Re: New Video Blog post from the DNC

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