Thousands of iconic music videos in HD quality
Last year Universal Music announced in collaberation with Amazon, the release of Thousands of iconic music videos in HD quality.
By January this year over a thousand Universal Music Videos had been given the HD treatment. At the same time licencing has been granted to many on-line VDJ music video resellers.
This has been great news for the whole VDJ industry. During COVID, we at Motiv-8 have been busy updating our Music Video Library.
For the large part the picture grain has gone! Rick Astley, Lional Richie, Taylor Swift, Freddie Mercury, and many more are now in glorious High Definition.
Looking at the quality, Universal have gone back to their original masters. The up-scale picture quality is stunning, and the audio has not been forgotten either.
For VDJ’s the audio is more importaint than picture quality. I’m happy to post the audio is top notch. (Although not noticable to home viewers on Youtube due to their poor audio encoding.)
We bought Taylor Swift’s Shake It Up music video, and found the audio was a massive Opus encoded 480kbps at 48khz. Which is high for compressed audio. In comparison you will find Youtube is 96kbps at 16khz.
Although some music videos are a little picture soft, the overall upgrade is remarkable. With their fresh look these iconic music videos in HD are greatly appreciated.
OtsAV DJ App
We play our Music Videos via OtsAV Enterprise.
OtsAV’s reliability is second to none. Only ever crashing once, due to a wrong setting.
OtsAV is seldom updated, therefore the user interface is a little dated, however under the hood there is a sleek workhorse running on minimal resources. Therefore, mixing two HD videos back to back with transitions is a breeze.
OtsAV includes a built in server, which we use to display, “Now Playing” messages on our large TV screens.
MPG2, Webm, Opus, and karaoke CD+G files play beautifully and the sound is amazing too!
Ots software doesn’t have the bells and whistle which Traktor has, but it is far more reliable.
DJ Video Pools
Today DJ’s have a nice choice from various VDJ video pools, some offring monthly subscriptions, while with others you buy credits to download.
The massive plus is the licencing. Downloads from reptuable video pools like VJ street and Xtendamix include Public Performance Licencing of each video they host.
All our music videos have now been re-encoded, and where possible in High Definition.