Looking for a tech domain name to invest in? Look at video names. There’s a reason the online video streaming market is hot right now. But it isn’t the reason you think.
In the past 5 years, websites like Hulu and Guba.com have moved from hijacked video sites to main portals for overloaded network websites. These destinations now have flashing HD signs and bright mainline advertising commercials too. If you’re looking for free television content that is delivered in video, many such sites have partnered with the big broadcast networks to provide access to the vast catalogue of shows on demand.
The problem has been historically that the thin client software like that used by Cinemanow.com and Blockbuster and Netflix can’t protect the security attributes of the video files. Youtube playlists can stream a television show or entire movie that will load as you watch. Itunes claimed to do it better.
But if Youtube is the unauthorized video “ham” site, why does it load so much faster than paid subscription video download sites like Itunes? I have waited more than double the amount of airtime for Itunes to download two episodes, and the estimated wait time is 5 to 6 hours for each file. That’s after cutting the bloated HDTV version from the download cue of each ordered show.
I can access the DivX files online in one tenth the time, thank you very much.As the legal owner of these video file copies I can’t access them to watch in less then a half day? That’s not a winning app, Apple.
ABC TV has live Grey’s Anatomy video, but it only rotates a limited roster of shows.These same videos are showcased at IMDB, where people go online to check video and movie facts. But I’ve now spent a few hours downloading the Itunes update and examining my download take. It’s pathetic.
Ten hours? This is the true reason people search for video files online. They just can’t spare the time to wrestle with poorly administrated technology, no matter how big the brand is that’s vending the video wares. The keywords and tags bulk loaded into the Youtube information area isn’t a mistake.
Savvy Domainers can make a mint listing links to online video files with quizzes, surveys and sponsor ads blocking the video file access. I don’t support bit torrents but there is a profit taking opportunity in video sites of every type. These processes render profit.
Itunes’s sloppy application administration has put me in the position of looking for bootleg video online for files I’ve paid for. I just can’t wait until 2 in the morning to start watching them. Ten hours to liftoff isn’t a streaming site. It’s time for someone to walk down to the basement across town and rewind the tapes.
Using Google Video can access foreign video uploads very fast. If you can ignore the subtitles, watching “Two and a Half Men” with a Swedish laugh track ain’t so bad. Smart sourcing online media fans can access video streaming by using keywords of characters, titles, and source material.
Even the studio name or nicknames of the actors and actresses can be used sometimes as search terms. In my opinion, these licensed providers are killing their own markets with haphazard and seriously retrograde technology and customer service. I know it’s pointless to contact Itunes customer support with any request, as I know from experience the answer will be a bunch of FAQ links from Apple and quotations of their “policy”.
Right now my computer is struggling to download two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. When I bought them online at Itunes, Apple required first that upgrade almost a Gigabyte of upgraded software. Yet video is video. Why does my Quicktime and Itunes software need so much heavy padding?
I had to deselect Safari installation, I am still marveling how the Firefox download turned my Windows Explorer app into “Windows Explorer With no Plugins”. I get a hysterical warning every time I load Explorer now. But at least it doesn’t take ten hours.
For the above mentioned reasons, the average video search terms and results are not for lawless teens or jobless slackers, but frustrated fans and fatigued customers. If you can spy a video name with a snap to it and a brandable short word typeable name, you could be in business.
Originally posted 2010-03-13 20:58:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter