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Link Video improvements

A few months ago, we started playing your videos in an even bigger and higher quality way. We brought up the bitrate to a whopping 1 megabit/second. It was a great improvement…for most of you. Unfortunately, if you’re still stuck with a slow Internet connection or an older PC, playback may have been a little [...]

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Link Announcing the Phanfare API

We are proud and happy to announce the birth of a bouncing baby API (Application Programming Interface) for third-party developers to extend Phanfare. If you are geeky enough to try, you can extend Phanfare to do useful things that we have not thought of or simply have not gotten to yet. We have created some [...]

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Link Downloadable slideshows and other new features

We recently completed a release that includes a bunch of new features. Show your slideshows offline, when no network connection is present Ever want to show a Phanfare slideshow at a party or outdoor event where no network connection is present? Now you can with our downloadable slideshows. You will notice that the new album [...]

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Link YouTube vs. Phanfare

Lately there has been some controversy over the YouTube terms of service, which states that by posting your video to YouTube you grant them a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube Website and YouTube’s (and [...]

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Link Embed videos in blogs and auctions using Phanfare

With our latest release, Phanfare customers can embed their videos into blogs, auctions and other third party web pages, to be shown without advertising. Essentially, this enables you to use Phanfare for video hosting. What better way to show off the technology than to include a video in our blog? The following video of WABC [...]

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Link Phanfare as content management system

The PMA show is in full swing down in Orlando. For those of you who don’t know, PMA is the annual photography trade show conference where companies strut their stuff. For a glimpse into booths on the tradeshow floor, check out, prepared by the digital-photography obsessed folks at The Imaging Resource. Imaging Resource also [...]

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Link Improvements to Phanfare video

We have another release coming out imminently, and it includes a major change in the way we deliver the video content in your albums. The change doesn’t affect the Phanfare Photo application that you use to organize your pictures and videos, so it may go unnoticed by many or most of our users. But it [...]

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