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Zango Software Spyware or Adware


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Imagine my surprise the other day when searching for an archived document of mine the other day. There was what I was looking for… the first two hits on Google. The third hit, however, was a link to a video of mine on Zango. Zango?!?! Whaaaaaaaaaaat?

Yes, you heard me. My videos are available on Zango. Of course, in order to view them you have to install the Zango software. You’re free to decline, or you can get a great deal! Here, let me show you what it says on their site:

“Thanks to Zango, you get premium content brought to you free, paid for by ads. When installed, Zango brings you ads based on keywords… and pops up in a new browser window”.

Excuse me? ADS? How many of us try everything within our power to get RID of ads? Why the heck would we want more ads???

Never would I have given permission for Zango to do this with my videos. So of course, I blogged about this. After some digging, I found out that Revver is behind this. Thankfully (to make a long story shorter), Revver has agreed to NOT allow my content to be used by Zango anymore.

This is a disgrace, and deceptive! Why would someone have to install software in order to watch videos that are free and easily accessible via YouTube, or any of the other sites I upload daily to? I hate the thought that someone… or several someones… may have inadvertantly installed this CRAPware, thinking it was the only way they could view my content. Yes, I said crapware. In my mind, that’s exactly what this is. People come to me, and others who are geeks like me, every single day wanting help removing this piece of junk from their system. Oh, and for the record? Those “cute little smilies” you get with Zango? They aren’t that cute when you can’t get rid of them easily.

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Formats Available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4) Flash Video (.flv) MP3 Audio (.mp3)

Nine Video Networks Shootout

Call it a streaming data battle royale, a video network smackdown of epic proportions – whatever. What does one do to top multimedia madness? Set the stage for Soapbox vs. YouTube vs. Break.com vs. Vimeo. vs. Jumpcut vs. Blip.tv vs. Metacafe vs. Revver vs. iFilm. That’s nine different video networks: all at once. Of course, if I was arguing with myself again, it wouldn’t be anything new. Instead – I decided to get into the holiday spirit and Jingle Bell your socks off. This time around, however, I hired a couple of assistants to help me achieve the effect I so desired.

Rinse and repeat.

If this page brings your computer to its knees, perhaps you need to upgrade to the new AMD Quad FX Platform?

YouTube Vs. Google Video Vs. Revver

The idea here is that you have to press play on the following videos (in vertical order) so that they all stream to you at the same time. You may need to adjust the volume on each respective network, though. Press play on the top (YouTube) video, then immediately press play on the second (Google Video), and then press play on the third (Revver). Bam, bam, bam – and you should see ’em playing back simultaneously.

And if you think this sounds crazy, you gotta see my Soapbox vs. YouTube vs. Break.com vs. Vimeo. vs. Jumpcut vs. Blip.tv vs. Metacafe vs. Revver vs. iFilm shootout after you’re done watching the following video brawl.

For now, on this page, make sure you scroll down far enough so that you can see all three videos on your screen at the same time, then press the play button for each video. This will only “work” if you play these videos on the same page together:

Because of inconsistent timing issues, each time you try this, you should see / hear slightly different results. My secondary interest lies in how many people view the video from the respective video hosting networks (though I believe that YouTube will draw the most eyeballs, Revver the most revenue, and Google the least everything). And if three videos isn’t enough for you, I’ve slapped nine video networks together, too.

To put this series of videos on your own blog or MySpace, copy and paste the following code into your page:

Track YouTube Stats

Most YouTube emails are insipid (not all of them, mind you). I just received this YouTube message from a fellow user a few minutes ago:

I am frequent YouTube watcher and a student at UC Berkeley. As part of a project for one of my classes, I have been working on a new product idea for YouTube film makers/posters like you. The product tracks the trends in your movie viewership over time – breaking your viewership down by day, week, and month.

I have just started the service and it is a bit rough, but functional. I would *really* appreciate it if you would be willing to try it out and provide feedback to me. Mostly your feedback will help a Berkeley student with his project, but if I feel the service is valuable to you I may consider further developing the product for public use.

The site is TubeMogul – it should only take a few minutes to run thru. After you take a look, I have set up a survey to collect comments and feedback. It’s only 10 questions and they are very short and to the point.

Took me no time at all to set up and complete – instantly seeing stats for some of my more popular videos on YouTube. Nice! Certainly better than anything I had before. If you’re a YouTube user, you might give TubeMogul a shake.

My Profile Down the YouTube

This may get fixed at some point in the near future, but… I’ve been without my profile on YouTube for at least the past week. I can still access my account, change settings, upload videos, etc. – but nobody can see my profile. It’s not there. Nothing. Zilch. Zero. Zip. I sent a note off to YouTube support and they dismissed it with a FAQing reply. How else is someone going to know that I have videos of my dog sleeping under Ponzi’s chair? Oh YouTube, why hast thou forsaken me?

I don’t mind that YouTube is full of crap – I just want my crap to be as easily accessible as everybody else’s crap. Is that too much to ask for? Where did my profile go?!

Boob Suits on YouTube

YouTube Sues Boobs

Well over a dozen people tuned into NBC’s Sunday night prime time lineup, shattering the network’s previous record of 10. Since the advent of the Internets, fewer intelligent beings have found themselves interested in what Hollywood has to offer.

Yesterday evening, one billion users logged into YouTube.com to upload videos of themselves doing stupid things. This morning, the networks responded in kind – issuing lawsuits against YouTube and every one of its users, claiming they (the television networks) “own the rights to insipid entertainment.” YouTube was again forced to update its Terms & Conditions to the following:

“…by submitting the User Submissions to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, uninspired, completely boring, waste of time, I want my five minutes back, who is this dipshit and why do I care, another pointless singalong, a trailer I already saw elsewhere, lame-ass halfwits who just purchased a Webcam, can I punch the ninja yet… oops, where were we? Oh yes: to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube Website and YouTube’s (and its successor’s) business… in any media formats and through any media channels.”

Next week, YouTube is switching to the “I’m not dead yet” RealVideo format to settle the score with another copyright lawsuit holder, Robert Turd – since beating him senseless was out of the question.

Source: YouTube
Domain: AllYourTube.com
Bonus: Comic Outtakes

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Download Video Files

When I heard that Video Downloader 2.0 could enable me to download videos from sites like AnimeEpisodes.Net, Badjojo, Blastro, Bofunk, Bolt, Castpost, CollegeHumor, Current TV, Dachix, Danerd, DailySixer.com, DevilDucky, Double Agent, EVTV1, FindVideos, Hiphopdeal, Kontraband, Lulu TV, Midis.biz, Music.com, MusicVideoCodes.info, Newgrounds, NothingToxic, PcPlanets, Pixparty, PlsThx, Revver, Sharkle, SmitHappens, StreetFire, That Video Site, VideoCodes4U, VideoCodesWorld, VideoCodeZone, Vimeo and Yikers, Angry Alien, Blennus, Blip.tv, Break.com, Dailymotion, Double Agent, eVideoShare, Free Video Blog, Google Video, Grinvi, iFilm, Metacafe, MySpace, MySpace Video Code, Putfile, Totally Crap, vidiLife, vSocial, YouTube and ZippyVideos… I was thrilled. Of course, I don’t visit half of these video sites, but it’s nice to know I could download the videos if I did. They’ve got a FireFox plugin, so I figured I’d ask for a Maxthon plugin, too. Wheelie4 answered my request with an IE bookmarklet to help you save embedded video files:

[js]javascript:(function(){w=open((‘http://videodownloader.net/get/?url=’+escape(location)),’w’,’location=no,status=yes,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=800,height=400,modal=yes,dependent=yes’);setTimeout(‘w.focus()’,1000)})();[/js]