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Google Video Is 4 Real: Free Hosting

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 9, 2005 | Post #16309 | Topic #16309

Yesterday, after months of waiting for Google Video to go live, it happened. The flood gates were open! Thousands of videos from around the world, produced by regular people can be found and seen. All 13 of my MPG videos and 1 wmv vid are now available at: http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=digitalreporter NOTE: A small video player is required to watch the videos, but it is worth it. The quality is good and there is no time delay. For support, there is a Google Group: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/Google-Labs-Google-Video I am uploading videos daily. Why not? Free video hosting. Unlimited bandwidth. File size is not an issue. Video Blogging has shifted into a new gear! video.google.com BTW: I don't work for google - wish I did. My wife and kids want me to have a steady gig. [View]



Re: Google Video Is 4 Real: Free Hosting

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 9, 2005 | Post #16320 | Topic #16309

Cool. Cross polliation: when polliation happens colonies grow. > Posted this good question at their group: > *http://tinyurl.com/awzfy* > > question: Can you link directly to videos hosted by Google from your videoblog or website? Yes. I just posted a link directly to a Google video in my blog. It produces a RSS feed. http://www.livejournal.com/users/ndr/342560.html > Could you embed direct links to your videos as enclosures in your RSS feed? Sure. Why not? A link is a link is a link? The nature of a link is the ability to embed. > Could those videos be downloaded, or could a hinted file that points to the video stream be downloaded? The videos can not be downloaded. But, I believe somebody has a program hack that will do it, but you have to be a serious coder to implement it. But, why download? What is the point of downloading video if it is available to an international audience for free? You do have the ability to contact the producer and get the video directly from them. > > Basically, I'm trying to figure out if Google Video can be syndicated through RSS. If your blog generates a RSS feed, and you post a link to your Google Video in your blog, yes - Google Video can be syndicated through RSS. [View]



Re: Google Video Is 4 Real: Free Hosting

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 9, 2005 | Post #16334 | Topic #16309

> Sounds wonderful, but the cynic and asshole says your trippy right > now. I see zero link to the actual movie file -- it just looks like > you linked to the page on google video with the description on it - - > and it still wants the plugin to even see the video. It is OK with me if you choose to be a cynical asshole. Knock yourself out! You are right. I linked to the video page - not the actually video. You are also right - I'm a little punch drunk. Free video hosting through the #1 search engine. Now, everyone with a camcorder can share their content to a global audience for free. At this point in time, my material is being seen because there isn't much on Google's servers yet. Next year, it will probably be a challange to find a audience and then again maybe not. I'm organizing summer video/photo contests in Seattle. Once Google gets several issue ironed out, it will allow the main stream to participate in regional/national/international online multimedia communities. > I think people want to know if you can link directly to the video > .mpg, .avi, .mov, .whatever -- so that RSS feeds WITH ENCLOSURES are > generated. Oh. No. There is no linking (unless you are a coder) to the actual video files. The Google Video Player was hacked within hours of its public release. It... [View]



Re: Google Video Is 4 Real: Free Hosting

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 9, 2005 | Post #16337 | Topic #16309

> the problem here is that Google is building a walled garden...going > against the idea of a small pieces loosely joined. True. Oh, but what a garden they already have. I want in. > why use Gooogle Video when you have Ourmedia/Archive. I also have free video blogs at: http://www.ourmedia.org/user/25513 http://www.vimeo.com/user=digitalview As you can see, I have used all three sites over the past two weeks. > i can upload a video there for free...and link to specific file. > no one needs to download a proprietary player to watch it. > i can put this video in my RSS feed so you can subscribed to it and > get it automatically downloaded when i post it. All true. I see benefits to using all the free video hosting sites as well as seveal short comings. Apple was late to the game with the iPod. But, after 6 months, consumers thought Apple invented the pocket HD catagory. > im always happy when people hack into existing structures to make it > better....not sure if google feels the same way. Google is a big target. > im glad google is getting into video...menas more attention will come > to what we're all doing....just going to hold off on the excitement > when there are better options at this moment. Hold back on the excitement? How exciting is it to watch the roller coaster ride? If there is excitment happening in... [View]



Re: Google Video Is 4 Real: Free Hosting

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 10, 2005 | Post #16356 | Topic #16309

Before my video went LIVE on Google Video, I was on the Video Google Group= daily telling my tale of woo. But, since Friday when all my videos were a= ccessable, I've been blogging/posting about my google page and the Google= service. I published a 50 second clip titled: Seattle Times Interviews T= opless Fremont Parade Marcher The clip is the only one that appears on a = search for "Seattle Times" and is on page 3 for "topless". BTW: My clip is= the first playable one on the google pages. The second playable "topless"= video is: Long Beach City Council Meeting Uploaded - Wed May 18 2005 a= t 12:46 AM PDT - 3 hours 23 minutes 46 seconds WoW! A 3 hour video onlin= e? For free? Totally coolness! I'm impressed... I'm half interested to be= a video blogger for a regional newspaper, TV station or radio station. No= w, contacting VIPs at media outlets gives me and videoblogging more credit= ability. If I get a gig, I'll let you know. Yesterday, I uploaded three v= ideos to Google. Today there will be a couple more. I actually feel freedo= m to videoblog without file size limits. Boom! Right out of the camera to = an international audience. This is what I've been waiting for for years. = BTW: This morning I just got the assignment to video blog the Consumer Ele= ctronics Show (CES) (http://www.cesweb.org)in January for... [View]



YouTube.com Provides Video Hosting For Bite of Seattle 2005

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 19, 2005 | Post #17511 | Topic #17511

Digital Point-Of-View Photo/Video Contest Thousands Of Festival Attendees = Can Publish Their Videos To Premiere Online Publishing Site Seattle, WA= =96 Everyone that attends the 24th annual Bite of Seattle festival of foo= d, drink and entertainment July 22-24 at the Seattle Center with a camcord= er, digital camera or video recording capable cell phone is eligible to en= ter their videos through YouTube.com, a five-week old free RSS enabled vid= eo-blogging community, into the Bite of Seattle 2005 Digital Point-Of-View= Photo/Video Contest. To enter the online video contest, videographers w= ill need to open a free account on YouTube.com. Video File Size: 100 me= gabytes (maximum) Video File Formats: WMV, AVI, .MOV, .MPG Contest Tag: bi= teofseattle Contest themes and more information are published on the View= -Point Blog: http://view-point.blogspot.com. As the Internet evolves from= a single user, text based dial-up experience to a robust broadband intern= ational multimedia community, YouTube will scale to the heavy demands plac= ed on it," explains Chad Hurley, YouTube founder. "Regional events like th= e Bite of Seattle in techno savvy regions like the Puget Sound provides an= excellent hands-on showcase for the public, our partners and the press. T= he age of video-on-demand as well as personal broadcasting has arrived." = "We are very fortunate to be working with the best of breed in free video= sharing sites today," states JOlmsted, the online digital Seattle Summer = 2005 Events contest organizer. "The... [View]



Re: Categories

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 22, 2005 | Post #17948 | Topic #17940

MSN Spaces has categories. It is the only free blog service that allows for publishing video from cell phones. You can check out my Spaces Blog at: http://spaces.msn.com/members/ndr/ This weekend I'll be publishing video clips to my Spaces blog directly from the foot paths of Seattle Center as part of my Bite of Seattle coverage. After the festival, I'll publish video on google and youtube.com and link to them on several of my blogs. --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Michael Verdi <michael@m...> wrote: > On Jul 22, 2005, at 11:38 AM, Jack Nelson wrote: > > > Am I missing something or is this a feature that only more > > sophisticated blogging software has? Right now I have two blogs, > > one for clips and odd > > stuff and one that is about my experiences here in Mexico > > (DroppedFrames.blogspot.com > > and AGringoInMexico.blogspot.com), > > Hey Jack, > You're not missing anything - Blogger doesn't have categories. As > far as having two blogs you can always cross post some stuff - tell > one group of viewers about the other. Put links to the other blog > and it's feed on each blog. If you want categories though, you'll > have to get off blogger and spend a few dollars. I lot of > videobloggers use WordPress, TypePad and Moveable Type. Check into > those. > -Verdi [View]



Re: Mobile vlogging!

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 24, 2005 | Post #18019 | Topic #18017

I'm doing a little Mobile vlogging as coverage of the Bite Of Seattle and staying with my in-laws this weekend on my MSN Spaces blog: http://spaces.msn.com/members/ndr/ Problems: battery gets drained fast recording and uploading signal is unreliable i found myself batch uploading around an ac outlet where there was a strong signal which was the ferry terminal on my way to bed. Yesterday, I recorded 50 minutes of various video clips and probably 45 seconds of cell phone footage. But, the 50 minutes of video is still sitting in my camcorder while the 45 seconds is online now. > Mobile vlogging is where the real action will be. Not in terms of > slick production or great image quality, but in terms of being a real > world-wide communications method. > > Are there any statistics as to how many people watch Rocketboom > through the cell phone, Andrew? > > What success stories do we have in terms of mobile vlogging? Eric Rice > from audioblog talks about Calling a number with your audio message. > What about sending a video clip to a certain number through GPRS? > > I must admit I don't know the extent of problems that the Americans > are facing with your telecommunications systems, but I do realize that > you are facing certain .. challenges. But aren't things getting > better? > > The real reason for my interest in mobile vlogging... [View]



Re: Mobile vlogging!

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 25, 2005 | Post #18112 | Topic #18017

> What services are out there right now that can accept a video file > from a mobile phone via e-mail and post it to the web automatically? Hmmmm. I posted about this on Saturday under the same topic. MSN Spaces allows video posting from a cell phone. Hello? I don't work for Microsoft - in fact the Spaces group played hot potatoe with me and hopefully they will all soon get transfered to the NT group. You can see what I did over the weekend... http://spaces.msn.com/members/ndr/ It is for real. Knock. Knock...anybody there? > I know TextAmerica does this well, and that Audioblog.com can do it > if you pay and use AVI, but I'm primarily curious about a > 3GP-friendly solution (since I use a Treo 650). > > I haven't been able to get 3GP movies to slide in easily alongside my > standard vlog MOV files, despite the great help and advice of many > folks here. So I'm thinking of just keeping a separate "mobile" > vlog: > > http://vlog.textamerica.com/ > > But before settling on TA, I was wondering if other providers have > leapfrogged them just yet. > > Ryan > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: PGP 8.1 - not licensed for commercial use: http://www.pgp.com > Comment: http://www.lightfantastic.org/pgp.txt > > iQA/AwUBQuVPfs/o8udD/KcXEQIUdgCaA1KsIzJdoVWTK4dv8HFjhQlVnSsAoNRd > 0mmJR45EMFaKzRRU47eGNQN+ > =O7JI > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- [View]



Re: Mobile vlogging!

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 26, 2005 | Post #18118 | Topic #18017

Hey Ryan, > Jack, my query was posted to the very same thread in which you > mentioned your Bite of Seattle. You think possibly I was looking for other options? Here is the Sat. post I was referring to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/message/18019 > The only other recent mention of yours I can find is a statement in > the thread on "Categories" (which I wasn't following) where you said: > "[MSN Spaces] is the only free blog service that allows for > publishing video from cell phones." Which, apparently, is incorrect. > <g> OK. It is the only one that "I" use because it works. [View]



Re: Mobile vlogging!

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 26, 2005 | Post #18130 | Topic #18017

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Clint Sharp <clint@t...> wrote: > Ryan Ozawa wrote: > > > The only other recent mention of yours I can find is a statement in > > the thread on "Categories" (which I wasn't following) where you said: > > "[MSN Spaces] is the only free blog service that allows for > > publishing video from cell phones." Which, apparently, is incorrect. > > <g> > > > Honestly, I don't know how anyone can stand to use them for a blog > service where they care about people other than other Spaces users > reading it. The URLs are aweful and horribly long. Well, Clint, now you know of one person that enjoys using MSN Spaces. For the record, I also have accounts on LiveJournal, Blogger, MySpaces, DeadJOurnal, MySpace, Flickr and Yahoo 360. (I use flickr as a photo blog) I don't understand when you say, "the urls are aweful"? You poo-poo a service because they have "fat urls"? What are some of the free blog services that have skinny, sexy, hot urls? I've never thought fat urls until now. Different stokes for different folks. I suppose that if you really like a girl/guy/it and they live on a street that has a long name and it is hard for you to say, you would not consider asking them out for a second date. [View]



Video Blogging Blogher

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 30, 2005 | Post #18435 | Topic #18435

At this moment, Blogher is in full swing. http://www.blogher.org Rene Amini is video blogging, pod casting and snapping photos at several sessions. http://www.luxomedia.com/blog/ [View]



Blogher session: Get Your Word Out: Audio/Video-casting

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
July 30, 2005 | Post #18436 | Topic #18436

Starts in 2 minutes. Live Blogger: http://www.sacredwhore.org/mobwhorelog/index.html Video Blogger Speaker: Ryanne Hodson http://ryanedit.blogspot.com/ [View]



Seattle Meet The Vloggers Tech-In: Photos and Videos

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
August 7, 2005 | Post #19179 | Topic #19179

Yesterday, the Seattle Meet The Vloggers: "Learn How To Be Your Own Media Source A Vlogging Teach-In" was held at the University Village Apple Store. I just finished posting event pixs on my flickr.com account and three videos (2 interviews, 1 presentation clip) on my YouTube.com account. To see the multimedia reports of the first Pacific Northwest video blogging get together, go to: http://view-point.blogspot.com Due to a little miscommunication, I didn't get a chance to attend the barbeque afterwards. Who was there and what happened? [View]



YouTube.com Monthly Video Contests Announced

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
August 8, 2005 | Post #19235 | Topic #19235

YouTube.com, a free video hosting site, announced their first video contest. * Each month, users may submit videos with the contest tag of the month * Viewers may browse the contest entries by searching for the contest tag * The YouTube staff will choose the winner at the end of the month This month's contest is based on the inspirational video from Matt Harding. The tag of the month is wherethehellismatt. More Information http://www.youtube.com/monthly_contest.php [View]



Re: YouTube Concerns

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
August 11, 2005 | Post #19612 | Topic #19475

> the third (!!) is a HTML snippet that allows you to embed the video player on your website/ > blog such that you can play the video directly from your website/blog without having to go > to the YouTube site. This feature does not work with LiveJournal.com or MSN Spaces. It does work with Blogger, but the video player width can not be adjusted. The width is "425" pixels. Blogger column widths are "400". "425" pushes the margin bar (right or left) to the botton of the page. Example: http://view-point.blogspot.com Another issue: Once the YouTube code is published on Blogger it can not be edited. Users that attempt to edit their posts get a blank editing screen - void of YouTube code and text. [View]



Re: Got a phone that shoots video?

By Jack Olmted | "Jack Olmted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
August 11, 2005 | Post #19684 | Topic #19663

I've been posting vids from a Sprint cell phone to: http://spaces.msn.com/members/ndr/ [View]



Seattle: Meet The Vloggers Videos Now On Google

By Jack Olmsted | "Jack Olmsted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
August 12, 2005 | Post #19748 | Topic #19748

The three Seattle "Meet The Vloggers" videos recorded at the U-Village Apple Store, Saturday August 6th, are now available on Video.Google.com: http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Meet+the+Vloggers The vids feature: Clint Sharp Melanie Sharp Bre Pettis The google publishing turn around time has gotten faster over the past week. BTW: The vids were published at YouTube.com within a couple of hours after the historic session. [View]



Re: Seattle: Meet The Vloggers Videos Now On Google

By Jack Olmsted | "Jack Olmsted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
August 12, 2005 | Post #19758 | Topic #19748

Markus, > got a direct link? The direct links to the google videos are really, really long so I created a folder in the groups' "link list": http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/links/Meet_The_Vloggers_0 01123899643/ You can also access the video by going to: video.google.com search -> meet the vloggers click on an image to watch clip NOTE: Google requires that you download a "player" inorder to watch videos on their servers. The file is less than a meg. > i can see the pics for the three vids > > but clicking on them does nothing > > Jack Olmsted wrote: > > >The three Seattle "Meet The Vloggers" videos recorded at the U- Village > >Apple Store, Saturday August 6th, are now available on > >Video.Google.com: > > > >http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Meet+the+Vloggers > > > >The vids feature: > > > >Clint Sharp > >Melanie Sharp > >Bre Pettis > > > >The google publishing turn around time has gotten faster over the past > >week. > > > >BTW: The vids were published at YouTube.com within a couple of hours > >after the historic session. > > > > > > > > > > > > > >Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >. > > > > > > > > > -- > > My name is Markus Sandy and I am app.etitio.us > > http://apperceptions.org > http://apperceive.com... [View]



SEATTLE: Anti-war Concert Tonight – Seeking Video Blogger

By Jack Olmsted | "Jack Olmsted" <j_olmsted@...> | j_olmsted
August 15, 2005 | Post #20032 | Topic #20032

David Rovics, a globe trotting war protest singer/songwriter will be perfo= rming in Seattle tonight at 7:00 pm (doors 6:30) at The Tribal Space at Th= e Chocolate Factory, 3400 Phinney (in Fremont). It is a benefit with Stop = the Wall Campaign =96 US. I cannot make it to Seattle to record David's pe= rformance or interview him on camera. If you have the time, would you inte= rested in the project? Listen to all of David's music at: http://www.soundclick.= com/davidrovics On August 13th, 2005, David wrote a song for Cindy Sheehan= , the mother of a soldier that was killed in Iraq. She is currently camped= outside Bush's ranch waiting to meet him. Google her name and you'll le= arn all about it, if you haven't heard. (song lyrics are at the top on t= he main page of http://www.davidrovics.com) David will be performing the song ton= ight for the first time and releasing it as a downloadable MP3 on Wednesda= y. Multimedia, TV producer Shannon Kringen, a list member, is set to inte= rview David before the show with her "digital still camera". I'm seeking a= video blogger that can record the interview, and clips of his performance= tonight with a camcorder and post the content ASAP online. [View]