BlinkxTV, the rapdily expanding database of multimedia content, has just added more material to their service. Beginning today, you can keyword search podcasts and video blogs and then listen or view the content online. In other words, every word spoken in a podcast or on a video blog is now searchable.
Blinkx automatically creates a searchable transcript using speech recognition technology.
According to Blinkx co-founder, Suranga Chandratillake, more than 150,000 podcasts and video blogs are now searchable. He told SEW Blog that Blinkx is currently adding more than 1,000 items a day to the podcast/video portion of the Blinkx database.
The Blinkx crawler is constanly on the prowl looking for new podcasts. However, if the crawler doesn't find your content, you can submit the url. Chandratillake told me that Blinkx supports the MediaRSS format.
Blinkx is not the first company to offer the ability to conduct a transcript search of podcast material. In April, Podscope from TVEyes began providing this service. A few weeks later, Podscope announced that they would include other audio and video material in their database.