Enounce Releases Embeddable Version of Popular MySpeed Variable Playback Application

Website Owners Can Now Give Visitors the Ability to Control Online Video Speed

PALO ALTO, Calif., February 25, 2010 -- Enounce Incorporated (www.enounce.com), the preeminent provider of variable speed playback technologies, today announced the release of a version of its popular MySpeed application embeddable on any website, allowing visitors to change video playback speed. A student visiting a site with MySpeed Web Control embedded could, for instance, view a tutorial and use speed controls to fast forward through redundant information and to slow down when viewing complicated material.

Most videos move at the speed of speech, or 100-125 words per minute, while the average reader digests at twice that rate. Viewers are locked in to a speed that is often too slow for their learning capacity. Busy professionals and students want to control the pace of videos to increase their productivity and absorb critical information faster.

With MySpeed Web Control users benefit because they can:

  • Save time by being able to zip through familiar information and focus on important material.
  • Quickly review material to improve comprehension.
  • Watch more videos in the same amount of time.
  • Slow videos to take notes, digest complex material or better understand another language.

Website owners benefit because MySpeed Web Control:

  • Makes a site more compelling - users stay longer and watch more videos.
  • Increases traffic, retention and revenue.

"MySpeed Web Control is the result of a flood of requests to add ‘speedability' to online video," said Don Henja, president of Enounce. "Requests have come from organizations associated with online education and distance learning, corporate training, language learning, how-to websites, and even how to learn to play an instrument. Any web page that contains video will see more traffic, longer visitor stays and ultimately higher revenue."

Enounce MySpeed is the first solution to allow users to speed up or slow down the playback rate of Adobe's Flash-formatted videos without any "chipmunk" quality to the sound. Users can change the playback speed of videos they watch on YouTube, ESPN and other websites, as well as corporate training, educational courses and seminars, and other Flash video material.

MySpeed Web Control can be embedded on a website by simply adding a few lines of HTML/JS. Installation for users is painless and similar to installing Adobe Flash. MySpeed Web Control runs on both the PC and Macintosh and with most popular browsers.

An enterprise license of MySpeed Web Control is available now from Enounce. Consumers can download a 7-day trial of MySpeed for their own Windows-based PC in seconds at: http://www.enounce.com/. A version of MySpeed for the Mac is currently in Alpha.

About Enounce

Enounce is the preeminent provider of variable speed playback technology that allows users to control the viewing experience of online video. Founded in 1998, the company leverages extensive research done at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) by its founding team and a portfolio of over fifteen issued patents. Enounce's patented technology has been licensed to hardware and software manufacturers, including Fortune 500 companies, the Library of Congress, Stanford University, Brigham Young, and the University of Texas Language Laboratory. Enounce is a privately held company, headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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