Earlier today, Brightcove, the big video distribution platform for publishers, announced a major development.  It is providing a number of enhancements including a high quality Flash stream for long form videos and a means to generate metadata around content, making it more discoverable.

It has been in beta with some customers and will be fully implemented this fall, the company says.

We caught up with Brightcove VP Adam Berry last week for a briefing here at Beet.TV.  He give a comprehensive explanation.

Here’s the take on this by Ryan Stewart over at ZDNet.

— Andy Plesser