Friday, May 6, 2011

You Tube Videos: Titus Andronicus, Knowmads, Diamond Rings + PS I Love You, Laura Stevens, Fake Problems, Pmegranates, etc.

I recently started using YouTube for videos rather than flickr, and I'm pretty happy with the results. Flickr limits videos to 90 seconds and I don;t think it plays back in high definition, while YouTube allows videos longer than 15 minutes and supports high def. Since most of my videos were recorded on a Flip in HD 720P and most songs are longer than 90 seconds, the results are much better.

My last few posts like the Interview with the Knowmads and the review of the Japan Stand Up benefit hip hop show used YouTube to embed the video which allows complete songs to be posted. The result is much nicer, in my opinion.

Prior blog posts like the reviews of the Fake Problems, Laura Stevenson & The Pomegranates show and the Titus Andronicus show using flickr only include 90 seconds in the videos, so I've now started posting the videos to YouTube. Now you can see the longer recording of a great Titus Andronicus tune (with lousy camera work, sorry: the better the song, the more I bounce around, the worse the video...)

...and a good Fake Problems song:

...and Laura Stevenson:

...and the Pomegranates for a couple of videos:

I'm slowly working through my videos and posting ones I like to YouTube, so you can consider subscribing to my YouTube channel if you want to keep track of what I'm posting, since the older stuff won't necessarily get blogged about here.

P.S. All the videos above are standard definition, if you have the bandwidth you can view the high definition versions by using these links.
Titus Andronicus
Fake Problems
Laura Stevenson
The Pomegranates
Another Pomegranates video
Unfortunately my blog uses a 640 pixel wide format, so if I embed the HD videos directly the get cut off so you only see the left hand side of the frame; the links open the video in a separate window so you can see the whole thing. To see all of the detail you then need to click the full screen button which is under the video to the right, it shows 4 arrows pointing in out diagonally.

1 comment:

  1. You can change your 640 pixels, just set it to 100%. Or maybe resize the emb videos to something smaller?