GUBA, the Web-based Usenet video and image search service, has added Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) support. The PSP joins the video iPod as a supported device.
The Usenet is a bulletin board system that’s long been part of the Internet, and a large chunk of the traffic that passes through it is binary-encoded data including movies and digital images. As it’s broken into “newsgroups” and binary-encoded data can be fragmented into many individual files, or postings, before it can be reassembled, the Usenet can be difficult to navigate.
For a monthly subscription fee, GUBA enables users to browse or search Usenet archives for video or image content. GUBA provides the ability to preview and download the video, watch it instantly using Flash Video. In the case of iPod or PSP users, GUBA can also transcode the video to a size and format suitable for their device.
PSP transcoding joins other recent enhancements, including the ability to create custom Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds.