Heath recently started a discussion in our forums on whether we really need to publish multiple video formats now that Flash can play mp4 files. Several people are thinking along the same lines, and some have dropped the vPIP plugin in favor of the Blip.tv Show Player. Right on cue, Blip.tv announced that you can now create a Show Player that will work on the iPhone. And Mashable reports this means Blip.tv ads will now be viewable on the iPhone, which expands producers’ revenue opportunities. We’ve got the how-to for you right here.
Show in a Box Forum users reported that vPIP stopped working when they upgraded to WordPress 2.6. In response, Enric Teller released vPIP version 1.13i early today, and Michael Verdi reports that it’s working well with WordPress 2.6. If you plan to update to the latest WordPress you should also get vPIP 1.13i and install it.
If you want to make the move from Blogger to your own self-hosted WordPress video blog, Ryan Ferone has some great advice about how to redirect your Blogger audience to your new WordPress site. Continue reading Redirect Users from Blogger to WordPress
A lot of videobloggers started with Blogger. It’s free, and though you initially had to hack it a bit to get a video to display, it’s pretty easy to use Blogger for videoblogging, and it’s getting easier all the time as new tools become available. But one thing lacking Continue reading Heath Parks on Moving from Blogger to WordPress
Fellow vlogger David Meade just published a nice how-to on maintaining Publisher Friendly Feed URLs Continue reading David Meade on Friendly Subscription Feeds
Check out the newest addition to Show in a Box — discussion forums where you can ask questions, answer questions, and browse through what other people are talking about.
Flowplayer is a free GPL-licensed flash video player that you can use with WordPress, whether you use vPIP or another method of for playing back the Flash version of your videos. While playing with it today, I realized Flowplayer has a feature that lets your users embed the flash version of your video.