Tuesday, May 5, 2009

By George, I think I've got it!



After much trial and error, I think I have finally found a way to share the videos I have been making so that all of the people who read my blog can see them! Unfortunately, I was not able to accomplish this for free. I ended up purchasing an upgraded version of the software I was using so I can now save video in a format that is compatible with YouTube.

What a learning curve this has been! I have learned far more than I ever thought I'd need to know about video file formats, bandwidth limitations, variations in browsers that limited viewing for some people, etc., etc., etc. I now have an account on YouTube and can embed the videos right here on my blog. I don't think the picture quality is as sharp as it was in the .swf videos, but you should be able to see what I am demonstrating. I will try to go back and redo the first four video topics in this new format, but that may take a few days (or more - I have lots of other projects in the works here!).

Here is the next video - "Welding in a Frame". Please let me know if there are any issues with watching this one (I sure hope there are none!). In the meanwhile, I will get back to setting up the online lesson site!



Thanks again for your patience and your feedback!

41 comments:

  1. Goodness, this is genius. Thanks so much, seeing it work on the screen is priceless...
    YouTube quality isn't nearly as good, but it works.

    Thanks,
    Leslie Ann

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  2. That was the best explanation and instruction on burping the frame that I have seen. thank you so much. Great job, love your videos as well as your work.

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  3. That was terrific Diane! It makes me want to use that DS that has been installed for months on this computer! I really need to get rid of the fear of playing with it! :o\
    kathy

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  4. thanks, now I know what burping means. I have problems putting words into frames. I am ready to try again. Good video.

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  5. THank you for explaining this to the rest of us, this is new to me and nice to know!!! Great video!

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  6. Thanks for this video. I watched and enjoyed the learning curve. I did find it didnt stream too well so I just let it download so far and then put it back to the beginning and started the video again. This took out all the stopping and starting and the video played smoothly and was clear to both see and hear. Well done I think you have got there.

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  7. excellent! Thank you so much! I have been a cricut and DS user for a very long time, fairly computer savvy but never could master "burping"... tada... never again will that be a problem. Some of us need to see it, not read it! :-)

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  8. Wow...what a great video. Great quality :) I was able to see and hear everything just perfectly.

    Thanks so much for doing this video. I am learning soooo much from you.

    Thank you!!!!

    KarenT

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  9. That was great. FYI, when I clicked on the link you gave it did not work for me. However, I just had to search your title in Youtube and found it immediately and was able to watch it. It was easy enought to do that I just wanted to let you know in case someone else had a problem.
    Karen

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  10. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making these videos! I feel horrible that it's been such a challenge to get everything working smoothly, but I appreciate it so very much! :)

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  11. Wow! It works great!!! And what a wonderful tutorial! You are so wonderful to do this for us!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  12. This was great, I had great quality & no problems at all. I loved the Alt key trick!! What a help that will be!! Thanks!!

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  13. Your video worked just fine, Diane.
    And, as always, it's done very well; just the right pace, and you speak clearly.

    Look forward to seeing more.

    PJ (Jessie Adams)

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  14. Thank you! This tutorial is wonderful! I can't wait to see what you demonstrate next!

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  15. Wow! I FINAALLY get it! Thank you for this, I really needed it. I was frustrated the other day while trying to make a card. I had to redo everything because it wasn't "burped" properly, but thanks to you, I'll get it next time!!!

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  16. Thank you again Diane. I always learn something from you and you make it look so easy. Thank you for spending the time and money to get this up and running.

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  17. Thanks Diane, you make everything look so easy. I look forward daily to your blog, I'm learning so much. It helps to learn when you see it done.

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  18. Thank you Diane. What a great video. I had heard the term burping, but had no idea how it was used. You make such easy to follow videos that learning is a snap. I really appreciate all your hard work.

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  19. Diane - you've done an amazing job with these videos! Thanks for all your hard work!

    Next, could you do a video showing me how to keep my craft room clean?? (Just kidding!)

    Keep up the great work -

    Rita

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  20. Diane,

    This one works!!

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  21. Thank you so much Diane for taking the time and trouble making this great video tutorial.It is much appreciated. You make it look so easy and your instructions are very informative and easy to follow.Just at a nice pace. I've found that some video tutorials move that quick that it's not always easy to see which key/s have been used.Many thanks.

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  22. Thank you so much for your video's. They help me so much to understand DS better. I appreciate all your hard work.

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  23. CAP your the best!
    Thank you

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  24. Thank you for sticking with making the videos The videos are great!

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  25. Great video!! Personally I liked the youtube video best!! I soooo appreciate all that you are teaching us. How did you ever figure it out? I didn't think there were any directions with this program.
    thanks
    teachdanz

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  26. YIPPEE! It worked! Thank you so much for your persistence in getting these videos created and posted for us! I'm so excited I now haveone "go to" blog for help with my DS questions.

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  27. Great job! These videos are so helpful. I understand the "burping" bit now!

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  28. Diane these tutorials are priceless and so are you! Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to develop these. They are a tremendous help. Looking forward to more in the future and also to the lessons that you and JenC will be creating. You two are now officially the Dynamic Duo! Thank you again.
    Judy Dunsmore

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  29. Thank you so much for teaching me how to "burp" a design - a picture is worth a thousand words, yeah!!

    Carmen

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  30. Thank you so much for showing these tutorials. I've been trying to do welding, and have been having problems, this is so helpful.

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  31. I always learn something from you. THANK YOU!

    Marjorie from TX

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  32. Thanks so much for sharing these videos. They are very clear and hopefully should help resolve thew problems I have encountered in the past with welding.

    Kath

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  33. Thanks Diane.
    Great as usual.

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  34. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for the enlightenment. I'm running to open DS right now and try this.

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  35. Wow, I have tried to burp so many times and now thanks to you I can. For the first time I did it!
    Your a great teacher, wish you were my neighbour. Thanks again.

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  36. Thanks Diane! I really appreciate your time and effort that you put into your tutorials and the time it takes to do the posting. I enjoy reading your blog.

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  37. BLESS you !!! You are a SAINT!!! I hope that this technique will work for what I am trying to accomplish...I want to make a half ofld card. I would like for the front of it to be my daughters name and the back to be a plain rectangle. So when it is folded...the name will be the front and the rectangle the back. I have tried it several times by adding the letters to the rectangle. This time I am going to add the triangle to the letters...BOY OH BOY do I hope this works...I am beyond desperate...

    Thanks again...

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  38. Diane,
    Thanks for taking the time to make these videos. It's the simplest things that really help us beginners! Please keep them coming! I'd be interested in learning how to do layering (if that's what it's called!) What I would like to learn is how to create something, a ladybug for example, and be able to cut it in different colors. I'm thinking it's necessary to use separate pages for parts of the ladybug and then print each page separately. Thanks again! PS I appreciate that you use the 6x12 mat too for us baby bug users!

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  39. perfect demo, I was actually able to focus... that says a lot because I'm a type A borderline ADHD, but your voice was perfect, not too slow and not too fast so I actually stayed still long enough to learn.... where were you when I was in college? LOL

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  40. THANK YOU. This was a great video and so helpful,

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