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This just in from Brightcove:

Important Changes to the Brightcove Network Service

Dear Iolo,

We're sending you this email because you created or used at least one free Brightcove Network account during the last two years.

Regretfully, we've decided to discontinue the Brightcove Network (the free version of our service). The discontinuation of the free Brightcove Network accounts will not affect Brightcove platform accounts that customers have paid to use.

Please see the FAQ for complete details about this transition.

On December 17, 2008, we will be shutting down Brightcove Network accounts that have not been upgraded to paid Brightcove platform accounts. At the same time, we will be shutting down the Brightcove.TV website (which is separate from the corporate Brightcove website).

Until December 17, 2008, your Brightcove Network account will remain fully functional; the players that you have published will continue to operate; and you can keep using the Brightcove Console as you have been using it to date. At the same time, we are giving you a free trial of Brightcove 3.

Brightcove 3 is the newest version of the Brightcove online video platform. The new release has a completely re-designed user interface and a wide variety of powerful new features. You can learn more about Brightcove 3 on our site.

I'd welcome any former Brightcove users to come and discuss using VidZapper.