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David’s First Video Podcast!



I said I might do this… and I have made my threat a reality! I have just done my first video podcast (well, technically, it’s my second one. The first one’s a little silly, and was not posted here :-). Complete with the proper RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures. Of course, you’d need to have a video podcast aggregator (ANT for Mac, or mefeedia for a web-based version) at the other end to make this complete, but…

Ok – so what is this again? A Video podcast is like an audio podcast – you’re just downloading a video file to your aggregator.

Why did I do this? I explain myself fully in the video – but here’s the scoop: I was interested in trying it out, so I did it. Well, and my library might be messing with video this next year, so this was a good excuse to play around with the format some.

What am I doing in the video? Explaining how to make a video podcast, starting with software and hardware used, through posting it on the web. Then I talk about possible “useful” uses for aggregated video. For those that want a text version, I’m basically following the instructions found on Freevlog.

Observations? It was fun to make. I made it at work, and we have a farily open cubicle setup, so I’m talking sorta quietly – and probably feeling a little self-conscious at first, too. You have to think about movement and positioning a little more than normal (no moving quickly, pausing, etc). I think this type of thing could be pretty useful in the right settings (more on that in the video).

So please – watch the video, and tell me what you think of the “Video Blog” format! For those who want to know; the video is in Windows .wmv format (important, because in the video, I say it’s in Quicktime mov format – I changed my mind after making the video), it’s 11:38 minutes long, and it’s a pretty large file (13 MBs) – if I continue to do this, I’ll have to talk less and compress more!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/96363 Steve Garfield

    Hi David,
    Glad to see more people try out videoblogging AND documenting it!
    –Steve

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/96363 Steve Garfield

    Hi David,
    Glad to see more people try out videoblogging AND documenting it!
    –Steve

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/1320435 Greg

    Awesome! And you’re welcome!

    I found that the audio and video lost sync about halfway through, but it was hard to tell if that was related to my machine or not. Still very cool. I wish I had a webcam now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/1320435 Greg

    Awesome! And you’re welcome!

    I found that the audio and video lost sync about halfway through, but it was hard to tell if that was related to my machine or not. Still very cool. I wish I had a webcam now.

  • aj

    Very well done, I’m excited for the future of this medium

  • aj

    Very well done, I’m excited for the future of this medium

  • Anonymous

    Dave, I came across your blog via going to Wired News on the web. Very cool video blog or what ever you want to call it. I have a blog as well. I started writing last December and now there are so many differnt ones out there, but I’ve invested so much time with the one from Microsoft. Here’s my blog if you want to check it out.

    Thanks
    Craig
    http://spaces.msn.com/members/craigside/

  • Anonymous

    Dave, I came across your blog via going to Wired News on the web. Very cool video blog or what ever you want to call it. I have a blog as well. I started writing last December and now there are so many differnt ones out there, but I’ve invested so much time with the one from Microsoft. Here’s my blog if you want to check it out.

    Thanks
    Craig
    http://spaces.msn.com/members/craigside/

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