D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

RIP Microsoft Soapbox

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:18 PM

arstechnica.com is reporting that Soapbox is set to die August 31st. Soapbox was the Microsoft YouTube competitor, which never really garnered the same sort of following that YouTube did. I was a big SoapBox fan. It was nice to not need yet another username/password and associate instead to my Live account.

If you have videos uploaded, Microsoft will allow you to download them up to the August 31st deadline.

I have a *tonne* of videos that I’ll have to download and replace on my blog…hoping that maybe we’ll be able to host Silverlight apps in GWB at some point and stream the videos down from Microsoft’s Silverlight media service instead of using YouTube. (hint hint John and Jeff :) )

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# re: RIP Microsoft Soapbox

Give Vimeo a try. I just started using it and it rocks. Don't have to worry about file sizes or video lengths. 7/21/2009 4:25 PM | Rob Windsor

# re: RIP Microsoft Soapbox

lol @ hint hint - Roll on the silverlight media service, itll look a lot better on that too. 8/4/2009 7:50 AM | used macbooks

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