Google Enters Video Compression Scene

"There is little left that Google don't offer now as they enter the video compression market."

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Google are taking over the internet, again!

On2 TechnologiesIt was today announced that the Internet search engine and jack of all trades had bought a video compression company for 106.5 million USD, in shares. It is not yet clear what Google plans to do with the company and it's technology, but they have simply stated the following in a post on their blog;
"video is an important part of many people's everyday activities on the internet and a big part of many Google products". They later go on to say "Because we spend a lot of time working to make the overall web experience better for users, we think that video compression technology should be a part of the web platform."
Maybe the move is just an effort to cut down the bandwidth bills of youtube, which must be very high considering each video is now allowed to be a maximum of 2GB in size. Is it that simple? Is there something new coming soon or is this just an effort to speed up the downloads and make youtube more accessible?
Let us know what you think over in the Forums.
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30-07-2009, 15:25:07

Rider obviously. If he'd have been doing the speed limit then he wouldn't have been hit by the muppet in the hatchback. If he'd have had half a brain he wouldn't have tried to go three-wide on a single-lane road.

In fact, if he'd have just been tootling along the hatchback driver would have been killed by the collision with the camper. After all, he'd never have made that pass stick.

30-07-2009, 15:35:13

IMO bikes should respect the rules of the road just the same way that cars do. Dodging and weaving in and out of traffic, coming within millimetres of cars wing mirrors etc is only asking for trouble and drivers of cars shouldn't have to look out for the idiot speeding down the white line.

The real victims here are the innocent people who had to witness the incident and will probably be haunted for life. Not the idiot on the motorbike breaking the law and playing with his life.

30-07-2009, 15:44:04

Innocent people witnessing the incident now including me :mad:

The car was driving badly and was blatently reckless. I think there was just about enough room for them to overtake, but no way should they be doing that.

However, the dangerous driving of both bikes was appalling. Doing over 110MPH on busy public road? Deathwish. I've driven a car over 130MPH (by mistake, didn't realise my speed in an incredibly fast car), I'm ashamed to say and at that speed you lose a little peripheral vision as everything goes past you too fast to take in. Going 160MPH on a bike on a busy road is wishing to be killed. Overtaking a long line of cars at like 80MPH in what looks like rush hour is also a certain way to die. Just because you can does not mean you should.

30-07-2009, 17:47:03

no one will learn from it.

It will happen again and gain.

I feel sorry for camper van people ....

30-07-2009, 18:56:07

Car was in the wrong but its not his fault the biker died.

30-07-2009, 19:14:20

Big ouch!:o

30-07-2009, 20:36:42

that dude ate some serious van bumper there!

31-07-2009, 01:39:23

yeh bet he was pulling a face like your muppet at them speeds.

10-08-2009, 12:23:53

Yeah i have to agree about feeling sorry for the guy in the camper van, he will have to live with that image of the guy going under his motor at 100 mph for the rest of his life. Maybe harsh to say he deserved as nobodys deserves that but still man, he bought it on himself, although the guy pulling out like that didn't really help matters.

11-08-2009, 11:43:14

it was both their fault, the car never indicated to overtake (in a stupid place) and even if it did the bike was going to fast to react. I do feel sorry for the people who witnessed it.

O and put a warning on the OP as not everyone wants to see that video.

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