ITJ Project Beta Released

Interactive Tele-Journalism
So.. I have finally released ITJ on

With support from Konscious and Manhattan Neighborhood Network we have packaged and uploaded the latest version and it can be downloaded at:

YouTube APIs.. Is this new?

YouTube – Broadcast Yourself.

Hmmn.. This could be very interesting..!

“YouTube is excited to offer APIs to the developer community. Using our APIs, you can easily integrate online videos from YouTube’s rapidly growing repository of videos into your application. The APIs currently allow read-only access to key parts of the YouTube video respository and user community.”

Thanks Steven.

Flash, FFMPEG and now Thumbnails!

A couple of days ago I got FFMPEG working to automatically generate FLV video files for OpenVlog. Today I finally got thumbnails generating correctly. Here are the commands:

This creates a JPEG:
ffmpeg -i inputfile -t 0.001 -ss 1 -vframes 1 -f mjpeg -s 320×240 outputfile.jpg

This creates a QT Movie that I am using as a reference movie (just one frame of video):
ffmpeg -i inputfile -t 0.001 -ss 1 -vframes 1 -vcodec mpeg4 -an

I got this working with lots of help from the following pages:
Converting Video Formats with FFmpeg
Extracting JPG Frames Using FFmpeg and mjpeg Parameter

Video Comments, Video Comments, Video Comments

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At this session at Vloggercon 2006, I presented the video comments plugin which this video is using.. Check it out. Click on “Watch Video” after the jump. (Warning, the video is long and big)