Competitiveness

I’m not normally competitve, but an email came in tonight that set me against the clock and racing against other activists.

Earlier in the day, an email came to a Lib Dem computer list saying that there was a new video clip on our website of Ming talking about the environment. It was using Google Video, a technology hitherto unfeatured on www.libdems.org.uk

This spurred a colleague to feature the same video on www.bromleylibdems.org.uk

Which in turn spurred the company that provides these clever, self-updating websites to put out an information bulletin about the facility and issue a challenge: the first site to put on a video clip they had made themselves gets a month free hosting.

Received that email at 7.20pm.

Clip on www.nottinghamlibdems.org.uk by 8.05pm.

Getting it done entailed recording it on my phone, emailing it to myself, converting from phone format to a format that Google Video can read. (This program worked, the first two I tried didn’t.) Uploading to GV, then putting the code on the website. Somehow, the clip has got turned upsidedown. It was fine when it left my computer.

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4 comments on “Competitiveness

  1. Ryan Cullen says:

    Why did you convert the 3GP file? Google should be able to do it for you (well it did for me last week).

  2. niles says:

    Would have been a lot quicker, but it wasn’t listed in the supported formats on the upload page.

    3GP is a lot smaller … must go and play…

  3. niles says:

    Rats! Much quicker — and the right way up.

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