We are thrilled to be the first band to deliver video clips of our live shows directly to fans at http://www.livephish.com/show.asp?show=387#video, the band’s music download channel, which was also first to deliver lossless, uncut live concerts. The first video released on LivePhish.com is from Phish’s legendary 1995 New Year’s Eve concert at Madison Square Garden, recently released as a 3-CD set by JEMP Records/Rhino Records and online through LivePhish.com.
To celebrate the launch of the video download service and the release of their New Year’s Eve 1995 concert, Phish is offering a New Year’s gift in the form of a http://www.livephish.com/show.asp?show=387#video of their New Year’s countdown complete with their Gamehendge Time Phactory, the traditional “Auld Lang Syne” and a jaw-dropping rendition of the band’s classic “Weekapaug Groove.” The free download will be available from http://www.livephish.com/show.asp?show=387#video until January 15. Live Phish Videos are offered song by song for $1.99 each and are compatible with Apple’s popular iPod video player as well as all PC and Mac video players.
To ensure playback across PCs and portable devices, Live Phish Videos are encoded in industry-standard MPEG-4 and do not use any digital rights management schemes. The videos will play on any player that supports MPEG-4. On a Mac or Windows PC, Live Phish Videos will play in Apple’s iTunes and Quicktime players, Windows Media Player, or Real Player, as well as virtually all third party video players. Users can freely transfer videos onto popular portable video players, including Apple’s video iPod and the Creative Zen Vision.