Irvine, California – (via THE HOSTING NEWS) – August 19, 2005 – VitalStream Holdings, Inc. has announced PlayStream VideoLaunch, a video extension for the Macromedia Dreamweaver and Contribute platforms that enables designers and developers to add Flash video to web sites using a simple drag and drop workflow.
WebAssist, a provider of Macromedia extensions, worked with
VitalStream to streamline the process of publishing Flash video and add interactivity to corporate and personal web sites.
VideoLaunch allows users to place streaming Flash video on a web page in three simple steps. After the user signs into their PlayStream account, a list of available video files is automatically presented for selection. VideoLaunch allows users to select the specific video file they would like to publish from all of their available options, eliminating the need to memorize or copy lengthy file paths. WebAssist developed the user-friendly wizard to install VideoLaunch, which is an add-on to Macromedia Dreamweaver and Contribute.
Jack Waterman, CEO of VitalStream commented on the new product, “As the first and most experienced service provider to offer streaming media services for Flash, VitalStream is delivering on its corporate strategy to provide affordable, easy-to-use services for the small and medium-sized businesses through our PlayStream division. Through our relationship with Macromedia, and close coordination with WebAssist, we are able to simplify the process of streaming online videos. This brings VitalStream one step closer to making interactive digital content a mainstream feature on Web sites.”
PlayStream VideoLaunch is available for download at http://www.webassist.com/Products/82/overview.asp. The add-on is free but requires a PlayStream streaming media account to publish video to the Internet. PlayStream offers a free 15-day trial of its services available at http://www.playstream.com/webassist/. PlayStream is a wholly owned subsidiary of VitalStream Holdings, Inc., with streaming services targeted to small- and medium-sized businesses. To request more information about available PlayStream services, please visit http://www.playstream.com/contract/request.aspx.