Saturday, November 26, 2005

Using other media forms in blogs

I've recently discovered the next blog button (top right) and I have to say there are tons of interesting blogs out there. I've found more mac users and other forms of media. Theses are the interesting ones I've found which use video and audio on their blog.

vidsofwati - video on blogger
AuralFixation - audio on blogger

The amazing thing is you dont need to be a genius to do this, but there is a catch. you need web space somewhere else. Webspace in a uni or a .Mac account. I've not tried using the picture attach button to attach an mov file, which I might try in a while. Not hopeful.

Upload, link and "tada" a more intersting blog experience.


Oh yeah, check out the a free mp3 from boards of canada! I didn't realise that download.com did audio downloads as well.

--- Date: 25th Dec 2005

Looks like there's this website that does videos as well and its like full lenght music videos that you can link to your blog.

check out http://www.youtube.com

4 comments:

NabeelC said...

If viewing other media format blog facinates you so much, it means you haven't seen PodCasting in action yet. Thats what I am hooked into now.

Here's how PodCast works:
1. You subscribe to blog through RSS in iTunes
2. Someone record an audio/video (termed podcast) and upload to their blog.
3. iTunes download the audio/video from blog and automatically attach it to the "Unplayed PodCast" playlist
4. You wake up each morning and attach your iPod to your PC/Mac
5. iTunes upload the new PodCast to your iPod while you get ready for work
6. iTunes deletes the PodCast you listened on your iPod (iPod has the ability to count the number of times a file is played. Unplayed file count is zero and played count is more than zero. So iTunes delete all files with genre "PodCast" and played count more than zero - you can also disable this function so it doesn't delete)
7. You pick the iPod before heading out the door.
8. Listen to the latest podCast on your commute to/from work.

There are many podcast out there with topics ranging from latest technology release, comedy, life muse etc etc. I am totally addicted.

Melven said...

I hate radio. How do I start my own podcast channel so I can stuff my own music down other people's ears?

NabeelC said...

For making your own PodCast and stuff vile down people's ears, look at the following links:

http://www.vsbrown.com/blog/news_item.asp?NewsID=37
http://www.vsbrown.com/blog/news_item.asp?NewsID=36

Make sure you advertise (for free) on iTunes since most people go there to search for PodCast

Wati said...

Hi,

Saw your comments on VidsofWati. My other blog, which is a uni blog that I use mainly for academic purposes uses ExpressionEngine, a commercial version of content management system by pMachine.com. It's pretty powerful and expensive but the functions EE has are numerous. It seems that EE is geared more for industry and professional users who want more than just a basic CMS.

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