Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Relocating all videos

May 25, 2008

As announced previously, we are now relocating all videos to another video service provider: Ooyala Backlot. All video files are being downloaded from VideoEgg and uploaded to Ooyala. In addition we are also overhauling the Fuzzy Travel website, as the methods of displaying videos and uploading new videos are entirely different.

While all of this is going on behind the scenes, you cannot upload any new videos or edit any existing videos. We’ll keep you informed on the process in this blog post. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience during this transition period.

Update: we’ve transferred all video files and it is now possible to upload & edit videos again. If you encounter anything strange, please let us know.

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Videos on the move: VideoEgg quits

March 6, 2008

About a year ago we partnered up with VideoEgg, who has been providing Fuzzy Travel with their great service of uploading, storing and displaying your travel videos. Unfortunately, yesterday they informed their partners — including us — that they’ll soon be moving away from this service and focus their attention elsewhere. On May 31st to be exact. This leaves us with almost three months in which we’ll try to find a new partner who can provide us with a similar video service. We’ll do everything we can to transfer your travel videos (around 500 at the moment :)) to the new service smoothly. Nevertheless, consider this an early announcement that some changes will be happening on your video pages in the coming months. We’ll keep you informed on this blog.

(By the way, if you have any suggestions for new video hosts, be sure to let us know!)

Videos in your travel blog!

January 18, 2007

I’m happy to announce that from now on you can publish videos on your Fuzzy Travel blog! We’ve partnered up with VideoEgg, who will take care of the uploads, storage and display of all your travel movies.

To upload videos in the Member Area, you’ll first need to download & install VideoEgg’s Publisher — a browser plugin that converts and compresses your video on your local computer. Thanks to that process, uploading times should not be more than a few minutes (depending on the length of your video and your internet connection speed of course). The Publisher accepts several sources of video: files, camcorders, webcams and even mobile phones. It also allows you to edit your movie before you upload it: you can erase portions, and change the video’s start & end points.

Because I realize that not every Fuzzy Travel member will want to make use of the video functionality, the ‘Videos’ menu item will only be displayed in your blog when you’ve actually uploaded one or more travel videos.

A live example of an uploaded travel movie can be found here: Video of Tasmanian Devils. And here’s a screenshot of the video uploading page in the Member Area.

Comments, feedback, and your video publishing experiences are more than welcome!