John Foss video clips posted to Unicyclist.com

Hi folks,

It just occurred to me that the little video clips my camera makes can be
hosted in their own albums at Unicyclist.com. I had been wondering what to
do with them. My photos all live on the Ofoto Web site (for their unlimited
space, great print quality, and copyright protection), at:
http://www.unicycling.com/ofoto/

What an amazing album system Gilby has created! Very, very cool. Check them
out (but only if you have a fast connection) at:
http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/fossvideo

Some of the clips are under 1MB, but most are well over. Sorry about the
size. All are unedited, straight from my camera. But some of the big name
riders are there, doing very interesting stuff. Even me. Enjoy!

The videos can be viewed with Windows Media Player if you have the Div-X
plug-in. Otherwise you can watch them with Quicktime (even though they are
AVIs).

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com

“I am never riding the wrong way on a busy street again, esp. when on the
phone.” - David Stone, on survival

John,

Thanks for the videos! It looks like you had fun! One request: could you, in the future, save them with unique names? I hate having to rename “aaa” and “aab” every time somebody uploads using those default file names. I am assuming the camera does this, but I dont know for sure.

Thanks,

Lewis

It’s Gilby’s gallery software that does the renaming. The creator of the gallery does not get to choose any file names for pics or videos.

The file renaming is one thing that annoyed me when I created the Monster.com gallery. Oh well. The gallery feature is still really really cool.

john_childs

All,

My mistake then, sorry about that. “Move along, nothing to see here.”

Lewis

Thanks for shairing! And in case anyone sees him, let Beau Hoover know he’s my hero!

John, that bit with you on the rocks by the streams- wow!

Christopher

Yup, it’s the software. However, there is a newer version of the gallery software that is available and I just checked to see if this feature exists and it appears as though it does support custom filenames. So, I’ll have to upgrade the software as there are a lot of other new features in the latest version as well.

The web-based email software also has a new version out as well, so it looks like there are a bunch of major updates to do on unicyclist.com. :slight_smile:

There are also some “hacks” I should install on the forums, such as spell checking, glossary, FAQ edit, and some others. For those interested, please check out http://www.vbulletin.org/hacks and see if there are any other hacks/add-ons you’d like to see on the unicyclist.com forums.

RE: John Foss video clips posted to Unicyclist.com

> Thanks for the videos! It looks like you had fun!

Actually, I’m a big chicken. I made videos of guys having fun.

> One request: could you, in the future, save them with
> unique names? I hate having to rename
> “aaa” and “aab” every time somebody uploads using those default file
> names. I am assuming the camera does this, but I dont know for sure.

In fact, my camera gives them exciting unique names, like “01120019.avi”
(Andy Messenger and the bridges in Auburn, Jan. 12). These filenames are
great for organization, in that it’s easy to keep the pictures in numeric
order by date. Other than that, you need a good thumbnail program to keep
track of them. I think the filename conversion is an automatic function of
the gallery, so it looks like we users can’t control it.

When Gilby is done with his finals, he can probably shed more light on the
subject.

JF