Re: [videoblogging] vBlog Central

In response to Adrian Miles:

>On 04/08/2004, at 12:07 PM, M. Sean Gilligan wrote:
>> Yes, you upload a "master" movie and we compress to multiple formats
>> on the server. Once the compression is finished an entry is made in
>> your existing blog (using XML-RPC) and the video can be played in
>> multiple formats.
>is the compression customisable by the user?

Compression is very customizable and configurable in the Catalla.Host product that vBlog Central is based on.

In vBlog Central, we have tried hide this complexity, but I'm thinking we'll need an advanced option to re-enable it.

> multiple format is ok but
>relies on a very limited notion of delivery. it assumes that we're
>putting up simple video (sound + image track).

Like your very interesting Rule of Thirds post, for example.

[IIRC, I once took a QT instructional video with multiple tracks (audio, video, background, text, image, and chapter) and replaced the audio and video tracks with streaming tracks. This allowed the user to select a chapter from the chapter list and skip to it without waiting for the full, 1-hour presentation to download. I was able to do this with "only" QT Pro.]

> It would be good to use
>a service like this for interactive work in QT (for example) where qt
>is the only outcome but where compression will not break things like
>sprite tracks and so on.

Sounds like an important use-case variant to me.

M. Sean Gilligan : 831-466-9788 x11
Catalla Systems, Inc.