Issue #3 of SongMaker!X-press
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2-Article: Online Video! The new big thing on the Internet.
3-Looking for songs!
4- Useful Resources
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Article:Online Video, The new big thing...
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3. Article: Video! The New big thing on the internet...
4.Looking for songs!
5. Useful Resources
Welcome to you all subscribers of our newsletter.
We've come to the third edition of SongMakerXpress!.
A few days ago
I've read an interesting article, about the scheme of google to index 100 billion pages. An amazing figure,isn't it!( Boy.. I would like to see that figure when I check my bank account. Unfortunatly...it's a little bit less.)
Until today, they have indexed about 24 billion ( quit enough for me), so they have still a 75 billion pages to go to reach their goal. And.. said the article, they started with 24 million. Today, it's about thousand times more.
OK, enough gigantic figures, I only would make my point that the Internet has been growing and still is. Google , Yahoo, and MSN are the Titans among the Internet giants..but...
Other players have been arriving on the cyber field.
Myspace and Youtube, to mention a pair. Although they don't play a mayor roll ( at least not for the moment) these sites have been growing to an enormous size and this in only a few years or even month time.
The Internet is growing and changing in a fast tempo, as-well as the computers are changing and evolute from month to month.
Who are those new players? Well.. the new kids on the bloc Youtube and the other ( a little bit older) is Myspace.
Myspace is a service website who provides free webspace to everyone . From old to young and whatever you are doing, you can start your Myspace.com page.
It was ( and still is ) a gigantic success indeed, especially with bands and artists, for who it was meant to be in the first place.
Then Youtube arrived on the horizon.Youtube is a web site that exist mostly out of videos.They came with the smart idea to provide a easy uploading service for video adds.It was an enormous success.
I don't know their exact Alexa ranking, but I believe they both scoring Top 10.
This for those who didn't know yet who these players were.
A couple years ago it was all Myspace the people where been talking about.
Now , it's Youtube all around.
Silently, they conquered cyberspace, and they are the fastest growing site's on the Internet.
Also .the real giants ( google, yahoo and MSN and even Myspace)where jumping all together into video track, when they saw the Youtube success. Google let roll the muscles and bought YouTube for the small prize of $1,5 billion.
And so we come to the end of the internet video story.
But what can video, Youtube and all the others mean for us, the music people?
One thing's for sure, videos are,undoubtedly, the ultimate promotion means, for bands, songwriters, and artists to showing their talents to the public and the whole world.
So..I've jumped on the video train too. Not that I add videos of myself to the services, but I'm always watching for the talents, the quality..And.. I love it. Sure it takes a lot of time to do some searching for quality vids, but I really do think that it's worthwhile doing it. For myself, the visitors and for you guys who are reading this article.
How to show videos or to add them to a web site.
The easiest way to add videos to your site is uploading them thorough youtube, google video, or Yahoo video and embed them with a piece of HTML-code into your own site. As far as I can understand , Myspace videos can only add or played on Myspace pages ( the rules).
(If you think I'm wrong, please tell me)
With google you need a special code to embed the videos. Yahoo and Youtube provide a code that you can copy and paste into your website.
A little note about video streaming.
There are different types of video steaming, but the two main methods are steaming servers ( true streaming) and HTTP steaming.
But, in case you wish to add your own made home videos to your site and this ask some technical work, but the end result is that you have your own video site .What is great.
Of-course , the easiest way is through Youtube,Yahoo video Google video...But if they going out of business ( what's always a possibility), or doing some maintenance on their site, then too, you have no more videos to watch on your site .
Thats the disadvantage of working with Youtube, Yahoo or Google video.
If you really want to avoid problems, then the best thing to do is to add your own (or someone else's) videos on your site.
How we can do this, I shall try to explain it to you....
But first of all this..
There are two main types of video streaming and they are: Streaming servers and HTML streaming.
Also Video files located on the hardisk of your computer are in most cases much to big to embed into a website. , They have to made smaller, this is called, the encoding of your files to a specific type of file format.
To to this you need to download some encoding device from the specific file formats: Visit the sites of Windows Media, RealMedia, QuickTime, MPEG-4,and Macormedia Flash. Sometimes you can download this for free and some ask a small fee.
There are many video file formats to choose from when yo wish to create your own videos. The most common formats are
Windows Media, RealMedia, QuickTime, MPEG-4,and Macormedia Flash.
There are pros and cons for each format, but in the end it comes down to personnel preference. The best thing you can do to reach the widest possible audience is creating separate files for each format.
But in reality this isn't usually practical so you need to make a judgment call on which formats to provide. Obviously the better you understand all the options, the better your decision is likely to be.
There are two ways to view media on the Internet, and these two methods are : Downloading and streaming.
Method 1: The downloading.
When you download a video file this will be saved on your computer which you-then open and view. This has some advantages but has the big disadvantage of having to wait for the whole file to download before any of it can be viewed.
This can be too much of an inconvenience when it's about a smaller file, but for large files and long presentations it can be very off-putting. We all know that people don't wish to wait , especially not people on the Internet .
The easiest way to provide down-loadable video files is to use a simple hyperlink to the file. A slightly more advanced method is to embed the file in a web page using a special HTML code.
Delivering video files this way is known as HTTP streaming or HTTP delivery. HTTP means Hyper Text Transfer Protocol , and is the same protocol used to deliver web pages.
For this reason it is easy to set up and use almost any web site, without requiring additional software or special hosting plans.
Method 2 the Streaming video
Streaming media works a bit differently - The end user can start watching the file almost as soon as it begins downloading. The file is sent to the user in a constant stream, and the user watches it as it arrives.
The obvious advantage with this method is that there is no waiting involved. Streaming media has additional advantages such as being able to broadcast live events, like you where watching a television program. This is called a web-cast or net-cast.
Method 3: Progressive Downloading
In this method the video clip is downloaded but begins playing as soon as a portion of the file has been received. It's look like true streaming , but doesn't have all the advantages.
And so we come to the end of this article, with the question. What method will you use-on you web site.
True, it all sounds complicated, especially for people who haven't got a web site yet. But, video is the Internet future and if you thinking about starting a site yourself you have to consider how or what videos you will use on your site.
Of course , the easiest way is to embed Youtube, Yahoo, Google URL code and copy past them into your web pages or your HTML e-mail. It's easy and fast done. There are disadvantages, as I have mentioned earlier.
So we've come to the end of this article, and I surely hopes that you learned something about adding videos to your site, and about all the other things I've mentioned.
Believe me when I tell you that video on the net is of a growing importance on the Internet. So far so good with the video thing. So folks, here ends the explanation about this subject.
3)This is how I use Video on my web site!
I have launched a brand new and Hot Item on my site.
Band on video ( or artists on video)
If you have a great video of your gigs?
Then We'll add your video to our site, if you wish. You get the promotion and exposer seen by our (many)visitors.
Just take some time to visit here!
4) Looking for Songs...
First Name: Tim
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Style of music, artist,band?: 4 pc band
(keys,guitar,bass,drums) looking for straight ahead rock /blues rock/ southern rock songs
Thx in advance
Other useful Resources!
The Music Contracts!
The Ultimate Recordlabel!
SiteSell's Video Tour!
The Webhost Number ONE!
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