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Old 01-26-2007, 02:48 PM   #16
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I don't think youtube is a good choice. Doesn't it make the video much bigger than it needs to be? Secondly if I'm new to linux, and I have trouble, I don't want to have to start up windows to watch a tutorial video. Much more likely I'll completely ignore the video tutorial and look elsewhere.
So I would suggest you use ogg.

I will probably do a short video tutorial on getting media/flash to work and introducing the packaging system, as well as showing alternatives to popular windows apps - as soon as Ubuntu Feisty is out. - Just a walkthrough of what I usually do, and how it's done. I think if I could have watched someone set up their box when I was starting out, it would have helped understand the basic concepts.
But if someone is faster, I'm happy too...



- About your flash tutorial - Isn't the newest flashplayer in the repos? I definitely installed it through apt.

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Old 01-26-2007, 03:01 PM   #17
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I don't think youtube is a good choice. Doesn't it make the video much bigger than it needs to be? Secondly if I'm new to linux, and I have trouble, I don't want to have to start up windows to watch a tutorial video. Much more likely I'll completely ignore the video tutorial and look elsewhere.
So I would suggest you use ogg.

I will probably do a short video tutorial on getting media/flash to work and introducing the packaging system, as well as showing alternatives to popular windows apps - as soon as Ubuntu Feisty is out. - Just a walkthrough of what I usually do, and how it's done. I think if I could have watched someone set up their box when I was starting out, it would have helped understand the basic concepts.
But if someone is faster, I'm happy too...



- About your flash tutorial - Isn't the newest flashplayer in the repos? I definitely installed it through apt.
In the past I've had bad luck installing the flash plugin with apt-get, for some reason it never worked for me. Downloading from Macromedia is the failsafe method and honestly takes no more time than apt-get would.

As for YouTube, I'm not sure what you mean '"it makes the video much bigger than it needs to be". YouTube's compression is pretty sick which is why it's become as popular as it is today. Don't forget YouTube is owned by Google now...I'm sure they did something right

Again the tutorials contain text and video. You do not need the video to complete the tutorials, it's just there as a reference and demonstration.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 06:49 PM   #18
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A long .swf file would be pretty large, and wouldn't make sense to host. I'm inclined to think YouTube is the way to go anyway (that one video already has almost 100 hits on YouTube, which brings people to the site).
Another site hosting screencaptures went up last week using .swf files. In it's first 6 days it had over 11,000 hits. News of quality work travels fast. I'm very sure it has recieved at least one donation

I'm not saying this to put down your efforts, giving back to the community is commendable. Do whatever possible within your current budget. This is a little comparison of youtube to some other hosts;
http://pascal.vanhecke.info/2006/10/...es-compared-2/
though there may other considerations such as reliability.

To the original question. How about a tute on .bin .run and .sh install files. That one comes up here many times.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 07:36 PM   #19
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Another site hosting screencaptures went up last week using .swf files. In it's first 6 days it had over 11,000 hits. News of quality work travels fast. I'm very sure it has recieved at least one donation

I'm not saying this to put down your efforts, giving back to the community is commendable. Do whatever possible within your current budget. This is a little comparison of youtube to some other hosts;
http://pascal.vanhecke.info/2006/10/...es-compared-2/
though there may other considerations such as reliability.

To the original question. How about a tute on .bin .run and .sh install files. That one comes up here many times.
Still nobody has recommended a video site that will allow large (over 100mb) .swf files I appreciate the link though, and I'll look into it. Personally I don't have a problem with YouTube, and as long as your can see what's going on on the command line, that's really all that matters to me. Not everyone has a ton of bandwidth, so streaming 100mb files could be an issue for some people. Besides, I'm a big Google fan, and like to support their apps. All a matter of opinion I guess
 
Old 01-26-2007, 07:42 PM   #20
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The best way to go is selling VHS or DVD videos. People do not mind having a TV near their computer while learning or doing step by step tutorials. Use archival based DVD disc and use an ink-jet printer to print directly to the the disc. Do not use paper labels on DVD. Silk-screening can also be used to create labels on both VHS and DVD.

I do not recommend using Flash Video. It is horrible and it does not work right on many web browsers. If you are going to host video tutorials, use either Quicktime or MPEG-1 videos. Both of these video formats are compatible with any OS and with any web browser.

In your videos, you need tell the viewer what you are going to do. I am an Linux expert and I know how to install Flash Player plugin, but I had hard time following your steps. The quality of video needs to improve and the speed of the cursor have to be slowed down and be more visualable. Some people with bad eyesight are going to have a hard time watching it because it is too blurry.
 
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