For online video to be searchable in the way that text is indexed on the Web today, video will have to be transcribed and indexed in the form of transcripts or raw metadata.

Not only is this critical for effective search, it will be essential in the years ahead when the Web evolves to a more organized system, like a giant library.  This is the promise of the Semantic web.

At NAB in Las Vegas las, I caught with Tom Wilde, CEO of EveryZing, the video voice-to-text company that is powering publishers with a white label solution.  Tom explains how his company "listens" and transcribes the voice track of video clips. 

Also at NAB, I interviewed Adobe’s chief rich media strategist Mark Randall who explained the importance of entering metadata into video files and how this will evolve in the years ahead.

— Andy Plesser