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second attempt

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 26, 2004 | Post #939 | Topic #939

In my ongoing crusade to understand how to format video for the widest possible market, I've put up the same video on my blog http://deirdres.typepad.com/deirdrestraughan/ , this time in SWF format. Please let me know your results. [View]



Re: second attempt

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 26, 2004 | Post #944 | Topic #939

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Steve Garfield <steve@o...> wrote: > = Looks great on a Mac running OS X and Safari. > > I'd like to see a progre= ss indicator so I know who long it is, and also > to be able to move the p= layhead around. So would I. I started doing some scripting in Flash for St= op/Play controls, but discovered that this forced the entire video to load = before it would start streaming, whereas, when I leave it alone, it starts = playing almost immediately. So then I put the controls in JavaScript on the= webpage, but results have been very mixed. I'm hoping that someone who kn= ows more about Flash than I do will come up with a script that provides QT-= player-like controls and a progress bar, but starts the video streaming rig= ht away. Or I may figure it out myself, in time. best regards, Deirdr=E9 = Straughan http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: Flash

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 26, 2004 | Post #945 | Topic #906

> You're the first person reporting problems with that, but it may be the = > cause nonetheless. Maybe you and I are just incompatible. <grin> > > U= nfortunately, I've never been able to view your flash videos. I have > the= latest flash plugin running in Safari, but nothing happens when I > clik = on the controls. I just see the still frame. Have you tried lately? I chan= ged most of them, e.g. the recent one at http://www.straughan.com/vlog/0822= 04.html , so that the video should start automatically. (The exception is = the 2nd video on http://www.straughan.com/vlog/081404p.html , because there= are two on the page.) The controls (JavaScript on the page) may or may n= ot work for you; for me they work in IE (Windows) but not Firefox. The bes= t solution I've found so far to the "how long is this" question is to state= on the page how long it is - clunky, but better than nothing. The only vi= deo left on my site right now that still has the controls within the SWF fi= le is on http://www.straughan.com/vlog/072704.htm ; I keep it up there for = comparison. best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com = [View]



Re: Flash

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 27, 2004 | Post #970 | Topic #906

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Christopher Weagel <humandog@c...> wr= ote: > Deird=E9 > > 082204 Plays as soon as I load the page, but the contr= ols do nothing. That happens to me as well, in Firefox. > > Same for the= first video on 081404. The second video on the page > doesn't play at all= , the controls doing nothing. Also expected, in this case - I set the firs= t one on the page to autoplay, the second one no, since you'd get two video= s trying to play at once. Thanks for letting me know. [View]



Re: Playlist India video

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 27, 2004 | Post #971 | Topic #965

How long will you be there and whereabouts? I'm going for about a week in l= ate October, for my school's 150th anniversary (Woodstock School, in Mussoo= rie). best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com --- I= n videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "petertheman" <peter@p...> wrote: > Folks,= > Since I'm going to India and will be videoblogging a lot, I wanted to > = provide a playlist so you don't have to all be navigating through a > bunch= of webpages with irrelevant navigation and such. > > http://poorbuthappy.= com/ease/archives/2004/08/27/2064/test-playlist-for-ind=3D ia > > Have a look and let me know if it works for you, and if there are = user > experience things I can improve (I'm sure there are many!). > > Che= ers! > Peter [View]



open-source marketing

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 27, 2004 | Post #976 | Topic #976

Interesting article - http://www.clickz.com/experts/brand/sense/article.php= /3397411 - If his idea is taken up, we could have an interesting source of = material for revogging! best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.str= aughan.com [View]



Re: Playlist India video

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 27, 2004 | Post #978 | Topic #965

Too bad - we'll miss each other both temporally and geographically. I look = forward to seeing your video. I'll be shooting lots, too, much of it of alu= mni and events. --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "petertheman" <peter= @p...> wrote: > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Deirdr=E9 Straughan <= lists@s...> > wrote: > > How long will you be there and whereabouts? I'm go= ing for about a week > > in late October, for my school's 150th anniversary= (Woodstock School, > > in Mussoorie). > > Hi Deirdr=E9, > I'll be there f= rom beginning september until the 18 of october. I'll > be in the South, Ke= rala and other states. > > P [View]



Re: Contest

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 28, 2004 | Post #980 | Topic #979

Another possible venue: http://www.moviesaskew.com/ --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "JD Lasica" <jd@w...> wrote: > Thought some of you might be interested in this: > > > International Video Reporting Award: Call for entries > > The International Video Reporting Award is an international competition for > short, innovative, non-fiction digital filmmaking. The films must be helmed by a > single person who is solely responsible for content, direction, camera, sound > and editing, and who fully explores the creative dimensions of digital > technology. The filmmaker should also be taking on the challenge of independent > production and distribution. > > The preselection committee and the jury will be looking for excellence in > content, as well as for imaginative use of documentary techniques. > > The International Video Reporting Award gives an overview of international > trends, particularly in the USA and Great Britain, while reflecting the new > developments in Germany from their first stages onward. > > The Top Prize carries an award of 1000 Euros. In addition, the Michael Rosenblum > Junior Award will be conferred, containing a personal two-day training with the > TV creator Michael Rosenblum. > > The prizes are intended for current formats (MPEG, Quicktime, AVI, DivX, > Realmedia /VHS, S-VHS, Hi8, DV, miniDV, DV-Cam, DVD, VCD). The contributions > must have been completed on or after January 1, 2002, and the running time > should not exceed 15 minutes. Exceptions are possible. >... [View]



Re: question #2

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 29, 2004 | Post #993 | Topic #950

i wish there was a way to work togther. > yes, non-linear hyperlink madnes= s is cool, but there must be a way for us to > make something togther. > o= ne person start..someone else add on..then another...and another...and then= > you have a whole video of different perspectives on the same topic. > i= want to be able to see this togther without having to jump all around the = > net. > non-linear is one kind of power. linear is another kind of power = as well. > > so please respond to this point because its all i can think a= bout lately. Yes, I want to see video evolve into conversation, both in re= al-time and in a blog format. > > here's something esle. > does anyone ca= re to get these videos onto TV? Yes. best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan = http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: swf player controls

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 31, 2004 | Post #1014 | Topic #1009

Nice idea and I'll check it out, but then I would be demanding that the viewer download and install yet another piece of software... --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Steve Garfield <steve@o...> wrote: > looks like there might be a free version of this player the add > controls to flash movies > > http://www.inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_download.shtml [View]



Re: second attempt

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 31, 2004 | Post #1015 | Topic #939

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Lisa Harper <lisah2u@y...> wrote: > E= njoyed visiting your blog, Deirdre! I love your topic and all of the intere= sting tidbits. I'm not sure I see the advantage of using flash, though. One= thing I actually like about it are the accessiblity of controls using a ri= ght-click mouse button. But you have to know they are there -- and lots of = viewers won't. But since I just joined this list... I may have missed relev= ant discussion on flash video. Cool! Even *I* didn't know they were there!= Demonstrating my total ignorance once again... So I could have skipped the= Javascript on my web pages (e.g., http://www.straughan.com/vlog/082204.htm= l ) This doesn't solve the scrubber/progress bar problem, but does have ju= st about every other control we could ask for. The advantages of using Fl= ash, from my POV, are these: - Apparently it has the largest installed bas= e - something like 96% of viewers already have the necessary plug-in instal= led, which is not true of any other format, according to information posted= here (and elsewhere). - I needed to learn how to put video on a corporate= website and, for the above reason, it seems like the best option - there a= re situations where you *don't* want controls displayed, just a simple wind= ow. > Lisa > > > On 26/08/2004, at 11:52 PM, Deirdr=EF=BF=BD Straughan= wrote: > > > In... [View]



Re: second attempt

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 31, 2004 | Post #1016 | Topic #939

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Deirdr=EF=BF=BD Straughan <lists@s...= > wrote: > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Lisa Harper <lisah2u@y...>= wrote: > > Enjoyed visiting your blog, Deirdre! I love your topic and all = of > the interesting tidbits. I'm not sure I see the advantage of using > f= lash, though. One thing I actually like about it are the accessiblity > of = controls using a right-click mouse button. But you have to know > they are = there -- and lots of viewers won't. But since I just joined > this list... = I may have missed relevant discussion on flash video. > > Cool! Even *I* d= idn't know they were there! Demonstrating my total > ignorance once again..= . So I could have skipped the Javascript on my > web pages (e.g., http://ww= w.straughan.com/vlog/082204.html ) How do Mac users access these controls?= (So I can add a note to my pages to let people know, in case they're as ig= norant as I was.) [View]



Re: second attempt

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 31, 2004 | Post #1019 | Topic #939

Great, thanks. I've put instructions on each video page, since I never know= where people come in from - not necessarily from the vlog home on on my si= te, and clearly not everyone knows about this. --- In videoblogging@yahoog= roups.com, David Wolf <dpwolf@m...> wrote: > Hi Deirdr=E9, > > Mac users c= an right click (if they have a two button mouse) or they can > control + c= lick. > > Dave > > On 31/08/2004, at 5:19 PM, Deirdr=E9 Straughan wrote: = > > > > How do Mac users access these controls? (So I can add a note to my = > > pages to let people know, in case they're as ignorant as I was.) [View]



Re: question #2

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
September 1, 2004 | Post #1040 | Topic #950

Whee! Fun! I was able to see Andreas' video and Steve's comment without too much trouble, and posting my own comment just now went absolutely smoothly. --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@s...> wrote: > On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 10:57:20 +1000, Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@r...> > wrote: > > > i propose a video project that does what Jay asks. So one day one > > person posts, next day someone responds, and so on. Those with SMIL can > > build a player, i'll provide embed source code to make it work in > > quicktime (sorry, having trouble making swf work in QT at the moment), > > and i'll make a version of it too that does things with it in QT. > > I wanted to get this online last night before all of you sent out all > these e-mails. My FTP program decided to break, and I didn't want to deal > with it so I waited until now to figure out a solution. > > Anyway, I put up a small video at: > <http://www.solitude.dk/archives/2004_08.php#t20040831-22:55&gt; > > Anyone can add their own video comment to this entry, and each comment > will be played after the original post. There are still some issues with > Quicktime not loading the video the way I want it to, but I can't figure > that out (I'm not a SMIL/QT expert). > > So have fun and... [View]



Re: VIDEO COMMENTS

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
September 2, 2004 | Post #1059 | Topic #950

I'm finding the sound a bit flaky. When I viewed a couple of the individual movies from the link someon (Jay?) provided, then tried to go back to the full confession movie, sound disappeared. It came and went - I got sound the 2nd or 3rd time I viewed Shannon's piece, then Jay's, then nothing (but maybe Charlene and Chris were absolutely silent anyway?). [View]



new vid

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
September 8, 2004 | Post #1128 | Topic #1128




Re: why oh why?

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
September 12, 2004 | Post #1144 | Topic #1141

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "charlenerule" <crule814@h...> wrote:= > Question: why do comments about specific video posts go here? > > I rea= d the group dialogue here off and on - but respond to it by making work > = on my site sometimes. > > It is odd that this forum is where people seem = to be more comfortable making > comments about the work. Why is this? Is i= t just more comfortable than the > blog format? I don't write here because= I would prefer a dialogue in an open > forum on my site - or others'. I= suspect because we feel more like a community in here, where we know we al= l are. I think it's useful to have comments here in one place. We're all do= ing such different things, we all have very different "voices". Since I'm n= ew at all of it (not already a video person, as so many of you seem to be),= I'm learning a lot both by looking at the videos and reading the comments,= but I don't have time to check back on every single video and see what was= said about it. best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.c= om [View]



Re: why oh why?

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
September 12, 2004 | Post #1147 | Topic #1141

> > He says that he never sends little emails or comments. > > Just doesn= 't do it. On at least some blogs, leaving a comment means you have to sign= up, which is an extra step needed before you make that spur-of-the-moment = comment. Many people worry a lot about privacy and don't want their names o= ut there any more than they have to be; they reserve their memberships to t= he things they really want. > One reason I think that people post comment= s to this email list, is > that we know that they will be read by everyone= . And we're all already members here, so it's easy for any of us to drop a= quick reply, like this one. <shrug> Not everyone is as motivated to commu= nicate as we are. I get a lot of traffic on my website, much of it repeats = (I'm assuming, since I seem to be in many people's favorites list), but I o= nly get email about the site once a week or so, and often those are specifi= c questions about living in Italy that people hope I can answer. My newslet= ter goes out once a week or so to 350+ people, but I only get a handful of = replies to most issues, and usually from the same people - many of my subsc= ribers have never written to me and I... [View]



article: "Who's Taping Whom?"

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
September 15, 2004 | Post #1177 | Topic #1177

Click here to read this story online: http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0915/p16s01-usju.html Headline: Who's taping whom? Byline: Michael B. Farrell Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Date: 09/15/2004 As Angela Coppola stood on a sidewalk and pointed her silver mini-digital camera at a New York City police officer, he turned his video camera right back on her. Ms. Coppola, an antiwar activist, says she was simply exercising her right to videotape the demonstrations held during the Republican National Convention. But the police officer, she argues, was overstepping his bounds. "It's a form of intimidation. Why should they be monitoring us for doing this?" asks Coppola, a member of the No RNC Clearinghouse, a group organized to facilitate protests during the convention. Widespread use of digital cameras at both large demonstrations and small antiwar rallies raises serious questions about intimidation, civil rights, and privacy. Should police be able to record peaceful demonstrators? Are activists using cameras to antagonize police? As the technology becomes more pervasive, its limits are being tested in courts and questioned by civil libertarians. Growing numbers of "video activists" say cameras protect their rights and help spread their messages. Filming a demonstration, they say, lessens the possibility of police abuse and, if abuse occurs, the tape becomes evidence. But police, too, are attempting to protect their rights. They use video in the event protests turn violent, to investigate crimes afterward, and to transmit images through wireless cameras to police command centers.... [View]



Re: The INternet of Video

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
September 16, 2004 | Post #1195 | Topic #1159

> I just latch onto "easily monetized" and "opportunities" and "consumers" = and > "front-end"... > I just dont share the same direction this guy seems= to be hinting towards. > a web of video that helps keep selling the same o= ld stuff i hate. > i want video on the web to show me things ive never seen= before. > i want video on the web to let us talk to each other in new ays = (like in > this group). > I dont want Coke "videos" by made 5th graders(re= al people so its honest!!) > on their blogs as part of some contest. "Eas= ily monetized" is not a bad thing - it goes back to the micropayments discu= ssion we've had before. Maybe none of us will ever make big bucks on our vi= deos. But, as I keep saying, neither should we have to pay if we become pop= ular. I don't see the Internet Archive folks as a complete solution, becaus= e they have said they only want "artistic" videos, and who's to judge what'= s artistic? What's wrong with those 5th graders, anyway? We were all 5th gr= aders once, and maybe we had something interesting to say even then. No on= e knows what is going to come out of all this. A new way to distribute the = same old stuff? Sure, that's already happening. But the thousand flowers... [View]