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Chicago vloggers?

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
April 5, 2005 | Post #8733 | Topic #8733

Hi all. I was wondering if there were any vloggers in the Chicago area? I see alot of vloggers in the North East ... any in the midwest? [View]



Re: How do you handle your comments?

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
April 18, 2005 | Post #9476 | Topic #9455

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "nathanpeters_com" > When someone posts a comment to one of your blogs (especially if its > a question directed to you), do you: > 1. Answer their comment with another comment posted on your site? > 2. Answer their comment by email? > 3. Both 1 & 2 I've been blogging for years and I always try to keep the conversation going in the comments. I'll respond there as often as I can in hopes of inspireing someone else to chime in on the topic. Some really GREAT / FUNNY threads have developed this way ... and some absurd arguments ... but in any case it helps the website feel active and alive. - Dave http://www.davidmeade.com [View]



Re: What is vlogging

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 2, 2005 | Post #10336 | Topic #10314

I like this definition (first quote below). It's general and inclusive of the many vissions and implimentations out there. --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "jonny goldstein" <spamjonny@g...> wrote: > I like the proposed definition that you have up in the discussion section: > > "Vlog is short for video blog. A video blog is just like a traditional blog, with the added > feature of including video within some or all of it's blog posts. > > > A video blog post, or vlog post, can also include text and links to tell the story behind the > video and/or provide links to subjects mentioned within the vlog post. Some vloggers also > include a text transcript of the video. > > > Video blog entries are recorded as video of up to around 5 minutes in length, although > they may be longer." > > What do other people think? > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Richard Bennett-Forrest <richardb@a...> wrote: > > Actually I should just state for the record, so it doesn't look like > > I'm pushing my views on Wikipedia. > > > > 1. I personally agree with Steve's definition. I just chose not to > > make it the Wikipedia definition, because not everyone agrees. > > > > 2. I've so far refused to put my vlog up as one of the examples, even > > though I'd love to abuse the privilege. It then makes... [View]



Re: What is vlogging

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 2, 2005 | Post #10347 | Topic #10314

> it's important to be as all-inclusive as possible. Yes. Eventually a stricter definition may be possible, but right now we're still in the exciting developmental stages. > Are you still a journalist if you only point to other sources of info and not provide your own? No not really, but you are a publisher of sorts and perhaps that's what really matters. And it's IMPORTANT to remember that a vlogger is NOT necessarily a journalist. Some of us MAY choose to use the medium to be citizen journalists, but others will use it for other reasons ... and none are "truer" to the form, they are simply different uses of it. > Are you a video content creator if you don't use a camera or don't use video editing software to remix other footage? I would argue "No". But you could, arguably, still post an unoriginal work in order to more effectively demonstrate an idea (perhaps even one other than or contrary to the intended message of the work). The question is basically "Does using video you didn't create to more effectively communicate your message in your blog make you a vlogger?" My personal opinion is a vague "No". IMHO, there should be some level of 'creation' involved in the video media in order to count as video blogging ... but I suppose others may argue that. >How involved should one be before they should be considered a videoblogger?... [View]



Re: creative commons video sequence

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 2, 2005 | Post #10351 | Topic #10302

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/files/RE-MIXABLE%20STOCK% 20FOOTAGE/Video%20Clips/C%20C%20License%20Clipmark/ --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "B. A. Kozlek" <brad@k...> wrote: > Can anyone point me to where I can get a copy of the creative commons > animation I see at the end of some of your videos? I looked around > creativecommons.org and I couldn't find anything. > > Thanks, > > Brad > > http://brad.kozlek.com/video [View]



Re: wanted: WMV compression tutorial

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 3, 2005 | Post #10400 | Topic #10297

Thanks Adam. Do you have any experience with The Windows Media Encoder tool? I played around with it last night and was able to get 3ivx/MP4 plug- ins installed ... and then I saw most of the option Michael has talked about in his PDF for Quicktime. I also saw the option for "progressive download" and what not ... I do not, however, think I got it all right. I played around with it some and did a dual-pass encoding and managed to get one of my wmv files down to half it's orgional file size with very little quality loss. I had been saving my WMV files as you described, so I'm pretty sure the encoder tool is a valuable piece of the puzzle ... I just dont understand codecs and what not well enough (yet) to figure it all out myself. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/encoder/default .aspx - Dave --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Adam Quirk <bullemhead@g...> wrote: > http://www.bullemhead.com/city/2005/05/windows_movie_maker_2_settings _for_web_compression.html > > or > > http://tinyurl.com/chhao > > -Adam > > On 5/2/05, Michael Verdi <michael@m...> wrote: > > > > On May 2, 2005, at 5:06 PM, Adam Quirk wrote: > > > > >> So, someone out there in Windows land... you have your assignment! > > >> > > > > > > On my list. Tonight. I'm gonna so steal Verdi's format. Just > > > printed it out. > > > > > > Adam > > >... [View]



Re: wanted: WMV compression tutorial

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 3, 2005 | Post #10403 | Topic #10297

Thanks Adam! I was convinced I'd done something worth doing ... but still dont really know what that was! LOL I'd appriciate the help. There's a bunch of stuff that sounds really cool at their main "Windows Media" site. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.aspx - Dave ... the new guy http://www.davidmeade.com --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Adam Quirk <bullemhead@g...> wrote: > http://tinyurl.com/7wf8 > > Wow. I had no idea this even existed. I just downloaded it, will > play around, append my tutorial with my findings later. > > Thanks for sharing that. > > Adam > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/encoder/default > > .aspx [View]



Re: wanted: WMV compression tutorial

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 4, 2005 | Post #10455 | Topic #10297

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, jim stewart <jimboot@g...> > Do folk still want a tutorial forWM Enc? I can put one together but it won't be until next week. I think such a tutorial would be great! I'd certainly use it, and I think alot of people would. > However WMM is better for people who aren't that keen in looking under the bonnet. Yes, I think when people first get started in vlogging (as I am now) - they at first don't want to look under the hood ... they just want to get movies up and people commenting. But eventually (and I think pretty quickly) they start thinking about keeping up with the technology curve, and what they can do to improve their video and their site for their viewers. They want their vlog to be as painless and accessible as all the others. There are alot of Windows users out there. As more and more people get vlogging, more and more this group will be Windows users. I'm a PC user and have been frustrated lately that most of the data I have is for Macs ... kinda feels like to do it "the right way" I need a mac or really expensive software to accomplish what is (apparently) included in MacOS. I really don't want to have to buy a new computer soley for publishing my vlog :-P If there were tutorials out there on how to get... [View]



Re: Windows Media Encoder 9 Series Sucks?

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 4, 2005 | Post #10498 | Topic #10483

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Nathan Peters" <yahoo@n...> > > Windows Media Encoder: > Time to encode : 9 minutes 30 seconds > Filesize : 16MB > > Windows Move Maker: > Time to encode : 2 minutes 10 seconds > Filesize : 15MB > > After watching both videos I could see absolutely no difference in quality, so if you want larger files and huge encoding times then go ahead and download Windows Media Encoder. I'm personally going to stick with Windows Movie Maker. --- Yeah, when I first started playing around with I saw the same thing. But then I went in and made a custom specifications to the encoding ... This time, I tried to match the settings that are in Michael's popular PDF for quicktime. The result was a SERIOUSLY smaller file ... but the quality was AWEFUL. (I may however have done something wrong as I'm still learning about all of this stuff) So I went in again and started looking for a happy middle ground. Eventually I got a file that had a *slightly* lower quality video but was only half the file size! The quality differenece was slight enough that I was happy to accept it. I think the encoder tool with defualt settings for example is 30fps ... but I only needed 15. It's defualts are also for higher bit rates (much higher than in the Quicktime PDF that is often referenced). I don't... [View]



Re: More Internet Archive Confusion

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 4, 2005 | Post #10501 | Topic #10496

I'm new, so take this for what it's worth ... I was excited to use ourmedia.org, but the file I submitted ... now 5 days later still is not available. I've sent a couple of lost media reports but to no avail. So, pretty soon I'm going shopping for other options ... or try out using the IA directly. How do you use this ibiblio.org? --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Michael Sullivan <sulleleven@g...> wrote: > I'm starting to think that the IA should just let us setup shop within their > own server cluster.... and setting up a simple easy file management and > upload tool that is seperate from their archive interface and media is > instantly available. > > ourmedia is supposed to be the easy, immediate, intuitive front to the IA, > but we attempt to use their API and communicate back and forth with their > system when all that is really needed to make this perfectly easy is to let > us host a file management application on their server allows uploading and > hosting of media on their file servers. > > If the IA would have a focused goal to help the video and audio blog > culture, much simpler approaches could be conceived. > > Such an appraoch would create a segmented media storage area.... but even > moreso than the ourmedia collection which you can only get to by using the > advanced... [View]



Re: More Internet Archive Confusion

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 5, 2005 | Post #10519 | Topic #10496

I don't get it ... what makes you think it's working then? I'm pushing a week after submission and when I got to my node page it still gives me the congratulations page and tells me it should be a few minutes to a few hours before I can see my stuff. When I click on "My Page" and look at the "David's Published Media" table, and click on the entry for the file I uploaded I just see that congrats page again. I've tried searching for my name at OurMedia and IA and so far nothing. What is the trick to find your stuff despite the node page which is still/always at "congratsulations"? --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "erikpatt" <erikpatt@g...> wrote: > I've had my share of difficulty getting started on internet archives > and ourmedia.org as well. I've noticed one quirk on ourmedia.org that > made my experience a bit more tricky and I wonder if others are having > this problem. That is: > > I upload my media and it sends me to the page that reads > "Congratulations! This file has been sent to Ourmedia and the Internet > Archive for free hosting and storage. Please be patient -- it should > appear soon at this media page: http://www.ourmedia.org/node/8789&quot;. > > So I added the link to my bookmarks. DAYS later, I realized that my > media had already uploaded. However, to this day I can click... [View]



Re: wanted: WMV compression tutorial

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 5, 2005 | Post #10522 | Topic #10297

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Michael Verdi <michael@m...> wrote: > 4. The new freevlog website has lots of demonstrations that > we're putting up in QuickTime movies. The idea is that you > can pause the video and then do the step, then resume the > video and so on. > It's too bad you can't seem to do this with wmv. ?? I'm able to pause my WMVs ... or have just misread that? ;) - Dave http://www.davidmeade.com [View]



Re: Freevlog 2.0

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 7, 2005 | Post #10651 | Topic #10638

very nice! (FYI in windows you can press Alt+Print Screen to capture just the active window, rather than print screen alone to capture the whole desktop. This would remove the croping step in the screen capture tutorial ... but thats a teeny tiny minor point ... GREAT SITE!) --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Michael Verdi <michael@m...> wrote: > Hi Everyone, > After a month of work, Ryanne Hodson and I have just launched > Freevlog 2.0. > http://www.freevlog.org > We've totally revamped the original Freevlog tutorial with over 40 > minutes of screencasts that guide you through the process step-by- step. > > Even though we've been gone over and over it, I'm sure their will be > stuff that could be done better. If you have some suggestions or > comments please send them to: > comments (AT) freevlog.org > > Additions over the next few weeks will include a vlog with videos and > rss links to all new videobloggers and a message board for technical > help. > > I hope you find it helpful, > > -Verdi > http://michaelverdi.com > http://freevlog.org [View]



Feed Count (was Re: Freevlog 2.0)

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 8, 2005 | Post #10687 | Topic #10638

Well no, having a high hit count doesn't really imply better content ... at best it implies having better marketing. :P But, having a high hit count may tend to validate that the time put into that content is more worth while ... and thus can be a source of both encouragement and discouragement. I think its a mistake, however, to put any real emphasis on the hit counts or feed counts. What is (or should be) important is if the content is enjoyable for the community which views it. If that community grows great ... but really, something that is valueable to 5 people isn't any less 'valuable' than something that is valuable to 350 people ... it's simply a matter of different audiences. Besides, there are several sites that I dont subscribe to, that I may go hit once a week or month ... and I wouldn't be counted on their counter (normally) even though I enjoy their content. I guess if my perfect world were to be .. we'd not care about feed counts and all off-the-records promise to try and comment on as many vlogs as we could as often as we could. my 2 cents - Dave http://www.davidmeade.com --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Michael Verdi <michael@m...> > So Josh Leo complained about this in his video 2 weeks ago also. > What does everyone else think? I kind of think that in terms of the > whole... [View]



Re: Vlog Promos Folder

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 9, 2005 | Post #10726 | Topic #10721

I think it's a cool idea ... but ... why AVI? Those files are freakin' huge compared to WMV. --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "gabe_perardua" <gabemac@g...> wrote: > c. Make a windows version with .avi [View]



Re: vloggercon 2006 ~?~

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 13, 2005 | Post #11043 | Topic #10914

Hi all. On Vloggercon06: Firstly I don't think we should imply you must have a vlog to attend. One of the great ideas this group keeps promoting is "bring in new people" in an all-inclusive atmosphere and I think that saying "if you're not already one of us ... stay out" is contrary to that. Instead I think there should be all sorts of "ramp up" sessions for new people to get started while at vloggercon. For example, I've only put up one (stupid) vlog so far myself ... so I'm not sure how many people would actually consider me a vlogger ... but I've taught two other people how to do it and I'm working on a third. Meanwhile I'm building out RSS2.0 feeds and a new database application for my vlogs on my web site ... so although my own video output is low right now, I'm teaching others, working with the technologies, following the group discussions and in general being really excited about vlogging ... and I wanna go! (I realize I could just start w/ blogger.com and the archive, but building the new features of my site is part of the fun of my website for me ... so I prefer to build it all from scratch than use other systems). Also, as for locations: I'd go anywhere. I think any place will work really. I mean once we're there we'll be our own entertainment I... [View]



Re: participatoryculture updated

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 13, 2005 | Post #11044 | Topic #11037

Hmm this is pretty cool looking! --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@g...> wrote: > sorry... no it doesn't look like rocketboom format. > Looks more like Gallery, if you're familiar with that. > What I meant when I spoke to Jay is that it doesn't rely on the > conventions of the "journal" as a format for videoblogs (a good thing, > I think). Instead, it creates a gallery, but instead of "albums" you > have "channels". > > Pretty neat, but I still haven't gotten a torrent to work sucessfully. > I'm seeding and everything, but it doesn;t seem like anyone can > download it. > > -Josh > > > On 5/13/05, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > > > http://www.participatoryculture.org/bm/ > > > > > > update! > > > > Josh and I just tried it. > > Its pretty fucking cool. > > its a Videoblog publisher....that will create a torrent for you. > > Instead of using Blogger and the Archive.....you use this. > > your vlog will look kind of like the Rocketboom format. > > you will host the video on your server...but it will make torrents so > > hoepfully opther peopel wil help you serve the video. > > > > can you have your video on the Archive...but the torrent on your desktop? > > > > they are creating a viewer that will subscribe to RSS feeds...and > >... [View]



Re: pc screen captures blank?

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 13, 2005 | Post #11052 | Topic #11002

Just found this lil explination of how to do it media player... http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/wmp.php --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Nathan Peters" <yahoo@n...> wrote: > This has been covered several times in this group since I joined. > > The printscreen button on the PC only seems to capture quicktime video. It > always gives a blank screen when capturing Windows Media Window. I think > this has something to do with the fact that windows media sends the video > straight to the video card and bypasses the GDI (but I could be wrong on > that one) to improve video performance. > > To get a proper windows media capture just open the file up in Windows Movie > Maker (or if you already have a file open you are working on) then slide the > preview window to the frame you want and select Tools->Take Picture From > Preview. > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "ryanne hodson" <ryanne.hodson@g...> > To: "videoblogging" <videoblogging@yahoogroups.com> > Cc: "michael verdi" <michael@m...> > Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 5:09 PM > Subject: [videoblogging] pc screen captures blank? > > > > whats the deal with windows screen capture of videos in media players? > > i'm getting a ton of emails from our freevlog tutorial of the pc screen > > capture > > telling us that they're only getting a black screen and not the video > > image in the screen... [View]



Re: vloggercon 2006 ~?~

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 13, 2005 | Post #11062 | Topic #10914

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Clint Sharp <clint@t...> wrote: > Chris K wrote: > > Secondly, people who are interested in getting into videoblogging > would be much better off finding someone local to help them rather > than flying to NYC {..snip...} to learn about it. > > If you're in NYC, there's already people who can help you > and forums setup to help you learn. To me this is just a GREAT reason to have the con elsewhere. It's been done in New York, we've got a presence there, there are people actively spreading the word there ... lets get another region energized :-) > (I'm leaning towards New York, it's easy to get there) eh ... a plane ride is a plane ride ... I don't see New York being any easier than any other place with an airport a a few highways, really. I'd LOVE to see people in other regions take off with the idea like the East Coast already has ... a vloggercon they could more easily go to might encourage that. One of the frustrations I have atm is there isn't really a Chicago vlogger group ... I wish there were people here interested in it. It'd be great to have local get-togethers and run around with folks vlogging, etc. [View]



Re: vloggercon 2006 ~?~

By David Meade | "David Meade" <david_meade@...> | david_meade
May 13, 2005 | Post #11097 | Topic #10914

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Zadi" <zadidiaz@y...> wrote: > Making a wiki is a good idea. This was done last time. It would be > good to have up soon so we can vote on a place/date and suggest topics. I offer up a free wiki on one of my domains if folks would like to use it: http://slackspace.net/wiki [View]