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MountainMan63

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04-12-2019 05:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question

Can we post videos of our completed projects working or them being used? If so, how do we go about posting them on here? My reason for asking is that I would like to show (If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video should be worth a million, LOL) the Climbing Bears in action.

Thanks in advance for your time reading this & responding back to me, I appreciate it!!

-- “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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mahdee

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#1 posted 04-12-2019 12:55 PM

Put it on YouTube and put the link in your post. I think you can also imbed it here as well.

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#2 posted 04-12-2019 12:59 PM

You can, but you need to upload it to YouTube first.

If you just want to show the URL, then simply share the YouTube share link.

If you want to embed it in the content, then you will need a converter for the code that will work.
http://www.gorissen.info/Pierre/files/YouTube_code.htm

Copy/Paste the code provided and you will end up with it displaying like this.


View on YouTube

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#3 posted 04-12-2019 02:06 PM

FWIW
Most of us born before generation-Y (millenial’s) ignore project posts that simply show a pic, and say watch my video. Life is too short to randomly watch bad movies made by amateurs.

So: If the pictures/description included with video link doesn’t make me excited enough to want to spend 10 minutes learning more, it gets ignored/skipped.
There are several folks that troll LJ and other wood working sites with same useless “watch my wood working video’ posts simply to increase YouTube traffic and their viewership ratings.
I always wish them luck with self promotion as I click to next project/post.

Furthermore, Once I learn names of the regular self flatulating video junkies with zero LJ contribution, don’t even bother to open the LJ posts anymore. Sorry for folks like Stumby Nubs, but you’ve been on my ignore list for very long time.

Like to believe that LJ is a community of wood workers helping each, not an advertising site for self promotion and money making.

Thanks for reading my opinion.

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#4 posted 04-12-2019 02:27 PM

I mostly agree with captain k. I also have a suspection that without a video projects are dismissed.
The city slickers dont know how to enjoy a good camp fire and a smoke.

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MountainMan63

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#5 posted 04-13-2019 02:41 AM

Whatever! I’m NOT about “pumping myself up” or looking to advertise “Jack!” on here or anywhere!! It was just a simple question looking for a honest answer! Some people may be a little bit “slow” & may may not have a good grasp of the English language or they my not have a good imagination & therefore need a little visual help to understand what someone is explaining, hence my reason for posting the question that I did! So, from here on out I will cease and desist from asking any questions on here, unless it is absolutely necessary for me to do so!!! Good night, Irene, as it was once said.

-- “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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MountainMan63

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#6 posted 04-13-2019 03:42 AM

It wasn’t/wouldn’t have been a 10 minute long video! It would’ve just been a few seconds of my little grandkids playing with the Climbing Bears that I made & gave to them! I understand that none of us have time to waste. But, I did find it rather ironic that you had “the time” to bang out a long explanation of how you don’t care for videos to accompany woodworking projects, which took a LOT longer than the video is, but that’s your option to do so. LOL. Have a good one & take care!

-- “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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MountainMan63

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#7 posted 04-13-2019 03:45 AM

Thank you, Cricket! I appreciate your info on my original question!!!

-- “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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#8 posted 04-13-2019 03:52 AM

Post ‘em for all to see… no harm, no foul. I rarely ‘embed’ the video as that is a PITA, but do frequently provide links to the Video in the posting. The only time I really dislike links to videos – is when you have no idea what it is a video of. It’s easy enough to give a brief description of what is in the video so the reader can determine if it’s worth their time to watch or not. It’s just as easy to make it a descriptive link instead of the raw URL… for example, which one of these identical links is preferable :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU

- OR -

Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass

Cheers,
Brad

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AlaskaGuy

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#9 posted 04-13-2019 05:24 AM

You can also post video if you belong to some of the picture hosting sites like SumgMug.

Example
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vx6TD5p/0/65854172/640/i-vx6TD5p-640.mp4

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#10 posted 04-13-2019 05:27 AM

I am mostly weary of people with a low post count posting videos. If they only have 2 or 3 posts then its probably a spammer trying to get subscribers. But if there is a pic of a project and a video that looks interesting i would probably watch. Good luck!

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#11 posted 04-13-2019 06:55 AM

I think the best thing, especially on LJ, is to tell your story with pics and text, and then link (or embed) a video for those who want to see more. Even if its ultimately promotional. Like others, I never click on simple “watch my video about X links”.

I find videos (woodworking or not) to be a really inefficient way of learning anything, because you cannot scan them like you can text and pictures.

And my two biggest video pet peeves:

i) long intros, graphics, branding – who cares? Watch a Mattius Wandel video – he is into his subject immediately. It says “I’m not wasting your time”

2) not showing what you are actually building at the start of the video ….I don’t want to have to watch through to the end to find out if its something I even like or am interested in. Example: watch a fine woodworking video – you know what its all about (and whether you want to watch it) very quickly

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AlaskaGuy

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#12 posted 04-13-2019 03:05 PM

Interesting comments by everyone. I find videos a godsend when it comes to learning new things. I find watching someone doing something I can pick it up much faster that just reading about it. A video in reality is just a many picture strung together so to speak. I refer people to videos to guy asking question all the the. I didn’t realize was wasting my and their time.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#13 posted 04-13-2019 03:22 PM


Post em for all to see… no harm, no foul. I rarely embed the video as that is a PITA, but do frequently provide links to the Video in the posting. The only time I really dislike links to videos – is when you have no idea what it is a video of. It s easy enough to give a brief description of what is in the video so the reader can determine if it s worth their time to watch or not. It s just as easy to make it a descriptive link instead of the raw URL… for example, which one of these identical links is preferable :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU

- OR -

Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

To this point, I usually try to use the thumbnail from the video in addition to the link, and post the context of why I’m sharing the video too, as I definitely agree. There are a lot of people who I just skip over their posts because I know they’re just here to drive traffic elsewhere…

I’ve found that the YouTube Embed no longer works for me, even in Cricket’s example post I don’t see the video, just blank space below it (even with adBlock off)

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MountainMan63

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#14 posted 04-13-2019 11:15 PM

Thank you, Mosquito, I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my question! I throughly understand your position & your example is helpful to me! Again, thanks & take care!

-- “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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MountainMan63

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#15 posted 04-13-2019 11:24 PM

AlaskaGuy, I couldn’t agree more with your analogy of what a video is! That’s a good one, for sure!! My thinking about using a video sometimes is that some people understand visual stimuli where as others understand the written word better. So, I figured it would (with the written description also!) help more (The ones that need it!) people that way. So, what I’m seeing from my simple question for the most part, videos are appreciated & helpful

Thank each & everyone of you that took the time to both read my question & even more for responding back to me about it!

-- “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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