Active-TV Technology for iPhone and iPod touch

Active-TV Technology for iPhone and iPod touch
Navigate YouTube

Navigate YouTube available at iTunes App Sore

An easy to use iPhone and iPod touch App that enables both new and advanced YouTube users to get the best from YouTube.

Browse video Standard Feeds, Categories, Channels and Playlists. Then organize new videos into your own favorites and playlists. Make playlists private or public. Subscribe to other user's playlists and video collections for future viewing. Subscribe to videos matching search-words.

Look at publicly viewable favorite videos, playlists and subscriptions based on your YouTube friends, family and contacts. Send and receive video links with YouTube contacts via YouTube video messages.

Search for new videos tagged for your language or geographical region, using local keyboard. Explore for new videos via easy switching of user ID to the owner of interesting videos - then explore their world.

All actions are kept in sync with PC, Mac or Apple-TV access to YouTube. Available at Apple App Store.

active-TV technology for PC

active-TV technology for PC
Windows PC based home network

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Media Server without a PC

Active-TV ecosystem devlopers,

The argument that a PC's convergence-value is supporting Media Application software is illustrated with the Maxtor announcement below. As expected, networked disc drives are developing to support streaming of 'content' without the need for a PC.

Maxtor are using the "Media Server" label which many (including PC developers) have experimented with in the past. The Maxtor Media Server can send content to a UPnP networked STB or networked DVD player. With this arrangement, there is no support for reformatting or processing the content; but there is always-on operation and little system maintenance required.

In time, it may be possible to send content to the Maxtor Media Serve from a UPnP client. Initially, content is likely deposited from a networked PC. What the Maxtor Media Server can't do is run Media Application software (TV-web channel support).

Comments, corrections and feedback welcome.

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