Kiev, Ukraine (PressExposure) August 19, 2008 -- High Definition video is coming at a fast pace. Approximately 80% of the video hosting web-sites have either implemented HD already or plan to do so within a year. With broadband usage growing at 30% per year the message is clear, high definition is becoming the next big thing on the web.
Dailymotion and Vimeo were among the first to officially support high definition video. Web wars continue to unfold as YouTube is testing its HD support and is planning to launch it in a matter of months. Overall, 50% of the short web clips are now being offered in high definition. Long form HD content like sporting events or TV shows is there at 35%. ABC and USAnetwork among others have launched HD episodes of their TV series. Internet users respond enthusiastically to the new services, as the demand for high quality web content has been long known.
Watching HD video requires a fast processor along with a broadband connection. Statistics show that on average 35% of internet users in Europe and North America are using broadband connection. Further increases in high speed internet usage combined with adoption of dual core processors will see high definition online video to a rapid development.
HD online video enables online users to access all their favorite media from the web without the need for higher quality CD or DVD carriers. RipTiger 1.9.4 was released with these trends in mind. Just like the previous versions it is build for downloading online video and using it on PCs / mobile devices. However, now it is optimized to take advantage of the high definition content. Anyone with a broadband connection and the new version of RipTiger can build a high quality library of her favorite TV shows, sporting events, news casts and much more.
The HD Online video is likely to experience some more changes trying to find shape.
Meanwhile the development team is constantly working to ensure maximum compatibility with major video hosting web-sites.