Lib Dem video – now available for your phone…

Not content with making Lib Dem video easily available for your website, it’s now available for your phone!

The last conference video done by Alastair Reed and myself is now available in 3GP format as follows:

ConferenceVoxPops.3gp (3GP, 1.8MB)

Let me know if there are any others you want converted into telephone format…

Video news feed

I’ve just put together a bit of HTML code that lets you display the latest party video on your website as follows.

The basic code is:

<script type="text/javascript"

To set a particular width in pixels, just add some code like ?width=200 to set the width of your video box, giving something like:

<script type="text/javascript"

To get the code in a form suitable for including in a PHP readfile, add &format=html to your URL.


This should automatically update whenever a new video is added…

Billy Bragg on Taking Power…

Here’s the first video produced with Alex Davies, Paul Tyler and Billy Bragg as part of the Taking Power consultation. There’s more to come…

It was an extremely interesting and thought-provoking conversation: unfortunately the camera ran out of batteries so we didn’t get it all on video, although we did get it all on audio. Later on we got to discussing Billy Bragg’s new book “The Progressive Patriot” , and a positive vision for English identity and values.

I’ll post it up as a podcast as soon as the videos are all done and I get a spare moment.

Th.. th.. that’s impossible…!

I’ve already been hugely impressed by YouTube and Google Video as means of sharing video, but thanks to the TechCrunch blog, I’ve now visited a couple of sites that are truly astonishing.

all of which actually let you edit your video online and remix other people’s videos!

Is this the beginning of the end for the written word?

Putting video on your own website

I’ve posted a few times about how to use Google Video or YouTube to post your videos on your website or blog.

Michael Pollock has written an excellent article on how to use the free Riva Flash video encoder to create your own videos and put them on your blog using the FLV video player without needing to rely on a third party service.

Here’s an example:

While on the subject of video, a good example of what can be achieved cheaply and cost effectively is at Rocketboom.

For the small minority interested in video codecs, there’s quite an interesting demo of the differences at the Flash Video FAQ website.