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Sharing movies

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Video: Sharing movies

In the previous movies we saw QuickTime X's new capabilities for recording and editing videos. So it makes sense that QuickTime should also include some options for sharing your videos with others. On the QuickTime controller, you will find the Share button and here you will find the options for sharing your video to your iTunes, to your MobileMe Gallery, and to YouTube. Here is also another area where you can access the Trim tools which you saw in the previous movies, but that's not really for sharing so I am just going to click Cancel. So choosing iTunes will export the video to your iTunes library, where you can then watch the video or locate the exported file to burn to a disk or to share in some other fashion.

Sharing movies

In the previous movies we saw QuickTime X's new capabilities for recording and editing videos. So it makes sense that QuickTime should also include some options for sharing your videos with others. On the QuickTime controller, you will find the Share button and here you will find the options for sharing your video to your iTunes, to your MobileMe Gallery, and to YouTube. Here is also another area where you can access the Trim tools which you saw in the previous movies, but that's not really for sharing so I am just going to click Cancel. So choosing iTunes will export the video to your iTunes library, where you can then watch the video or locate the exported file to burn to a disk or to share in some other fashion.

I will go ahead and select that so you can see how it works. Now depending on the size of your original movie, you may be able to choose among three different styles for your exported video. The example file that I am using here is a pretty small file, so I can only export to the iPhone and the iPod size, and not for Apple TV or for a computer. Not that an Apple TV or computer couldn't play back the iPhone size movie, this just means that my original movie isn't a high enough resolution to play back on those devices in high quality. By contrast if I open the Screen Recording that I recorded in a previous movie and just hit Command+Minus, to reduce the size there a bit.

If I choose to share this video, you will see that it is high enough quality that I can choose an iPhone, iPod size, an Apple TV size, or a computer size, but I am not going to use this one, so I am going to click Cancel and close that. With iPhone and iPod selected here I am going to click Share and you can see QuickTime is now exporting the movie and in a moment it will open up iTunes. There it goes. And into my iTunes Library look under Movies, and there it is in iTunes and I could play it from here, but let's go back to QuickTime and take a look at the other options.

Now our next share option is the MobileMe Gallery, which you can only use if you have a subscription to Apple's MobileMe service. Choosing this option uploads a version of your video to your MobileMe Gallery, which you can then point others to. Before you can choose this option, make sure you go into System Preferences to MobileMe, and just make sure you've entered your MobileMe account information in here. All right, so let's go ahead and select MobileMe Gallery. So we get some different options here. We can enter a title, I will call it 'Sunset at Bryce Canyon' and we can enter a description.

Notice we also have an option here to offer an iPhone or iPod touch compatible version, so people using those devices can watch our movie too. The other options that are available here is we can Hide the movie on my Gallery Homepage. This prevents random people from just accidentally browsing into your movies. You might want to check that option if you only want to share this movie with specific people. We can also choose to Allow the movie to be downloaded or disallow it. I will just keep these both checked and click Share. Again, we can watch the Export progress in the Export Progress window.

And when it's done exporting and publishing the movie, we will now see the address of the movie, gallery.me.com - in this case my account name is lynda.com - and there is the ID for the movie page. If I click on that, it opens my browser and here is the video playing on my MobileMe page. There is the description we entered in there and the title's at the top. Notice we have options for different sizes.

If I wanted to share this with any of my friends and I could click Tell a Friend to email them and because we did allow for downloading, we can click the Download button to download that video to our computer. The third option under the Share menu is YouTube which is, of course, the Internet's largest and most popular video sharing site. Choosing this option requires you to have an account on YouTube, but they are free so if you don't have one, go to YouTube.com and create one. Then you can just enter your account information in here.

I will sign in, and again we see a slightly different interface here. We can put a category in here. I will call this 'Travel & Events.' Again, we'll just call this 'Sunset at Bryce Canyon.' I'll put in the same description, and because you can search YouTube with the use of tags, you might want to put a few keywords in here. We can also make this a personal movie which can only be viewed from your account and from other YouTube accounts that you authorize. I am going to check that this time, since I am just doing this as an example and I don't want this video to be out on YouTube for everyone to see. I will click Next.

You have to agree to the Terms of Service. Then click Share. And now we see that it's exporting the movie and when it's done doing that it will publish the movie to YouTube. Now we can see the message that we are waiting for YouTube to process a video, because YouTube actually has to apply its own compression algorithms to the videos you upload. The processing it done, and now again we get a web address we can click. Now in actuality the process took a lot longer than what you just saw there, but we just edited this video so you don't have to sit here that progress bar spin. So I will go ahead and click this link. It takes me to YouTube.

Now I do have to sign in because I did set it up so that I can only watch this video. And there it is. Of course we have the option on YouTube to watch certain videos at high quality, so I can switch to that. There is my video on YouTube shared from QuickTime. Now there is one last sharing option I want to show you and it doesn't appear under the Share menu. It's found under the File menu and it's called Save for Web. This one is for people with web design experience who understand at least a little bit about coding a web page.

When I choose Save for Web, I get this dialog, which let's me name my file and choose where I want to save it. I will just leave the name as 'sunset,' And let's just move this to the desktop to make a little bit easier to find. Then I have three checkboxes for exporting separate versions of my video. I have got iPhone, iPhone Cellular, and Computer. This is really cool. Instead of exporting one all purpose video or having to export the same video manually three times, I can export these three versions simultaneously each aimed at a different device or Internet connection speed.

So let's keep this all checked and click Save. Again, we can watch the progress and this is going to go a lot faster since we are going to save it to the local computer instead of over the Internet. And it's done. So now on my desktop is a folder called 'sunset' and in that folder - switch to icon View so you can see this is a little bit better - I have all three versions of the movie: Sunset - Computer, Sunset - Cellular, and Sunset - iPhone. I have JPEG poster frame, and we will see that in a moment, a file labeled 'sunset.mov' and an HTML file.

Let's check out this HTML file. So this is actually a set of instructions on how to post the files I have generated to my website. Included in the files I have exported is this sunset.mov movie, which is actually a reference movie that automatically determines the best versions of the video to serve up based on your visitor's Internet connection or browsing device. So this is essentially what they will see on the webpage when you post this onto your webpage. They will see Click to Play and when clicked, the page will automatically serve up the right version of the movie.

If I were viewing this page on my iPhone, I would see the smaller version of the movie. You even get the option of what type of controller your visitors will see. You can choose the JavaScript Controller or the QuickTime Controller and you can see the different between the two here. Based on your selection, code is automatically generated in this field. All you need to do is select all that code - I am just going to hit Command+A to select it all - and copy it, Command+C and then paste it into your webpage where you want the videos to appear.

I think this is a fantastic new feature for QuickTime player to include. It makes it incredibly easier to target your audience's browsers and give them an optimized experience when they watch your videos. There you have the new sharing features found in QuickTime X.

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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  1. 3m 27s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements
      1m 44s
    3. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 5m 23s
    1. Overview of Snow Leopard
      2m 22s
    2. Understanding 64-bit support
      3m 1s
  3. 15m 13s
    1. Using text substitution
      4m 54s
    2. Updating printer drivers
      1m 43s
    3. Working with new fonts
      1m 17s
    4. Seeing improvements to AirPort signal strength
      1m 18s
    5. Using the new thesaurus
      2m 37s
    6. Reviewing new date and time features
      1m 42s
    7. Using screen locking
      1m 42s
  4. 9m 4s
    1. Restoring deleted items
      2m 1s
    2. Reviewing icon enhancements
      3m 49s
    3. Adjusting Spotlight view options
      2m 7s
    4. Using the better drive ejection feature
      1m 7s
  5. 6m 11s
    1. Using scrollable stacks
      1m 51s
    2. Activating Exposé
      2m 51s
    3. Minimizing into application icon
      1m 29s
  6. 9m 50s
    1. Storing top sites
      4m 19s
    2. Searching through your history
      2m 21s
    3. Using full page zoom
      1m 33s
    4. Using Google Suggest
      1m 37s
  7. 20m 20s
    1. Reviewing the new interface
      3m 3s
    2. Using quick video and audio capture
      1m 49s
    3. Setting up screen recording
      3m 37s
    4. Using quick trimming
      1m 46s
    5. Sharing movies
      8m 4s
    6. A word about QuickTime 7
      2m 1s
  8. 7m 14s
    1. Viewing contact sheets
      1m 44s
    2. Using intelligent text selection
      1m 11s
    3. Working with the Annotations toolbar
      1m 13s
    4. Opening multiple documents
      1m 8s
    5. Importing from a scanner
      1m 58s
  9. 7m 48s
    1. General improvements
      58s
    2. Using the flight data detector
      2m 16s
    3. Reviewing the sidebar improvements
      50s
    4. Working with Exchange support
      3m 44s
  10. 4m 41s
    1. Syncing with Google and Yahoo
      3m 4s
    2. Viewing and editing events
      1m 37s
  11. 7m 3s
    1. General improvements
      1m 11s
    2. Displaying past conversations
      2m 13s
    3. Marking and clearing transcripts
      1m 28s
    4. Using multiple status settings
      52s
    5. Working with Quick Look integration
      1m 19s
  12. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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