Surprise: Video downloads are on the rise


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.



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 . is doing exactly that

another interesting startup is , 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.

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