Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for November, 2008

Linux & Free Software Category in Miro Guide

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Robbt, one of our awesome volunteer moderators, recently set up and seeded a Linux & Free Software category for the Miro Guide.

There are many channels that still haven’t been added — we limit each channel to three categories, and I think many had already hit that mark. So if you’re a channel manager and have a Linux/FOSS related feed in the guide, consider swapping a category out for this one. Lots of people will be subscribing to this stuff!

Open Video Codec, Ogg Theora 1.0 Released

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

ogg fishJust yesterday, the folks at the Xiph Foundation announced the release of Theora 1.0! This is following some big improvements in the Theora encoder, and Mozilla’s decision to ship the next version of Firefox with native support for Theora.

All of this is great news, because an open and royalty free codec is very important to a functional open video ecosystem. We’ll keep you informed of further improvements and developments with Ogg Theora, as well as the authoring/playback applications that support it.

Note: Miro has always supported Ogg Theora playback

Meet me at NewTeeVee Live, get a $200 discount.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

On Thursday, November 13th, I’ll be at NewTeeVee Live, a conference focused on the fast evolving world of online TV. I went last year and not only had a fantastic time, but met some great people who Miro has since partnered with. If you work in this space and don’t already have a ticket, I recommend getting one while the getting is good. The organizers have generously offered a $200 discount on the ticket for any Miro users who sign up using the referral code “GRPMIRO” (more info below).

If you are going and want to meet up, please drop me an email: jessep [at] pculture [dot] org. Here’s their description:

NewTeeVee Live
Television Reinvented
November 13, 2008
Mission Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

Television is being reinvented. What are the business opportunities for you in this age of online video? Attend NewTeeVee Live to find out.

NewTeeVee Live is the premier conference for the creators, technologists, and distributors of the next generation of TV. It is the conference where we ask the hard questions about online video, push forward the most interesting topics into next year—and cut the deals needed to make it all happen. Last year’s conference sold out early and garnered rave reviews for it’s mix of influencers, top executives and media industry thought leaders who made the deals.

Some of the topics covered this year include: The truth about online video advertising, Bridging the gap between television and online, and Online video investment trends.

Who’s coming? The creators and producers of “Heroes” and “CSI”, the CEOs of Hulu and Netflix, the VPs of Digital Media for ABC, FOX and Lucasfilm and many more senior executives who are driving the decisions that effect the future of online video. All of the key influencers in web video will be on hand to discuss the future of new media. So don’t miss your chance to be there.

Miro members get a special $200 discount with the code “GRPMIRO”. Click here to register now.

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