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Mix: DRM-less videos, iSkin party, Phish, Verizon V Cast

4Flix.Net has announced a new iPod-compatible video download service that offers “hundreds of feature-length movies, TV shows, independent films and other video content… without cumbersome Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions.”

To coincide with Macworld Expo, iSkin will be hosting a party on Tuesday, Jan. 10th at Jillians in San Francisco. “The Keep It Real Event” will feature music by DJ Chip E, Digital Underground’s DJ Fuze, KMEL 106.1 San Francisco DJ Mind Motion and Alise Phoenix. You must R.S.V.P by emailing your name to [email protected]

Jam band Phish is now selling iPod-compatible video clips of its live shows from its website. The shows are priced at $1.99 each.

BusinessWeek’s Spencer Ante says that Verizon’s V Cast music service is “the phone business’ fiercest bid yet to grab away music fans from Apple’s iPod and iTunes.”

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Comments

1

I just got done browsing 4flix.net and quite honestly the selection is so terrible and didn’t even bother with their free stuff.

I thought this would be an alternative to itunes for videos but it’s not even close.

Posted by 3rdEye on January 6, 2006 at 4:11 PM (PDT)

2

A large chunk of the content at 4flix is available, in mp4, for FREE at archive.org.

Posted by stark23x on January 6, 2006 at 4:47 PM (PDT)

3

For the Phish, that’s the excessively high price of $1.99 per song, not the extremely low price of $1.99 per show…

Posted by Kirk McElhearn on January 8, 2006 at 1:15 AM (PDT)

4

If Phish’s prices are high, then so are iTunes’. I agree that $1.99 is too much for a four minute song, but you could say the same for iTunes’ pricing as far as music videos go.  However, at least with Phish, most of their songs are above four minutes, with many being ten minutes or longer.  But I do think that there should be a discounted whole show price, and that shorter songs should drop to 99 cents.  iTunes should follow suit.

Posted by Ilan on January 8, 2006 at 8:14 AM (PDT)

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