[Grok-dev] Grok screencast

Noah Gift noah.gift at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 01:41:39 EST 2008

One thing I would highly recommend is to use Google Video to host  
streaming video.  You can then use the <embed> tag to embed the flash  
video and let Google handle the bandwidth.  Here is an example of the  
repoze video:

This is embedded into Plone 3:


Now, if you notice you can click on the video and go to the Google  
Video site and you can even download it from there or watch it in a  
larger size:


You can always have the raw source video file available, as a link,  
but you will reach a much wider audience by using Google Video to host  
your screencast.  Getting framerates, and codecs correct is an art and  
a science, as you need to encode video in a specific codec to allow  
quick searching, etc.  Just let Google take care of it, and be done  
with it.  Of course this means people must have flash, but flash is  
quickly turning into javascript, as a must have technology even for  
linux users.

You can sign up for an account here:


Finally, you might want to see if you can get the same grok branding  
attached to the beginning of core grok developer produced videos. I  
can help someone come up with a 5 -10 second graphics branding using  
Final Cut Studio, if the powers that be are interested.


On Jan 9, 2008, at 11:36 PM, Kevin Teague wrote:

> Awesome!
> Screencasts are cool. This one is also quite good. I've hosted the  
> file here:
> http://grok.zope.org/staticfiles/screencasts/ghop-intro-grok.mpg.tar.bz2
> And added a linked to it from the "About Grok" section of the new  
> web site (which I'll have ready for going live with "Real Soon Now  
> TM"). I also copied the .avi version of the file onto the server.  
> The .mpg plays fine on my Mac OS X computer, does anyone know if  
> the .avi is more compatible with Windows or Linux players?
> Also if 'novanasa' wants credit for the screencast, just let us know  
> your name and I'll add it to the web site.
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