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How does Flash Work?

The following is an article written by Wes Simpson for DV.com. The original posting can be found here. So thank you Wes and DV for this very relevant posting from the readers of the Marcellus Blog: ———- Flash video is a technology that is widely used on Web sites throughout the Internet for delivering video (and other) signals to a wide variety of different devices. Flash video files... 

DO YOUR JOB

This really has no place on a corporate blog. But then again, it does. Peter King talks about the feel good story of this NFL season, in reference to the Denver Broncos: ” Whether Denver’s a championship team or not — and allowing an insane 6.5 points per game through four weeks suggests they’ll battle San Diego for the AFC West title — there’s one thing you have... 
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Google analytics: Tracking conversions across subdomains

We’ve recently had to break something of a sweat in figuring out how to track conversions using Google analytics, when the goal funnel involves sub-domains. In case anyone else runs into similar problems, here’s what you do: 1) Add this line(in BOLD, below) to your Google Analytics code, on both the starting page(step 1) as well as the conversion page(step 2). <script type="text/javascript"> var... 

Not so Bright-cove

After announcing a few months ago that they were shutting down Brightcove.TV, Brightcove has now announced that they will be discontinuing their ad-supported free version. The upwards jump is scary..from $0/year, you’re now faced with $6000/year. I remember a recent interview when Jeremy Allaire said: “We’ve made multiple bets, and the platform side won.” Obviously, some publishers... 

Obamania

I say this on a personal note, acknowledging that some of you might feel otherwise, including some folks over at Marcellus, but I need to say this: It is not a political fever that has gripped the world. It is Obamania that has the world glued to their TV sets today, and it is because of Obama that the world is paying attention to McCain. If Joe Lieberman was running against McCain, then McCain wouldn’t... 
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What search engines think of us…today.

What search engines think of us...today.
Head on to over to Google search, Yahoo search, Ask.com, and Windows Live search….type in “SaaS video platform“. Interesting to see that we’re already way up there in the results, despite folks like Ooyala, Delve, and many others in the space. Interesting..because we don’t do much SEO, so if anyone has thoughts on how we’re up there, then do let us know. Google... 

I like to move it..move it.

We just decided that our player looks nicer without the chrome scrubber area. Check out the Madagascar trailer here. What do you guys think? SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "I like to move it..move it.", url: "http://blog.marcellus.tv/i-like-to-move-itmove-it/" }); Read More →

A little PHP re-compilation tip

We had to do a re-compilation of our PHP installation earlier today, to add in a few extensions. After a lot of Google-ing, we didn’t find anything about this, but someone helped us out(thanks, Sunil!). So, if you need to re-compile your existing PHP installation, and retain your earlier extensions/settings, do the following: find the config.nice file on your system edit it to add in the... 
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API

A number of you have asked us over the last few days, if there is a Marcellus API. Which tells us: Setting up a classy workflow is still a problem upload, content management, customization, and publishing are fundamental challenges for many The work flow needs to be ubiquitous it’s one thing to use workflow on Marcellus. It’s quite another to be able to access the same workflow on... 
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The life-span of startup review sites…

The life-span of startup review sites...
It’s quite interesting. Michael Arrington deleted my comment yesterday, linking to an Alexa chart of Techcrunch traffic and page views, from the time they started out. All I’d done was link to the chart…seriously…that’s it. Of course, here are the stats from Alexa. I still haven’t quite bought into the accuracy of Feedburner stats(although I think the tool itself... 
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