Digital Web articles about Flash Video for me to reference later:
The Ohlone College Web Team is currently testing YouTube. Our YouTube home page is: http://www.youtube.com/ohlonecollege (no ending slash).
Summary of helpful information from the YouTube website (emphasis added):
- Each video is limited to 10 minutes and 100 MB.
- All videos uploaded to YouTube have a 100MB file size limit. The longer the video is, the more compression will be required to fit it into that size. For that reason, most videos on YouTube are under five minutes long and there is a 10-minute length limit for all videos.
- YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras, camcorders, and cell phones in the .WMV, .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG file formats.
- Files saved with a .mov extension are QuickTime movies. They are often created by iMovie on a Mac, but other video editing programs can also save in this format. QuickTime .mov files can be uploaded to YouTube without any additional conversion.
- What’s the best format to upload for high quality?
We recommend the following settings:
- MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
- 320×240 resolution
- MP3 audio
- 30 frames per second
Resizing your video to these specifications before uploading will help your videos look better on YouTube.
- Why isn’t my video showing up in search?
Depending on site traffic, changes to video information can take 8 hours or more to show up in the search index after they’ve been uploaded, changed, or removed. This includes changes to tags, ratings, views, and comments. Please be patient — the video will show in the search index shortly.
- Depending on your connection speed and the size of the video, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours to upload a video. Generally, if you have a high-speed Internet connection you can expect the upload to take somewhere between 1-5 minutes for every 1MB. However, the experience is different for every user because of the variation in connection speeds.
- Is there a limit to how many videos I can upload?
We don’t have any limit for the number of videos you can upload, and don’t foresee adding a ceiling anytime in the future. So start making videos and upload as many as you’d likeâ€”it’s more content for the whole YouTube community to enjoy!
- YouTube - Making and Optimizing Your Videos
[All registered members of the Ohlone College Forum were notified by email on April 3, 2007.]
I have decided to close the Ohlone College Forum (aka message board) which was setup in September 2006 on my person domain and web hosting account. It was created in the spirit of providing new ways of communication to the Ohlone College community, but it did not “catch on”.
In the future, I hope Ohlone will consider implementing a message board and/or other communication tools (such as blogs) on the ohlone.edu domain.
If you have questions about this, please contact me. Thank you.