SOURCE: Viddyou Inc.

September 09, 2008 07:00 ET

Viddyou Launches High Bitrate Video Service

First Service to Provide Easy Way to Share Personal Videos in Stunning Quality

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Viddyou Inc., the premium video-sharing service exclusively for personal content, announced today the launch of the first consumer High Bitrate (HBR) video sharing service available at This new feature allows users to share near original-quality video from their digital camcorder or camera without the quality degredation typically seen in online video.

Recognizing the surge in consumer demand for affordable personal video recorders coupled with the lack of services available to share high-quality video, Viddyou's innovative HBR service enables friends and families to share videos while retaining the quality and detail from the original video source. The HBR service delivers video at more than 1.1 megabytes-per-second at the native 640x480 resolution at which personal video devices commonly record.

"The innovative High Bitrate service introduces a new class of video sharing possibilities, at no cost," said Aaron Wadler, CEO and Co-Founder of Viddyou. "We are consistently pursuing new opportunities to push the limits of video delivery on the Internet, providing unmatched technology and capability within our market. Viddyou's High Bitrate functionality is a redefining step in the evolution of personal video sharing."

Viddyou also recently announced the release of their completely redesigned Flash video player that has been re-built in the latest Flash programming language, AS3, for speed and performance. The new video players come in two flavors: one, a self-contained player that can play all of a member's video in one window; and a second, more traditional, single video player for embedding in blogs and web pages.

About Viddyou

Viddyou offers a wide-range of features to help individuals organize and share their most precious moments captured on video. Viddyou is a user-friendly, advertisement-free site with powerful privacy controls that allow users to share video online both publicly, or with customizable levels of privacy. Viddyou leads the personal video sharing industry with 1080p High-Definition service, integration with Twitter, Flickr and Facebook, as well as full mobile support from a Smartphone and custom Apple iPhone application.

For more information on Viddyou and its services, please visit

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