Re: [videoblogging] riposte :-)

On 28/10/2004, at 2:44 AM, kenyatta cheese wrote:

> I was working on a video entry with timed HREF tracks this past
> weekend as
> well. Haven't posted it yet. Assembling it in QuickTime Player and a
> text
> editor is a pain in the ass. I'll take a look at the textation app you
> referenced.

textation is cheap adn quick. livestage pro does it in its sleep too,
but it is 20 times the price of textation 🙂

> I kinda got held up trying to figure out the most user-friendly way to
> place
> the links in the video. How long do I leave each link up on screen?
> Should
> URLs auto launch?

autolaunch only if embedded in frame and target a frame: visit and click the
image of the lake to see what i mean. Links should be long enough to be
visible and clickable. how long that is depends on context.

> What happens if the viewer clicks away from the video?

then they're gone. but that hasn't stopped us putting links on web
pages 🙂

> Do I pause the movie and wait for focus to come back to me?

if you like, or target QT player so links go to browser and QT keeps
playing. Or target other movies so you're movie would link to other
movies just using embedded hrefs in text tracks.

> Do I need to
> provide a list of links at the end of the video, just in case they
> missed
> one? Blah blah blah, meow meow meow.

maybe. also if you autohref make sure they cover a few frames since if
you have it on one frame and it drops that frame, it is missed.
Adrian Miles