(PRWEB) February 19, 2003
St. Louis - February 21, 2003 - Most webcasting sites utilize one of the big three media players, Windows Media, Quicktime and Real Media. Venuetv.com which offers audio/video webcasts of events that target primarily African-Americans, announced that they were switching all of its audio/video content to Macromedia Flash.
"We chose Macromedia Flash because of its simplicity to install and it's prevalence across the 3 major platforms. Macromedia Flash was made for multiple platforms from the start" says Anthony Stewart, General Manger of Venuetv.com. "Quicktime is for Apple and Windows Media is for PC. Real Player, though built for both platforms, has some issues with codec updates and the pricing of its player. Not to mention that the 'Big Three' are enormous in size compared to the 300k size of Macromedia Flash Player."
Couple that with its two minute installation time, Macromedia Flash was the hands down winner for Venuetv.com. Macromedia boasts that over 487 Million internet users have downloaded and installed Macromedia Flash Player. So whether you use PC, Apple or Linux everyone can access Venuetv.com.
"Macromedia Flash MX enables our designer and developer community to deliver compact video seamlessly within their rich content and applications," said Carol Linburn, senior product marketing manager, Macromedia. "With the video support available in Macromedia Flash Player and the widest possible reach, sites like Venuetv.com can create video applications and ensure they will deliver the best user experience to the broadest audience."
For video content streamed from Venuetv.com you must have DSL/Cable. But for those who do not, Venuetv.com has a section of their site called Venue Radio. This section offers audio of all the events they carry at 20K for those with modem/dialup connections to the internet.
Venuetv.com webcasts major events and original programming that feature Professionals in fields of interest as well as world re-known speakers and public figures. Johnnie Cochran, Alfre Woodard, Dr. Cornell West and more have been featured and we look forward to a year of impacting events and guests.