Monday, December 13, 2004

Audio and videos in blogs

Here's something we get asked pretty frequently: how can I post audio and/or video in my blogs?

Userplane has announce a free service for creating audio and video for blogs called AVBlogger.

"...the AV Blogger service automatically detects the presence of a webcam and microphone, making it easy for even non-technical users to create recordings of up to 10 minutes in length. The service displays a side-by-side record and playback interface, allowing users to compare old and new recordings. Each recording is streamed from Userplane servers, and can be copy-and-pasted into any web page."

Looks very interesting. To see a blog that is using the service, take a look at some of the links on their site. You will quickly see that things can be a bit slow or even buggy. In most cases, it looks like a problem with the way the feed is set up on the site, not with AVBlogger.