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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Video: UMass Video Blogging Class



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Open with QuickTime

This is a video I made at a UMass Boston class on videoblogging that I taught today.

I shot this video on my Canon S400, then used QuickTime Pro to export is as an .mp4.

That reduced the file size and also made it playable on a video ipod.

I uploaded the video to Vimeo.

Vimeo produces code automatically that you can copy and paste into your blog that will put an embeded player right on your blog page.

I just removed that code and changed it in to a .jpg image with links to either the video directly or the video over at vimeo.

I prefer to not have the video load up when the page loads because the slows things down.

More examples of paid and free video hosting can be found over on feevlog.com

UPDATE:
I just figured out a better way to do this.

From QuickTime Pro, you choose to export as a MOV, but hten click on the options to use the MPEG-4 Compression type. This puts the mp4 file in a mov wrapper. That keeps you from having problems playing the mp4 file type. More details on this later...

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