Cacaoweb To Remove Megavideo Limits


WEBWIRE – Thursday, February 11, 2010

cacaoweb is a peer to peer (P2P) application to watch multimedia content and aims at changing the video streaming landscape by allowing users to watch any movie and TV show freely and without any advertising.

In its latest move, cacaoweb has added a feature to remove limits and advertising from the Megavideo platform.

Megavideo is a website and platform that has been providing the latest TV Shows and Movies for free in streaming. The Megavideo website is hosted in the US and has been seeing significant growth for the last 2 years. Its business model is to advertise on top of copyrighted videos, taking advantage of the famous loophole in the DMCA by removing infringing videos upon notice from the copyright holders in a timely manner.

cacaoweb now effectively removes the time limit and advertising from Megavideo content. Users simply need to install the light cacaoweb plugin on their computer to experience cacaoweb innovative features.

Removing Megavideo limits is a significant step forward for cacaoweb, as users of the Megavideo platform have been frequently annoyed by the Megavideo policy of allowing users to watch only 72min of its content. This non-trivial feature was achieved in cacaoweb by using its opensource P2P network : when a user watches a video, it downloads parts of the video from other peers to download the content anonymously, thus preventing Megavideo from identifying the user. According to Gerard Lantau, Chief Technical Officer of cacaoweb : “This new feature of cacaoweb brings us closer to our long-term goal to provide end-users with free and anonymous access to all multimedia content in native quality. It will bring more users and exposure to the cacaoweb platform. TV Shows and movies websites like Johoo (http://www.johoo.tv/) or cacaoTV (http://www.cacaotv.com/) have already made the move to cacaoweb. We hope that more video platforms will join us in the future”.

cacaoweb has provided an API and integration guide to webmasters using Megavideo feeded content in their website. By integrating cacaoweb, they allow their users to watch this content with no limits or advertising. Additionally, webmasters are able to place their own advertising on top of the videos, generating an effective new revenue stream.

About cacaoweb
cacaoweb (http://www.cacaoweb.org/) is an opensource software project created in 2007. The management and development team is based in Europe.



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