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By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 3, 2004 | Post #524 | Topic #524

http://www.straughan.com/aboutme/turtles.htm In this one you actually get = to hear my voice (and a friend's), though I still remain stubbornly behind = the camera (well, except for leg and foot). But you get to see our turtles!= best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: My Mom's First Video Blog Post – A shorter link

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 4, 2004 | Post #540 | Topic #536

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Steve Garfield <steve@o...> wrote: > = A shorter link: > http://makeashorterlink.com/?K241127F8 Loved it! Makes m= e think about cultural differences. I can't see an Italian consumer calling= a company to complain like that, nor an Italian company making any changes= ! The attitude seems to be "That's the way it's always been, nothing we can= do about it." best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.co= m [View]



Re: bit torrent is too confusing

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 9, 2004 | Post #626 | Topic #545

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "petertheman" <peter@p...> wrote: > = > > There will never be enough bandwidth. Why not? There are places in t= he world where you can already get 2 MBits via fibre optic, plenty for vid= eo transmission. Improvements in compression algorithms and technology will= also soon reduce the bandwidth needed to transmit high-quality video. be= st regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: Newbie

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 9, 2004 | Post #627 | Topic #606

> More Deaf people would be more inclined, I think, to visit a > videoblog= than a simple blog, for the simple fact that it will be > accessible in T= HEIR language, British Sign Language. It will only be truly accessible if = sign language translation is provided and edited in. With all the good will= in the world, this is hard for many of us to arrange! Subtitling would act= ually be easier, I would think, though of course it presents technical chal= lenges. best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Digest Number 60

By Deirdre' Straughan | Deirdre' Straughan <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 10, 2004 | Post #644 | Topic #644

--=======348C5242======= Content-Type: multipart/alternative; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-40E16505; boundary="=====================_88101531==.ALT" --=====================_88101531==.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-40E16505; charset=iso-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable At 02:14 PM 8/10/2004, you wrote: >There will certainly be enough bandwidth= tomorrow for what we want to do >today. But, just as with processing power= , our desires grow with our >capability. 2 MBps is fine for MPEG-2 or 4 but= not for HDTV. <wry grin> I guess we have to draw a line somewhere. be= st regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com --=====================_88101531==.ALT Content-Type: text/html; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-40E16505; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <html> <body> <font size=3D3>At 02:14 PM 8/10/2004, you wrote:<br> <blockqu= ote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite=3D"">There will certainly be enough bandw= idth tomorrow for what we want to do <br> today. But, just as with processi= ng power, our desires grow with our <br> capability. 2 MBps is fine for MPE= G-2 or 4 but not for HDTV. </font></blockquote><br> <wry grin> I gues= s we have to draw a line somewhere.<br><br> <br><br> <x-sigsep><p></x-sigse= p> <font size=3D3>best regards,<br> Deirdr=E9 Straughan<br><br> <a href=3D"= http://www.straughan.com/&quot; eudora=3D"autourl">http://www.straughan.com<br&gt; = </a></font></body> </html> --=====================_88101531==.ALT-- --=======348C5242=======-- [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Digest Number 60

By Deirdre' Straughan | Deirdre' Straughan <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 10, 2004 | Post #645 | Topic #644

--=======81A760D======= Content-Type: multipart/alternative; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-40E16505; boundary="=====================_88388625==.ALT" --=====================_88388625==.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-40E16505; charset=iso-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable At 02:14 PM 8/10/2004, you wrote: >Truly accessible for who? If you mean f= or hearies and for deafies, >why? The vblogs would be targeted at deafies,= not hearies. If you >were an hearie who knew BSL, then no problem, but wh= y should >provision be made for hearies who don't know BSL? After all, the= y >don't always make provision for deafies, and that is something we've >ha= d to fight for years. Sorry, I hadn't understood that your focus was on de= af-to-deaf; I thought it was about making more of what's available in vide= o [originally targeted at hearies] accessible to the deaf. (NB: Not thinki= ng too clearly this week - we've just had a death in the family. No, there= will be no video blog about that...) >I don't agree that subtitling wil= l be easier; for a lot of deafies >whose first language is BSL, they can't = understand written English, >which is basically what subtitles are. I unde= rstood that as I read a subsequent post, thanks - I'm learning! >I'm glad= you brought up the issue of subtitles by the way, >Deirdr=E9. We all know = that many TV channels and most films are now >subtitled (either at the cine= ma, on VHS or DVD), but what about >video streams on the internet? Broadca= sting is regulated by various... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Digest Number 60

By Deirdre' Straughan | Deirdre' Straughan <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 10, 2004 | Post #646 | Topic #644

--=======3F4C5F36======= Content-Type: multipart/alternative; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-40E16505; boundary="=====================_88668890==.ALT" --=====================_88668890==.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-40E16505; charset=iso-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable At 02:14 PM 8/10/2004, you wrote: >To get started.. I think we need some t= ips on what software to use >to create vblogs, what format is the best to u= se? i.e. quicktime, >windows media or realmedia? How do you guys go about= getting your >vblogs onto your blogs? Can you give us a breakdown of what= it is >you do? My approach (and I seem to be a maverick in this group) i= s Flash. Frankly, this is mainly because I already have a website and use = DreamWeaver to maintain it, and because I happen to have Flash software. I= 've only put up four videos so far, the three in my vlog section <http://= http://www.straughan.com/vlog/index.html&gt; have explanations and steps that I used= . I'm still fiddling and haven't found a compromise I like between video q= uality and bandwidth demands. best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http:/= /www.straughan.com --=====================_88668890==.ALT Content-Type: text/html; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-40E16505; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <html> <body> <font size=3D3>At 02:14 PM 8/10/2004, you wrote:<br> <blockqu= ote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite=3D"">To get started..  I think we ne= ed some tips on what software to use <br> to create vblogs, what format is = the best to use?  i.e. quicktime, <br> windows media or realmedia?&nbs= p; How do you guys go about getting your <br> vblogs onto your blogs? = Can you give us a breakdown of what it... [View]



Re: Another attempt

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 11, 2004 | Post #658 | Topic #647

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Alison Bryan <alison.bryan@g...> wrot= e: > Just thinking - we need vcomments too! If vblogs are going to be > vi= sual, then the comment feature needs to be! Or am I dreaming 50 > years fr= om now? vspam would be a nightmare to manage. There was an article just y= esterday, ZDNet I think, about VOIP spam. I guess if someone stuck an ad in= as their comment, that would be spam. Message spam occurs in newsgroups, I= saw a rather scary sign on another Yahoo group that someone has found a wa= y to automate it, posting ads that appear to be related to the subject of a= recently-posted message. best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.= straughan.com [View]



new post

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 12, 2004 | Post #666 | Topic #666

http://www.straughan.com/vlog/072704a.html Trying yet another technical so= lution... best regards, Deirdr=C3=A9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com = [View]



a minor triumph

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 13, 2004 | Post #675 | Topic #675

Jay said he missed the play controls in my latest video, so I have finally = figured out a solution. I had taken them out because having them in the SWF= file seems to force the entire SWF file to load before the viewer can see = anything at all, even if the video is supposed to AutoPlay. The control-les= s videos would start playing as soon as you open the web page, even though = they might stutter for lack of bandwidth. Now, instead of putting the play= controls in the SWF file, I used DreamWeaver's built-in JavaScript control= s (and some very home-made graphics for the buttons). I don't know anything= about JavaScript, but it was easy enough to figure out (I'll do step by st= ep instructions later). This seems to have resolved the blank video proble= m - you now see the first frame of the video immediately, though it won't s= tart playing til you click Play. You can also Stop and Rewind. I suppose it= would still be subject to stuttering if the bandwidth isn't enough. The n= ew catch is that the buttons don't work in Firefox, but everything works as= expected in Internet Explorer... best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http= ://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: a minor triumph

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 14, 2004 | Post #682 | Topic #675

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "M. Sean Gilligan" <seanlist@m...> wr= ote: > Hi Deirdre, > > >Jay said he missed the play controls in my latest = video, so I have > >finally figured out a solution. > > I, too, missed the= controls, but I also missed the thumb/progress-indicator: > > +----------= ------------------------------------------+ > | (*) = | > +----------------------------------------------= ------+ > > so I could know how far into the movie I was and how long it w= as. I think people like to know how big if a time commitment the video req= uires. Imagine how it would feel to start reading a novel, but not knowing= how many pages long it is. With progressive download, I also like to be a= ble to drag the thumb back to the beginning of the movie if it starts stutt= ering. I would also love that, a la' QuickTime, but haven't found a way to= do it yet. > They also don't work in Safari, BTW. (That's the frustrat= ing thing about JavaScript.) I don't know that much about Flash, but you m= ay be able to create a Flash movie controller in a separate SWF file that s= ends signals (play, pause, etc.) to the SWF file containing the movie. I'v= e seen this technique used to create custom movie controllers for QuickTime= . Hmm, thanks. That might solve the problem. I'm just now learning this st= uff (and am... [View]



Olympic Bloggers?

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 14, 2004 | Post #683 | Topic #683

Watching the Olympic parade of athletes last night, I was amused by how man= y of them were using cameras, camera phones, and video recorders while they= were parading. The TV camera say for a good 15 seconds on an American athl= ete who was in turn filming. I wonder if any of them are vlogging? best r= egards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: Click and View

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 16, 2004 | Post #695 | Topic #688

Fun! I love the special effects. How do you do that? --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Shannon Noble <sn@n...> wrote: > I'm sorry. I'm at it again. I can't stop myself. > > CLICK THE IMAGE TO VIEW THE MOVIE > > http://x.nnon.tv/ > > > .s [View]



new videos

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 16, 2004 | Post #696 | Topic #696

http://www.straughan.com/vlog/081404p.html Shannon will like these - both = under a minute. The controls still don't work in Firefox. More to come from= this day driving around Lake Como and surroundings, when I have time to ed= it... best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: new videos

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 18, 2004 | Post #730 | Topic #696

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Shannon Noble <sn@n...> wrote: > I ca= n=B9t get either of these new ones to load in Safari or Internet Explorer >= on my Powerbook. I haven=B9t had problems loading the earlier pieces. > = Hmm. What about the one on http://www.straughan.com/vlog/072704a.html ? [View]



Re: our very own website

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 18, 2004 | Post #731 | Topic #565

> And finally, if your blogging system doesn't support TrackBacks, or if = you > don't use a blogging system you can send updates directly from the = site. > It's as easy as filling out a form: > <http://videoblogging.inf= o/videos/send-tb.php> > > If someone could test that for me I'd be gratefu= ll. I'm still on vacation > and away from the computer and I'm just tryin= g to get this stuff online as > fast as possible. Works just fine for me= . I won't add all my videos right now, just did one as a test. best regar= ds, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: new videos

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 18, 2004 | Post #736 | Topic #696

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@r...> wrote: > > On 18/08/2004, at 5:05 PM, Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 wrote: > > > > > Hmm. What about the one on http://www.straughan.com/vlog/072704a.html ? > > latest everything on my tibook and none of the controls appear to do > anything to the video in flash. What browser? [View]



Re: new videos

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 19, 2004 | Post #756 | Topic #696

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@r...> wrot= e: > > On 18/08/2004, at 10:05 PM, Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 wrote: >= > > What browser? > > latest safari > > btw, enjoying that you're blo= gging the trip through Italy. I was in > Lugano only a couple of months ag= o, makes the world seem more > hospitable. Actually, I live here! I'm mar= ried to an Italian, we were in Milan for 12 years, now have been in Lecco f= or a year, and probably will be for the rest of our lives. best regards,= Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: new videos

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 19, 2004 | Post #757 | Topic #696

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Shannon Noble <sn@n...> wrote: > I ca= n=B9t get either of these new ones to load in Safari or Internet Explorer >= on my Powerbook. I haven=B9t had problems loading the earlier pieces. I'v= e set the SWF files on these pages to autoplay, so they should start as soo= n as you hit the page (as they did before): http://www.straughan.com/vlog/= 071904.htm http://www.straughan.com/vlog/072004.htm http://www.straughan.co= m/vlog/072704a.html http://www.straughan.com/vlog/072704.htm - still has = the controls within the SWF file, so you have to wait for the whole file to= load before you can play it. http://www.straughan.com/vlog/081404p.html = has two videos, so I've set the first to autoplay; I'll have to find some o= ther solution as I really wanted to be able to put more than one on a page.= best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com [View]



Re: Polluting the list with standards discussions

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 20, 2004 | Post #780 | Topic #733

> 5) Detailed technical and/or philosophical discussions of standards sho= uld > not occur on this list. Discussion of vblogs that use various standa= rds is OK. I find these discussions helpful and would not want them to go = away. Anyone who knows it already or doesn't want to know can always skip t= hat particular message. best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.st= raughan.com [View]