John is a longtime technology journalist and author — long enough to remember when the CD-ROM was going to change the media landscape as we know it. He’s written for PC Magazine, CNET, CNBC, and CNN/Money among other media outlets. His favorite lost cause: the New York Mets.
If spectacle is what you’re after, the MTV Video Music Awards didn’t disappoint. The performances, the controversies, the fact that it was in Brooklyn — you couldn’t avoid footage of this event if you tried. It doesn’t even matter that MTV hasn’t played music videos regularly since the Clinton administration. Video highlights from the show . . .
YouTube is a great place to find music. Whether it’s the latest summer hit or a classic jazz tune, odds are you’ll find it on YouTube. However playing one song at a time isn’t the most efficient way to hear a bunch of songs. Fortunately, you can create YouTube playlists of your favorite tunes to . . .
You’ve shot a bunch of nice video clips on your smartphone. Maybe you even have a ton of videos of your family stored on your phone that you’d like to share with your mother, a few friends, or maybe even the entire world. What do you do? While sharing photos seems simple enough, far too . . .
Did you ever think that taking a video of your kid after a dental procedure and posting it on YouTube could earn you big bucks? That’s exactly what happened to David DeVore after he posted a video he took of his son after a dentist visit and posted it on YouTube.
When you think of TV on the web, you probably think of sites like Hulu and Netflix that stream previously aired network and cable shows. When you think of YouTube, you probably don’t think of TV shows at all. But the truth is that the Internet is rapidly becoming a platform for original programming. YouTube . . .
One of Skype’s best features is its easy — and free — video calling feature. But what if you need to record a video interview? Or maybe you’d simply like to keep some personal conversations for posterity. Wondering how to record Skype video? It’s easier to do than you might think. Unfortunately, Skype doesn’t include . . .
With so much web video content produced every day you’re probably thinking it can’t be that difficult to do it yourself. And you’re right. Shooting and uploading video to YouTube and other sites full of user generated content such as Metacafe and Vimeo isn’t rocket science, though there are a few things you should know . . .
Remember when music videos were all the rage? Neither do we. It’s easy to forget that MTV stands for music television. But artists still use music videos as a way to promote their material, and the best place to find those is as streaming MP4 videos is on the web. Once you find those videos . . .
MP4 is a versatile format. It’s suitable for watching videos on a PC, but it’s also ideal for watching videos on mobile devices like an iPod or smartphone, as well as devices like the PlayStation PSP. So where do you go to find free — and legal — MP4 downloads to help stock your online . . .
The ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. Not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that often arise when you try to watch the same video on different devices. That’s because not all video players can play all video formats. Let’s say you shot a video with a camcorder. . . .