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Gotuit Launches Broadband Video Portal 65

Posted by Hemos
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ReadWriteWeb writes "Richard MacManus covers the launch of Gotuit.com, a new broadband video portal from VOD (video on demand) company Gotuit Media. The portal is free to use and offers instantaneous video delivery of professional media content, such as the latest popular music videos and movie trailers. Content is streamed directly to the user's PC, so there's no buffering or download. The UI is slick and navigation between videos is near seamless. But the most exciting part of Gotuit.com is perhaps its ability to search inside video items. Gotuit has built a system which enables their staff to 'tag' specific points inside each video with appropriate metadata. This allows users to create playlists of video snippets — based on keywords — and share those with other people. Gotuit is different from YouTube and Google Video in that it offers professional media content and its video streaming technology is more advanced."
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Gotuit Launches Broadband Video Portal

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  • PR bullshit (Score:5, Insightful)

    by nacturation (646836) <nacturation.gmail@com> on Monday July 24, 2006 @09:43AM (#15769142) Journal
    Content is streamed directly to the user's PC, so there's no buffering or download.

    Wow, streaming video without any need to buffer -- it just starts playing with 0 bytes. And look! You don't even have to download it -- the video must just automagically appear on your hard drive or something.

    offers instantaneous video delivery

    Bullshit... total PR fluff.

    of professional media content

    Translation: no, you can't upload stuff. We get paid by the professional media firms to advertise their videos in your face. It's like a 24/7 all-advertising site that you can't contribute to, except to build playlists which consist of all ads. Please participate in this site so that we can sell your marketing data back to the professional media firms.

    enables their staff to 'tag' specific points

    The fact that the PR firm put quotes around the word tag shows that they know nothing of the technology.

    This allows users to create playlists of video snippets - based on keywords - and share those with other people.

    The only way the tagging would have been remotely clever is if users could tag certain parts. But who'd want to create playlists of ads anyway?

    Gotuit is different from YouTube and Google Video in that it offers professional media content

    I suppose lying is a longstanding tradition for PR firms.

    and its video streaming technology is more advanced.

    Oh, and Google kills babies.
     
  • No Substance (Score:3, Insightful)

    by CETS (573881) on Monday July 24, 2006 @09:43AM (#15769143)
    Going to their site and clicking around a bit reveals there isn't anything of substance on the site. Even news articles link to nothing.
  • by Whiney Mac Fanboy (963289) * <whineymacfanboy@gmail.com> on Monday July 24, 2006 @09:43AM (#15769144) Homepage Journal
    Why Gotuit is different:
    What differentiates Gotuit from the likes of YouTube and Google Video, is twofold:

    1) Gotuit is strictly about professional content. It's partnering with mainstream media video producers. This means you won't get the home grown humour, survailence footage, etc etc, that makes youtube so fun (see this attempted mugging [youtube.com] for an example)

    2) The technology is more advanced than their Internet competition currently. Gotuit has instantaneous video delivery - it is streamed directly to the user's PC and so there's no buffering or download. (uh huh, no buffering). As a bonus side effect of choosing flash nine, we're encouraging WMF & all other linux users to a) not use our service (no F9 for linux until 07) and b) discourage as many people as they know to do likewise.


    Meh, more sanitized 'professional' content, none of the free, cool stuff. No linux support. Lame.
  • by eekygeeky (777557) on Monday July 24, 2006 @09:46AM (#15769168)
    the appropriate "tags" for this article, in my opinion, would be "slashvertising", and "blog", indicating the reasonable suspicions one should have well in hand to approach a posting like this.

    is that the point, or is tagging for something else?
  • Re:PR bullshit (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Macthorpe (960048) on Monday July 24, 2006 @09:53AM (#15769207) Journal
    I wonder how much the submitter got paid to, you know, submit it?

    I'd like to know the going rate, because writing BS advertisements for a free-to-submit news site where the editors seem to be too stupid or too well paid to notice an advert when they see one seems like a profitable business to me.
  • Impossible (Score:2, Insightful)

    by kkiller (945601) on Monday July 24, 2006 @09:58AM (#15769248)

    Gotuit has instantaneous video delivery - it is streamed directly to the user's PC and so there's no buffering or download.

    TFA could use an edit, author seems to have swallowed PR guff without playing some basic logic games. Streamed directly to a PC? Prey tell how you would stream the video indirectly. And inless you have clear direct access to the video source, some form of buffering would surely be necessary.

    Come on /., we can do better than piss poor press launches from mediocre video sites.

  • by RpiMatty (834853) on Monday July 24, 2006 @10:02AM (#15769275)
    It is pronounced Go-To-It.

    I have an On Demand cable channel from gotuit for the NFL. Its pretty neat, it lets you play all the clips tagged with a players name, or all touchdown clips, or all fumble clips, ect...
    There are a couple other gotuit channels but I haven't tried them out.

  • by HawkinsD (267367) on Monday July 24, 2006 @10:18AM (#15769388)
    So what exactly does "professional" content mean?

    is this like the newspapers claiming that their content is "professional", and so you shouldn't read those dumb blogs?

    Or does it mean that it's just commercials?

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