iPhone, iPod, Xbox 360, and PS3
With Vuze, you’ve come to expect full screen HD entertainment on your Mac and PC. What if you could take these HD videos and easily watch them on the TV in your living room, or the iPhone in your pocket? Ask no more.
With today’s release, we’re unlocking your content and giving it wings to get from your Mac and PC to the other screens in your life: mobile and TV. Welcome to an open world where you own your content, and you can watch it on any screen you want – large or small.
As part of our thinking, we asked you two weeks ago how you wanted to get your HD video from your PC to your mobile and TV.
The results (based on over 25,000 votes tallied in a single weekend) made it clear you care. Among those responding, more than 80% of you took an interest in at least one device option.
As of today, you’ll be able to watch your videos on iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Vuze has always supported open platforms and technologies, and we’ve designed our device support to embrace as many of the devices you asked for, as possible. Expect more to follow soon.
Smart About Formats In An Open World:
One of the key pain-points in digital video today is the lack of a consistent video format standard. We look forward to a day when the format landscape is no longer fragmented across a dizzying array of file formats: H.264, MPEG-4, divx, wmv, avi… In the meantime, Vuze will serve as your translator so you don’t have to know which type of file is required for playback on a specific device.
Your Content, Playable On Any Screen:
Another key pain-point has traditionally been cumbersome transport between devices. Beyond the format maze, its been difficult to get videos easily exported to devices – especially game consoles. The Vuze team spent considerable time thinking through how to simplify this experience. Simply drag-and-drop files to the device of your choice within Vuze, and then click play on your Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or Apple devices.
As a result, you’re not locked into a single platform, and you can enjoy the best content across multiple platforms and screens.
How does it work?
The first thing you’ll notice when you download the latest version of Vuze is a new Sidebar item called Devices. Turn it on, and take it for a spin.
iTunes, PS3, and Xbox 360 will be auto-detected and show up under Devices in your Sidebar (if they’re present on your computer or network).
Drag-and-drop videos from your Vuze Library (or desktop) to the device of your choice. Vuze will detect whether or not the video format will playback on the device you select, convert the file, if necessary, and make it available for playback on the device. All you have to do is sit-back and play your HD content on whatever screen you want.
For iTunes, Vuze will push the video into your iTunes Library for transfer to your Apple devices.
For PS3 and Xbox 360, simply turn on your console and click the video you want to play. Vuze will stream the videos from your PC or Mac directly to your game console.
You’re now free to enjoy full screen HD on all your screens. If you’re anything like us, the first time you transfer a video from Vuze to your iPhone, a smile will cross your face…
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