Usenet video service adds RSS, QuickTime tagging

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GUBA now supports Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds and QuickTime video transcoding. GUBA is a multimedia search technology that culls content from the Usenet. GUBA is a subscription-based service that costs $14.95 per month.

Using GUBA, users can download videos and images. The service already features automatic conversion and download to the video iPod, instant play using Flash Video and other features. All of the content comes from the Usenet, one of the oldest parts of the Internet — a bulletin board system that comprises thousands of newsgroups, many of which include binary data like videos, images and more.

The new RSS feature allows users to subscribe to feeds that feature keywords matching their particular interests. When new videos are posted that match, users are notified via RSS, and can then download the video directly into iTunes.

The company has also announced QuickTime support. While there are a great deal of videos distributed over Usenet binary newsgroups, not all of them are in QuickTime format. A GUBA spokesman described the new feature as “transcoding every video file on Usenet to QuickTime’s MPEG-4 format.

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