Live Video

Friday, October 30, 2009

You can be on Live TV.

It is a lot easier to be on Tallassee Times LIVE TV than you may think.

If you can watch this channel, then you already have the software to put your video on Tallassee Times TV.

You can put your video on the channel pre-recorded, or live.

Pre Recorded:


  • Send an email to and I will send instructions so we can arrange for a trial run. You will need a web cam. Many newer laptops have one built in, or you can use a USB or firewire web cam, some camcorders will also work. Don't worry if you don't know how to hook it up, I'll help you do that.

The actual procedure for going live is simple. I'll send you a link to a web page, a user name and a password. You just go to the page, and enter your user name and password. Your video will show up in the Tallassee Times TV studio. I'll call you on the phone to verify the audio and video is OK, then prompt you when it is time to go live, or I'll record your video to be played later.

You can host your own show, daily, weekly, monthly or do a one time special.

What sort of shows can you do?
Here are some ideas:

  • Daily - Lunchroom report, traffic report, school announcements, weather report, opinions, astrology, joke of the day, whats on TV.
  • Weekly, Church service, Arts and crafts, Drama Class, Self Defense, Fitness, Music, sports, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school, church or other organization calendar and announcements, report on your favorite TV series. With a speaker phone, you can even do a live call in show.
  • Monthly - Club meetings, hobbies Movie reviews.
  • Specials - Birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, holiday gatherings, parades, grand openings, dedications, fishing - hunting trips, vacations. Sports of all sorts, football, T-ball, Skate boarding, or whatever you want.

A special can be a one time event. It can be as short as a few seconds. For example, a picture of you family and a recording of them saying "Merry Christmas Tallassee from the (Jones) family."

You can do a video greeting card for Thanksgiving, Christmas, new years, or announce the birth of a child or a special birthday.

Join in the fun and be here, on Tallassee Times Live TV.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trade Days

Today I am experimenting with ways to put video right on any web page.

First, Michael took a bunch of videos with a Sony camera. We loaded them into a laptop at the WTLS studio. Then I copied them to my laptop in Florida over the web, it took 11 hours, Ugh!
Next I used some Sony software and edited them into a montage and added music. The program output the video as a huge windows media file.

Finally, I uploaded the file to Livestream where it got converted to flash.

Now the video is in the Flash format, so we can see it on the LIVE TV channel. I also put it in the video on demand, you can see it by going to the top of the page, select the "ON-DEMAND" button, find "SPECIALS" and click on "Trade Days"

I then downloaded the flash file, and using the blogger editor, inserted the flash file into this blog entry.
Here is the result.... However, it will play much better if you turn off the "power" button in the channel viewer at the top of this page.

Here is the code that makes it show up on this page. You might be able to put this code on other web sites.

<object id="BLOG_video-3c1bfb0673840168" class="BLOG_video_class" width="320" height="266" contentid="3c1bfb0673840168"></object>

The above code might not work because might not allow your site to play video they have on their server.

So, Experiment TWO:

You can try embedding the code to put a Livestream player on your web page. Do this by going to the video player at the top of his blog. Select "ON-DEMAND" find the video you want to embed on your web page, then click on the embeded icon to the right of it's entry and follow the instructions.

This method not only puts the video on your web page, but it also lets the viewer brows for other videos available in the "ON-DEMAND area of Tallassee Times LIVE TV.

The result looks like this:

Have fun.