On Tuesday, the much anticipated  and controversial new video player from RealNetworks will be released.  The player allows users to download videos in all major formats.

The videos are then organized on a desktop application.  That application has a dedicated and branded search utility provided by blinkx, the fast growing video search company.

This is a big breakthrough for the San Francisco-based blinkx, which is quickly expanding thanks to the proceeds of a successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange. blinkx says it has indexed over 12 million hours of video. 

For an interesting take in this development, read the story that was just published by London’s The Independent. Here’s more news about blinkx published by Search Engine Watch.

Below is a video interview I did last year with founder and CEO Suranga Chandratillake.

— Andy Plesser

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