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Video Online

Introduction

The Internet is no longer silent and it's no longer standing still with the increased adoption of multimedia content online. This section provides general information about the current applications and future opportunities of video on the Internet. These links will introduce you to new multimedia terms, help you understand different online video formats and highlight innovative examples of websites that successfully use video. You can also access reports which provide up-to-date analyses of global viewing trends for streaming media content.

If you think you would like to become a broadcaster yourself, the technical tutorials provide step by step guides to shooting, capturing, editing and encoding video for your website. Whether you want to produce video files for download, create streaming media or webcast live events, these resources explain the processes, identify the pitfalls and explore the possibilities.

Video Production

One World TV

Developed by: One World International
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

One World TV showcases some of the world's most outstanding television documentaries on the web. From issues such as global warming to the challenges of globalisation, One World TV is now the place to catch films that mainstream television channels increasingly ignore.

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Adding video to your web site - tutorials

Developed by: www.fluffbucket.com
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

Several tutorials explaining how to deliver, record, link, embed and stream a video file on your web pages.

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Basic Web Resource Site - video tutorials

Developed by: Basic Web Resource Site
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

An extensive directory page listing a host of tutorials about putting video content on your website. Levels range from basic through intermediate to advanced.

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Free Speech Internet Television

Developed by: www.freespeech.org
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

Free Speech Internet Television is the first audio/video hub on the web created and defined by the people who use it. Freespeech.org attempts to respond to the interests of people whose voices are excluded or distorted in the corporate media. The site includes a streaming media guide and information on video hosting. Freespeech.org currently provides free hosting for over 7000 non-commercial websites and 2500 media files. They are also building a community of premium websites that emphasize audio and video, promoting those sites that are the most interesting and engaging

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Frequently asked questions about video on the Internet

Developed by: The Media Stream Network
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

The Media Stream Network presents FAQs about video encoding, streaming, media players, bandwidth etc.

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Internet Video - Broadband

Global prospects for broadband

Developed by: www.emarketer.com
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

eMarketer has determined, from its analysis of the broadband sector across 29 countries, that there are ten fundamentally important factors when analyzing and forecasting the future prospects of broadband internet within a country or region.

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Video Production

Real Producer basic software guide

Developed by: www.fluffbucket.com
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

A guide to downloading and using the free Real Producer basic software to encode your video files.

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Streaming Basics

Developed by: Streaming Media World
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

How to shoot video effectively for the web. Explains the choices, limitations and compromises you should consider when filming and editing your video production for the internet.

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Streaming your Video on the Internet - tutorials

Developed by: Desktop Video
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

A series of five tutorials explaining shooting, capturing, editing, compressing and publishing video on the web. Also includes FAQs, information on software and hardware products and a discussion forum to share your thoughts, ideas about and experiences with this exciting and sometimes frustrating process - to determine the best methods to reach the goal of streaming your video on the Internet.

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Internet Video - Broadband

The Broadband Revolution - a definition

Developed by: www.emarketer.com
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

Over time, along with the other aspects of the internet, this definition has evolved into a much more complex characterization. It would seem that everybody has a slightly different definition to what was originally a quite simple term.

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Video Production

Web Video - an overview

Developed by: Deliver Your Media
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

This article presents a general overview of moving images on the Web. Includes information on capturing and editing video, compression, choosing formats, FAQs on hosting, downloading, streaming, software and hardware system requirements.

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Webmonkey Multimedia Guide

Developed by: Webmonkey
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

Webmonkeys multimedia guide includes a host of resources on encoding, formatting and streaming videos. Provides useful links to the Webmasters Toolkit which explains the tricky science of live webcasts. Also provides a Live Webcast case study.

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Witness video training materials

Developed by: Witness.org
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

WITNESS is a human rights organisation which strengthens local activists by giving them video cameras and field training. You must check out their training sections for a detailed tutorial on how to get the best results using your video camera. They also provide a link to the PDF file of Video for Change - a practical guide for activists which looks at storytelling techniques, the production process, interviewing, editing and submitting video as evidence.

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Video Online - General

Internet Video

Developed by: IISD
Type of resource: Web article
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

This SD Webworks article by Duane Taylor offers and introduction to using streaming video on the Internet, and links to a case study on "Real Media: Making Sustainable Livelihoods Come to Life."

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Digital Storytelling

Developed by: Carnegie Mellon University
Type of resource: Web tutorial
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

This online tutorial from Carnegie Mellon University looks at effective digital storytelling using tools such as Quicktime, Shockwave and Flash.

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Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps

Developed by: TechSoup
Type of resource: Web article
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

"Digital storytelling is a craft that uses the tools of digital technology to tell stories about our lives. Done properly, storytelling can be a powerful, evocative, and emotional way of communicating themes and stories, often touching us in deeper ways than one-dimensional videos that rarely probe beneath the surface of people's lives." TechSoup offers tips on creating tips a polished, professional digital video.

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Filming for Rural Change: Video in Development

Developed by: Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
Type of resource: downloadable PDF
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This book is about using video in rural interventions for social change. It gives a glimpse into the many creative ways in which video can be used in rural development activities

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http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/training/page5897.cfm

Developed by: J.D. Lasica
Type of resource: Web guide
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

"Digital storytelling is a craft that uses the tools of digital technology to tell stories about our lives. Done properly, storytelling can be a powerful, evocative, and emotional way of communicating themes and stories, often touching us in deeper ways than one-dimensional videos that rarely probe beneath the surface of people's lives." J.D. Lasica goes over the basic ground you need to cover to get your story told.

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Indigenous Pictures Groups - tips and demos

Developed by: Indigipix
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

Tips on shooting and editing video specifically for the web. Also demonstrates clips encoded in QuickTime, Windows and Real for different bandwidths - very useful as a comparison.

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Message in-a-box: Video

Developed by: Tactical Technology Collective (TTC)
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The video section of Message in-a-box will show you how to make videos, how to use them to support your work and how to distribute them, with examples, case studies and useful online resources. This section also tells you how to make a video in support of your activism while taking steps to ensure all participants are safe and secure, and avoiding unnecessary risks.

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NGO-in-a-Box: Audio and Video edition

Developed by: Tactical Technology
Type of resource: Software downloads and resources
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

"The Audio and Video edition of NGO-in-a-Box is a toolkit that lowers the entry level for NGOs, non-profits and media activists wanting to use audio and video for social change. It is a collection of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools, documentation and tutorials that introduce you to the world of FOSS and the low-cost technology that is transforming the balance of forces in the realm of media production."

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Putting video on your website - tutorials

Developed by: www.webdevelop.com
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

A comprehensive series of seven tutorials explaining the process of digitizing, editing and uploading your video files.

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Video Online - Broadband

Broadband FAQs

Developed by: www.broadbandcompass.com
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

Learn more about broadband and speed test your connection.

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Video Online - Software

VLC - video streaming solution for every OS

Developed by: http://www.videolan.org/
Type of resource: web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

VLC - the cross-platform media player and streaming server

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. Though the VLC website and forums are in English, documentation exists in more than five languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

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Quick Time player download

Developed by: Apple
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

In order to watch video files encoded using the QuickTime software, you will need to download this free player.

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Real Player download

Developed by: Real.com
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

In order to watch video files encoded using the Real Producer software, you will need to download this free player.

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Windows Media Player download

Developed by: Microsoft
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access

In order to watch video files encoded using the Microsoft Windows Media software, you will need to download this free player.

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