Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Petra is on YouTube

YouTube is an online community that allows people to share and view video footage over the internet. These videos are sometimes called podcasts. The video clips range from silly to serious, this medium is being used to promote everything from politics to entertainment.

I have a YouTube Director's Channel, so please visit it and view some of my podcasts. Using video on your web site is a powerful and popular way to draw attention to your message. To view my channel please view the video clips below, or go to:

Subscribe to my channel and get my latest videos e-mailed right to your mailbox. Take part in the podcast revolution!

What is a Podcast?
"A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. A podcast is a specific type of webcast which, like 'radio', can mean either the content itself or the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also termed podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. The term "podcast" is a portmanteau of the name of Apple's portable music player, the iPod, and broadcast[1]; a "pod" refers to a container of some sort, and "cast" to the idea of broadcasting.
In other words, a podcast is a collection of files (usually audio and video) residing at a unique web feed address. People can "subscribe" to this feed by submitting the feed address to an aggregator (like iTunes). When new "episodes" become available in the podcast they will be automatically downloaded to that users computer. Unlike radio, or streaming content on the web podcasts are not real-time. There is no live broadcast of content, the material is pre-recorded and users can check out the material at their leisure, offline.Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital media formats by its ability to be syndicated, subscribed to, and downloaded automatically, using an aggregator or feed reader capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom."
Definition from Wikipedia

What is Video Streaming?
"Streaming video is a sequence of "moving images" that are sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer as they arrive. Streaming media is streaming video with sound. With streaming video or streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a large file before seeing the video or hearing the sound. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream and is played as it arrives. The user needs a player, which is a special program that uncompresses and sends video data to the display and audio data to speakers. A player can be either an integral part of a browser or downloaded from the software maker's Web site."
Definition from

People can post comments on my channel, or e-mail me directly. I would love to hear what you think!

Do you want to be a part of the video revolution? YouTube now offers non profit groups a free video channel on YouTube to promote their mission. If interested go to the YouTube web site to sign up. This is an incredible exposure opportunity for any organization.