I don't care that much about the filesize, since my aggregator fetches the media in the background.
Here is my take on the length issue. I am a fast forwarder. I fast forward through stuff im not sure on. I may fast forward through some vlogs, while others will play uninterrupted. Here's an example : For example i may fast forward through some of kitykity videos while i usually don't with the human dog videos. I pick these two because they are two vlogs i enjoy, but are different by design and i approach viewing them differently (Not to offend Susan, i like her character in the videos, i sometimes FF through the more family oriented videos.) My point is that i don't skip, I fast forward and I like having that choice. So i prefer the vloggers just listen to their audience and that little vlog-voice in their heads when it comes to length of the videos. Hope this makes sense to someone. -Addi On 1/16/06, Joshua Kinberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > OK, so now i'm wondering if those of us, like me, who prefer shorter > videos are simply more vocal than others. Come on, there's got to be > some people out there who love the longer videos and just can't get > enough of the large files. > > -Josh > > > > On 1/16/06, Philip Clark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > 3 minutes doesn't seem like a long time for a video. until you've got 20 > of > > them to watch. > > > > i'll take a 30-second video that's so rockin' i have to watch it three > times > > in a row, over a three-minute one where i'm fast-forwarding going "ok > ok... > > i get it." > > > > disclaimer-- i am far from your typical vlog viewer. i'm on dialup and > don't > > subscribe to any feeds. > > > > instead i visit sites individually and make download decisions based on > the > > criteria of text description, file size, intriguing screenshot, and easy > > access to the .mov file (a few of you make this last one kind of > difficult). > > > > anything over, say 15MB and i'll have to get back to you tomorrow... > > assuming i leave my modem on all night... and i remember it in the > morning. > > even with my finite download capability i somehow still wind up with a > > backlog of unwatched vids. > > > > xo philip > > http://swordfight.org > > http://destroyhotaction.com > > > > > > On 16-Jan-06, at 5:00 AM, Markus Sandy wrote: > > > > i regularly download files in the 80-100Mb via fireant, although most > > are smaller. > > > > i tend to be less patient in the browser. if there is a feed, i'll use > > that instead if it makes sense. if not, i'll download it in the > > background. i generally multi-task and so rarely care how long the > > download takes. i prefer not to view vids in the browser, i prefer a > > sizable player like fireant. > > > > in general, i don't really care how big or how long a video is as long > > as the content is worth it (there is a limit of course, I'm not looking > > to download gigabyte files just yet). very few pieces of media can hold > > my full attention for 40 minutes anymore (especially movies and TV). > > > > i don't generally stop watching when it gets long, i usually just fast > > forward. > > > > if i do stop, i generally stop watching a video within the first 30 > > seconds. If it has not captured me by then (or if it's not from a friend > > perhaps), I delete it and move on to the next. again, size is not much > > of a factor here. > > > > while i constantly find great stuff, most videos fail to capture my > > attention these days (this is more of a statement about the increase in > > the number of videos, not a decrease in quality - there's just a lot > > more stuff out there these days) > > > > the main reason for stopping a download: i found something else I want > > sooner > > > > my download speed is usually in the 512Kb-1Mb range with no other limits > > (e.g., total downloads not limited). while this is not super fast, i > > would probably feel different (i.e., more selective) if I had slower > > access. > > > > i like streaming for the video conferences, but it does not seem to make > > much sense to me for vlogs (from a viewer standpoint, it stops and > > starts too much and it's usually hard to fast forward). > > > > hope that helps > > > > Stephanie Bryant wrote: > > > > >I find myself revisiting this question every time I post a large file > > >to my vlog. > > > > > >How much is too much? At what point will you (personally, yourself, as > > >a vlog watcher): > > >1) Stop downloading the file. > > >2) Stop watching the movie (how many minutes, assuming it's not too > > boring). > > > > > >Just curious about the answers-- someone recently said they wanted > > >longer than 10-minute vlogs, because they wanted to really sit down > > >and watch stuff, but I wonder about that. A 10 minute vlog is 30 MB, > > >easily. A 40 minute vlog would be almost 100 MB? Is that worth your > > >time, bandwidth, and download speed? Would it make more sense to > > >stream instead? > > > > > >--Stephanie > > > > > >-- > > >Stephanie Bryant > > >[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > >Vlog: http://mortaine.blogspot.com > > >Audioblog: http://bookramble.blogspot.com > > > > > > > > > > > >Yahoo! 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