[Chicago] Jan '08 Video Posted and looking for advice

Brian Ray bray at sent.com
Wed Jan 16 03:53:13 CET 2008

Here is a slightly better (at least not skewed) upload:


<embed style="width:400px; height:326px;" id="VideoPlayback"  
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=9098066500960313251&hl=en 
" flashvars=""> </embed>

Thanks for the advice on stuff, guys. Yes I used iMovie. Not sure it  
is as robust on the editing side as I need. May make a switch to Final  
Cut Pro although I am not sure it will fit on the really **thin**  
MacBook I hope to upgrade (downgrade?) to soon ;)

OT but also kudos the the humanized crew who are featured in this  
video and have just been issued to Mozilla team:


-- Brian

On Jan 13, 2008, at 9:16 PM, Brian Ray wrote:

> Group:
> I posted the video and will be reposting a better quality version soon
> if some of you can help me work out the details (Disclaimer: I am
> totally new to recording and publishing video). If you can't wait here
> is the first try:
> <http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-906354546937878632>
> Admittedly, the quality is poor on my first try.  The aspect ratio I
> shot in was different than how I posted to Google Video--so its skewed
> to letterbox.  The video looks and sounds much better on my computer
> before I post. I shot the video in HD widescreen and went to mp4 the
> way the google video suggests in its FAQ. I am not sure I like the
> quality of any of the videos on a hosted web viewer solution versus
> the pod-casts I view through iTunes.  But, I am also concerned if
> other pod-cast readers are readily available (Linux? Windows?) so that
> all of you viewing can use any feed I produce.
> If everyone can use this format, I would like to explore the option of
> using the mv4 format in the form of a podcast. IE, it would be nice to
> have a RSS feed just for meetings.  I did see a Python package called
> PyRSS2Gen http://www.dalkescientific.com/Python/PyRSS2Gen.html.  Does
> anybody know the correlation between the content of the RSS entry for
> video and the example used on this website? For instance, is the
> content of each entry just html pointing to the video data as a
> hyperlink? What do I need to consider if I want to optimize for
> devices like the iPhone and iPod?
> Also, the video is kind of large in the mv4 or mp4 formats. Its like
> around 400-600Meg for 1 hour with the compressions I have available on
> my platform. Also, the video when digitized from the HD format takes
> 60 Gigs. So, I do not really want to save the original data on disk.
> Also, I do not really want to host the data in the mv4 or mp4 formats
> on the ChiPy Server. Its just a lot of disk space and bandwidth. What
> other options do I have. Can I use a file hosting service in
> conjunction with a link from a RSS feed I do host on ChiPy Server?
> Someone else suggested a torrent. I am not sure how this works either.
> Like I mentioned before, I am a novice and do want to continue
> recording and sharing this information online. Any suggestions or
> advice? I am looking forward to learning but do not know where to  
> start.
> Brian Ray
> bray at sent.com
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