|Type||Subsidiary of USN|
|Headquarters||Wilmington, DE, United States|
|Owner||United Social Networks|
|Type of site||Video hosting service|
|Launched||July 1, 2008|
|This article is outdated. (August 2012)|
HD share was one of the first websites to exclusively host high definition videos.
Sometime in 2011 HD share was shut down due to unknown reasons.
HD share's video playback technology was based on Macromedia's Flash Player. This technology allows the site to display videos with quality comparable to more established video playback technologies (such as Windows Media Player, QuickTime and RealPlayer) that generally require the user to download and install a web browser plugin in order to view video. Flash also requires a plug-in, but Adobe considers the Flash 7 plug-in to be present on about 90% of online computers. Users can view videos in windowed mode or full screen mode and it is possible to switch modes during playback without reloading it due to the full-screen function of Adobe Flash Player 9. The video can also be played back with third-party media players such as GOM Player, gnash, VLC as well as some ffmpeg-based video players.
- Video formats: Cinepak, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo, Sorenson, Theora, WMV
- Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Intel Music Coder, Monkey's Audio, MP3, RealAudio, Shorten, Speex, Vorbis, WMA
HD share was created in the begin of 2008 as a project between 3 young students in Switzerland. The website was launched in test version the 1st July 2008, the website was then upgraded few times before a closure in 2010 due to an uncertain future. In 2011 the company was acquired by United Social Networks who is devoted for the development of the website worldwide and to open video sharing markets to small communities.
Restart of operations
On September 29, 2010, HD share and USN announced the restart of the development operations and the soon reopening of the website. The aim of the company is to become the best video portal where users can share only quality videos (HD). On July 2011 the new version is online but still in beta version waiting for the tests.
- Adobe Flash Player Version Penetration Adobe Systems