Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Hey! Watch - Online Video Encoding

Hey! Watch

Hey!Watch Online  Service is another online tool for converting audio and video files. It's kind of like the previously covered Media-Convert and Zamzar sites but with the focus more on re-encoding multimedia files.

All you need to do is transfer up any file and then pick a format for it to be converted to. You can even submit a web page containing the video you want converted and video services like YouTube, Myspace, Google Video, DailyMotion, Metacafe, iFilm, Grouper, Revver, Apple Trailers,,, stage6.divx, Gametrailers, Kewego, and wideo are supported too. On top of all that, you can subscribe a video podcast to it and have the files delivered to you when they've been converted.

Video formats currently supported are avi, mp4, 3gp, psp, mpeg, mpegts, dvd, flv, svcd, vcd, vob, asf, mov, rm, mjpeg, mpeg2video and 3g2. Codecs supported are mpeg4, xvid, flv, h263, mjpeg, mpeg1video, mpeg2video, qtrle, svq3, wmv1, wmv2, huffyuv, rv20, h264, mp3, mp2, aac, pcm, amr_nb, ac3, vorbis, flac and pcm_u8.

Additional supplied tools are a browser Bookmarklet to import the media from the current web page and a plug-in for Firefox that does the same thing but also works on popup windows. If you're a web developer, then there's also a couple of bits of code to allow users to convert video directly from your page and there's a REST based API for the more experienced.

The free plan allows you 10 encoding sessions a month and a maximum length of video of 10 mins. It also gives you 6 hours of temporary space for raw video and 12 hours for encoded video but you can't create your own format or apply multiple encoding formats on a single file. The upgrade costs $5/month, which gives you 100 sessions, 25 mins. video length, double the storage space and the ability to create your own format and apply multiple encoding formats on a single file.

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