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For those subscribed through iTunes, or any other podcast client, the video will download with the next update to the podcast.

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Home Video Podcast

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.

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iPod Video

Well it looks like the video that is embedded can be downloaded and placed into itunes and viewed on an ipod without any kind of change. This will help a lot so that I won’t have to put 2 different file on the website. I will go ahead and leave the iPod Video link on since it is already on there. I plan on making all my videos compatible with ipods from here on out and maybe one day I will be fortunate enough to get a new ipod that plays videos so that I can carry around videos of my kids and show them off to everyone. Also the file size was pleasantly small compared to the way that I was previously encoding the video so that is a big plus. I have some more footage of the kids playing in the leaves and I hope to have time to put a new movie together soon. The wheelie just couldn’t wait I thought it was awesome and I hope that all enjoy!!!

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Dare Devil Video

I just finished putting the Dare Devil video on the website, it is a video of Halee riding a wheelie in her hummer. It is compatible with the video ipod for those who are lucky enough to have the newest ipod. I was struggling on how to put it in the web page and I finally had to embed it into a web page. For some reason the browser wouldn’t automatically start playing just the link video file. I have included a iPod Video link that will download a .zip file that for sure will work, but also you can right-click and choose to save as quicktime movie once the video is fully loaded. Anyone who has a video ipod please try to use the right-click on the embed video just to see if it will work, since I am not fortunate to have one yet I cannot test it. I want some feed back as to whether or not you can use the embedded video on the new ipods. As for the video we had a blast making it, I really get a kick out of watching her ride a wheelie in the hummer, I wish I was small enough to do it.

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Awesome Car Ad

I found this car ad online and it is awesome.

READ THE STORY FIRST BEFORE YOU OPEN THE ATTACHMENT

>> Strange but interesting. This is a car advertisement from Great Britain.

>> When they finished filming the ad, the film editor noticed something moving along the side of the car, like a ghostly white mist. They found out that a person had been killed a year earlier in that exact same spot. The ad was never put on TV because of the unexplained ghostly phenomenon.

>> Watch the front end of the car as it clears the trees in the middle of the screen and you’ll see the white mist crossing in front of the car then following it along the road….Spooky!

>> Is it a ghost, or is it simply mist? You decide.

>> If you listen to the ad, you’ll even hear the cameraman whispering in the background about it near the end of the commercial. So turn up the sound!

A little creepy but pretty cool!

If you have problems playing directly from the link then you might want to right-click to save it to your computer and then play it. I have had problems on my Mac, until I downloaded it, playing it from the link because it is a windows media file, but it worked fine on our Windows computer.

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iTunes 4.9 Released

iTunes 4.9 was released yesterday and I have been waiting for it to be released since I heard that it was going to support podcast. I have mentioned before that I really enjoy listening to several different podcast. For those who don’t know what podcasting is it is basically internet radio, you basically download the podcast/ radio show to your computer in mp3 format and then you can listen to it on your time. There are all varieties of podcast that are available for download, some are from people creating their own shows out of their homes and some of them are professional ones that you may be familiar with such as espn. Before iTunes 4.9 was released getting your favorite podcast could sometimes be a little hard for the average user to understand what to do. I have been messing around with the new iTunes and I absolutely love it, not only does it make finding different podcast easier, but you can do it all in one place where before sometime you would have to go to a specific site to find a particular podcast. It is all very well organized into categories so you can browse different podcast and find new ones to subscribe to. It is all free and once you subscribe to a podcast iTunes will automatically download the latest show for you. Not to mention all of the shows that I listen to are commercial free. I really think that this is the wave of the radio future. Anyone interested trying the whole podcasting thing out you can go and download iTunes 4.9 at the link in the post.

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Our Media Test

Gavin Clapping again for a test. Ourmedia.org is awesome, they will store any type media file for free and there is no limit on how much you want to store. It was so easy to put on the blog. I am doing this to help Andrew with his blog so that he can place video on with his free blogger account for free. A free blogger account will not host any type of media on their servers so we have found a way to put pictures and video on his blog for absolutely free. It is pretty darn easy involving only 3 websites, 1 for the blog (blogger), 1 for the photos (flickr), and 1 for video (ourmedia). Our Media will actually do both video and photos, but flickr is kind of tied to blogger. I have added a link for all of them just in case anyone wants to check them out.

No longer available, don’t have an our media account anymore.

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Quicktime 7 for Windows

Finally I have been waiting for this for it seems like the past month. I can now finally use the h.264 codec for all my movies, that will allow me to put bigger movies on that have incredible quality. This new codec makes the movies quality look as close to the original movie from my minidv camcorder. I am excited, now I need to start shooting some more film of the kids!!!

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