Is it *just* about the web anymore? What about all the other internet-driven things like IM, or e-mail (google is trying really hard, i'm so over google). I suppose these are rhetorical questions, but when I ask them to myself about other devices (like my replay/TiVo box, my ringtones, etc), I haven't found answers to all of them. Maybe part of me believes it's not about *just* the Web anymore. It's about the internetwork. Insert Dennis Miller Closing Here. ;-) --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Ryan Shaw <ryanshaw@S...> wrote: > Eric Rice wrote: > > > It's funny, as much drama that surrounds the entire standards > > conversation (as a whole), no one acknowledges that everyone can see > > all the content. Flash=in 96% of all browsers; all movie > > trailers=Quicktime; as for Real, WMV are used liberally depending on > > publisher ideology. > > > > Yet we can all SEE it. Flash is awesome, and for streaming solutions, > > it works swimmingly. Most of you have seen some of my latest videos, > > and they're in Flash. > > Well, one thing to think about is that Flash video, unlike other video > formats, won't be indexed by multimedia search engines. That might not > seem like a big deal right now, but it will be a huge deal pretty soon. > Just as Google killed search-unfriendly content management systems dead, > multimedia search will kill search-unfriendly video formats. > > I totally agree that Flash looks the best, integrates very nicely into > the look of a page, and provides the best user experience, especially > since everyone has it already. I wish Macromedia understood the web > beyond surface appearence, though. Flash animations are notoriously > opaque to linking, search... all the things that make the web what it is. > > Cheers, > Ryan