Update - 11-11-05 - OK I haven't received one email from you guys - is it that you don't have time? That you can't email movies from your phone? That you think your movies aren't good enough? :-)
No seriously, just shoot some video and email it to "email@example.com" and then wait to get the SMS message back, retrieve it, and email me at "firstname.lastname@example.org" with the Video ID number. -- thanks!
So I'm just going to put out a general call to my readers to please email their camera phone video to email@example.com, and then email me the "Video ID" they will SMS back to you. Then I can enter it into my test blog interface. (See my test blog here to bring up the clip.)
So far, I'm both excited and discouraged by this video upload implementation. It's definitely exciting for Type Pad to offer this kind of service -- a packaged blogging and video upload service.
It's the right idea, for sure. But there are a few annoying details of the implementation.
For instance, only clips of two minutes or less are permitted (which greatly reduces the probability of my using the service, to be honest), but that's not my main concern, which is this; I have a problem with the use of Flash as the delivery format, because it effectively kills any hope for reuse of the video footage.
In addition, Video Egg is compressing the video before it wraps it up in Flash, and the effect it has on the video is quite significant.
Nevertheless, this development is quite significant, and I'm looking forward to testing out the Mobile upload feature. I had to borrow a PC from a friend, since Type Pad's Video Egg plug-in doesn't work on the Macintosh platform yet. There are some features I haven't tested yet, like the Digital Camera upload, or the Mobile Phone upload, which I hope you're going to help me sort out today and tomorrow (while I've got my friend's PC laptop close by).
Thanks in advance for sending me some great videos!
lisaPosted by Lisa at November 10, 2005 04:45 PM