Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for May, 2010

Miro Video Converter is the first WebM / VP8 converter!

Friday, May 21st, 2010

I am delighted to announce that we have just released Miro Video Converter 2.0, with support for the new open WebM (vp8) video format that Google debuted this week. We believe that WebM can help us all escape from the traps of closed, patented video formats and we’re excited to offer the first free WebM converter that we know of. WebM is still in very early stages, but we think it has a ton of potential ahead of it.

Download Miro Video Converter 2.0

And that’s not all! This release of Miro Video Converter also includes:

  • Improved audio and video quality on conversions.
  • More conversions options — support for new devices, including iPad.
  • Remembers your last format selected.
  • Can send apple conversions directly to itunes.

Announcing Open Video Conference 2010 (and a call for proposals)

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

We’re super excited about the upcoming Open Video Conference 2010, which will take place on October 1-2, 2010 in New York City. It’s a two-day summit to explore the future of video on the web. The event will appeal to anyone with a stake in the future of creative expression and the moving image.

Open Video Conference 2010

OVC will feature inspiring talks, hands-on workshops, technology working groups, film screenings, and much more. It’s as much about the underlying technologies as the people and projects who use them. Whether you are a developer, a storyteller, an entrepreneur, an academic, or just a citizen of the web, we guarantee it will spark your imagination for what’s possible with video on the web.

Last year’s OVC hosted over 800 attendees in person and 8,000 online. Over 40 open source projects were represented, and 150 workshop leaders came from six continents. This year, OVC is expanding. It’s sure to draw thinkers, doers, dreamers, creators, and tinkerers from all over the planet.

The Participatory Culture Foundation was a major organizer last year and will continue to provide support this year as the OVC team preps another fantastic show!

Keep an eye on the Open Video Conference site to learn more and see who will be there!

OVC 2010 call for proposals

The Open Video Conference is also accepting proposals for panels, presentations, workshop sessions, demo sessions, and other programming for the next Open Video Conference in New York City. Join us and over 1000 participants during the groundbreaking two-day conference and take part in the discussions that are driving the future of the online video medium.

Travel funding is available. Visit http://openvideoconference.org/proposals/ to make a submission or see their blog post for more details.

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