Interesting, I just got some comment spam on this post from January 2007:Â Networked Video in 10 Years : Networked Video == Parseable Video | Not sLop.
In the post, I describe the proceedings from a breakout group at that year’s Beyond Broadcast conference. Â My conclusion was that online video needs to be more than just video online, that it needs to be parseable (indexed and hyper-linkable and so on).
Unfortunately, for the most part, online video now, is pretty much the same as it was then. Â Typically it exists on a web server as a file, is embedded in a web page with a bit of textual information around it and that’s it. Â Not a lot of interactivity or time based meta-data as part of it. Â Certainly not parseable in the way described in the post. Â No easy way to link to specific content or to associate content on the page with any particular point in time in the video.