VideoEgg opens service to most publishers

VideoEgg continues to make strides with its web video publishing service. The company is releasing an integration kit tomorrow that will make it easy for web site owners to add VideoEgg’s video publisher and player into their sites. This will make it easy for publishers to begin accepting video submissions from people – without the associated storage and bandwidth costs, since the video files live on VideoEgg’s servers.

Until now, people could only use VideoEgg, which encodes all video into Flash, with a blogging account such as Typepad or Blogger, or through a special partnership with the San Francisco company.

The VideoEgg service is free for now, though an ad-supported model is in the offing.

VideoEgg also announced the acquisition of the assets of Popcast, a San Francisco start-up that made a downloadable video player. “Several” of Popcast’s top managers will join VideoEgg. Not sure if that will include David Weekly, who created the IM Smarter service we wrote about here and the PeanutButterWiki service.

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