Showing posts with label video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label video. Show all posts

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Single Best Tip To Take Better Videos With Your Smart Phone

Do you take videos with your smart phone? You might be doing it wrong. And by wrong, I mean you are holding your phone wrong.

Grand Canyon Video Screenshot in Portrait Mode on MonitorThe single best tip for taking better videos is to always take your videos in landscape mode.

Put down that selfie stick.  You might have to use two hands to take a video.

But it will be worth it.

Taking videos in portrait mode (vertical) will leave black bars on each side of the image when the video is played on a PC monitor of a high def TV screen.

Landscape (or horizontal) videos will fill your monitors and TV screens correctly.

Grand Canyon Horizontal Video
So always, always, always, take videos in landscape mode.


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

ICYMI: Battery Life, Embed Video, Google Tracking, iPhone Location Services

In Case You Missed It: One Cool
This has been a popular week with some interesting tips.

Learn some cool tips on extending and boosting your smart phone battery life between charges, how to embed a YouTube video in a blog post or website, learn how to access your Google map location history and finally, learn how to ensure your iPhone is using location services for the correct apps.

In Case You Missed It, here's a recap of recent cool tips:

Extend Your Smart Phone Battery Life
Learn how to make your smart phone battery last longer between charges.

Embed a YouTube Video
Learn how you can embed a YouTube video in a blog post or website

Google Knows Where You've Been
Learn how to access your Google maps location history.  Where have you been?  Google knows.

My iPhone Has Lost Me
Some apps need to know where you are to provide their service.  learn how to ensure your iPhone settings are correct to let them do that.


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Friday, June 19, 2015

Embed a YouTube Video

YouTube Logo
If you have a website or maintain a blog, you may want to include a YouTube video to make it more interesting.

Adding the URL to the video is a simple way to do that.  For example:

But YouTube makes it easy to embed the video into your blog or email post, like this:

But how do you do this?  It's rather easy.

When viewing a YouTube video, look for the "Share" link under the video.  Click it to show several other options.

The first option, "Share" will give you a short URL you can use, like

The second option "Embed" is the key to adding the video into the blog or website:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

This is the html code that you'll include in the html code for the blog or website.  Most blogs let you access the HTML side of a post.  Drop the embed html from the YouTube into your html page and then return to the Compose side of your blog post.  Your video will now be displayed.

So to recap:

    1. Click the Share link under the video.
    2. Click the Embed link.
    3. Copy the html code provided in the expanded box.
    4. Paste the html code into your blog or website.

And that's that.  A bit of behind the scenes coding will make your blog or website look great with embedded video.



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Saturday, May 7, 2011

AOL's New Video Chat Site - AIM AV

AOL has launched a new Video Chat site at

While officially in BETA and supposedly for only AOL Internal use, the new site was reported in TechCrunch earlier this week.

Using the new site is rather simple.  There's no login or connecting to users.  The site uses Flash and a link to a new 10.3 beta is provided.  Apparently, the new beta provides better echo reduction.

Once you start using the site, you can copy a unique link for your chat and then send it to others to start chatting right away.

Up to 4 users can chat at the same time.

The video chat wars are heating up and this new site shows that AOL is ready to take on Skype and others in the video segment.

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