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Trial and Error

May 2007 Archives

CBS Stations and the Big Play Button

May 31, 2007 11:29 AM

The CBS Stations Group launched a new video player for its owned station Web sites last week. I’ve always liked what CBS has done online for its local stations so I am eager to check out the new player.

To get started, I check out the tutorial video that CBS sent me. This one is hosted on the WCCO site. The station’s Jeanette Trompeter talks about the addition of the big play button.

Oh, be still my beating heart. I love nothing better online than the big play button, that enticing, silhouetted arrow icon that lures me into any online video. Who am I, mere mortal reporter waxing on about online video, to resist its allure? Next, Jeannette points out the countdown clock that tells you how many minutes are left in the video. Who doesn’t love that? Then she mentions the “pop out” feature but I don’t see a link for it.

No matter. Now that I’ve finished my less than two-minute tutorial—a length suited to satisfy my online attention deficit side—I head straight to www.cbs5.com to see the video player in action.

OK, here’s the best part. The video window is on the home page, it stays on the home page, it plays instantly and easily without buffering, and, yes, it’s got that big play button. I have no choice. I’m swooning, actually swooning, as I watch this video.

My one criticism is when I mouse over the video while watching it, I’d like for the play button to pop back up so I can pause it.

One more thing. I also check out www.cbs2.com for good measure and I do spot the “pop out” feature. It’s kind of cool and pops the video out into a separate window.

Every media company should check out what the owned CBS stations are doing online with video. Really. It’s that easy to use. Some networks, ahem, could learn a lesson.

Counting Views on Prom Queen

May 30, 2007 12:26 PM

In my quest to count views for “Prom Queen,” I’m over on YouTube now. The PR guy for Michael Eisner did tell me earlier in the day that the series had hit 8 million views. Still, I want to see if those numbers are transparent to the average Web viewer. I.e. if I can find them online.

Over on YouTube, I see links for a ton of “Prom Queen” episodes. The number of views for each episode is posted. But the episodes aren’t listed in numerical order and frankly I don’t want to do that much arithmetic.

So I move on to Veoh. And it’s the same deal there.

Look, I like knowing how each episode fares. But I’d also like to hunt down, somewhere online, how the whole shebang is doing.

Get Your Joost Invite Here!

May 30, 2007 11:16 AM

You know the saying “the squeaky wheel gets the grease?”

Well, it’s true.

After several blog posts, Joost has heard my plaintive cries.

The company finally responded, reaching out not only with VIP tech support (begrudgingly I must admit the tech support, though a bit complicated, actually worked) but also an offer of invitations for the service to post here on this blog.

So here you go, fair readers! I proffer you invitations for Joost. Just click on the link http://www.joost.com/presents/television-week/ and come kick the tires on the beta test.

But don’t forget to come back and let me know what you think.

Oh, and one more thing. Just because I am hawking invites, I’m still not drinking the Joost cool-aid.

But in the interest of fairness I will continue to try the service again and again. I will keep visiting Joost. The door remains open for my mind to be changed.

Prom Queen, How Do I Count Your Views?

May 29, 2007 10:43 AM

It’s been nearly two months since “Prom Queen” debuted online. The 80-episode series, each episode clocking in at a trim 90 seconds, was created by Michael Eisner’s online studio Vuguru and plays at YouTube, MySpace, Veoh and other sites.

I haven’t been following the storyline, but thought it would be a good time to check in and see how the series is faring. I start with MySpace, plugging in “Prom Queen” in the search box on the home page.

The list of search results contains exactly what I want and when I click on the link, the “Prom Queen” page kicks off the video right away. Everything works great, though I’m not really that into the storyline. Granted, I haven’t been following the series so it’s tough to not easy to dip in two months later.

I’m most curious, though, how many views the videos have amassed since the early April premiere. Here’s the thing–the main “Prom Queen” page on MySpace does not include an overall video views listing that I can find.

So I try to back into the views by going to the video home page, searching for “Prom Queen” and then scanning the results for each episode. The number of views for various episodes range from 400,000 to 1.2 million at first glance. But how many overall?

Tomorrow, I’ll check one of the other sites and see if I can find out there.

Ancestry Ad Campaign

May 27, 2007 7:47 PM

I resisted this assignment at first. I even tried to back out of it, although I had pitched it initially, telling my editor I thought researching my family tree would drive me "batty."

But since the History Channel partnered with genealogy Web site Ancestry.com in an ad campaign designed to drive usage of Ancestry.com, we thought we could put the ad campaign to the & Error test by kicking the tires on the site.

I've never researched my family tree. I have never even had the inclination to learn whether my ancestors were inventors, captains of industry or, gasp, criminals.

My mom has always said we're related to the Harrison presidents and also to the Morgan pirate of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum fame. Of course, a pirate is a way cooler possibility than a head of state.

I don't know if I will be able to verify my mom's audacious claims, but I dig in to Ancestry.com to see.

The first step is to start the family tree. I enter my birth information, then my parents'. Next, the site loops me into a page where I can invite others to see my family tree. Frankly, the tree isn't so interesting right now-it's just the three of us. So I move on to the "tour" option and the site whisks me through a quick parade of its various features.

Have I mentioned that so far there aren't any glitches on the site? I haven't because the user experience is seamless so far.

Back at the sparsely limbed tree, I move on to the grandparent level. All but one of my grandparents is deceased and I don't know their birth years. So I guess and give all four the birth year 1920.

Now, a little leaf icon swirls by my paternal grandfather's name. I know from the tour that the leaf means Ancestry.com thinks it has records on him. But the two matches the site delivers don't synch up to my limited knowledge.

I soldier on, hitting a button to "search for historical records." I know my grandfather served in World War II. The site returns several options, but I can't tell which is my dad's dad. I call my dad and ask for his father's middle initial and birth year. And what do you know? I spot the record from his service in World War II.

His enlistment date: Dec. 30, 1942. His branch: warrant officers. His grade: private. I also find out he was 6 feet tall and a trim 161 pounds at enlistment!

Then my dad says, "You know, both of your mother's parents served in the war, too."

I return to the tree to hunt for their records. The real fun starts when I search for records on my mom's dad. He's the grandparent I know the least about, since he died before I was born. But the site delivers his death record from 1971. I learn his birth year-1906-and that he was buried in a veteran's grave site in Missouri.

At this point, I make a phone call to the public relations director, Mike Ward, since I am nearing deadline and I need more help. He walks me through the census records from 1920, which includes my mom's dad name, Donald Seewoster. But the "S" was recorded as a "G," so he is listed as Geewoster. A cursive capital G and S can look similar, so the last name may have been entered incorrectly.

As we scan the record online-the actual hand-printed census from 87 years ago-we conclude that he's likely to be the same guy. Mr. Ward suggests I verify with a relative the names of this Donald Geewoster/Seewoster's parents. My aunt e-mails me later that night and confirms we've got the right guy.

We also learn my maternal grandfather at age 13 was an errand boy and a tailor. His father, my great-grandfather, was a mail carrier for St. Louis. We also learn my great-grandparents were born in Missouri in the 1870s and their parents were born there in the 1840s. Specifically, we find my great-great-grandfather was born in 1842, while his father was born in Germany and emigrated to the U.S.

At this point, I am pretty much blown away. True, I haven't found that pirate yet, and I don't know if I come from presidential lineage (or if I want to, frankly). But I rather like the idea that my mom's grandfather was a mailman.

I also like the idea that the site and the information it holds changed my mind about researching my family tree. Quite simply, I had a blast in about an hour and a half.

Hockey Videos Smooth as Ice

May 25, 2007 12:30 PM

Sports Leagues are often leaders when it comes to technological innovations so I figure it’s a good idea to check in with their online video endeavors now and again.

On May 28, the National Hockey League will offer a wrap-up version online of its hockey higlight show “NHL On The Fly: Final.” The show starts the first day of the Stanley Cup Final at http://onthefly.nhl.com/.

While it’s not live yet, I decide to see what else the site had to offer. The good news is when I first land on the site, I immediately spot a video player. After clicking on it, a window with Windows Media Player launches and proffers hockey highlights. I watch for a minute and then click on to another link for “The Rush Around the NHL,” a look back at yesterday’s games.

The video experience is super simple, easy to find and easy to use. You can jump in and out of videos easily and find loads of hockey programming. So much so that if I were a hockey fan, I’d probably stick around and watch even more.

No Good TV is Very Good Web Video

May 24, 2007 3:56 PM

Want to see a really cool user interface for online video? Go to NGTV.com

The content is a little risqué—if you don’t like the F-bomb—don’t go.

But No Good TV site does something really impressive – it integrates the control we want from Web videos with the high-quality professional feel of an MTV. The short programs are highly edited and produced with smart graphics, while a very cool design wraps around the video player.

Getting the hang of navigating the site will take a minute or two, but once you do finding your way around is pretty intuitive. You can swoop between channels and shows and also watch a top videos list. The best parts include the interstitials and the moments when a host pops up on screen but outside of the video player to show you around the site.

Here are links to a couple shows:

Shrek Happy Endings

Cast of Spider-Man 3

Or hop around the site and discover what you like or don’t like.

DIY Social Media Improves

May 23, 2007 1:12 PM

I promised I would revisit DIY Network’s new social media project on its Web site at diynetwork.com to see if the feature is easy to find from the home page. I’ve got a little bit of help, since the tech provider powering the social media tools (KickApps) sent me an email, directing me to the middle of the page.

And there you go – now you’ll find several photos under the “My Projects” tab, taking you to this new social networking service on the site that lets users share details of their home projects.

Check out the site if you’re interested in how to integrate social media – the “My Projects” page boasts a clean, crisp interface with easily recognizable features.

Date Like a Team

May 23, 2007 1:54 AM

So social networking is the hottest thing on the Internet right now. And a new site called teamdating.com wants to make online dating even more social and more networked. The premise with Teamdating is you meet people online the way you do offline – with friends. Groups of friends form a team and meet other teams in their local area.

The site has embedded a number of easy-to-watch videos on its home page that include feature stories about the site. Check out videos from “Today Show,” “The Tonight Show” and others. They all play like a charm.

Movie Trailer Mashups, Part Two

May 22, 2007 11:46 AM

Remember all those movie trailer mash-ups that were popular a year ago? Like “Brokeback Mountain” meets “Star Wars” with C3PO and R2 in love?

Anyway, new-school Internet production company Black20 is aiming to pioneer a new form of mock movie trailers.

Earlier this month, Black20 released a video that re-imagined the “Spider-man 3” trailer with product placement incorporated into it.

This week, the viral video crew has now woven in Muppets and jump roping and other absurdities into the trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

What do you think? The next trend in user-generated contributions to movie trailers?

'Kiterunner' Author Talks About Second Book

May 22, 2007 11:38 AM

It’s a funny thing when your regular video works better than your fancy video.

But that’s the case on Amazon.com, where the super-simple videos promoting books and authors work phenomenally better than Amazon Unbox, a service that I banished from my computer months ago.

As fans of the “The Kiterunner” know, Tuesday May 22 is a big day in publishing because Khaled Hosseini’s second novel “A Thousand Splendid Suns” hits the streets. Check out this link on Amazon for a video interview with the author.

If Only I Were 17… I’d like The N Even More

May 21, 2007 1:51 PM

MTV Network’s tween network The N recently ran a user-generated contest online that’s connected to its show “The Instant Star.” The contest is “Instant Star Karaoke Showdown” and generated more than 130,000 votes in the first two weeks, The N said.

That contest ended last week, but the N is launching its next user-generated contest connected to its signature show “Degrassi.” That contest is dubbed “Show us Your Degrassi.”

So as usual, the network has emailed me the direct URLs for the contests. But as usual, I toss them aside because the goal as always is to determine how easy it is for the average consumer to track down a promotion or video.

In this case, both contests are visibly promoted in the middle of The N’s homepage. Points for The N!

The karaoke contest ended last week, but the link for the contest takes me to a bright page with bold navigation buttons emblazoned with the words “See the winner.”

Easy enough. So I click on the winner’s video and I am pretty much in user experience heaven because the video – which loads after a Hot Pockets ad – has that much-beloved feature. You know it – it’s the big play button.

On the right hand side of the video player are links to other contestants’ videos from the contest. I’m certainly no Simon Cowell, but the singing ain’t so hot, so I pass on watching more. Instead, I hop back to the home page to kick the tires on the “Degrassi” contest.

I don’t have a video to submit, but as I click around on the contest, I notice that site does a great job providing easy-to-access details on how to submit.

There’s also a cool feature to “snag your degrassi” that lets you embed a “Degrassi” clip in your Web site.

The directions are unbelievably easy to follow – click here, click there, copy this code.

So if you like “Degrassi” go ahead and follow the instructions and let us know if they work.

Quick Friday Hit

May 18, 2007 1:34 PM

We recently wrote about the effort Scripps is making to integrate social media into its Web sites to go after the social networking potential in a big way.

So now that the sites for DIY and Fine Living are up and running, let’s pop on over and see how they are doing.

The DIY site, accessible at http://projects.diynetwork.com, is pretty easy to navigate and find your way around photos, blogs and videos.

So I swing back to the home page for the final check, but it’s not really clear how you find the projects page from the home page.

I’ll revisit this site next week.

MSNBC Rate the Candidates

May 17, 2007 1:24 PM

Today the role of the Trial and Error host will be played by a news junkie.

OK, so I’ve been hearing on the blogosphere in the last few days about this cool new video feature on MSNBC.com that lets viewers rate the presidential candidates.

So over at the news site, I play the role of a not-completely-impatient-and-annoyed-reporter, but rather a curious-and-thoughtful-news-hound willing to root around for political coverage.

I carefully peruse the home page, scanning all around, finally stopping at “politics.” Lots of lovely photos, headlines, blogs. Hmm….where can I rate the contenders?

Wow! I see it – it’s the 24th entry under the “Headlines” list in the middle of the page.

Not so easy to spot, is it?

But let me tell you this, “Rate the Candidates” is a pretty nice feature. Bold and clean and easy to navigate, you simply click on one of the neatly laid out photos of the candidates and a video plays in an embedded player. Which means – I love this – you don’t have to leave the page.

So I watch a clip from Rudy Giuliani and then skip over to Duncan Hunter.

I’m having so much fun watching the videos I almost forget to vote.

So I click on the link to submit my ratings and MSNBC kindly asks me if I am sure I want to. Then I realize I haven’t rated them and I’m not sure how I should.

I hop down to the link for the Democratic candidates and notice the actual instructions – I am supposed to move a simple scroll bar to positive, negative or neutral. OK, I can do this. I submit my votes, as have at least 80,000 other certified news-philes like me. Then I click on the “before” and “after” links to see how the candidates fared in the voting before and after viewers watched the video clips from their debates.

All in all, this is a cool feature but it should be much easier to find.

Getting Away with Broadband Murder

May 16, 2007 3:19 PM

So IFC launched its first Web series earlier this week on Mother’s Day. It’s called “Getting Away With Murder” and when I first arrive at IFC.com, for some reason I am a little thrown off because there’s a great big photo right in the center. I barely glance at it, but I assume it’s the series so I click through.

Turns out the photo is simply a promotion for the network, so I click back to the main page, vowing to pay more attention this time. As it turns out, the Web show is still fairly visible – it’s promoted on the lower left hand side of the page. So I go ahead and click on a button for “play clip” for “Getting Away with Murder.” That lands me on a separate video window and I am thinking, “this will work well.”

But oh no. No it doesn’t

Guess what happens? A clip from “The Henry Rollins Show” plays instead. Which is not only NOT the clip I clicked on, it also stops and stutters every two seconds, creating an annoying staccato background rhythm as I write this.

So I give the site another chance, hopping back to main page, retracing my steps and hitting the link for “play clip” for the Web series. And once again I am met with the video player window with a list of shows that does not include the one I clicked on.

Now that’s getting away with murder.

Meredith and the Vet? Harry and Ginny?

May 15, 2007 12:27 PM

Sites like fanlib.com are the reason I am terrified that J.K. Rowley might kill off Harry Potter come late July.

Authors, especially of a stature like Ms. Rowling, want to control their characters. But yet, the public also feels a degree of ownership of her characters.

So I was intrigued with the news that landed on my desk last week of the launch of fanlib.com, a new site for fans to write about their favorite movies, TV shows and books in the vein of the new trend towards fan fiction. Fanlib launched with co-promotional partners including HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Showtime Networks, Simon & Schuster, and Starz Entertainment.

My first stop is on the Harry Potter section. I’m not alone in this regard—Harry Potter ranks highest with more than 400 fan-created stories as of last Friday.

So according to Harry Potter’s fans, he’s been sent to Azkaban for the murder of Ron and Hermione, his wife has cheated on him, and when he’s older he writes a newspaper article detailing the weapon he used to default Voldemort.

OK, my head is spinning now. I don’t actually want to know about these possibilities. I really do prefer the author’s version. I prefer some semblance of creative control, of one-to-many storytelling.

But at least 400-plus people don’t because they have crafted new tales and most of these submissions have received a handful of views in just a few days.

Back on the home page, CBS is promoting a contest to write the finale of “Ghost Whisperer.”

So there, go write that show. Or better yet, rewrite “Grey’s Anatomy” right here on this blog with Mark and Addison together, or Addison and Alex together, or Meredith and the vet together. And so on, and so on and so on.

Don’t Miss This Interview

May 14, 2007 5:33 PM

Ever seen Chad Hurley in a suit? Well, now you can.

Mr. Hurley appeared before Congress’ technology panel last week along with several other high-profile entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban and Sling Media’s Blake Krikorian.

Mr. Hurley then sat down with Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) for an extended interview on YouTube and the future of Web video.

This eight-minute clip is a must watch.

Using Technology, Using Your Head

May 11, 2007 1:48 PM

File this under the heading of “here’s a station that really gets it.” CBS-owned station KPIX-TV in San Francisco has been capturing video on camera and then streaming it live via the Slingbox.

Yes, the Slingbox. That device that lets you watch your own TV from anywhere in the world.
Check out this video report from CNET on how KPIX uses the technology.

The station says it’s able to deliver reports at a lower cost because it receives the video from the field on a computer, thereby both avoiding the use of a satellite and giving the station the ability to shoot from any location.

KPIX now has a network of Web cams around the Bay Area powered by Sling.

The Spider-Man They Didn’t Let You See

May 10, 2007 12:52 PM

Wonder what would have made “Spider-Man 3” watchable?

Product placement.

Check out this new video that imagines the embarrassingly bad third installment of Spider-Man with just a dab of marketing integration thrown in.

Admit it. You like the Aunt May part best too.

The two-minute clip was crafted by the folks at Black20.com, otherwise known as the Easter Bunny guys.

By the way, have I mentioned that I walked out on “Spider-Man 3” after one hour and 15 minutes? Yep, that bad, folks. That bad.

Stay Tuned for Social Networking on NBC

May 8, 2007 12:25 PM

Can you even stand the anticipation? Next month NBC.com finally launches social networking. I’m marking down the days on my calendar.

Actually, this should be an interesting experiment for the success of social networking on network Web sites, especially because NBC has been so vocal about the pending introduction.

There’s a preview of what the social networking network will look like.

The options do look pretty cool—widgets, photo galleries, video galleries, buddies, personalized profiles, etc. The real question will be how much control NBC exerts over this environment and how much willingness the network has to step back and really let the fans create this social network.

Stay tuned.

Mandalay Bay Web Takeover

May 7, 2007 12:42 PM

OK, anyone else staying in the Mandalay Bay for the Cable show? Well, pretty much everyone it seems. So has any one else noticed the banner ads for ABC-Disney’s Web channels that pop up across the top of virtually any Web page you open?

I first noticed it while on YouTube. I thought, “Hey, ABC is advertising with YouTube.” But then it followed me around to Google and then to various blogs I was checking out.

So I deduced that ABC must have bought some sort of ad specifically for folks staying here during the Cable show.

I’ve got to say—it’s actually pretty good advertising. You can’t help but notice the banner. Then, you’re kind of curious. So you click through. This is targeted Web advertising at its finest.

Lime’s New Green

May 7, 2007 11:55 AM

Multimedia network Lime launched an animated Webisode series today voiced by Victoria Jackson, she of the former “Saturday Night Live” fame. Lime says it will roll out the show, “Ms. Rabble,” across additional digital venues in the next few months.

The video is easy enough to find as it’s well-promoted on the home page at lime.com (we like that!). But when I click on the video I get some weird error message telling me the video is no longer included in the player. However, the error message seems to be an error because the next thing that happens is that I am on a page with the video embedded where it should be in a video player.

And the video player has one of my favorite features—a big animated “play button” superimposed on the video. I mean, it doesn’t get easier than this. I press play.

Here is the best part—when I pause the video, three control options appear silhouetted on the paused video. They are “resume,” “email” and “get link.” This is great! They are so big and simple and I don’t have to think at all about what to do or hunt around to find the buttons.

Oh, and the series itself is pretty cute and educational too.

Project V

May 4, 2007 2:01 PM

OK. So everybody has to get into the online video world these days. I get that. In some way, it’s to be applauded, really. The democratization of video and all that.

So add FremantleMedia to the mix. The well-known production house recently launched Project V at www.project-v.net and is billing it as an online short-form comedy drama that “showcases the lives and observations of six up and coming young performers from Britain and the US.”

In the video blogs, the performers talk to each other and the audience and users can post comments on their pages. The site is nice and clean and even pretty too, making navigation easy. Click on the performer’s silhouetted cutout and you go right to their page with links to their most recent video diaries.

But—and maybe it’s just me—the videos aren’t terribly interesting. (OK, “Teabagging” is a little funny). They seem disjointed though Fremantle says there is some storyline that’s unfolding in each of the disparate videos.

This non-linear structure is deliberate apparently, part of “producing entertainment brands for the YouTube generation,” Fremantle said.

OK, so it’s a mystery then, a bit of a puzzle. And I suppose it’s a mystery to me then too.

Project V runs through the end of June.

Otter Love

May 3, 2007 11:23 AM

Television network content isn’t the only thing YouTube users want to watch. Given Google’s counterpunch earlier this week, in which it denied virtually every claim in Viacom’s $1 billion copyright lawsuit including even that it couldn’t prove that Viacom’s corporate headquarters are in New York, it’s worth noting that traffic has continued to rise on the popular video-sharing site despite the lawsuit. YouTube attracted 45 million unique visitors in March and plenty of those were watching a pair of otters holding hands, er, paws. Credit given where credit’s due—a Google spokesperson did alert me to this clip:

More than 5.5 million YouTube viewers watched this video so far, putting the paw, er, flipper, tango in the upper echelon of most watched videos of all time. Not bad for a longtail video. I mean, that’s really longtail. That’s like the definition of longtail.

I Want to Like Joost, But I Can’t

May 2, 2007 11:11 AM

Joost launched commercially yesterday. So I visited the service again. Virtually every media company seems to be jumping on the Joost bandwagon and adding their content, so I feel I should give Joost another shot. I wonder though if the buzz will just remain industry buzz and if it will every truly percolate to consumers.

Because I’m back on Joost again and I just don’t get it. I just don’t get the hype. I don’t get the buzz. Sure, the video quality is great. The pictures look amazing and the videos don’t have that grainy feel of a lot of Internet video. But beyond that I’m lost with the navigation. I feel like Joost takes over my computer and I don’t know where to click. It unnerves me so I start tapping the mouse, moving it around the menu, trying to figure it out where to go. I can only see a handful of programs listed at once and when I scroll through to see more, I’m not sure where to find others. Or how to navigate by category. Or how to search. And once I’m watching a show but want to pause it, I feel like I am engaged in a mad scramble to find the controls. I also spend needless time rooting around trying to figure out how to actually close Joost when I am done.

I don’t doubt these functionalities are built into the service. Joost was crafted by a bunch of very bright people. And I bet if I spent 15 minutes on the phone with one of Joost’s tech people, I would think it was a breeze and the easiest thing to use. But most consumers don’t have that option.

The Official Launch

May 1, 2007 11:46 AM

Since yesterday ABCnews.com was still unofficial, let’s stop by again today for the official launch of the revamped site and see if anything has changed. (Read: improved.)

I scroll through the main headlines on the left hand side of the home page, clicking through the various headline stories and landing on Google’s response to Viacom’s lawsuit. That link takes me to a page fully devoted to the story. That’s a pretty cool feature—the main AP story is surrounded by user feedback options, such as comments, discussions and voting on the topics. There is even related video and I really like the idea of that. I watch the video, which is actually not that related after all. The video is simply a “World News Webcast” that recaps the top Google searches for the day. Still, it’s a nice touch.

But I’m still not convinced the site is making the best use of video it can. I feel like video is hard to find. So after I watch the Google search video, I click on a link for “more videos.” And finally, finally, finally I am back at that feature of the ABCnews.com that I once truly enjoyed—the ABCNews.com video window with its playlist, channels, and most viewed options.