Did anyone mention copyright on this platform (Youtube) ;) ?
Update on the music :
listening to all 12 recordings, my favourites are Anna Netrebko and Angela Gheorgiu (waow, both super pretty in these videos). Maria Callas does a lousy job (too fast), Montserrat Caballé sings like a wagnerian character, Kathleen Battle doesn't have much of a voice... Kiri Te Kanawa comes a close 3rd.
Should I do these selections more often ? ;D
Update on my tests of the YouTube playlist player:
The 'jukebox' player of youtube is too big to fit nicely in a page. 720px can't be resized.
Creation of an automatic favourite player is limited to 10 songs only. All the older ones are dropped.
Finding the Favourite section to adjust the list is hard. No way to reorganize the order.
Creating a new playlist is easy, no way to readjust the order.
The player in itself is not exportable (no HTML code for the playlist, only for the videos)
no titles displayed when playing the clips.
link to the author of the video displayed ungracefully below, sends to the author of the clip, not the author of the playlist
nice customization of player, can be enhanced with many more colours, features
player sometimes bugged : clicking on menu displays info of another video
navigation of thumbs is limited, you have to click on < or > to get the next batch. Bugged, sometimes not displayed properly.
no community features: send to a friend, blog, etc.
when playlist is over stops. Does not loop nor offer community features.
I didn't see an easy way to resize the player.
nice, the youtube logo moves up and down, when displaying thumbs. At least you see their brand all the time. Too bad they don't own the rights to the content...
OK, I know I'm bragging, the vpod.tv playlist feature does almost all of these, and has been doing so for the past 12 months :)
2 screencams of the live concert tonight on the web (SFR Live Concert).
Note the chat box to the right for interactivity.
Following my previous post on the live earth concerts, this really shows a new happening in online entertainment. It also stresses that no DRM is the way to go. Anyone can indeed capture a live streaming content from the screen...
Following the SIME conference this week in Stockholm, I was lucky to be able to talk to local entrepreneurs and exchange views both on the local market, but also on technology.
Daniel EK is here in front on his latest opus, Spotify, still in closed beta. Martin Varsavsky has a description here. His offices are amazingly nice, with lots of space and great interior decoration. The business should be about to launch, and they are fully self funded.
I met Daniel in Monaco the other day, and was excited to see him again here in Stockholm. Catch him next time at LeWeb3 in Paris in December for more great stuff on how to disrupt the music industry : huge catalogues of legal content, smart online distribution, ad-based B-model...
These nordic people have a special twist that we don't have, and indeed, the Baltics are part of the secret recipe.