about video on LMR
September 27, 2008
Before I start making and sharing videos: Which video service would you recommend? I noticed that lmr accepts several: "The following services are provided: Blip.tv, Brightcove, Dailymotion, Google, JumpCut, Live Video, MetaCafe, MySpace, Revver,Sevenload, YouTube". Does my video service have to be in that list. Or would it also be possible to embed vimeo, which isn't on the list?
What about picture and sound quality? Does it differ much among providers? And what to think of service, speed of uploading/recoding, supported formats?
Rik, vlogging newbie-wannabee
update 19 nov:
Tried to use blip.tv but, like oddbot, it wouldn't take. I uploaded a video, copy/pasted blip's embed code (legacy player) into the first LMR video field, but after clicking submit, LMR froze. Will try different options now.
blip, using the player for "most blogs and web sites", I guess that means flash.
Uhhhh, I am sure I did not upload any Bollywood...
The second attempt copy/pasted the embed code from the video page on blip, rather than from blip's upload page. Only one option here. => nothing!
Third attempt, same embed code, but allowfullscreen now changed to false. => nothing
4th: let's see why youtube works, while blip fails. What are the differences (in embed code). Hmm, I see a lot of differences. youtube encloses the embed tags in object tags with param tags. Not something I would like to experiment with. back to the original bollywood links. Maybe blip needs to correct it on their end. Wait and see.
5th: changing embedded video on LMR is not easy either. It keeps telling the "ID" of the video. Even after I deleted the entire string and submitted. But only for youtube vids.
I give up on blip. Something sucks. I assume it is the content filter on LMR.
Update 4 dec: metacafe is rumoured to work well on LMR.
update 10 jan 2009: LMR videos are getting syndicated and embedded more and more. Remember to put some artwork, titles, branding, whatever in the picture to remind the viewers where to go for the original stuff: here!
Youtube offers "annotations" that allow you to put in such a reminder after the fact. Even when you forgot to include it in the original edit Oddbot! And of course, you should always use the youtube tagging system. I prefer "letsmakerobots.com" and "lmr". Make it one word Chris!
update 11 jan:
just a quick experiment with annotations before I write this walk through...
update 31 oct:
LMR-II improved some of our video features. The official list of supported video sites now is: Blip.tv, Brightcove, Dailymotion, Google, JumpCut, Live Video, MetaCafe, MySpace, Revver, Sevenload, Vimeo, Youku, YouTube.
Notice Youku.com in the list. It is specially added for Oddbot, so he can share his videos with us again, now that he lives behind the Great Firewall of China.
Also notice that blip.tv is still a lie: it shows the wrong video. But thanks to the "watch on blip.tv" link, you can now check that for yourself.
update 25 nov:
blip.tv has been repaired! The experiment below is now the correct one.