updated 01:40 am EST, Tue December 20, 2005
blinkx.tv To Go
blinkx today launched , a service that enables users to search for specific video content online and sync it with one click to their iTunes or personal video player software, regardless of its original format. The search engine, which uses advance speech recognization and video analysis to listen to and watch cotent, allows users to find the large variety of independent content--most of which is not widely available at traditional download sites, such as iTunes.com. "blinkx is throwing open the doors to a wide variety of new, user-generated video and making it fully searchable and portable with one quick click."
blinkx.tv To Go enables users to enter a search of video blogs, and with one click, either upload specific results to their iPod or portable video player. In addition, users can save the search as a "channel", which is automatically and perpetually updated and fed to their devices. The company offers a similar service for podcasts.
"blinkx.tv To Go empowers Internet users to customize not only what video content they receive, but also how and when they view it," said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder of blinkx. "We wanted to make the experience of finding compelling multimedia and making it portable, as efficient and easy as possible. Our vision of IPTV combines the interactive, customizable experience of the Internet, with the simple, seamless way we watch TV, and now we've made it portable."
According to the company, blinkx.tv To Go can search a variety of user-generated content on the Web and enables users to easily--with a single click--to save their favorite footage from the results to their iTunes or portable video player library. Alternatively, users can save the search as a feed which will continually and automatically submit relevant video to their library, for viewing at their convenience.