Re: [videoblogging] the video comments tool

On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 22:46:32 -0500, Jay Dedman <jay@…> wrote:

> correct me if im wrong…but what andreas has done is automatic the
> process
> which is huge.

That's pretty much it. I used Peter's SMIL file as a base actually. :o)

> what we need is just better presentation.
> –like a title above the screen.

I considered this, but it's actually a lot more work than you'd think. If
I could put the text directly into the SMIL file I would have no issues
making this. But the way I understand it I have to have the text in a
seperate text file which is then imported. I'm already saving two files
for each comment (the video, and a title image). I feel that the value
added isn't worth the work involved – you already have the chapter titles
and links to people websites (just click inside the quicktime window and
your browser should go to their website).

> –instructions on how to save as a file to your own computer…]
> also, must the video be streamed?
> i hate the buffering?

The way I see this is a job for the Apple/Quicktime software developers,
not a job for you and I. :o)
The player should have a button that saved all the different parts of a
SMIL presentation to your harddrive.

> can the videos be MPEG 4? is that MOV?

My original post is an MPEG 4 quicktime file. I think all the comments are
not MPEG 4. Both work it seems.

> can we stitch WMV and MOV togther?

It should be possible in Real Player, but since Quicktime can't play WMV
files it's not possible in Quicktime.

– Andreas

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