View Full Version : Video Casting: The Next Big Thing?

Jun 30, 2005, 09:52 AM
Podcasts are just becoming popular and have the advantage of small file sizes, listening on the go, and ease of production.

But I have been noticing lately that there is a lot of content now that is, for the lack of a better term, amateur tv, vlog, or videocasting. One example is Systm (www.systm.org) another is Rocketboom (http://www.rocketboom.com/vlog/)

Set up a fairly inexpensive home studio, produce your show, and make it available to the masses.

Here (http://www.antisnottv.net/) is a company that provides software for the distribution. Your video gets wrapped in RSS so people can subscribe. You can search for other videos much like podcasting.

What do you guys/gals think? Me, I think this could be huge.

Jun 30, 2005, 01:41 PM
I think that vlogging will pick up speed if/when Apple has a video store and when h.264 is widely distributed and used. Why these things?

Not a whole lot of people are big on video. Distribution is one problem, which h.264 and bit torrent are solving. I'm guessing that if Apple has a video store, it's based on bit torrent, and they will have servers across different countries that are all the main seeders of what they have available. Vlogging could take off, but I don't think it'll catch on until more people are "in" on the video thing. I'm not sure if that makes sense, since plenty of people already watch video on their computers, but that's what I think. (And no, I'm not saying that podcasting took off because of Apple, since people were podcasting way before Apple entered the arena).

Jun 30, 2005, 02:11 PM
iTunes 4.9 already supports videoblogs (http://blogumentary.typepad.com/chuck/2005/06/vlogs_in_itunes.html)! (warning: there's some adult language for those of a sensitive dispostion).

Jun 30, 2005, 08:09 PM
cool that iTunes supports video blogging! The link said that itunes is not making it easy to find the videos but if you know what to look for your in luck.

I think given the right target audience, (namely people who are comfortable with bit torrent and are more tech savvy than the average person) there is so much potential for getting your video out and bringing some money in.

Jul 3, 2005, 02:19 AM
Rocketboom looks like a great site. I think I'll bookmark it.


Jul 4, 2005, 12:03 AM
video . on . demand