A word of warning:  To all those who dabble in the world of streaming media, I recently installed VLC Media Player on to my desktop and discovered that it became the default player for ALL MEDIA content in Fire Fox and destroyed my gorgeous embedded Windows Media video content’s functionality…  We are totally dependent on the reliability of players and plug ins in this game and when Windows Media Player embed tags stopped working completely, I discovered that the only fix was… Uninstall the VLC Media Player

VLC is great, but if you work in multiple formats/players/embed tags, BEWARE…  It’s a MIME type hog in FF…  Anyone have a better fix for this yet other than this for the VLC Media player ?  Of course, if you use OBJECTY in your tags, maybe you can skip all that pain, but if you can’t change the tags… You know what to do!

Happy Streaming, Suckers!

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How to Convert FLV to AVI Using Open Video Converter

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If you are looking for a program that can convert FLV to AVI, maybe using Open Video Converter developed by Digitbyte Studio will help.


  1. Download Open Video Converter. Launch Open Video Converter.
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    Open Video Converter.
  3. Click the “Options” button from the main interface, then press “Browse” button to select a directory where you like to save your output file in your pc, or change the default output file name; As you know, you can also set Resolution, Frame rate, Resize mode, Video Compressor and Aduio compressor in their properties dialogs; The app sets Microsoft ADPCM as the default audio compressor. Press OK icon when all settings are completed.
  4. Then come back the main interface, Click “Open Video” button, select a directory in your computer where the FLV file is stored, change “Files of Type” to “All Files” from the menu drop-down list, and select a FLV file you wish convert, then click the Open icon.
  5. Now, you have loaded the FLV file in the program, you can preview your FLV file by clicking “Play” botton to make sure this app working well.
  6. At last, click “Convert” button to start the process of converting FLV to AVI.


  • FLV Definition: FLV stands for Flash Video, FLV streaming media format is a new video format developed by Macromedia, it is a good streaming media solution. Because its higher compression ratio and superior download speed, any video/audio files can be compressed or converted to Flash Video format, and then FLV can be played in websites.


  • Before your converting Flash Video to AVI, there is an additional requirement, please install “Combined Community Codec Pack” to your pc, just search in google and find it out.

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Secret Sauce :: VIDEO SEO :: Tastes great! Less Filling!

Today was an especially productive day – I sent the final draft of an article I wrote for Streaming Media Magazine on The “search” for real VSEO…  to the editor.

It was an exhaustive journey into the realm of SEO.   I spent a lot of time in WebEx sessions and engaged on my own traveling the paths of the end user to discover video on-line.  I asked myself a lot of questions, went a step further and really tried to listen to some experts for guidance.  I’d like to thank Mark Robertson publisher and founder of ReelSEO for his patience and enthusiasm, Accordent Technolgy’s for being my Enterprise go-to guys/gals and EveryZing that let me get inside their product and their minds!

Here is just one of the fascinating revelations passed down to me from Tom Wilde, CEO of Everyzing :

There are many tools that can be used to help users select keywords that result in good positioning for Google results; such as Google Insight for Search.

Google Search Insight provides... Insight
Google Search Insight provides... Insight

Google Insight reports that over the last 90 days, searches with the keyword video outnumbered keywords searches for sex, god, and Obama. So what do the numbers on the graph mean? According to Google Insight for Search, “The numbers on the graph reflect how many searches have been done for a particular term, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time. They don’t represent absolute search volume numbers, because the data is normalized and presented on a scale from 0-100; each point on the graph is divided by the highest point, or 100. The numbers next to the search terms above the graph are summaries, or totals.”

In practice, simply adding the word video to a site makes it more likely to come up in a search, but there are also 3.38 billion other results for the keyword video on Google, so the competition is tight. The trick is to find the magic combination of keywords that eliminate the competition and push results for your content to the top of the list. You must take the same route one would take to Carnegie Hall, “Practice, practice, practice.”

YouTube Insight

When asked, “What makes for good VSEO,” Wilde points back toward the fundamentals of “old school” SEO: “Optimize the video’s presentation page using standard SEO techniques; this is also true for videos uploaded to sharing sites. Logical file naming schemes, site structure, use sitemaps and relevant keyword usage throughout the landing page will result in good VSEO.”

If you upload a video to YouTube, you will see how often it is viewed in different geographic regions as well as how popular it is relative to all videos in its market over a given period of time. You can also delve deeper into the lifecycle of a video, determining how long it takes for it to become popular and what happens to video views as popularity peaks. (figure 2) YouTube is also rolling out paid search, a new feature that enables video distributors to buy keywords in YouTube on a pay-per-click basis. Currently, this is only available to agencies.

It’s faster to get a video indexed when uploaded to YouTube or an existing site that is already in Google and the other major search engines. When a site is submitted manually, it takes at least 90 days to begin showing up in search results, but YouTube, MySpace, and other established sites can list the same site in less than 24 hours. Just make sure you don’t rely soley on an up-load of your video, but create a full “channel page” for your videos, those weigh more in Google and others. Make sure you clearly indicate the link back to the site you want end users to go to, include links in the channel pages, and include a lower-third graphic in the video itself with a text advertising your site.

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