The EASIEST way to make yourself "stick out from the herd" as it were would be to make your content compatible with as many devices as possible. This is why I'm doing 3GP versions of my latest videos (And perhaps some of the older ones as well) for my weight loss blog.
With Apple's reluctance to accept 3GP & Flash as demanded formats by end users, we can't rely on the iPod alone to reach the masses because while it's true that millions of people DO own iPods, it's also true that MILLIONS MORE **DO NOT** own an iPod either (I know because I'm an example though I'd love to change change that someday :D ). Therefore, in order to reach people who don't iPods, you have to take aim at their cell phones (You can EXPORT TO a cell phone just as easily as you can import from a cell phone, ya know. It's just a little slower process).
Either way you look at it (As I said before), there's more than one way to make yourself "stick out from the herd" as it were & adding a so-called "player like this just isn't the way IMO.
BLOGS & PODCASTS
AS MY WORLD TURNS - http://asmyworldturnsblog.blogspot.com/
AS MY WEIGHT LOSS WORLD TURNS - http://asmyweightlossworldturns.blogspot.com/
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From: Bill Vick
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 09:58
Subject: [videoblogging] Re: Transparent Video Player
As the original poster of this thread a few comments.
First - the comments are appreciated but don't really address my question of creating or buying a transparent player.
1) it was never my goal to have an auto-playing or auto start video on any of my sites. I think they are not only rude but ineffective
2) I'm not using this for Internet marketing - I simply want a way to separate my videos from the thundering herd of sameo-sameo. I have over 130 videos online that are generating thousands of views daily and my intent is to keep them free but not go broke in the process. I do have some ads on my sites but hopefully they do not get in the way of delivering information, which is my intent.
3) I've found a real need in my niche for this type of product and have figured out how to do it on my own with buying into expensive technology.
I appreciate the support and feedback from all of you.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rupert <rupert@...> wrote:
> Nonsense. Hardly anybody blocks Flash, and nobody's going to build >
> On 3-Mar-09, at 8:27 PM, Pat Cook wrote:
> Hi everyone:
> Developers & marketers have been down this road before in the Web 1.0
> world with popup windows, banner ads & even embedded statically-
> located audio & video players. ALL of these tactics have been
> defeated one way or another. Flash ITSELF can be blocked by some
> Subject: [videoblogging] Re: Transparent Video Player
> Its Rob here.
> While I truly understand the aggravation things like the transparent
> video player can create in some folks, I take slight exception to the
consider them. Its a simple decision based on numbers.
> No matter how much you hate American Idol, it will stay on the air
> until the numbers dictate that it shouldn't.
> I don't know what the exact research on these babies is. I do know the
> best online marketers test rigorously, and then use only what works.
> And they are more than willing to alienate a few if the overall effect
> on their business is positive.
> The security dangers may outweight this positive impact. But if it
> doesn't you will continue to see them on websites.
> --- In email@example.com, Pat Cook <patsblogs@> wrote:
> > Hi everyone:
> > As your average, ordinary end user, I see SEVERAL problems with this
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