Bloomington, IL, February 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- A new website now enables users to move any video from their computers to their portable media devices. The site, www.1Dawg.com, provides users with technology that converts their videos to nearly a dozen different formats. With the click of a button, users can download to their computer whichever format of the video they need.
The site, described repeatedly as “impressive” by users, solves a technology-wide problem in the growing industry that combines media and internet. “Each portable media device, like an iPod or PSP, accepts a very limited number of file extensions, if even more than just one,” explains Adam Fichman, business director for 1Dawg.com. “What our company does is provide the means for a video in an incompatible format to be available for whatever media device the user wants to transfer it to.”
Not only does the site turn user videos into compatible formats, but it also allows users to send videos straight to their Verizon cell phones with minimal effort. “We must request that users register their Verizon phone numbers once before this feature will work, to prevent cell phone spamming,” admonishes Fichman. “But after a one-time phone number registration, users can receive a video on their cell phone within seconds after pressing the ‘Send to Phone!’ button below each video.”
Fichman, Marketing Director Austin Hurst, and Creative Director Zach Hurst came up with the idea nearly two years ago when Fichman’s fiancée received a video iPod for Christmas. “How do I put videos on it?” she asked them, and they proceeded to show her. In the process, they discovered that iPods only accept mpeg4 video formats – a format that is not widely prevalent. On further investigation, the three learned that no software for conversion between video formats existed, and an idea was born.
“It’s great. I wouldn’t change a thing, and my kids love to use it,” says avid user Kevin Sweeney. Kent Emmons, CEO of National Lampoon Radio in Hollywood, California, agrees. “It’s a great idea, and the only one of its kind in existence. It will go so many places.”
The owners explain that as portable media technology continues to become more mainstream, their company will become increasingly important. “With this technology, we’re taking media distribution to the next level,” says Austin. Only a few months in existence, 1Dawg.com is raising technology eyebrows across the country, and gratifying consumers who have been waiting for this technology since they first stumbled upon the problem that 1Dawg.com successfully seeks to fix.
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