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Re: [videoblogging] Re: New Video Blog post from the DNC

By Ryan Shaw | Ryan Shaw <ryanshaw@...> | ryan_b_shaw
July 30, 2004 | Post #464 | Topic #449

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