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So I took quite a few little videos at Blog World Expo, mostly on the first day, the E&E event which was a special start to the conference and had some great sessions, keynotes, and whatnot.
I am still processing all of the video I have taken, and will upload it all to Vimeo as I have the time.
Here are some videos for those that missed the event.
A Piece of Dave Taylor’s Keynote Speech
Lunch at Blog World Expo
Gary Vaynerchuk Getting Ready to Speak
A Few Well Known People at Blog World Expo
Midway Between the Conference and the Hotel
Darren Rowse, of Problogger fame, recently put up a great video that I wholeheartedly agree with in regards to the emerging trends in blogging, especially in blogs that are being run like a business.
He includes the following:
- Multiple Author Blogs
- Multi-Topic Blogs
- Blogs Converging with Other Types of Sites
- Portal-Like Design
- Indirect Monetization
Definitely a video worth watching:
So, I was having some serious issues with Ustream.tv recently, and it didn’t look like anyone could help me out. It took a while for the Ustream.tv live support to realize I am not an idiot and the problem wasn’t between the keyboard and chair. We narrowed it down slowly to their client system. Why would neither computer be able to record audio, despite using different browsers, different flash versions, different microphones, on computers with different operating systems?
The answer was one of those moments where you slap yourself in the head. There is an audio quality slider. I assumed it didn’t do anything but improve or decrease the audio quality, but when I moved the slider to its maximum, suddenly, my audio was getting through. As I slowly moved it down, it continued to work until I got to around 13kHz, where it just stopped.
I was never able to find out why the audio slider was responsible for the problem, and frankly, I don’t care. I am just happy to be able to record audio with my videos on Ustream.tv once again.
So next time I have a live session, hopefully more of you will show up, and I will have working audio next time. I really love the Ustream.tv platform, and having tried some of their competitors, I am ready to say that Ustream.tv is the best and despite the issue I had, it was worth figuring out so that I didn’t have to deal with the quality issues and user interface issues that other services have.
So, if you work at Ustream.tv and are reading this, I have a suggestion for the company. Jonathan Snook and I realized that while video is great, being a talking head isn’t always what I want to be in front of a large audience. I know there is an easy way to just broadcast audio, but it would be nice if it offered MP3 downloads of all shows. That way people could subscribe to the audio portion of my video streams, if they don’t want to watch me talk.
If you could make it so people could download MP3’s from the videos, be they recording video and audio or just audio, I would really appreciate it, as your sound quality is so much better than most of the other services out there today, and you would quickly become one of the biggest one to many audio broadcasting services out there.
I had really hoped to have a live video questions and answers session this evening, but Ustream.tv made that impossible. After over an hour of trying to get things to work, I have given up. I tried on both computers, in multiple browsers, using multiple microphones and video cameras. The video worked great, but no audio was getting through.
Without any support, I feel like Ustream.tv ruined what could have otherwise been the saving grace of my horrible day.
What’s worse is that I know it isn’t browser or Flash specific as I was able to transmit video and audio just fine on Justin.tv. Maybe that will be where I will hold my video sessions from now on.
For those that didn’t get a chance to chat with me. I am planning on trying again soon on Justin.tv or if you know of a better live video service, please let me know. Yahoo! Live is not a good suggestion at this point, though I have high hopes for the service.
Oh well, I guess I will just have to watch the season finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.