Official Yoink’d Beta Launch!

October 9th, 2007

A demo of Yoink’d Mediabox to the sweet, dulcet tunes of Aly and AJ in “The Potential Breakup” song. Enjoy!

Yoink’d Mediabox is a fully AJAX / DHTML web media player (like Windows Media Player, iTunes, Winamp, etc..) for finding, organizing, and sharing available online video content (from youtube, google video, etc.). Key features include:

Our core value lies in user experience and our media sharing capabilities. We truly want to change the way we view media on the web.

How to use Yoink’d (web media player) on your website

October 5th, 2007

Can I put Yoink’d on -any- website?

Yes, Yoink’d is completely embeddable and functional in any player size and skin on any webpage or web-enabled device. Check out our products page for current available options.

How do I put Yoink’d on my site?

Visit the below links for instructions and the embed code to use on your website:

Yoink’d can convert any RSS feed into a playlist!

October 4th, 2007

What is a RSS Feed?

According to this Wikipedia definition:

“RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, which is called a “feed,” “web feed,” or “channel,” contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that’s easier than checking them manually.”

How do I use this feature?

Go to Yoink’d Homepage. Navigate as follows “Playlists > New RSS Playlist.” Then insert the URL (web link) of any RSS feed. Click the button and Yoink’d Mediabox automatically turns it into a playlist.

Just follow the directions above and right click, copy, and paste these sample RSS feeds:

What about blog or informational (non-media) RSS feeds?

We convert each post or entry you make into a “video” item in your playlist. Next, we find the most relevant video to your post and auto-link it for you. If our Yoink’d search engine cannot a relevant video, we remove that item from your playlist for you.

Yoink’d @ NY Tech Meetup

October 2nd, 2007

We’ve been chosen to present at tomorrow’s October 2007 NY Tech Meetup located at the Great Hall in Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street) starting at 7pm. We are really excited about this event (500 RSVPs - full event)!

Unfortunately, Charles and Richard won’t be able to join me, but I hope to meet new faces and get feedback!

Prepping for Beta Release

September 16th, 2007

We know you haven’t heard from us in a while, but we have been busy working on our upcoming *official* beta release launch. Until then, keep yoinking and send us feedback.

Yoink’d playlist paradigm

July 6th, 2007

What is a Yoink’d playlist?

A playlist is a collection of videos (e.g. video links of your favorites from YouTube, Google Video, etc..) you can watch on Yoink’d homepage, share with a friend through a single web URL link, or embed into any website.

Why build Yoink’d around playlists?

Unlike other sites where playlists are more a “tagged on” feature, Yoink’d Mediabox focuses on organizing media through playlists. By doing so, we hope to perform more in-depth analysis of users by comparing actual media content across playlists rather than across entire users’ libraries.

get yoink’d mediabox.

June 19th, 2007


What is “yoink’d mediabox?”

yoink’d mediabox is a simple web media player (like a Windows Media Player, Winamp, iTunes, etc..) that lets you:

  • Take: stream media from video aggregators (YouTube, Google Video)
  • Make: create custom playlists with your favorite videos
  • Share: send playlists to friends

Fundamentally, our core value lies in our user experience and media sharing capabilities. We are not here to replace YouTube, Google Video, etc. but instead we are champions of these video content sources. We want you to continue to use those services and yoinkd content from those destinations. We are simply here to enhance your experience through a different, simpler, more mobile user interface.

yoink’d mediabox can also be thought of as “del.icio.us for video.” Our goals are not limited to social bookmarking. With yoink’d mediabox, you can:

  1. More easily organize and share media content online through an intuitive, simple interface
  2. Obtain faster, more accurate video search results through context-sensitive filtering
  3. View dynamic, “real-time” videos your friends are currently yoinking

yoink’d mediabox. your simple mediabox. all you ever need.

WHY?

yoink’d is … Simple. Easy. Intuitive. Fast. Pretty. It works.

How is “yoink’d mediabox” different?

  • Instant results = Instant gratification. No more sifting through pages of poor search results. Immediately plays “best” matched media for your search.
  • Simplicity. Clean interface. Minimal number of buttons. Maximum amount of functionality packed into a small, portable space.
  • No download, upload, or storage.

What does “yoink” mean?

to take. appropriate. acquire. grab. seize. procure.

Got feedback? Questions? Suggestions?

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