Monthly Archive: October 2014

Microsoft sends takedown notices to Youtube videos that did nothing wrong

Microsoft sends takedown notices to Youtube videos that did nothing wrong

Microsoft Serves Takedown Notices to Videos Not Infringing on Anything | WIRED. Tar and feathers for Microsoft, in this case. They issued take down notices to videos that were product reviews, and in some cases, critical of Microsoft products. Apparently this company also sent take down notices to Google to remove URLs pointing to Microsoft web pages because the pages...

Youtube’s 3D Video Player is Now Working Again

Youtube’s 3D Video Player is Now Working Again

Since September 30th, the ability to select 3D viewing options has been turned off on Youtube as Youtube appeared to have forced all to use the HTML5 video player, which does not support 3D. Today, every browser I have tested- except  Chrome – is back to using the Flash-based video player, which supports 3D, by default. Some said this was...

Youtube 3D video player reported to work in Firefox 33

Youtube 3D video player reported to work in Firefox 33

There are reports that the new Firefox version 33 browser is now displaying the Youtube 3D player again. I do not have time at the moment to check on this – or whether the feature is working in other browsers yet. Let’s hope that this gets repaired – it is odd for companies not to issue official statements when there are...

Fascinating article about Youtube stars’ business models

Fascinating article about Youtube stars’ business models

Is YouTube Risking A Creative Exodus? ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community. It’s getting hard for many of them to make the money needed to fund their production efforts based on Youtube ad revenue, alone. Musicians make their money primarily by selling their music outside of Youtube (e.g. iTunes) – and use Youtube for the promotion of the music. For...

YouTube to open its 4th production studio

YouTube to open its 4th production studio

Youtube Studios adds New York City to its existing studios in Tokyo, London and Los Angeles – accessible to any Youtube channel with at least 5,000 subscribers: It will be chock-full of expensive equipment wired for collaboration all over the world, and it will all be available at a cost of exactly zero.Creators can easily gain access to the space....

How the industry ruined 3D TV for viewers

How the industry ruined 3D TV for viewers

And the more I thought about that, the more apparent it became that 3D’s failure is a fiasco of colossal proportions in which the film industry is at least as culpable as the TV makers. Before getting into that, though, let’s first just confirm that 3D really does seem to be in serious, potentially terminal decline. via 3D Can Be Brilliant...