After reading a comment from my brother and reading his latest post at icedtrip.net, I began to look into the possibility of putting my videos into iTunes as a video podcast. I thought this is brilliant, it is a way for me to upload my videos to the website but also for those that are interested have the videos download to your computer automatically. I will still have the videos up on the website in the same manner as before, but in addition those that are into podcast and using iTunes as a podcast client can subscribe to JoshandKristee’s Video podcast and the videos will download to your computer anytime I put a new one online. Anyone who is clueless to what I am talking about, and are interested, I will explain exactly how to get the videos to automatically downloaded. This will be extremely handy for the Video iPod owners because it will automatically sync with the ipod and you will have the latest and greatest videos to take with you. I must really thank Jon for giving me the idea it doesn’t look like there are a whole lot of people if any using iTunes podcast feature for home videos. I have submitted my Video Podcast to iTunes and will hopefully be in iTunes within the next few days or so and at that time you will be able to search for our video through the podcast section of iTunes by searching for Halee, Gavin, Kristee, Josh, Metts or home videos. At least this is what I am hoping will happen.
iTunes is free for Windows or Mac and as long as you download the latest you will be able to subscribe to our video podcast. I personally think it is the best music jukebox out there and recommend everyone to use it for music and now videos. Once downloaded you will see a Podcast section on the left side of the window, you can click this and then click podcast directory at the bottom of the page and this will allow you to do a search for our video podcast. (I will let everyone know when the podcast is up and running within iTunes.) Also within iTunes there is a feature that lets you manually subscribe to podcast under the Advanced menu at the top. Under the Advanced menu you will see Subscribe to Podcast… click on it and it will ask you for a url in the box you put feed://feeds.feedburner.com/joshandkristee in the box and click ok and now you will see a new podcast added to your podcasts section. It will automatically go out and check for any new videos and will download them for you. As I put new videos up on the site you will automatically receive the new videos. I currently have 2 movies on there and I am hoping that they will work with the new ipod, I think they should, but have no way of testing it. Jon, Dad, and Andrew or anyone else who has a new iPod please let me know if it works, these movies are different than the ones on the website. I want to encourage everyone to at least give it a shot just to see what it is like, I think it is going to be awesome.
Anyone who has problems please leave comment or e-mail I would love to help anyone out!! I hope this will be a convenient way for us to share our videos with everyone. Again I want to thank Jon big time for the idea, I am not sure that many have thought about podcasting in this way. It is a great way to distribute your own media to friends and family.