Programs that allow you to chat by webcam with friends, family and business associates aren't really anything new, as they've existed in some form for over a decade. But the rise of broadband Internet has led to many improvements in video chat technology. Video and sound quality have gotten better, plus new software tools and web based services have been put in place that give a better user experience.
Over the past few years, YouTube has gained a strong presence in the video world. It's one of those services that Google has bothered to develop versus others which have been neglected post acquisition. Yesterday, YouTube announced the launch of paid channels as a pilot programme with a small group of partners that will offer paid channels on YouTube.
Opera announced today that they have acquired Mountain View based Skyfire Labs. + On his blog, Skyfire CEO Jeff Glueck commented: Opera and Skyfire are a natural fit. Both companies have extensive focus on operator products well beyond our well-known consumer web browsers, with complementary geographic strengths (Skyfire in North America, Opera globally and especially across the entire developing world).
iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac helps you download videos (HD videos supported) from YouTube, FaceBook, TNT, BREAK, Google Video, and many other video-sharing sites opened in Safari. Convert the downloaded videos or FLV videos on your hard drive to use with iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP and mobile phones; or to any video and audio format of your choice. Built-in Mac FLV player enables you to view the downloaded videos conveniently.
In February we covered Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate, which is powerful converter with the ability to remove DRM. A few days back, Daniusoft rolled out a free version of their video converter. Video Converter can not only convert video/HD Video to AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MP4 easily and quickly.