Here’s one for Bill Gates

Bill Gates and Napolean Dynamite

The Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates discussion tends to lean heavily on the side of Jobs in terms of his presentation style, coolness and overall likability. I have no real thoughts on either but thought this video was one that tipped the scale back to Gates’ side. It’s a video shown to Microsoft employees that looks like someone grabbed their camcorder to pirate. If you like Napolean Dynamite, you’ll love this.

Video sharing reviews

With the number of new photo and video sharing services that pop up daily, I appreciate someone that looks at them and offers a snapshot of the pros and cons of each. Here’s a great review of the top video sharing sites. I’ve tried a few of these services and certainly like youtube for its sharing and embedding into webpages.
Recently a number of these services are offering editing online as well. For quick and dirty edits, this offers a great solution.

Vlog testing

I’ve been trying to figure out how to create either easy enhanced podcasts on Windows or else simple v-logs. I know I haven’t discovered anything new for many but this may be helpful to others.

Thanks to Miguel’s love of open source and time spent with VLC, he showed how to rip audio from a video. I also realized from this demo you could easily transcode any video to the .mp4 format and thus make it part of your podcast subscription.

Here’s the credits clipI stick on the end of my videos as a sample.

Another one of those, “I’m not sure how this will work but it’s interesting“.

I’m having some trouble getting the video to download as an itune subscription. First issue was my feedburner feed was invalid. Discovered that copying and pasting from Word, creates major issues. Fixed that, now it’s still not downloading the video. Posted a message to Feedburner Forum and will await their response.

Thanks to the good folks at feedburner, they let me know the following was wrong with my video:

So, looks like your mime type is incorrect. The mime type for the video should be set as video/mpeg rather than text/plain. This is something that needs to be done from the server where the media file is hosted. You may need to contact your hosting company for help depending on how familiar you are with changing mime types. It isn’t a time consuming process though once you know where to look. It’s basically one click! Smile

As soon as you get the mime type changed you will need to go into your FeedBurner account and head over to the troubleshootize tab. You’ll need to scroll down until you see the “resync” link. Click the resync link and you’ll be good to go.

I wouldn’t have a clue how to change the mime so I’ll upload it to Hopefully it will work now.