Soapbox is now no longer a stand-alone site, but has been fully integrated into
MSN Video beta
. The integration is part of a refresh of the MSN Video site that brings
several new features
including a Video Showcase of videos of interest & the most watched videos, quicker processing speeds, new navigation, an expandable screensize, support for more codecs & extensions, updated
RSS feeds that display Soapbox videos in feeds via an embedded player, and better sort filters for narrowing down your searches.
Search has also been improved on the new MSN Video, as it now a combines results for MSN Video, Soapbox User Videos, as well as web video results, all on one page. Now that Soapbox videos are available on MSN Video, you will see that "Soapbox User Videos" has
its own tab in the upper-right, right there alongside the site's premium content offerings. When you're uploading a video to MSN Video, you have the option to make the video "hidden," a feature that will hide your video from the search results.
However, uploading videos doesn't have to be done on the website itself. With the tight integration of the Windows Live services, you can manage your video library in Windows Live Photo Gallery (yes, Photo Gallery!). A new feature in the latest version of photo
gallery provides you with a "Publish" button that lets you easily upload your videos to Soapbox. Once uploaded, you can post videos to your blog, websites, or Live Spaces using Windows Live Writer and its handy "Insert from Web" option.
(Via the Soapbox blog)