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Sunday, October 30th 2011, 11:15pm

How-to-register Gmail account, activate the YouTube user with it and activate >15min video uploads

:thumbup: Here some ready tutorials:
  1. Coordinators must open a "public" e-mail account for the needs of YT, FB, Twitter and other pages and sites of the respective chapter. That will facilitate eventual transition when a rotation of coordinators occures. Opening an e-mail account in Google is quickly described here: http://screenr.com/5sls (for taking the video I've used a handy free, online, cross-platform tool: http://www.screenr.com/ which can be run right from whitin your web browser and only requires an Internet connection and Java enabled).
  2. Activating YouTube account with the same Google login. Every Gmail account has the YouTube link under "More" and the same login for the Google service can be used to register a YouTube username. Here is how: you would do it: http://screenr.com/HHls. HOWEVER, BE AWARE: Linking a YouTube account with a Gmail account is irreversible! Google will not allow them to be separated if you later want to use a different email account for the channel. The video shows how to link a YouTube channel with a Gmail account which cannot be reversed, but this is not the case if you use any other email server account for the YT activation, such as Hotmail, Yahoo, gbg.bg or one from your own ISP (not recommended) NB: Sometimes is a good idea to open an email account with different mail service than Gmail. For instance, if a YouTube acccount is registered with a non-gmail addy, that can be changed afterwards. However, once this particular YT account was connected to a Gmail account it is not possible any more to change the email address (YouTube belongs to Google, you see ;) ) The policy is similar to what Windows Live or some other big mail services do.
  3. Upgrading the upload limit of 15 min in YouTube. The YT service for cloud hosting of videos alouds bigger uploads now. All it requires is an active mobile phone number where the activation code to be texted to. In few simple steps the limitation is gone and - voila! - entire movies can be uploaded to the team's channel now! http://screenr.com/UNls.
As you can see, these links all lead to http://screenr.com/, which is an "Instant web-based screencast recorder, which makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link." This simple tool can be used even without logging in or registering, but if you want to keep a track of your videos under one account you can login with one of the services: Twitter, Facebook, Gmail or Yahoo mail login. The identification as it was mentioned is not even necessary. All you need to start with grabbing part or your entire screen is to load the recorder. To do that, you need installed and enabled in your browser Java and of course - Internet conection ^^ . When the recorder is loaded and ready, you just resize the recorded area, position it right where you want and shoot. A short tutorial for how to use the service - on the site: http://www.screenr.com/webtour.aspx?iframe You can record a voice together with the recording, or disable your microphone during the recording and overlay the narration later-on with additional software. What I did was to login with my FB account. This way all my screencasts are uploaded and stored online under the same username, easily reachable. I loaded the recorder, resized the window to a smallest possible/reasonable size and prepared all the data I needed to introduce in the forms to be handy. The reason I am not shooting full screen is, when hosted and played, the video on YouTube for instance is not as sharp as when watched on the screen while shooting it. Thus the smaller the portion of a screen recorded is, the bigger the symbols will appear on the video and the easier would be for the spectator to recognize the actions on his proper screen when he is using the tutorial. Think as a spectator when you plan your video shooting to make it more helpful for the purpose you are doing it - to help to someone, who is not familiar with the given matter. Once everything was prepared i started the recorder and when it went to the part, where a sensitive information was gonna be typed I've just clicked the "Pause" button on the recorder control bar, filled-in the data and scrolled down to the part with the reading, understanding and accepting of the legal agreement, then resumed the recording by clicking again the "pause". (I could have simply introduced xxx's or random numbers, but my main principle is - if cannot say the truth try to avoid lies lol.) Sometimes I had to stop the recording and go back to the beginning because I wasn't happy with the result. See, this software is very simple, there are a number of features that are not available in it. One of them is the edition of the ready clip. Those features are available in the paid version though. This is just a initial exploration of the possible tools we can use here. If the paid version of some software proofs to be useful and you can afford it - just go ahead. It is all about efficiency here, right? Well, after finishing the shooting I've clicked the "Done" button and by adding the "Short description" nothing else but uploading was to be done. The uploading process takes about the same time as the video duration, around [1:1min]. Next thing is to upload the ready video to YouTube or download it. You can also just share the link to the video, hosted on the screenr server, which in this case is mentioned above. The advantage of seeing it there is, that the player adjusts the image on your screen pixel-by-pixel and the image is crispy and sharp. Once converted and uploaded to YT the clarity of the picture blurs visibly.
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