What a nice message. Thanks, Jay! I've
about decided to keep on doing what I'm doing--processing in wmv, converting to
3ivx to post to Blip and also post to YouTube which will convert to flash for me
and link it to my flog. Cumbersome, at best, but at least it covers as
many of the bases as I am able to cover.
Thanks so much.
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Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 3:47
Subject: Re: [videoblogging] the
> I really rarely read this group any more because (a)
you are all so far
> above my head now that I can't keep up, and (b) I
suspect I"ve become a
> thorn in many sides since I now rarely receive
any response at all.
i always have little tech questions.
I post on the group...but oftne i email people
directly...becasue i uslaly
need more help than one email.
i think youve made friends with people on
you can always email me directly if you have a tech
we all started confused with this
friends of mine will tell you that im still pretty ignorant
> But my big frustration is in trying to find a format.
Any format. I
> started posting in .wmv but people couldn't see
that and I was told that
> QuickTime was the way to go, so I started
posting in QuickTime. Then I was
> told that QuickTime couldn't be
loaded onto the new iPods and I should use
> 3ivx, which I did.
Now some people complaint that they can't see those. I
> post to
both Blip and YouTube. You Tube uses flash. Some can see it,
> can't. Nerissa helped me with creating imbedded players on
my site, which
> some complain can't be seen. Then Robert very
kindly took a video for me
> and converted it into two flash formats,
one of which I can't see. I've
> upgraded my windows media
viewer. I've upgraded my flash format and though
> I have no
problem viewing the videos most of you guys post, my own videos
> can be
seen by some, not by all.
see, youre already ahead of the curve.
was at a devloper's confernce last month.
there were reps from Yahoo,
reuters, etc...and everyone was frustrated
with video formats.
there is no format that works everywhere.
the commercial world is
going all Flash.....but its not remixable..and
very often difficult to
I have never seen flash done well.
usually its some
commercial player that streams flash and has ads
before and after the
> For the average, run of the mill, senior citizen who just
wants to watch a
> video and not get into video blogging, etc....what is
the best way to go? I
> belong to Senior Net and people are
enthusiastic about seeing my videos, but
> cannot see either 3ivx or
YouTube's flash. My boss wants me to put a video
> on his web
page, which I did in several formats, none of which he is able to
access from his computer.
if someone has a problem watching your video
on their machine...its
not YOUR fault.
very oftnen its a person who
doesnt know how to install the most basic
software for viewing
Quicktime and WMV.
we're also all the unfortunate victims of a
war between MS and Apple.
they dont want to play nice with each
my suggestion is just make video thats easiest for you.
you have a Windows machine....make WMV.
if you have an apple, use QT.
have a Mac computer but can watch both formats easily.
if your viewer
has problems watching your videos....
send them a link to the correct
> I have studied all of Josh's excellent training videos and
> and nothing works consistently.
> I am so
confused and so frustrated. It's not like I'm posting anything
terribly creative or important or anything else. And my god have I
> a lot in the past six months, but at every turn I come up
> brick wall when someone says "I tried, but I can't
view your videos."
i can watch your videos....
you must realize that
youre ahead of most of your friends now.
its time for you to teach
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