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Re: video workout

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 10, 2004 | Post #1354 | Topic #1353

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > just wanted to let you know that Im posting video everyday for the next 90 days. sounds great, Jay; good luck. I'll be watching. [View]



Re: Legality of adding music?

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 11, 2004 | Post #1358 | Topic #1357

Copyright law is vague, and I'm not highly educated in the field, but here's the law: http://www.freespeeches.net/fairuse.html So, say your movie pertained to the instruction of how to play that particular song, or an educational analysis of it, you would have a, in my opinion, sound legal backing for that use. Also, if you are "critizing" or "critical" of the piece of music, that would be fine as well. If you are explicitly or implicitly comparing that piece of music with other pieces of music, that might fly as well. Simply adding a copyrighted piece of music that goes well with your video, however, is typically a violation of U.S. Copyright law. If you really want to use it, contact the artist save the e-mail that says you can use it if they let you. [View]



Hello Videoblogers

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 11, 2004 | Post #1359 | Topic #1359

Hi everybody, I just started my videoblog a few days ago. The address is http://www.freespeeches.net I plan on posting at least 5 clips per week up there, if not more. All will be available in .avi, .rm formats for windows users, and .mov format for macintosh users. This past Saturday the idea occured to me that it would be great to start a blog where I'd put up clips from people's speeches / discussions. I watch a lot of CSPAN, and there are is some great discussion on that channel, yet it is time consuming for the average working American to watch straight unedited CSPAN as your news source. In addition, there are many things that are lacking in our current system of mass media, and I hope to be one resource that can help redefine what mainstream media is. Now for the technical details: My TV Cable is plugged into my VCR, which is RCAed to DataVideo's <A HREF="http://www.datavideo-tek.com/products/dac_100_main_page.htm">DAC-100</A&gt;. You plug in RCA cables in one end, and it translates that signal into Firewire for your computer. I capture that incoming firewire signal with a free program: WinDV (version 1.2.3). I then edit it mainly with VirtualDub (free as well) and use Camtasia (unfree) Studio to convert to .mov .rm or whatever I need at whatever size I need. I've found ipowerweb.com to be amazing for hosting. They have a blog you can use (b2) if you sign up.... [View]



Re: Hello Videoblogers

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 11, 2004 | Post #1363 | Topic #1359

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > do you use Tivo(or some kind of Persoanl Recorder) to tape CSPAN? > or is everything you tape done on the fly? > > and posting regulalrly is the way to go. > For now, I just turn on my VCR when I hear something interesting will be on (and also at random intervals), and I'll let it play in the backgroun untill I hear things getting interesting. Once the technology for stand alone harddrive recorders become better (i.e. no monthly fees; a bit cheaper) I'll be investing in one with a nice size hard drive. does anyone know of a standalone digital video recorder that will just record like a vcr records? without charging you for a monthly service fee?) [View]



Re: Hello Videoblogers

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 14, 2004 | Post #1372 | Topic #1359

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "db" <mrstuneman@y...> wrote: > > Hi, Eric - > Don't know if this answers your questions or not, but I use a Sharp > HDD/DVD recorder, which has 80GB Hard Drive plus, of course DVD > capabilties. This baby has many inputs and outputs, and I've been able > to experiment with converting footage to the videoblog. A great value > for the money (it's amazing how much this technology has dropped in > price). Hope I helped! - DJ Dave > - - - - yeah, I'll keep my eye on Sharp's hdd/dvd recorders, it sounds like yours has some great features, but it looks like they're still in the 400+ range. How much was yours? Most likely, I'll wait another 6-18 months to see if the storage per dollar increases... as I'm doing fine right now with the setup I have. [View]



Re: Wired magazine

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 14, 2004 | Post #1373 | Topic #1367

Regarding copyright law, can anyone advise me on my website's legality? I'm assuming its 100% legal, as the Daily Show broadcasts clips from all the major news organizations every show, and, for example, the movie Outfoxed was 80% clips from Fox News; and I'm guessing they didn't request or get permission from Fox. http://www.freespeeches.net [View]



freespeeches.net

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 15, 2004 | Post #1386 | Topic #1386

So I'm pretty satisfied with the basic layout of the page by now. Any feedback would be much appreciated. I'm wondering if, when you click on a picture, does the video start playing? Does everything work correctly? What would you change about the site? Thanks a lot. -Eric Botticelli [View]



Re: you keep the file that you want to share using BitTorrent

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 18, 2004 | Post #1411 | Topic #1389

> not really. but yes :-) > > remember I can listen to audio while walking, cycling, driving, > cooking, cleaning, etc. whereas video requires all of my attention. not > many people will watch a 40 minute vogcast because most of us don't > have 40 minutes available. > I believe the average time spent in front of the tv is 4 hours? [View]



Re: VBlog hosting?

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 18, 2004 | Post #1412 | Topic #1407

> > Is there anybody out there doing specifically vblog hosting? High > > disk space, high bandwidth, low price stuff? > > I use http://www.ipowerweb.com 10 dollars per month 1 gb storage 40 gb bandwidth per month [View]



Re: videoblogging

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 19, 2004 | Post #1434 | Topic #1389

>also, blogs and videoblogs allow anyone on the planet to join the >conversation. >videoblogs allow the most powerful access of all: faces and voices. >getting people we never see in here to make videoblogs is very >important. >Im not sure how to get these people to join the conversation. Jay, Videoblogging will make a bigger splash than blogs did a few years ago. Just give it 6-18 months, it really depends on places like ourmedia. People can sign up for a free text blog, and that's part of what made it so popular. Even if its not free, creative people will be drawn to the idea of sharing their work. I am reminded of the creativity I saw on MNN, and I expect that sort of thing to come over to the net... we'll be able to go to communityvideos.whatever and get a list of the 100 newest videos that have been given a thumbs up by the site's moderators. And if the moderators don't know good video, there will be many other "stations" to choose from. It will happen. The only thing I'm worried about is the government stepping in and regulating the internet and having a similar fate as Radio and Television... ugh. Just keep in mind that wide-spread resistance is imperitive if something happens. For example, if the Big Cable Internet Providers decide to limit our uploads to something like 20 dollars per 20mb over the 20mb... [View]



Re: RSS question

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 20, 2004 | Post #1450 | Topic #1429

Thanks for all that info, I'm understanding it all a lot better now. I'll check out wordpress. Is it difficult to import all my old blog entries from an old engine like b2 into wordpress? Is there a specific file I should look at where my entries may be stored? [View]



Re: Videoblogging in Danish magazine

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 21, 2004 | Post #1464 | Topic #1461

regarding bandwidth increasing, I'm not sure how popular metafilter is, or how hard it is to get things posted there, but videobloggers.info should be mentioned in an upcoming article that my friend is writing. It should be up in a few days. I'll post a link to it here once its up. [View]



Re: Just joined the group (undergroundclips.com)

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 22, 2004 | Post #1467 | Topic #1387

Hey Alex, I love your site. I linked to you from mine: http://www.freespeeches.net [View]



Re: part 2 is up

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 22, 2004 | Post #1472 | Topic #1468

> i had to compress the video so itd be small file...unfortunately its > degraded looking...but his ideas are important. > this video shows me why i want better quality. > bigger and clearer images. Jay, you might want to look into the Fullfull.mov @ http://homepage.mac.com/qt4web/sprites/items.html If you use that correctly, whenever anyone plays the your movie (for .mov format), it'll play it fullscreen [View]



Re: vogfeed

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 24, 2004 | Post #1481 | Topic #1469

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@g...> wrote: > I'm not so concerned with the *right* videos. If someone is linking to > a video in their blog entry, obviously they would like me to check it > out -- whether its their own creation or someone else's. Someone could > send me a link in an email, someone could post it on their blog. If I > trust them enough to subscribed to their RSS feed I'm interested in > the content they're publishing and pointing me to. Getting it as an > enclosure is just another way of accessing that content -- what > difference does it make if I click a hyperlink in a web browser or > suck it down with some type of aggregator? > I think, for the mainstream audience, they're going to want to watch the internet like they watch the TV. Like they have been for 50 years. They are most likely going to expect to be force-fed content with a spoon; they're not going to want to use the energy to go on an expedition into the unknown, the internet. So, for us, the pioneers, it doesn't matter all that much. We're probably all comfortable hiking the mountain. But for the future of this medium, for all the people content with visiting Mt. Disney, it may be very pivotal to develope a system to push the content and make it available on... [View]



Re: Just joined the group (undergroundclips.com)

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 24, 2004 | Post #1483 | Topic #1387

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Alexander Cohen <xcohen@g...> wrote: > Thanks! I hope I can keep it up there...I'm considering expanding the > site soon to better allow people to link video.... > > --Alex Sounds good. How would you make it easier to link to the video. Would you use those enclosures things? make .torrents? [View]



mefied

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 25, 2004 | Post #1490 | Topic #1490

videoblogging.info was just linked on metafilter.com [View]



Re: vogfeed

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 25, 2004 | Post #1491 | Topic #1469

>Why would people want to watch tv when they can > easily hear the radio. The internet offers no >new possibilities. And so on. I've never heard people say that, and that's not what I was saying either. Watching video is more natural to people than reading a newspaper because it utilizes two of our senses to convey information, and we never had to learn how to use the tools of seeing and hearing. Everyone has to *learn* how to read, and its by its nature not as easy to do as watch a video. The internet offers incredible opportunity; that's why I'm here. One can't understate the opportunity-making capacity of the internet. > Creating amateur tv with a new, non-broadcast distribution, My whole point was about distributing content broadly. [View]



vogfeed

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 25, 2004 | Post #1492 | Topic #1469

sorry, misquoted radio quote above. what I quoted was: >Why would people want to watch tv when they can > easily hear the radio. What I meant to quote was: >People don't want the radio, they only want >the newspaper they know. Why would people want to watch tv when they >can >easily hear the radio. The internet offers no new possibilities. And so >on so, yeah, I agree. *nobody* has time to read the full nytimes every morning. It takes me a week to read the whole issue. And then the Sunday issue? it's information overload. btw, check out David Shenk's book Data Smog. It's about info overload. [View]



ATTN: Alex of undergroundclips.com

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 26, 2004 | Post #1509 | Topic #1509

Hey Alex, I'm trying to locate the video of Castro, who today on Cuba's public television announced the ban on the US dollar. I thought you may know where to look, as you seem to get full length videos that aren't the easiest to get. Do you record most of your stuff directly from the cable? see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3953291.stm so, if you come across it, could you give me a heads up? Thanks for linking to me on your site. btw, did you see the effect of being metafiltered (metafilter.com) in your logs? -Eric FreeSpeeches.net [View]