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If you are done rolling your eyes, you might want to continue reading. Horowitz Associates says that online video content is being downloaded in larger numbers: 61 percent of Internet users download videos once a week, and 86 percent once a month. That’s up from 2006. […]

If you are done rolling your eyes, you might want to continue reading. Horowitz Associates says that online video content is being downloaded in larger numbers: 61 percent of Internet users download videos once a week, and 86 percent once a month. That’s up from 2006. The most interesting part of this report is that 70 percent of the participants are using it to catch up on TV shows they missed on old TV. In other words, why buy a PVR when you have broadband? This trend, it seems, has legs.

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  1. i think reason for increase is access to media on You Tube . user may like to watch the video clip again and again but it will cost him Bandwidth if he do it on web so it makes sense for them to download video on disk .
    http://www.keepvid.com is doing exactly that

    another interesting startup is ConvertTube.com , it let you extract audio from YouTube video without downloading the flv file . though it has some limitation on number of conversion allowed [1 convesion / 10 minute ] but it works cool.

  2. La evolución de la descarga de contenidos » El Blog de Enrique Dans Friday, December 7, 2007

    [...] este movimiento parece no haberse dado todavía. Un estudio de Horowitz Associates referenciado en GigaOM afirma que la descarga de contenidos por parte de usuarios de banda ancha en los Estados Unidos [...]

  3. I use the NetVideoHunter addon for Firefox to download videos and music from any site. It’s working well for me:
    http://netvideohunter.com

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