It’s hard keeping up with all the developments in rich media distribution at the moment. New content services and products are being released constantly with many more in the pipeline. I generally look out for ‘Open Source’ style communities and networks like ourmedia.org and smaller independent start-ups. Apart from the ones I’ve already mentioned elsewhere, here are a few more in their own words.
- DigitalBicycle is a project dedicated to making it easier for Community Media and Technology Centers, as well as independent media producers, to distribute media content amongst themselves. Using Bit Torrent, RSS, and web community software the project is currently being beta tested.
- Jinzora is a web based media streaming and management system, designed to stream audio and video files to any internet connected computer – anytime, anywhere.
- Open Media Network OMN is a free public service designed to help you enjoy a broad selection of movies, public TV and radio, video blogs and podcasts while protecting producer’s copyrights. Designed for independent producers to distribute their content.
Participatory Culture Foundation project is non-profit, open source, and built on open standards. Anyone can broadcast full-screen video to thousands of people at virtually no cost, using BitTorrent technology. Viewers get intuitive, elegant software to subscribe to channels, watch video, and organize their video library. Launching in June.
Popcast full screen, full resolution, DVD-quality Internet TV channels. Popcast provides the tools to create and broadcast your own Internet TV station. The Player is currently in prerelease testing and is available for download. Popcast software runs on Windows and Mac OSX platforms.