Friday, July 15, 2005

Follow the Code

OPML, XML, RSS, DRM... Do any of these mean anything to you? Well, they could mean a lot to you if you are a digital media producer. You need to know how to use them in your media production and distribution business.

Monday, July 11, 2005

The Natives are Restless

Apple and its music delivery sytem iTunes has pissed off the blogcasting community. An independent community of Internet
broadcasters; blogcasters provide creative content from music to talk to audio books. It seems Apple neglected to list on its directory of iTunes RSS feeds, despite its' popularity.

Many independent podcasters responded with various points of view
on the website.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Hollywood Bypasses the Theater

Hollywood movie studios that release films to theatrical viewing complexes are closing the window on the time between a film's release and the film's DVD. Video on demand (VOD) for cable and sattelite broadcast was formerly released after the DVD.
With more consumers abandoning the theaters for their living room theatre, DVD's and VOD
will soon be released simultaneously with the theatrical release.
"Home Theater Killed the Film Star"
But I still like loud theatres with 40 foot screens...and sticky floors, once in awhile.