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Re: [videoblogging] formats

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 1, 2004 | Post #237 | Topic #140

On 28/06/2004, at 12:43 AM, Steve Garfield wrote: > I'm concerned about the precedent of deep linking to all the videos, > out of context from their original pages. > > That means anyone could grab my videos, use my bandwidth, and display > my video. > > Maybe we should create a highlight reel that shows clips of everyones > video? this is an issue, and one that applies to blogs in general but that video makies very visible. the web is an odd medium - the more successful you are the more expensive it gets for the successful individual. Yes, all movies have a url and anyone can then load that url into their own webpage, and the traffic you pay for. This is the case for all movies online but: there are tricks around this. the best one (which does not prevent specific hijacking) is to embed a poster movie on your web page. Now a poster movie can have the href tag in side the embed tag, so anyone can read the source code and find the full file. However, if you embed the href inside of the postermovie, then it is not readable in the source code of the page, it is literally embedded into the poster movie (the .mov) itself and Quicktime can read it from there. I do this is in Livestage pro, i used to use a free tool from Apple that did this, called plug in helper. you can also set the disallow saving flag in quicktime which means the movie can't be saved to the client machine. the advantage of this is that it is harder of the novice to work out the url of the actual video to put on their webpage. but they could just embed *your* postermovie which would pretty much work in the same way (though in livestage pro i can write a script that applies to a poster movie that tests where the page request is coming from and if it isn't what i say it is - my web page for eg - then it won't serve the video to the poster movie). regarding the content issue: once you start quoting each others videos into videos then metadata, for example as text tracks, probably should be included so that the original context can be retrieved, again ths is *standard* in blogging and is something that ought to be translated to vogging. the one i'm proposing using everyone else's work will do this. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/